[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 220 (Friday, November 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68221-68222]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26603]


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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 7 of its 13 
national marine sanctuary advisory councils (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; views 
regarding the protection and management of marine or Great Lake 
resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by 
the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members or alternates 
should expect to serve two- or three-year terms, pursuant to the 
charter of the specific national marine sanctuary advisory council.

DATES: Applications are due by December 31, 2014.

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: 
Lilli Ferguson, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, P.O. Box 159, 
Olema, CA 94950; (415) 663-0314 extension 107; email 
Lilli.Ferguson@noaa.gov; or download application from http://cordellbank.noaa.gov.
     Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary 
Advisory Council: Inouye Regional Center, ATTN: NOS/HIHWNMS/Emily 
Gaskin, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; (808) 397-
2651 extension 257; email Emily.Gaskin@noaa.gov; or download 
application from http://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov/council/council_app_accepting.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.
     Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Erin Ovalle, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 99 Pacific Street, 
Building 455A, Monterey, CA 93940; (831) 647-4206; email 
Erin.Ovalle@noaa.gov; or download application from http://montereybay.noaa.gov/welcome.html.
     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; 
email Joseph.Paulin@noaa.gov; or download application from http://americansamoa.noaa.gov.
     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: Elizabeth 
Stokes, NOS/ONMS/SBNMS, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066; 
(781) 545-8026 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 Keys, 
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 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 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 advisory councils 
currently seeking applications for members and alternates:
    Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Community-
At-Large--Marin (alternate); Education (primary member); and Research 
(alternate).
    Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory 
Council: Business/Commerce (alternate); Citizen-At-Large (alternate); 
Conservation (alternate); Education (alternate); Lanai Island 
Representative (alternate); Molokai Island Representative (alternate); 
Ocean Recreation (alternate); Tourism (alternate); and Whale Watching 
(alternate).
    Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Education 
(primary member); Recreational/Commercial Fishing (primary member); and 
Youth (primary member).

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    Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Conservation (alternate); and Education (primary member).
    National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council: 
Community-At-Large, Swains Island (primary member).
    Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary: Conservation (primary 
member); Conservation (alternate); Tourism/Economic Development 
(primary member); Tourism/Economic Development (alternate); Marine 
Industry (primary member); and Marine Industry (alternate).
    Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: 
Research (primary member); and Mobile Gear Commercial Fishing 
(alternate).

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

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)

    Dated: October 27, 2014.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-26603 Filed 11-13-14; 8:45 am]
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