Nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB), 3290-3291 [2017-00465]

Download as PDF 3290 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 7 / Wednesday, January 11, 2017 / Notices Act (ESA). The Tribal Plan describes research and assessment activities that may affect listed PS Chinook salmon, HCS chum salmon, PS steelhead, and S eulachon in Washington State. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the ESA and to help guide management and conservation efforts. NMFS has completed a proposed evaluation of how well the Tribal Plan fulfills ESA criteria, and the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) is making that proposed evaluation available for public comment. DATES: Comments or requests for a public hearing on the applications must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on February 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the applications should be sent to the Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232–1274. Comments may also be sent via fax to 503–230– 5441. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mitch Dennis, Lacey, WA (ph.: 360– 753–9580), Fax: 360–753–9517, email: Mitch.Dennis@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: independently and in cooperation with other agencies, a variety of research and assessment projects. These projects provide the technical basis for managing fisheries and conserving and restoring salmon stocks and their habitat. The need for an improved understanding of salmonid survival in the freshwater and early marine life stages drives much of the current research. The Tribal Plan includes implementation, monitoring, and evaluation procedures designed to ensure that the research is consistent with the objectives of the ESA. The research activities described in the Tribal Plan would take place over a fiveyear period starting in 2017. As 50 CFR 223.209 requires, the Secretary must determine whether the Tribal Plan would appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery for PS Chinook salmon, HCS chum salmon, PS steelhead, and S eulachon. The Secretary must take comments on how the Tribal Plan addresses the criteria in 50 CFR 223.209 in making that determination. Dated: January 4, 2017. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–00299 Filed 1–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Species Covered in This Notice The following listed species are covered in this notice: Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Threatened Puget Sound (PS). Steelhead (O. mykiss): Threatened PS. Chum salmon (O. keta): Threatened Hood Canal Summer-run (HCS). Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus): Threatened Southern (S). Authority Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary is required to adopt such regulations as he deems necessary and advisable for the conservation of the species listed as threatened. The ESA Tribal 4(d) rule (70 FR 37160; June 28, 2005) states that the ESA section 9 take prohibitions do not apply to Tribal Plans that will not appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery for the listed species. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES The Tribal Plan The NWIFC—through the BIA and on behalf of the Northwest Indian Tribes— has submitted a Tribal Plan for scientific research and assessment activities within the range of the PS Chinook salmon, HCS chum salmon, PS steelhead, and S eulachon. The Northwest Indian Tribes conduct, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jan 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. (NOAA) ACTION: Notice of solicitation for nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board. AGENCY: This notice responds to Section 209 of the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976, which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice on the implementation of the National Sea Grant College Program. The NOAA intends to fill two expected vacancies on the Board in 2017. To apply for membership to the Board, applicants should submit a current resume, via the methodology discussed in the Contact Information Section of this notice. A cover letter highlighting specific areas of expertise relevant to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 purpose of the Board is helpful, but not required. NOAA is an equal opportunity employer. DATES: Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1st 2017. Applications will be kept on file for consideration of any Board vacancy for a period of three years from the closing date of this notice. ADDRESSES: Nominations will be accepted by email or mail. They should be sent to the attention of Ms. Mary Ann Garlic, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 EastWest Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you need additional assistance, please email maryann.garlic@noaa.gov or call 301–734–1088. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established by Section 209 of the Act and as amended the National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–394), the duties of the Board are as follows: (1) In general, the Board shall advise the Secretary and the Director concerning: (A) Strategies for utilizing the Sea Grant College Program to address the Nation’s highest priorities regarding the understanding, assessment, development, management, utilization, and conservation of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources; (B) The designation of Sea Grant Colleges and Sea Grant Institutes; and (C) Such other matters as the Secretary refer to the Board for review and advice. (2) Biennial Report. The Board shall report to the Congress every two years on the state of the National Sea Grant College Program. The Board shall indicate in each such report the progress made toward meeting the priorities identified in the strategic plan in effect under section 204(c). The Secretary shall make available to the Board such information, personnel, and administrative services and assistance as it may