[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 55 (Wednesday, March 23, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 14650]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5754]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 021105D]


International Whaling Commission; 57th Annual Meeting; 
Nominations

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), NationalOceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: This notice is a call for nominees for the U.S. Delegation to 
the June 2005 International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting. 
The non-federal representative(s) selected as a result of this 
nomination process is(are) responsible for providing input and 
recommendations to the U.S. IWC Commissioner representing the positions 
of non-governmental organizations. Generally, only one non-governmental 
position is selected for the U.S. Delegation.

DATES: All written nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC 
annual meeting must be received by April 22, 2005.

ADDRESSES: All nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC annual 
meeting should be addressed to Rolland Schmitten, U.S. Commissioner to 
the IWC, and sent via post to: Cheri McCarty, 13708, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Prospective Congressional advisors to 
the delegation should contact the Department of State directly.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheri McCarty, 301-713-2322, ext. 114.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce is chargedwith the 
responsibility of discharging the obligations of theUnited States under 
the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, 1946. The 
U.S. Commissioner has primary responsibility for the preparation and 
negotiation of U.S. positions on international issues concerning 
whaling and for all matters involving the IWC. He is staffed by the 
Department of Commerce and assisted by the Department of State, the 
Department of the Interior, the Marine Mammal Commission, and by other 
agencies. The non-federal representative(s) selected as a result of 
this nomination process is(are) responsible for providing input and 
recommendations to the U.S. IWC Commissioner representing the positions 
of non-governmental organizations. Generally, only one non-governmental 
position is selected for the U.S. Delegation.
    The IWC is hosting its 57th annual meeting from June 20-24, 2005, 
in Ulsan, Korea.

    Dated: March 18, 2005.
Laurie K. Allen,
Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 05-5754 Filed 3-22-05; 8:45 am]
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