[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 5779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01653]


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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: Business Alternate, Non-consumptive 
Recreation 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 March 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained at http://www.channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/news.html. Completed applications 
should be sent to Danielle.lipski@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 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: January 18, 2013.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-01653 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]
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