[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 9 (Thursday, January 13, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 2392]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-746]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Marine 
Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (MPAFAC) in the Washington, 
DC metropolitan area.

DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, February 15, 2005 from 9 a.m. 
to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 
Thursday, February 17, 2005 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. These times and the 
agenda topics described below may be subject to change. Refer to the 
Web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Crystal City, 2399 
Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Wenzel, Designated Federal 
Officer, MPAFAC, National Marine Protected Areas Center, 1305 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910. (Phone: (301) 713-3100 x136, 
Fax: (301) 713-3110); e-mail: lauren.wenzel@noaa.gov; or visit the 
national MPA Center Web site at https://www.mpa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MPAFAC, composed of external, 
knowledgeable representatives of stakeholder groups, has been 
established by the Department of Commerce to provide advice to the 
Secretaries of Commerce and Interior on implementation of Section 4 of 
Executive Order 13158 on MPAs. The meeting will be open to public 
participation, with a one and a half hour time period set aside from 4 
p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2004, and one hour set aside 
from 8:10 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2004 for the 
Committee to receive verbal comments or questions from the public. In 
general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be 
limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Copies of written 
statements should be submitted to the Designated Federal Official by 
Friday, February 11, 2004.
    Matters to be Considered: On Tuesday, February 15, the Committee 
will hear from a speaker on Pacific State and territorial perspectives 
on the national system of marine protected areas, representatives of 
two regional fishery management councils, and representatives of tribal 
organizations. On Wednesday, February 16, the Committee will review and 
discuss the Committee's recommendations and will hear from speakers on 
marine protected areas science. On Thursday, February 17, the Committee 
will continue its consideration of recommendations, and discuss next 
steps to finalize them.

    Dated: January 6, 2005.
Eldon Hout,
Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.
[FR Doc. 05-746 Filed 1-12-05; 8:45 am]
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