Solicitation for Applications for Advisory Councils Established Pursuant to the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and Executive Orders, 24758-24759 [2019-11080]

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[FR Doc. 2019–11116 Filed 5–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Solicitation for Applications for Advisory Councils Established Pursuant to the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and Executive Orders Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of solicitation. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that ONMS will solicit applications to fill seats on its 13 national marine sanctuary advisory councils and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 Council (advisory councils), under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Executive Order, respectively. Vacant seats, including positions (i.e., primary and alternate), for each of the advisory councils will be advertised differently at each site in accordance with the information provided in this notice. This notice contains web page links and contact information for each site, as well as additional resources on advisory council vacancies and the application process. Please visit individual site web pages, or reach out to a site as identified in this notice’s SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section on Contact Information for Each Site, regarding the timing and advertisement of vacant seats, including positions (i.e., primary or alternate), for each of the advisory councils. Applications will only be accepted in response to current, open vacancies and in accordance with the deadlines and instructions included on each site’s website. ADDRESSES: Vacancies and applications are specific to each site’s advisory council. As such, questions about a specific council or vacancy, including questions about advisory council applications, should be directed to a site. Contact Information for Each Site is contained in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on a particular advisory council or available seats, please contact the site as identified in this notice’s SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section on Contact Information for Each Site, below. For general inquiries related to this notice or ONMS advisory councils established pursuant to the National Marine Sanctuaries Act or Executive Order 13178, contact Rebecca R. Holyoke, Ph.D., Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Deputy Director (Rebecca.Holyoke@noaa.gov; 240–533– 0685). DATES: Section 315 of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA) (16 U.S.C. 1445A) allows the Secretary of Commerce to establish advisory councils to advise and make recommendations regarding the designation and management of national marine sanctuaries. Executive Order 13178 similarly established a Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Council pursuant to the NMSA for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve. In this Supplementary Information section, NOAA provides SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 details regarding the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the role of advisory councils, and contact information for each site. Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) ONMS serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 600,000 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 Papaha¯naumokua¯kea 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. Advisory councils are community-based advisory groups established to provide advice and recommendations to ONMS on issues including management, science, service, and stewardship; and to serve as liaisons between their constituents in the community and the site. Pursuant to Section 315(a), advisory councils are exempt from the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Additional information on ONMS and its advisory councils can be found at http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov. Advisory Council Membership Under Section 315 of the NMSA, advisory council members may be appointed from among: (1) Persons employed by federal or state agencies with expertise in management of natural resources; (2) members of relevant regional fishery management councils; and (3) representatives of local user groups, conservation and other public interest organizations, scientific organizations, educational organizations, or others interested in the protection and multiple use management of sanctuary resources. For the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council, Executive Order 13178 Section 5(f) specifically identifies member and representative categories. The charter for each advisory council defines the number and type of seats and positions on the council; however, as a general matter, available seats could include: Conservation, education, E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES research, fishing, whale watching, diving and other recreational activities, boating and shipping, tourism, harbors and ports, maritime business, agriculture, maritime heritage, and citizen-at-large. For each of the 14 advisory councils, applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; views regarding the protection and management of marine or Great Lakes resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the site. Applicants chosen as members or alternates should expect to serve two- or three-year terms, pursuant to the charter of the specific national marine sanctuary advisory council or Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council. More information on advisory council membership and processes, and materials related to the purpose, policies, and operational requirements for advisory councils can be found in the charter for a particular advisory council (http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/ management/ac/council_charters.html) and the National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Implementation Handbook (http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/ management/ac/acref.html). Contact Information for Each Site • Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, University of California, Santa Barbara, Ocean Science Education Building 514, MC 6155, Santa Barbara, CA 93106; 805–893–6437; http:// channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/ councilnews.html. • Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, P.O. Box 159, Olema, CA 94950; 415–464– 5260; http://cordellbank.noaa.gov/ council/applicants.html. • Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 33 East Quay Road, Key West, FL 33040; 305–809–4700; http:// floridakeys.noaa.gov/sac/apps.html. • Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 4700 Avenue U, Building 216, Galveston, TX 77551; 409–621– 5151; http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/ advisorycouncil/recruitment.html. • Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, 10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 31411; 912–598–2345; http:// graysreef.noaa.gov/management/sac/ council_news.html. • Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, 991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129; 415–561–6622; http://farallones.noaa.gov/manage/ sacrecruitment.html. • Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, NOAA Inouye Regional Center, NOS/ ONMS/HIHWNMS, 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; 808–879–2818; http://hawaii humpbackwhale.noaa.gov/council/ councilappaccepting.html. • Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606; 757–599– 3122; http://monitor.noaa.gov/advisory/ news.html. • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 99 Pacific Street, Building 455A, Monterey, CA 93940; 831–647–4201; http:// montereybay.noaa.gov/sac/recruit.html. • Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council: NOAA Inouye Regional Center, NOS/ONMS/PMNM, 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; 808–725–5800; http:// www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/newabout/council/apply/. • Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 East Railroad Avenue, Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362; 360–457–6622; http://olympiccoast.noaa.gov/involved/ sac/recruitment.html. • Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066; 781–545–8026; http:// stellwagen.noaa.gov/management/sac/ recruitment.html. • Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI 49707; 989–356–8805; http:// thunderbay.noaa.gov/management/ advisory_council_recruitment.html. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24759 Dated: May 21, 2019. John Armor, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–11080 Filed 5–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XH047 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and a partially closed meeting. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 132nd Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting, Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee (FDCRC), 178th Council meeting and associated meetings to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. A portion of the Council’s Executive, Budget and Legislative Standing Committee meeting will be closed to the public for a briefing on litigation by counsel. DATES: The meetings will be held between June 18 and June 27, 2019. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The 132nd SSC, FDCRC, the Council’s Executive, Budget and Legislative Standing Committee and Pelagic and International Standing Committee meetings will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522–8220. The 178th Council meeting will be held at the Laniakea YWCA, Fuller Hall, 1040 Richards Street, Honolulu HI 96813, phone: (808) 538– 7061. The Fishers Forum will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814, phone: (808) 955– 4811. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; phone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 132nd SSC meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 18–20, 2019. The FDCRC meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 12 noon on June 24, 2019. The Executive, Budget and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Solicitation for Applications for Advisory Councils Established 
Pursuant to the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and Executive Orders

