[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 100 (Friday, May 23, 2014)]
[Pages 29745-29746]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11991]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD297

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 appointment by the Secretary 
of Commerce to fill vacancies on the Marine Fisheries Advisory 
Committee (MAFAC or Committee) beginning in the fall of 2014. 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 NMFS. Nominations are encouraged from all interested parties 
involved with or representing interests affected by NMFS actions in 
managing living marine resources. 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 and subcommittee work. Individuals serve for a term of 
three years for no more than two consecutive terms if re-appointed. 
NMFS is seeking qualified nominees to fill upcoming vacancies being 
created by term limits.

DATES: Nominations must be postmarked or have an email date stamp on or 
before July 7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Heidi Lovett, Executive 
Director (Acting), MAFAC, Office of Policy, NMFS F-14438, 1315 East-
West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

(Acting); (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 

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as determined necessary by the Committee Chairperson. No less than 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 
    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 July 7, 2014. The full text of the Committee Charter and its current 
membership can be viewed at the NMFS' Web page at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mafac.htm.

    Dated: May 19, 2014.
Eileen Sobeck,
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
[FR Doc. 2014-11991 Filed 5-22-14; 8:45 am]