[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 90 (Wednesday, May 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27188-27189]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11031]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Extension of Application Period for Seats for the Channel Islands 
National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

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

ACTION: Notice of extension for application period and request for 
applications.

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SUMMARY: The ONMS is extending the deadline and seeking applications 
for the following vacant seats on the Channel Islands National Marine 
Sanctuary Advisory Council: Chumash Community Member and 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 two-year terms, pursuant to 
the council's Charter.

DATES: Applications are due by May 16, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained at  http://www.channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/news.html. Completed applications 
should be sent to Sara.Hutto@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Murray, Channel Islands 
National Marine Sanctuary, 113 Harbor Way Suite 150 Santa Barbara, CA 
93109-2315, 805-884-1464 extension 464, michael.murray@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council was originally established in 
December 1998 and has a broad representation consisting of 21 members, 
including ten government agency representatives and eleven members from 
the general public. The Council functions in an advisory capacity to 
the Sanctuary Superintendent. The Council works in concert with the 
Sanctuary

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Superintendent by keeping him or her informed about issues of concern 
throughout the Sanctuary, offering recommendations on specific issues, 
and aiding the Superintendent in achieving the goals of the National 
Marine Sanctuary Program. Specifically, the Council's objectives are to 
provide advice on: (1) Protecting natural and cultural resources and 
identifying and evaluating emergent or critical issues involving 
Sanctuary use or resources; (2) Identifying and realizing the 
Sanctuary's research objectives; (3) Identifying and realizing 
educational opportunities to increase the public knowledge and 
stewardship of the Sanctuary environment; and (4) Assisting to develop 
an informed constituency to increase awareness and understanding of the 
purpose and value of the Sanctuary and the National Marine Sanctuary 
Program.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1431, et seq.
(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)

     Dated: April 26, 2012.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-11031 Filed 5-8-12; 8:45 am]
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