[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 32 (Thursday, February 16, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 8279]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-2194]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 020106C]


International Whaling Commission; Public Meeting; Announcement of 
Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the date and location of a public 
meeting being held to discuss International Whaling Commission (IWC) 
issues, including the outcome of the Revised Management Scheme Working 
Group meeting held at the end of February.

DATES: The public meeting will be held March 31, 2006, at 10 am.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the NOAA Science Center Room, 
1301 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheri McCarty, 301-713-9090, Extension 
183.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce is charged with 
the responsibility of discharging the obligations of the United 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, Marine Mammal Commission, and by other 
agencies.
    NOAA will hold a meeting to discuss IWC issues, including the 
outcome of the Revised Management Scheme Working Group meeting held at 
the end of February. Any U.S. citizen with an identifiable interest in 
U.S. whale conservation policy may participate, but NOAA reserves the 
authority to inquire about the interests of any person who appears at a 
meeting and to determine the appropriateness of that person's 
participation. Persons who represent foreign interests may not attend. 
These stringent measures are necessary to protect the confidentiality 
of U.S. negotiating positions.
    The meeting will be held at 10 am in the NOAA Science Center Room, 
1301 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Please bring 
identification for admission into the building.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to the Cheri McCarty, 301-713-9090 
extension 183, by March 20, 2006.

    Dated: February 9, 2006.
William T. Hogarth,
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E6-2194 Filed 2-15-06; 8:45 am]
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