Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, 59363 [2018-25521]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 226 / Friday, November 23, 2018 / Notices Dated: November 19, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2018–25488 Filed 11–21–18; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 3510–08–P RIN 0648–XG602 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee RIN 0648–XG600 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; Notice That Vendor Will Provide 2019 Cage Tags National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of vendor to provide fishing year 2019 cage tags. AGENCY: NMFS informs surfclam and ocean quahog individual transferable quota (ITQ) allocation holders that they will be required to purchase their fishing year 2019 (January 1, 2019— December 31, 2019) cage tags from the National Band and Tag Company. The intent of this notice is to comply with regulations for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries and to promote efficient distribution of cage tags. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Ahles, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9373; fax (978) 281–9161. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fishery regulations at 50 CFR 648.77(b) authorize the Regional Administrator of the Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, to specify in the Federal Register a vendor from whom cage tags, required under the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery Management Plan (FMP), shall be purchased. Notice is hereby given that National Band and Tag Company of Newport, Kentucky, is the authorized vendor of cage tags required for the fishing year 2019 Federal surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries. Detailed instructions for purchasing these cage tags will be provided in a letter to ITQ allocation holders in these fisheries from NMFS within the next several weeks. AUTHORITY: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: Dated: November 19, 2018. Karen H. Abrams, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–25504 Filed 11–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 Nov 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for nominations. AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Nominations are being sought for appointment by the Secretary of Commerce to fill vacancies on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC or Committee). 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 reappointed. NMFS is seeking qualified nominees to fill current vacancies. DATES: Nominations must be postmarked or have an email date stamp on or before December 24, 2018. 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 or email: heidi.lovett@noaa.gov. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59363 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 December 24, 2018. The full text of the Committee Charter and its current membership can be viewed at the NMFS’ web page at www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/ partners#marine-fisheries-advisorycommittee. Dated: November 19, 2018. Jennifer Lukens, Director for the Office of Policy, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG602


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). 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 current vacancies.

DATES: Nominations must be postmarked or have an email date stamp on or 
before December 24, 2018.

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 or email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi Lovett, MAFAC Assistant 
Director; (301) 427-8034; email: [email protected].

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 December 24, 2018. The full text of the Committee 
Charter and its current membership can be viewed at the NMFS' web page 
at www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/partners#marine-fisheries-advisory-committee.

    Dated: November 19, 2018.
Jennifer Lukens,
Director for the Office of Policy, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-25521 Filed 11-21-18; 8:45 am]
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