[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 144 (Thursday, July 26, 2012)]
[Pages 43865-43866]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18318]



Sunshine Act Meeting

TIME AND DATE: The Marine Mammal Commission will meet in open session 
on Tuesday, 7 August 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

PLACE: Clark Conference Room, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 166 
Water Street, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, telephone (508) 495-

STATUS: The Commission expects that all portions of the meeting will be 
open to the public. It will allow public participation as time permits 
and as determined to be desirable by the Chairman. Should it be 
determined that it is appropriate to close a portion of the meeting to 
the public, any such closure will be carried out in accordance with 
applicable regulations (50 CFR 560.5 and 560.6).

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    Seating for members of the public may be limited. The Commission 
therefore asks that those intending to attend the meeting advise it in 
advance by sending an email to the Commission at [email protected] or by 
calling (301) 504-0087. Members of the public will need to present 
valid, government-issued photo identification and obtain a visitor's 
pass from the receptionist at the main laboratory building.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Commission plans to meet with regional 
management and scientific officials in each of the National Marine 
Fisheries Service's six regions to identify the most pressing marine 
mammal research and management needs. The Commission will use these 
meetings to develop a set of national priorities for guiding federal 
conservation efforts for marine mammals. Members of the public are 
invited to attend these meetings and to provide comments concerning 
priority issues. Those unable to attend any of the meetings may submit 
comments in writing. Written comments should be sent to Timothy J. 
Ragen, Executive Director, Marine Mammal Commission, 4340 East-West 
Highway, Room 700, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.
    The first meeting will be held in the National Marine Fisheries 
Service's Northeast Region at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. 
Notices of other meetings will be published in the Federal Register and 
posted on the Commission's Web site (http://www.mmc.gov) when the dates 
and locations are determined.

Director, Marine Mammal Commission, 4340 East-West Highway, Room 700, 
Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504-0087; email: [email protected].

    Dated: July 19, 2012.
Michael L. Gosliner,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2012-18318 Filed 7-24-12; 11:15 am]