reasonably require carrying out its duties under this title. The Board shall consist of 15 voting members who shall be appointed by the Secretary for a 4-year term, renewable for a 2nd 4-year term at the discretion of the Secretary. The Director and a director of a Sea Grant program who is elected by the various directors of Sea Grant programs shall serve as nonvoting members of the Board. Not less than 8 of the voting members of the Board shall be individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in one or more of E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 7 / Wednesday, January 11, 2017 / Notices the disciplines and fields included in marine science. The other voting members shall be individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in, or representative of, education, marine affairs and resource management, coastal management, extension services, State government, industry, economics, planning, or any other activity which is appropriate to, and important for, any effort to enhance the understanding, assessment, development, management, utilization, or conservation of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. No individual is eligible to be a voting member of the Board if the individual is (A) the director of a Sea Grant College or Sea Grant Institute; (B) an applicant for, or beneficiary (as determined by the Secretary) of, any grant or contract under section 205 [33 USCS § 1124]; or (C) a full-time officer or employee of the United States. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FOR FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP: Upon selection and agreement to serve on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board, you become a Special Government Employee (SGE) of the United States Government. According to 18 U.S.C. 202(a), an SGE is an officer or employee of an agency who is retained, designated, appointed, or employed to perform temporary duties, with or without compensation, not to exceed 130 days during any period of 365 consecutive days, either on a fulltime or intermittent basis. Please be aware that after the selection process is complete, applicants selected to serve on the Board must complete the following actions before they can be appointed as a Board member: (a) Security Clearance (on-line Background Security Check process and fingerprinting), and other applicable forms, both conducted through NOAA Workforce Management; and (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. As an SGE, you are required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report annually to avoid involvement in a real or apparent conflict of interest. You may find the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report at the following Web site. http://www.oge.gov/Forms-Library/ OGE-Form-450-Confidential-FinancialDisclosure-Report/. Dated: January 5, 2017. Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–00465 Filed 1–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jan 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 3291 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet in Seattle, WA. DATES: The meetings will be held January 30, 2017 through February 7, 2017. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison St., Seattle, WA 98104. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. in the South Room on Wednesday, February 1, continuing through Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. in the East Room on Monday, January 30, and continue through Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m. in the North/ West Room on Tuesday, January 31, and continue through Saturday, February 4, 2017. The IFQ Committee will meet on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the Marion Room. The Ecosystem Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Marion Room. (4) NOAA Enforcement (5) USCG Report (6) USFWS Report (7) Protected Species Report (8) IPHC Report (9) NAVY (GOA Training Report) (10) CDQ Ownership Caps (11) Mixing of Guided and Unguided Halibut (12) Area 4 Halibut IFQ Leasing (13) IFQ Committee Report on Potential New Actions (14) BSAI Crab Specifications for Norton Sound Red King Crab (15) BSAI YFS TLA Fishery Limited Entry (16) AFA 10-Year Program Review (17) Squid to Ecosystem Component Category (18) GOA Gear Specific Skate MRAs (19) Bristol Bay Red King Crab PSC (20) Stock Assessment Prioritization (21) Staff Tasking The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as the Council except B reports. The SSC agenda will include the following issues: (1) BSAI YFS TLA Fishery Limited Entry (2) BSAI Crab Specifications for Norton Sound Red King Crab (3) Squid to Ecosystem Component Category (4) Stock Assessment Prioritization (5) National Standard 1 Guidelines (6) Economic SAFE Report (7) Ensemble Modeling Workshop In addition to providing ongoing scientific advice for fishery management decisions, the SSC functions as the Councils primary peer review panel for scientific information as described by the Magnuson-Stevens Act section 302(g)(1)(e), and the National Standard 2 guidelines (78 FR 43066). The peer review process is also deemed to satisfy the requirements of the Information Quality Act, including the OMB Peer Review Bulletin guidelines. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.npfmc.org/. Agenda Special Accommodations Monday, January 30, 2017 Through Tuesday, February 7, 2017 These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF144 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council’s plenary session will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. (1) Executive Director’s Report (2) NMFS Management Report (Including Report on NS1 Guidelines, and Halibut decksorting EFP renewal) (3) ADF&G Report PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Dated: January 6, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–00420 Filed 1–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 7 (Wednesday, January 11, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB)