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice of solicitation.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that ONMS will solicit applications to 
fill seats on its 13 national marine sanctuary advisory councils and 
the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory 
Council (advisory councils), under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act 
and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve 
Executive Order, respectively. Vacant seats, including positions (i.e., 
primary and alternate), for each of the advisory councils will be 
advertised differently at each site in accordance with the information 
provided in this notice. This notice contains web page links and 
contact information for each site, as well as additional resources on 
advisory council vacancies and the application process.

DATES: Please visit individual site web pages, or reach out to a site 
as identified in this notice's SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section on 
Contact Information for Each Site, regarding the timing and 
advertisement of vacant seats, including positions (i.e., primary or 
alternate), for each of the advisory councils. Applications will only 
be accepted in response to current, open vacancies and in accordance 
with the deadlines and instructions included on each site's website.

ADDRESSES: Vacancies and applications are specific to each site's 
advisory council. As such, questions about a specific council or 
vacancy, including questions about advisory council applications, 
should be directed to a site. Contact Information for Each Site is 
contained in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on a 
particular advisory council or available seats, please contact the site 
as identified in this notice's SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section on 
Contact Information for Each Site, below. For general inquiries related 
to this notice or ONMS advisory councils established pursuant to the 
National Marine Sanctuaries Act or Executive Order 13178, contact 
Rebecca R. Holyoke, Ph.D., Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Deputy 
Director ([email protected]; 240-533-0685).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 315 of the National Marine 
Sanctuaries Act (NMSA) (16 U.S.C. 1445A) allows the Secretary of 
Commerce to establish advisory councils to advise and make 
recommendations regarding the designation and management of national 
marine sanctuaries. Executive Order 13178 similarly established a Coral 
Reef Ecosystem Reserve Council pursuant to the NMSA for the 
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve. In this 
Supplementary Information section, NOAA provides details regarding the 
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the role of advisory councils, 
and contact information for each site.

