Advisory Committee and Species Working Group Technical Advisor Appointment, 62876-62877 [2016-21995]

Download as PDF 62876 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Notices Dated: September 7, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–21907 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE792 Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; Fall Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In preparation for the 2016 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting, the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT is announcing the convening of its fall meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held October 13–14, 2016. There will be an open session on Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 9 a.m. through approximately 12:30 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public and is expected to end by 1 p.m. on October 14. Interested members of the public may present their views during the public comment session on October 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel, 8727 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910. Written comments should be sent via email (Rachel.O’Malley@noaa.gov). Comments may also be sent via mail to Rachel O’Malley at NMFS, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, Room 10653, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel O’Malley, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 301– 427–8373. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will meet October 13–14, 2016, first in an open session to consider management- and researchrelated information on stock status of Atlantic highly migratory species and then in a closed session to discuss sensitive matters. The open session will be from 9 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on October 13, 2016, including an opportunity for public comment Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Sep 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 beginning at approximately 12 p.m. Comments may also be submitted in writing for the Advisory Committee’s consideration. Interested members of the public can submit comments by mail or email; use of email is encouraged. All written comments must be received by October 11, 2016 (see ADDRESSES). NMFS expects members of the public to conduct themselves appropriately at the open session of the Advisory Committee meeting. At the beginning of the public comment session, an explanation of the ground rules will be provided (e.g., alcohol in the meeting room is prohibited, speakers will be called to give their comments in the order in which they registered to speak, each speaker will have an equal amount of time to speak and speakers should not interrupt one another). The session will be structured so that all attending members of the public are able to comment, if they so choose, regardless of the degree of controversy of the subject(s). Those not respecting the ground rules will be asked to leave the meeting. After the open session, the Advisory Committee will meet in closed session to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming international negotiations regarding the conservation and management of Atlantic highly migratory species. Special Accommodations The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Rachel O’Malley at (301) 427–8373 or Rachel.O’Malley@ noaa.gov at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 8, 2016. John Henderschedt, Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–21992 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE793 Advisory Committee and Species Working Group Technical Advisor Appointment National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice; nominations. NMFS is soliciting nominations to the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) as established by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA). NMFS is also soliciting nominations for Technical Advisors to the Advisory Committee’s species working groups. DATES: Nominations must be received by October 3, 2016. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent via email (Rachel.O’Malley@noaa.gov). Nominations may also be sent via mail to Rachel O’Malley at NMFS, Office of International Affairs, Room 10653, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel O’Malley, Office of International Affairs, 301–427–8373. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 971b of ATCA (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) requires that an advisory committee be established that shall be comprised of: (1) Not less than five nor more than 20 individuals appointed by the U.S. Commissioners to ICCAT who shall select such individuals from the various groups concerned with the fisheries covered by the ICCAT Convention; and (2) the chairs (or their designees) of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf Fisheries Management Councils. Each member of the Advisory Committee appointed under paragraph (1) shall serve for a term of 2 years and be eligible for reappointment. All members of the Advisory Committee are appointed in their individual professional capacity and undergo a background screening. Any individual appointed to the Committee who is unable to attend all or part of an Advisory Committee meeting may not appoint another person to attend such meetings as his or her proxy. Members of the Advisory Committee shall receive no compensation for their services. The Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State may pay the necessary travel expenses of members of the Advisory Committee. The terms of all currently appointed Advisory Committee members expire on December 31, 2016. Section 971b(1) of ATCA specifies that the U.S. Commissioners may establish species working groups for the purpose of providing advice and recommendations to the U.S. Commissioners and to the Advisory Committee on matters relating to the conservation and management of any SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Notices highly migratory species covered by the ICCAT Convention. Any species working group shall consist of no more than seven members of the Advisory Committee and no more than four technical advisors, as considered necessary by the Commissioners. Currently, there are four species working groups advising the Committee and the U.S. Commissioners: A Bluefin Tuna Working Group, a Swordfish/ Sharks Working Group, a Billfish Working Group, and a Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack (BAYS) Tunas Working Group. Technical Advisors to the species working groups serve at the request of the Commissioners; therefore the Commissioners can choose to alter these appointments at any time. As with Committee Members, Technical Advisors may not be represented by a proxy during any official meetings of the Advisory Committee. Nominations to the Advisory Committee or to a species working group should include a letter of interest and a resume or curriculum vitae. Selfnominations are acceptable. Letters of recommendation are useful but not required. When making a nomination, please specify which appointment (Advisory Committee member or Technical Advisor to a species working group) is being sought. Nominees may also indicate which of the species working groups is preferred, although placement on the requested group is not guaranteed. Dated: September 8, 2016. John Henderschedt, Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–21995 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council: Public Meeting Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). AGENCY: Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice of open meeting. Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council (council). The meeting is open to the public, and participants may provide comments at the appropriate time during the meeting. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Sep 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, and an opportunity for public comment will be provided at 3:45 p.m. ET. Both these times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in The National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room located on the 13th Floor of The National Press Building at 529 14th Street NW., Washington, DC 20045. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Holyoke, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (Phone: 240–533–0685; Fax: 301– 713–0404; Email: Rebecca.Holyoke@ noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ONMS serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 170,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington state to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The network includes a system of 13 national marine ¯ ¯ sanctuaries and Papahanaumokuakea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments. National marine sanctuaries protect our Nation’s most vital coastal and marine natural and cultural resources, and through active research, management, and public engagement, sustain healthy environments that are the foundation for thriving communities and stable economies. One of the many ways ONMS ensures public participation in the designation and management of national marine sanctuaries is through the formation of advisory councils. The Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council (council) has been formed to provide advice and recommendations to the Director regarding the relationship of ONMS with the business community. Additional information on the council can be found at http:// sanctuaries.noaa.gov/management/ac/ welcome.html. Matters to be Considered: The meeting will provide an opportunity for council members to hear news from across the National Marine Sanctuary System, including updates on the potential designation of two new national marine sanctuaries; two proposed sanctuary expansions; and the differences between a national marine sanctuary and a marine national monument. Council members will also be able to review and comment on ongoing efforts to develop a sanctuary system business plan and enhance the online presence of ONMS’s social media campaign, Earth is Blue. Lastly, council members will learn about NOAA’s plans DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62877 to maintain progress on its resilient communities, place-based conservation, and ‘‘blue economies’’ priorities during the transition to a new presidential administration in 2017. The agenda, available at http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/ management/bac/meetings.html, is subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: August 23, 2016. John Armor, Acting Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–21933 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Technical Information Service Advisory Board of the National Technical Information Service National Technical Information Service, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces the next meeting of the Advisory Board of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) (the Advisory Board), which advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of NTIS on policies and operations of NTIS. DATES: The Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board meeting will be held in Room 116 of the NTIS location at 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22312. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Don Hagen, (703) 605–6142, DHagen@ ntis.gov. SUMMARY: The NTIS Advisory Board is established by section 3704b(c) of title 15 of the United States Code. The charter has been filed in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The meeting will focus on a review of NTIS data mission and strategic direction. A final agenda and summary of the proceedings will be posted at NTIS Web site as soon as they are available (http://www.ntis.gov/about/ advisorybd.aspx). The NTIS location is a secure one. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 177 (Tuesday, September 13, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62876-62877]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21995]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE793


