[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 110 (Thursday, June 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 33718]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13691]


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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: (2) Education Members; (1) Education Alternate; (1) 
Whalewatching Member; (2) Fixed Gear Commercial Fishing Member and 
Alternate; (2) Business and Industry Member and Alternate; (2) Diving 
Member and Alternate; and, (1) Youth Alternate seat. 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 July 16, 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. Sections 1431, et seq.

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)

    Dated: May 24, 2012.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-13691 Filed 6-6-12; 8:45 am]
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