[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 25, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3522-3523]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-1294]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Nominations for Membership on Ocean Research Advisory Panel 
(ORAP)

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DOD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) is soliciting 
nominations for new members.

DATES: Nominations should be submitted no later than Friday, February 
25, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted via e-mail to LT Cory 
Huyssoon, U.S. Navy, at huyssoc@onr.navy.mil. Contact telephone number, 
703-696-4395.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Melbourne G. Briscoe, Office of 
Naval Research, 800 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22217-5660, 
telephone 703-696-4120.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ORAP is a statutorily mandated federal 
advisory committee that provides senior scientific advice to the 
National Oceanographic Research Leadership Council (NORLC), the 
governing body of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program 
(NOPP). ORAP advises the NORLC on policies, procedures, selection of 
projects and the allocation of funds, as well as other responsibilities 
that NORLC considers appropriate.
    Panel Member Duties and Responsibilities: Members of the panel 
represent the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of 
Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, ocean industries, state 
governments, academia, and others including individuals who are eminent 
in the fields of marine science, marine policy, or related fields. 
Members are appointed for not more than four years, and are not 
normally compensated except for travel expenses and per diem while away 
from their homes in performance of services for the panel.
    The panel meets for at least one two-day public meeting per year, 
but possibly meets three times per year, on dates agreeable by the 
panel members;

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attendance at meetings is expected. Intercessional activities may be 
carried out electronically, and the panel may establish sub-panels 
composed of less than full membership to carry out panel duties.
    Nominations: Any interested person or organization may nominate 
qualified individuals for membership on the panel. Nominated 
individuals should have extended expertise and experience in the field 
of ocean science. Nominations should be identified by name, occupation, 
position, address, telephone number, e-Mail address, and a brief 
paragraph describing their qualifications in the context of the ORAP 
Charter (http://www.nopp.org/Dev2Go.web?id=221086). It would be most 
helpful if a resume or curriculum vitae is included.
    Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations: Submit nominations 
via e-Mail to huyssoc@onr.navy.mil no later than February 25, 2005. 
Nominations will be acknowledged and nominators will be informed of the 
new panel members, which are ultimately selected and approved. From the 
nominees identified by respondents to this Federal Register notice, the 
ORAP Nomination Committee will down select to a short-list of available 
candidates (150% of the available open positions for consideration). 
The selected candidates will be required to fill-out the ``Confidential 
Financial Disclosure Report'' OGE Form 450. This confidential form will 
allow Government officials to determine whether there is a statutory 
conflict between the person's public responsibilities and private 
interests and activities, or the appearance of a lack of impartiality, 
as defined by Federal regulation. The OGE Form 450 and additional 
guidance may be viewed from the following URL address: (http://
www.ethics.navy.mil/forms.asp#450).
    In accordance with section 7903 of title 10, United States Code, 
the short-list of candidates will then be submitted for approval by the 
Secretary of the Navy with concurrence by the Secretary of Defense. In 
order to have the collective breadth of experience in the panel and 
maintain full panel membership, six new candidates are expected to be 
selected with terms to begin in July 2005.
    The selection of new panel members will be based on the nominee's 
qualifications to provide senior scientific advice to the NORLC; the 
availability of the potential panel member to fully participate in the 
panel meetings; absence of any conflict of interest or appearance of 
lack of impartiality, and lack of bias; the candidates' areas of 
expertise and professional qualifications; and achieving an overall 
balance of different scientific perspectives and expertise on the 
panel.

    Dated: January 13, 2005.
I.C. Le Moyne Jr.,
Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Alternate 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-1294 Filed 1-24-05; 8:45 am]
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