[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 7 (Thursday, January 10, 2013)]
[Pages 2255-2256]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00346]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC393

Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.


SUMMARY: Nominations are being sought for an appointment by the 
Secretary of Commerce to fill one vacancy on the Marine Fisheries 
Advisory Committee (MAFAC or Committee) beginning in the spring of 
2013. MAFAC is the only Federal advisory committee with the 
responsibility to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on all 
matters concerning living marine resources that are the responsibility 
of the Department of Commerce. The Committee makes recommendations to 
the Secretary to assist in the development and implementation of 
Departmental regulations, policies and programs critical to the mission 
and goals of the NMFS. NMFS seeks to restore the geographic balance of 
the Committee created by recent vacancies and encourages candidates 
from the Hawaii region to apply, although nominations from all 
interested and qualified parties will be accepted. Nominees should 
possess demonstrable expertise in a field related to the management of 
living marine resources and be able to fulfill the time commitments 
required for two annual meetings. Individuals serve for a term of three 
years for no more than two consecutive terms if re-appointed.

DATES: Nominations must be postmarked or have an email date stamp on or 
before February 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Dr. Mark Holliday, Executive 
Director, MAFAC, Office of Policy, NMFS F-14451, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Director; (301) 427-8004; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The establishment of MAFAC was approved by 
the Secretary on December 28, 1970, and subsequently chartered under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, on February 17, 
1971. The Committee meets twice a year with supplementary subcommittee 
meetings as determined necessary by the Committee Chairperson. No less 
that 15 and no more than 21 individuals may serve on the Committee. 
Membership is comprised of highly qualified, diverse individuals 
representing commercial and recreational fisheries interests, 
environmental organizations, academic institutions, governmental, 
tribal and consumer groups, and other living marine resource interest 
groups from a balance of U.S. geographical regions, including the 
Western Pacific and Caribbean.
    A MAFAC member cannot be a Federal employee, a member of a Regional 
Fishery Management Council, a registered Federal lobbyist, or a State 
employee. The selected candidate must pass a security check and submit 
a financial disclosure form. Membership is voluntary, and except for 
reimbursable travel and related expenses, service is without pay.
    Each nomination submission should include the nominee's name, a 
cover letter describing the nominee's qualifications and interest in 
serving on the Committee, curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee, 
and no more than three supporting letters describing the nominee's 
qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee. Self-
nominations are acceptable. The following contact information should 
accompany each nominee's submission: name, address, telephone number, 
fax number, and email address (if available).
    Nominations should be sent to (see ADDRESSES) and must be received 
by February 11, 2013. The full text of the Committee Charter and its 
current membership can be viewed at the

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NMFS' web page at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mafac.htm.

    Dated: January 4, 2013.
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. 2013-00346 Filed 1-9-13; 8:45 am]