Advisory Committee and Species Working Group Technical Advisor 
Appointment

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; nominations.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is soliciting nominations to the Advisory Committee to 
the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation 
of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) as established by the Atlantic Tunas 
Convention Act (ATCA). NMFS is also soliciting nominations for 
Technical Advisors to the Advisory Committee's species working groups.

DATES: Nominations must be received by October 3, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent via email 
(Rachel.O'Malley@noaa.gov). Nominations may also be sent via mail to 
Rachel O'Malley at NMFS, Office of International Affairs, Room 10653, 
1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel O'Malley, Office of 
International Affairs, 301-427-8373.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 971b of ATCA (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) 
requires that an advisory committee be established that shall be 
comprised of: (1) Not less than five nor more than 20 individuals 
appointed by the U.S. Commissioners to ICCAT who shall select such 
individuals from the various groups concerned with the fisheries 
covered by the ICCAT Convention; and (2) the chairs (or their 
designees) of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Caribbean, 
and Gulf Fisheries Management Councils. Each member of the Advisory 
Committee appointed under paragraph (1) shall serve for a term of 2 
years and be eligible for reappointment. All members of the Advisory 
Committee are appointed in their individual professional capacity and 
undergo a background screening. Any individual appointed to the 
Committee who is unable to attend all or part of an Advisory Committee 
meeting may not appoint another person to attend such meetings as his 
or her proxy. Members of the Advisory Committee shall receive no 
compensation for their services. The Secretary of Commerce and the 
Secretary of State may pay the necessary travel expenses of members of 
the Advisory Committee. The terms of all currently appointed Advisory 
Committee members expire on December 31, 2016.
    Section 971b(1) of ATCA specifies that the U.S. Commissioners may 
establish species working groups for the purpose of providing advice 
and recommendations to the U.S. Commissioners and to the Advisory 
Committee on matters relating to the conservation and management of any

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highly migratory species covered by the ICCAT Convention. Any species 
working group shall consist of no more than seven members of the 
Advisory Committee and no more than four technical advisors, as 
considered necessary by the Commissioners. Currently, there are four 
species working groups advising the Committee and the U.S. 
Commissioners: A Bluefin Tuna Working Group, a Swordfish/Sharks Working 
Group, a Billfish Working Group, and a Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and 
Skipjack (BAYS) Tunas Working Group. Technical Advisors to the species 
working groups serve at the request of the Commissioners; therefore the 
Commissioners can choose to alter these appointments at any time. As 
with Committee Members, Technical Advisors may not be represented by a 
proxy during any official meetings of the Advisory Committee.
    Nominations to the Advisory Committee or to a species working group 
should include a letter of interest and a resume or curriculum vitae. 
Self-nominations are acceptable. Letters of recommendation are useful 
but not required. When making a nomination, please specify which 
appointment (Advisory Committee member or Technical Advisor to a 
species working group) is being sought. Nominees may also indicate 
which of the species working groups is preferred, although placement on 
the requested group is not guaranteed.

    Dated: September 8, 2016.
John Henderschedt,
Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-21995 Filed 9-12-16; 8:45 am]
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