[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 158 (Thursday, August 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49728-49729]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19744]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Availability of Seats for National Marine Sanctuary Advisory 
Councils

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

ACTION: Notice and request for applications.

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SUMMARY: ONMS is seeking applications for vacant seats for 8 of its 13 
national marine sanctuary advisory councils and for the Northwestern 
Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council 
(advisory councils). Vacant seats, including positions (i.e., primary 
member and alternate), for each of the advisory councils are listed in 
this notice under Supplementary Information. 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 primary members 
or alternates should expect to serve two- or three year terms, pursuant 
to the charter of the specific national marine sanctuary advisory 
council or the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem 
Reserve Advisory Council.

DATES: Applications are due by September 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Application kits are specific to each advisory council. As 
such, application kits must be obtained from and returned to the 
council-specific addresses noted below.
     Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Kaitlin Graiff, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, P.O. Box 159, 
Olema, CA 94950; (415) 663-0314 extension 105; email 
Kaitlin.Graiff@noaa.gov; or download application from http://cordellbank.noaa.gov/.
     Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Hannah Weddington, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 33 East Quay 
Rd., Key West, FL 33040; (305) 809-4700 extension 241; email 
hannah.weddington@noaa.gov; or download application from http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/.
     Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory 
Council: Leslie Abramson, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine 
Sanctuary, 991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129; 
415-561-6622 extension 306; email Leslie.Abramson@noaa.gov; or download 
application from: http://farallones.noaa.gov/manage/sac.html.
     Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary 
Advisory Council: Malia Chow, 6600 Kalaniana'ole Hwy, Suite 301, 
Honolulu, HI 96825; (808) 397-2651 extension 251; email 
Malia.Chow@noaa.gov; or download application from http://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov/council/council_application.html.
     Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Shannon Ricles, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, 100 Museum Drive, 
Newport News, VA 23606; (757) 591-7328; email Shannon.Ricles@noaa.gov; 
or download application from http://monitor.noaa.gov.
     National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory 
Council: Joseph Paulin, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, 
Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center, Utulei, American Samoa; (684) 633-6500 
extension 226; email joseph.paulin@noaa.gov; or download application 
from http://americansamoa.noaa.gov.
     Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve 
Advisory Council: Katie Gentry, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 
Pacific Island Region, 6600 Kalaniana'ole Hwy, 300, Honolulu, 
HI 96825; (808) 694-3936; email Katie.Gentry@noaa.gov; or download 
application from http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/council/welcome.
     Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Karlyn Langjahr, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 East 
Railroad Ave., Suite 101, Port Angeles, WA 98362; (360) 457-6622 
extension 31; email Karlyn.Langjahr@noaa.gov; or download application 
from http://olympiccoast.noaa.gov/involved/sac/sac_welcome.html.
     Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory 
Council: Elizabeth Stokes, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 
175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066; (781) 545-

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8026 extension 201; email Elizabeth.Stokes@noaa.gov; or download 
application from http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on a 
particular national marine sanctuary advisory council, please contact 
the individual identified in the Addresses section of this notice.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ONMS serves as the trustee for 14 marine 
protected areas encompassing more than 170,000 square miles of ocean 
and Great Lakes waters from the Hawaiian Islands to the Florida Key, 
and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. National marine sanctuaries 
protect our Nation's most vital coastal and marine natural and cultural 
resources, and through active research, management, and public 
engagement, sustains healthy environments that are the foundation for 
thriving communities and stable economies. One of the many ways ONMS 
ensures public participation in the designation and management of 
national marine sanctuaries is through the formation of advisory 
councils. National marine sanctuary advisory councils are community-
based advisory groups established to provide advice and recommendations 
to the superintendents of the national marine sanctuaries and the 
Papah[amacr]naumoku[amacr]kea Marine National Monument on issues 
including management, science, service, and stewardship; and to serve 
as liaisons between their constituents in the community and the 
sanctuary. Additional information on ONMS and its 14 advisory councils 
can be found at http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov. Information related to the 
purpose, policies and operational requirements for advisory councils 
can be found in the charter for a particular advisory council (http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/management/ac/council_charters.html) and the 
National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Implementation Handbook 
(http://www.sanctuaries.noaa.gov/management/ac/acref.html).
    The following is a list of the vacant seats, including positions 
(i.e., primary member or alternate), for each of the national marine 
sanctuary advisory councils currently seeking applications for primary 
members and alternates:
    Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Fishing 
(primary member); Fishing (alternate); and Education (alternate).
    Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Boating 
Industry (primary member); Citizen at Large--Upper Keys (primary 
member); Citizen at Large--Upper Keys (alternate); Diving--Upper Keys 
(primary member); Diving--Upper Keys (alternate); Fishing--Charter 
Sports Fishing (primary member); Fishing--Charter Sports Fishing 
(alternate); Fishing--Recreational (primary member); Fishing--
Recreational (alternate); Research and Monitoring (primary member); 
Research and Monitoring (alternate); Tourism--Lower Keys (primary 
member); and Tourism--Lower Keys (alternate).
    Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Education (primary member); and Education (alternate).
    Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory 
Council: Commercial Shipping (primary member); Commercial Shipping 
(alternate); Whale Watching (primary member); Whale Watching 
(alternate); Ocean Recreation (primary member); Ocean Recreation 
(alternate); Business/Commerce (primary member); Business/Commerce 
(alternate); Citizen-at-Large (primary member); Citizen-at-Large 
(alternate); Conservation (primary member); Conservation (alternate); 
Tourism (primary member); Tourism (alternate); L[amacr]na`i Island 
(primary member); L[amacr]na`i Island (alternate); Moloka`i Island 
(primary member); Moloka`i Island (alternate); Youth (primary member); 
Youth (alternate); Native Hawaiian (alternate); Research (alternate); 
Honolulu County (alternate); and Hawai'i County (alternate).
    Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Recreational 
Diving (primary member); Heritage Tourism (primary member); and 
Citizen-At-Large (primary member).
    National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council: 
Community-At-Large: Tutuila East Area (primary member); Community-At-
Large: Manu'a Area (primary member); Education (primary member); 
Commercial Fishing (primary member); and Ocean Recreation/Ocean-
Centered Eco-Tourim (primary member).
    Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory 
Council: Native Hawaiian, Elder (alternate); and Native Hawaiian 
(alternate).
    Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Conservation (primary member); and Tourism/Economic Development 
(primary member).
    Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Research (2 primary members); Conservation (primary member); Education 
(alternate); Marine Transportation (primary member); Marine 
Transportation (alternate); Recreational Fishing (primary member); 
Recreational Fishing (alternate); Mobile Gear Commercial Fishing 
(primary member); Business Industry (alternate); At Large (primary 
member); At Large (alternate); Youth (primary member); and Youth 
(alternate).

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1431, et seq.

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)

     Dated: July 23, 2013.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-19744 Filed 8-14-13; 8:45 am]
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