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. 
(NOAA)

ACTION: Notice of solicitation for nominations for the National Sea 
Grant Advisory Board.

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SUMMARY: This notice responds to Section 209 of the Sea Grant Program 
Improvement Act of 1976, which requires the Secretary of Commerce to 
solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the National 
Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), a Federal Advisory Committee that 
provides advice on the implementation of the National Sea Grant College 
Program. The NOAA intends to fill two expected vacancies on the Board 
in 2017. To apply for membership to the Board, applicants should submit 
a current resume, via the methodology discussed in the Contact 
Information Section of this notice. A cover letter highlighting 
specific areas of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Board is 
helpful, but not required. NOAA is an equal opportunity employer.

DATES: Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1st 2017. 
Applications will be kept on file for consideration of any Board 
vacancy for a period of three years from the closing date of this 
notice.

ADDRESSES: Nominations will be accepted by email or mail. They should 
be sent to the attention of Ms. Mary Ann Garlic, National Sea Grant 
College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 
East-West Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you need additional assistance, 
please email maryann.garlic@noaa.gov or call 301-734-1088.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established by Section 209 of the Act and as 
amended the National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2008 
(Pub. L. 110-394), the duties of the Board are as follows:
    (1) In general, the Board shall advise the Secretary and the 
Director concerning:
    (A) Strategies for utilizing the Sea Grant College Program to 
address the Nation's highest priorities regarding the understanding, 
assessment, development, management, utilization, and conservation of 
ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources;
    (B) The designation of Sea Grant Colleges and Sea Grant Institutes; 
and
    (C) Such other matters as the Secretary refer to the Board for 
review and advice.
    (2) Biennial Report. The Board shall report to the Congress every 
two years on the state of the National Sea Grant College Program. The 
Board shall indicate in each such report the progress made toward 
meeting the priorities identified in the strategic plan in effect under 
section 204(c). The Secretary shall make available to the Board such 
information, personnel, and administrative services and assistance as 
it may reasonably require carrying out its duties under this title.
    The Board shall consist of 15 voting members who shall be appointed 
by the Secretary for a 4-year term, renewable for a 2nd 4-year term at 
the discretion of the Secretary. The Director and a director of a Sea 
Grant program who is elected by the various directors of Sea Grant 
programs shall serve as nonvoting members of the Board. Not less than 8 
of the voting members of the Board shall be individuals who, by reason 
of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in one 
or more of

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the disciplines and fields included in marine science. The other voting 
members shall be individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, 
or training, are especially qualified in, or representative of, 
education, marine affairs and resource management, coastal management, 
extension services, State government, industry, economics, planning, or 
any other activity which is appropriate to, and important for, any 
effort to enhance the understanding, assessment, development, 
management, utilization, or conservation of ocean, coastal, and Great 
Lakes resources. No individual is eligible to be a voting member of the 
Board if the individual is (A) the director of a Sea Grant College or 
Sea Grant Institute; (B) an applicant for, or beneficiary (as 
determined by the Secretary) of, any grant or contract under section 
205 [33 USCS Sec.  1124]; or (C) a full-time officer or employee of the 
United States.

    Individuals Selected for Federal Advisory Committee Membership: 
Upon selection and agreement to serve on the National Sea Grant 
Advisory Board, you become a Special Government Employee (SGE) of the 
United States Government. According to 18 U.S.C. 202(a), an SGE is an 
officer or employee of an agency who is retained, designated, 
appointed, or employed to perform temporary duties, with or without 
compensation, not to exceed 130 days during any period of 365 
consecutive days, either on a fulltime or intermittent basis. Please be 
aware that after the selection process is complete, applicants selected 
to serve on the Board must complete the following actions before they 
can be appointed as a Board member:
    (a) Security Clearance (on-line Background Security Check process 
and fingerprinting), and other applicable forms, both conducted through 
NOAA Workforce Management; and (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure 
Report. As an SGE, you are required to file a Confidential Financial 
Disclosure Report annually to avoid involvement in a real or apparent 
conflict of interest. You may find the Confidential Financial 
Disclosure Report at the following Web site. http://www.oge.gov/Forms-Library/OGE-Form-450-Confidential-Financial-Disclosure-Report/.

    Dated: January 5, 2017.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-00465 Filed 1-10-17; 8:45 am]
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