[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 58 (Monday, March 28, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 15667]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-6053]



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MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION


Committee Management; Notice of Public Meeting; Advisory 
Committee on Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals

AGENCY: Marine Mammal Commission.

ACTION:  Notice of advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Marine Mammal Commission (Commission) will hold the fifth 
meeting of its Advisory Committee on Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals 
(Committee) 19 to 21 April, 2005 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

DATES: The Committee will meet Tuesday, April 19, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 
6 p.m.; Wednesday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Thursday, 
April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. 
These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to 
change. Please refer to the Commission's Web site (www.mmc.gov) for the 
most up-to-date meeting information. The Committee's sixth public 
meeting is tentatively scheduled for 19-21 July 2005 in the Washington, 
DC metropolitan area. Further information on that meeting will be 
published in the Federal Register and posted on the Commission's Web 
site.

ADDRESSES: The 19-21 April meeting will be held at the Hilton 
Washington DC/Silver Spring Hotel, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 
Maryland 20910, phone 301-589-5200, fax 301-588-1841, http://
www.silverspring.hilton.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Vos, Sound Project Manager, 
Marine Mammal Commission, 4340 East-West Hwy., Rm. 905, Bethesda, MD 
20814, e-mail: evos@mmc.gov, tel.: 301-504-0087, fax: 301-504-0099; or 
visit the Commission's Web site at http://www.mmc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is to be held pursuant to the 
directive in the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7) 
that the Commission convene a conference or series of conferences to 
``share findings, survey acoustic `threats' to marine mammals, and 
develop means of reducing those threats while maintaining the oceans as 
a global highway of international commerce.'' The meeting agenda 
includes presentations and discussions related to (1) The final draft 
report of the Subcommittee on Synthesis of Current Knowledge and the 
development of research recommendations; (2) a draft report from the 
Subcommittee on Management and Mitigation; (3) draft reports and 
recommendations from working groups on animal welfare ethics and 
research ethics issues; (4) criteria for developing research 
priorities; (5) the development of a report chapter on international 
efforts to reduce the impacts of anthropogenic sound on marine mammals; 
(6) the development of the structure and content of the Advisory 
Committee's final report, including recommendations; and (7) the 
process for endorsement of the final report. The agenda also includes 
two public comment sessions. Guidelines for making public comments, 
background documents, and the meeting agenda, including the specific 
times of public comment periods, will be posted on the Commission's Web 
site prior to the meeting. Written comments may be submitted at the 
meeting.

    Dated: March 23, 2004.
David Cottingham,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 05-6053 Filed 3-25-05; 8:45 am]
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