[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 190 (Monday, October 1, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 59901]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24159]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC265


Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). 
The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.

DATES: The meeting will be held October 23-25, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Silver Spring Civic 
Building, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-777-5350.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive 
Director; (301) 427-8004; email: Mark.Holliday@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given 
of a meeting of MAFAC. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of 
Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all 
living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the 
Department of Commerce. The complete charter and summaries of prior 
meetings are located online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ocs/mafac/.

Matters To Be Considered

    This agenda is subject to change.
    The meeting is convened to hear presentations and discuss policies 
and guidance on the following topics: NMFS budget and legislative 
issues, fisheries certification and sustainability, Endangered Species 
Act and current protected resources issues, and revisions to MAFAC's 
Vision 2020 report. The meeting will include discussion of various 
MAFAC administrative and organizational matters and meetings of the 
standing subcommittees.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive 
Director; 301-427-8004 by October 12, 2012.

    Dated: September 26, 2012.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, performing the 
functions and duties of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-24159 Filed 9-28-12; 8:45 am]
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