[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 63 (Monday, April 2, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19646-19647]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7852]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XB127


International Whaling Commission; 64th Annual Meeting; 
Nominations

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic 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 July 2012 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: The IWC is holding its 64th annual meeting from July 2-6, 2012, 
at the El Panama Hotel in Panama City, Panama. All written nominations 
for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC annual meeting must be received by 
May 7, 2012.

ADDRESSES: All nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC annual 
meeting should be addressed to Ms. Monica Medina, U.S. Commissioner to 
the IWC, and sent via post to: Melissa Andersen, National Marine 
Fisheries Service, Office of International Affairs, 1315

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East-West Highway, SSMC3 Room 10876.2, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Andersen at 
Melissa.Andersen@noaa.gov or 301-427-8385.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce is charged with 
the responsibility of discharging the domestic obligations of the 
United States under the International Convention for the Regulation of 
Whaling, 1946. The U.S. IWC Commissioner has responsibility for the 
preparation and negotiation of U.S. positions on international issues 
concerning whaling and for all matters involving the IWC. The U.S. IWC 
Commissioner 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.

    Dated: March 28, 2012.
Rebecca Lent,
Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-7852 Filed 3-30-12; 8:45 am]
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