[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 51 (Thursday, March 15, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 15359]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6073]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Availability of Seats for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine 
Sanctuary Advisory Council

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice and request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant 
seats on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory 
Council: (1) At-Large Member; (2) Research Alternate; (1) Youth Member; 
and (1) Youth Alternate. Applicants are chosen based upon their 
particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which 
they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy 
regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and 
possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. 
Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3-year 
terms, pursuant to the council's charter.

DATES: Applications are due by 27 April 2012.

ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Elizabeth.Stokes@noaa.gov, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 175 Edward Foster 
Road, Scituate, MA 02066. Telephone 781-545-8026, ext. 201. Completed 
applications should be sent to the same address or email, or faxed to 
781-545-8036.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Nathalie.Ward@noaa.gov, 
External Affairs Coordinator, telephone: 781-545-8026, ext. 206.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council was established in March 2001 to 
assure continued public participation in the management of the 
Sanctuary. The Council's 17 voting members represent a variety of local 
user groups, as well as the general public, plus seven local, state and 
federal government agencies. Since its establishment, the Council has 
played a vital role in advising the Sanctuary and NOAA and critical 
issues.
    The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary encompasses 842 
square miles of ocean, stretching between Cape Ann and Cape Cod. 
Renowned for its scenic beauty and remarkable productivity, the 
sanctuary supports a rich diversity of marine life including 22 species 
of marine mammals, more than 30 species of seabirds, over 60 species of 
fishes, and hundreds of marine invertebrates and plants.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1431, et seq.

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)

    Dated: March 1, 2012.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-6073 Filed 3-14-12; 8:45 am]
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