Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, 47717 [2017-22220]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 197 / Friday, October 13, 2017 / Notices 7. This Authorization may be modified, suspended or withdrawn if the holder fails to abide by the conditions prescribed herein, or if NMFS determines the authorized taking is having more than a negligible impact on the species or stock of affected marine mammals. Request for Public Comments We request comment on our analyses, the draft authorization, and any other aspect of this Notice of Proposed IHA for the proposed Haines Ferry Terminal Dock Modification Project. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on the request for MMPA authorization. Dated: October 6, 2017. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–22145 Filed 10–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF739 Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for nominations. AGENCY: Nominations are being sought for appointment by the Secretary of Commerce to fill vacancies on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC or Committee) that are open or will be pending in February 2018. MAFAC is the only Federal advisory committee with the responsibility to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on all matters concerning living marine resources that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary to assist in the development and implementation of Departmental regulations, policies, and programs critical to the mission and goals of NMFS. Nominations are encouraged from all interested parties involved with or representing interests affected by NMFS actions in managing living marine resources. Nominees should possess demonstrable expertise in a field related to the management of living marine resources and be able to fulfill the time commitments required for two asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 12, 2017 Jkt 244001 annual meetings and year round subcommittee work. Individuals serve for a term of three years for no more than two consecutive terms if reappointed. NMFS is seeking qualified nominees to fill upcoming vacancies being created by term limits. DATES: Nominations must be postmarked or have an email date stamp on or before November 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Heidi Lovett, MAFAC Assistant Director, NMFS Office of Policy, 14th Floor, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi Lovett, MAFAC Assistant Director; (301) 427–8034; email: heidi.lovett@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MAFAC was approved by the Secretary on December 28, 1970, and subsequently chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, on February 17, 1971. The Committee meets twice a year with supplementary subcommittee meetings as determined necessary by the Committee Chair and Subcommittee Chairs. No less than 15 and no more than 21 individuals may serve on the Committee. Membership is comprised of highly qualified, diverse individuals representing commercial, recreational, subsistence, and aquaculture fisheries interests; seafood industry; environmental organizations; academic institutions; tribal and consumer groups; and other living marine resource interest groups from a balance of U.S. geographical regions, including the Western Pacific and Caribbean. A MAFAC member cannot be a Federal employee, member of a Regional Fishery Management Council, registered Federal lobbyist, State employee, or agent of a foreign principal. Selected candidates must pass a security check and submit a financial disclosure form. Membership is voluntary, and except for reimbursable travel and related expenses, service is without pay. Each nomination submission should include the nominee’s name, a cover letter describing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee, curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee, and no more than three supporting letters describing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee. Self-nominations are acceptable. The following contact information should accompany each nominee’s submission: name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address (if available). PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47717 Nominations should be sent to Heidi Lovett (see ADDRESSES) and must be received by November 27, 2017. The full text of the Committee Charter and its current membership can be viewed at the NMFS’ Web page at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mafac.htm. Dated: October 10, 2017. Jennifer Lukens, Director for the Office of Policy, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–22220 Filed 10–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF535 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Gary Paxton Industrial Park Dock Modification Project. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the City and Borough of Sitka (CBS) for the taking marine mammals incidental to modifying the Gary Paxton Industrial Park (GPIP) dock in Sawmill Cove, Alaska. DATES: The IHA is valid from October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the applications and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained online at: www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/ permits/incidental/construction.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaclyn Daly, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF739


Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: Nominations are being sought for appointment by the Secretary 
of Commerce to fill vacancies on the Marine Fisheries Advisory 
Committee (MAFAC or Committee) that are open or will be pending in 
February 2018. MAFAC is the only Federal advisory committee with the 
responsibility to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on all 
matters concerning living marine resources that are the responsibility 
of the Department of Commerce. The Committee makes recommendations to 
the Secretary to assist in the development and implementation of 
Departmental regulations, policies, and programs critical to the 
mission and goals of NMFS. Nominations are encouraged from all 
interested parties involved with or representing interests affected by 
NMFS actions in managing living marine resources. Nominees should 
possess demonstrable expertise in a field related to the management of 
living marine resources and be able to fulfill the time commitments 
required for two annual meetings and year round subcommittee work. 
Individuals serve for a term of three years for no more than two 
consecutive terms if re-appointed. NMFS is seeking qualified nominees 
to fill upcoming vacancies being created by term limits.

DATES: Nominations must be postmarked or have an email date stamp on or 
before November 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Heidi Lovett, MAFAC Assistant 
Director, NMFS Office of Policy, 14th Floor, 1315 East-West Highway, 
Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi Lovett, MAFAC Assistant 
Director; (301) 427-8034; email: heidi.lovett@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MAFAC was approved by the Secretary on 
December 28, 1970, and subsequently chartered under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, on February 17, 1971. The 
Committee meets twice a year with supplementary subcommittee meetings 
as determined necessary by the Committee Chair and Subcommittee Chairs. 
No less than 15 and no more than 21 individuals may serve on the 
Committee. Membership is comprised of highly qualified, diverse 
individuals representing commercial, recreational, subsistence, and 
aquaculture fisheries interests; seafood industry; environmental 
organizations; academic institutions; tribal and consumer groups; and 
other living marine resource interest groups from a balance of U.S. 
geographical regions, including the Western Pacific and Caribbean.
    A MAFAC member cannot be a Federal employee, member of a Regional 
Fishery Management Council, registered Federal lobbyist, State 
employee, or agent of a foreign principal. Selected candidates must 
pass a security check and submit a financial disclosure form. 
Membership is voluntary, and except for reimbursable travel and related 
expenses, service is without pay.
    Each nomination submission should include the nominee's name, a 
cover letter describing the nominee's qualifications and interest in 
serving on the Committee, curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee, 
and no more than three supporting letters describing the nominee's 
qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee. Self-
nominations are acceptable. The following contact information should 
accompany each nominee's submission: name, address, telephone number, 
fax number, and email address (if available).
    Nominations should be sent to Heidi Lovett (see ADDRESSES) and must 
be received by November 27, 2017. The full text of the Committee 
Charter and its current membership can be viewed at the NMFS' Web page 
at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mafac.htm.

    Dated: October 10, 2017.
Jennifer Lukens,
Director for the Office of Policy, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-22220 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]
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