New Bedford Harbor Trustee Council; Proposed Funding for Natural Resource Restoration Projects
On behalf of the New Bedford Harbor Trustee Council (Council), NMFS, serving as the Administrative Trustee, publishes this notice to see comment on its proposed funding of six restoration projects for possible implementation through funding from the AVX Natural Resource Damages Trust Account (Trust Account). The Council, through an earlier published Federal Register notice requested grant applications for projects to restore natural resources that were injured by the release of hazardous substances and materials, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), in the New Bedford Harbor Environment (Harbor Environment). Nineteen grant applications for natural resource restoration projects were submitted for consideration by the Council. The Council is now seeking public comment on the preferred projects to assist in making a final decision on projects eligible for funding.
Availability of Seats for the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS or Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Advisory Council): At Large for Marin/Sonoma Counties (Primary and Alternate). At Large for San Francisco/San Mateo Counties (Primary and Alternate). Conservation (two Primary seats and two Alternates). Education (Primary and Alternate). Maritime Activities/Commercial (Primary and Alternate). Maritime Activities/Recreational (Primary and Alternate). Research (Primary and Alternate). Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve either a two or three-year term, pursuant to the Advisory Council's Charter.