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS)

    ONMS serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks 
encompassing more than 600,000 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 Papah[amacr]naumoku[amacr]kea 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. Advisory councils are community-
based advisory groups established to provide advice and recommendations 
to ONMS on issues including management, science, service, and 
stewardship; and to serve as liaisons between their constituents in the 
community and the site. Pursuant to Section 315(a), advisory councils 
are exempt from the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Additional information on ONMS and its advisory councils can be found 
at http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov.

Advisory Council Membership

    Under Section 315 of the NMSA, advisory council members may be 
appointed from among: (1) Persons employed by federal or state agencies 
with expertise in management of natural resources; (2) members of 
relevant regional fishery management councils; and (3) representatives 
of local user groups, conservation and other public interest 
organizations, scientific organizations, educational organizations, or 
others interested in the protection and multiple use management of 
sanctuary resources. For the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef 
Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council, Executive Order 13178 Section 5(f) 
specifically identifies member and representative categories.
    The charter for each advisory council defines the number and type 
of seats and positions on the council; however, as a general matter, 
available seats could include: Conservation, education,

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research, fishing, whale watching, diving and other recreational 
activities, boating and shipping, tourism, harbors and ports, maritime 
business, agriculture, maritime heritage, and citizen-at-large.
    For each of the 14 advisory councils, applicants are chosen based 
upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat 
for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; 
views regarding the protection and management of marine or Great Lakes 
resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by 
the site. Applicants chosen as members or alternates should expect to 
serve two- or three-year terms, pursuant to the charter of the specific 
national marine sanctuary advisory council or Northwestern Hawaiian 
Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council.
    More information on advisory council membership and processes, and 
materials related to the purpose, policies, and operational 
requirements for advisory councils can be found in the charter for a 
particular advisory council (http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/management/ac/council_charters.html) and the National Marine Sanctuary Advisory 
Council Implementation Handbook (http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/management/ac/acref.html).

Contact Information for Each Site

     Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory 
Council: Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, University of 
California, Santa Barbara, Ocean Science Education Building 514, MC 
6155, Santa Barbara, CA 93106; 805-893-6437; http://channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/councilnews.html.
     Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, P.O. Box 159, Olema, CA 94950; 
415-464-5260; http://cordellbank.noaa.gov/council/applicants.html.
     Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 33 East Quay Road, Key West, FL 
33040; 305-809-4700; http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/sac/apps.html.
     Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory 
Council: Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 4700 Avenue U, 
Building 216, Galveston, TX 77551; 409-621-5151; http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/advisorycouncil/recruitment.html.
     Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, 10 Ocean Science Circle, 
Savannah, GA 31411; 912-598-2345; http://graysreef.noaa.gov/management/sac/council_news.html.
     Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory 
Council: Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, 991 Marine 
Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129; 415-561-6622; http://farallones.noaa.gov/manage/sacrecruitment.html.
     Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary 
Advisory Council: Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine 
Sanctuary, NOAA Inouye Regional Center, NOS/ONMS/HIHWNMS, 1845 Wasp 
Boulevard, Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; 808-879-2818; http://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov/council/councilappaccepting.html.
     Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 
23606; 757-599-3122; http://monitor.noaa.gov/advisory/news.html.
     Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 99 Pacific Street, Building 
455A, Monterey, CA 93940; 831-647-4201; http://montereybay.noaa.gov/sac/recruit.html.
     Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve 
Advisory Council: NOAA Inouye Regional Center, NOS/ONMS/PMNM, 1845 Wasp 
Boulevard, Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; 808-725-5800; http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/new-about/council/apply/.
     Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 East Railroad Avenue, 
Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362; 360-457-6622; http://olympiccoast.noaa.gov/involved/sac/recruitment.html.
     Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory 
Council: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 175 Edward Foster 
Road, Scituate, MA 02066; 781-545-8026; http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/management/sac/recruitment.html.
     Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 500 West Fletcher Street, 
Alpena, MI 49707; 989-356-8805; http://thunderbay.noaa.gov/management/advisory_council_recruitment.html.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)

    Dated: May 21, 2019.
John Armor,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-11080 Filed 5-28-19; 8:45 am]
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