[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 171 (Tuesday, September 6, 2005)]
[Page 53028]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17601]



Committee Management; Notice of Public Meeting; Advisory 
Committee on Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals

AGENCY: Marine Mammal Commission.

ACTION:  Notice of advisory committee meeting.


SUMMARY: The Marine Mammal Commission (Commission) will hold the sixth 
meeting of its Advisory Committee on Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals 
(Committee) 20 to 22 September, 2005 in Bethesda, Maryland.

DATES: The Committee will meet Tuesday, September 20, 2005, from 9 a.m. 
to approximately 6 p.m.; Wednesday, September 21, to 8:30 a.m. to 
approximately 6:30 p.m.; and Thursday, September 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 
approximately 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. These times 
and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please 
refer to the Commission's Web site (http://www.mmc.gov) for the most 
up-to-date meeting information. The Committee has no plans for future 

ADDRESSES: The 20-22 September meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn 
Select Washington-Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, 
phone 877-888-3001 or 301-652-2000, fax 301-652-4525, Web http://www.holiday-inn.com/bethesdamd.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Vos, Sound Project Manager, 
Marine Mammal Commission, 4340 East-West Hwy., Rm. 905, Bethesda, MD 
20814, e-mail: evos@mmc.gov, tel.: 301-504-0087, fax: 301-504-0099; or 
visit the Commission's Web site at http://www.mmc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is to be held pursuant to the 
directive in the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7) 
that the Commission convene a conference or series of conferences to 
``share findings, survey acoustic `threats' to marine mammals, and 
develop means of reducing those threats while maintaining the oceans as 
a global highway of international commerce.'' The meeting agenda 
includes discussions and negotiations related to (1) the final draft 
report of the Advisory Committee on Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals, 
including the Executive Summary, Introduction, and chapters on 
Synthesis of Current Knowledge, Management and Mitigation, Research, 
and International Efforts; and (2) the process for endorsement of the 
final report. The agenda also includes two public comment sessions. 
Guidelines for making public comments, background documents, and the 
meeting agenda, including the specific times of public comment periods, 
will be posted on the Commission's Web site prior to the meeting. 
Written comments may be submitted in advance or at the meeting.

    Dated: August 29, 2005.
David Cottingham,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 05-17601 Filed 9-2-05; 8:45 am]