[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 24, 2006)]
[Page 3821]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-830]



Notice of Solicitation for Sea Grant Review Panelists

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) National Sea Grant Review Panel.
SUMMARY: This notice responds to the National Sea Grant College Program 
Act, at 33 U.S.C. 1128, which requires the Secretary of Commerce to 
solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the Sea 
Grant Review Panel. This advisory committee provides advice on the 
implementation of the National Sea Grant College Program.

DATES: Resumes should be sent to the address specified and must be 
received by 30 days from publication.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Leon M. Cammen, Interim Executive Director; National Sea 
Grant College Program; 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11841; Silver 
Spring, Maryland 20910

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Leon M. Cammen of the National Sea 
Grant College Program at the address given above; telephone (301) 713-
2435 extension 136 or fax number (301) 713-0799.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 209 of the Act establishes a Sea 
Grant Review Panel to advise the Secretary of Commerce, the Under 
Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, and the Director of the National 
Sea Grant College Program on the implementation of the Sea Grant 
Program. The panel provides advice on such matters as:
    (a) The Sea Grant Fellowship Program;
    (b) Applications or proposals for, and performance under, grants 
and contracts awarded under the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 
1976, as amended at 33 U.S.C. 1124;
    (c) The designation and operation of sea grant colleges and sea 
grant institutes; and the operation of the sea grant program;
    (d) The formulation and application of the planning guidelines and 
priorities under 33 U.S.C. 1123 (a) and (c)(1); and
    (e) Such other matters as the Secretary refers to the panel for 
review and advice.
    The Panel is to consist of 15 voting members composed as follows: 
Not less than eight of the voting members of the panel should be 
individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are 
especially qualified in one or more of the disciplines and fields 
included in marine science. The other voting members shall be 
individuals who by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are 
especially qualified in, or representative of, education, extension 
service, state government, industry, economics, planning, or any other 
activity which is appropriate to, and important for, any effort to 
enhance the understanding, assessment, development, utilization, or 
conservation of ocean and coastal resources. No individual is eligible 
to be a voting member of the panel if the individual is (a) the 
director of a sea grant college, sea grant regional consortium, or sea 
grant program, (b) an applicant for or beneficiary (as determined by 
the Secretary) of any grant or contract under 33 U.S.C. 1124 or (c) a 
full-time officer or employee of the United States. The Director of the 
National Sea Grant College Program and one Director of a Sea Grant 
Program also serve as non-voting members. Panel members are appointed 
for a 4-year term.

    Dated: January 18, 2006.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.
[FR Doc. E6-830 Filed 1-23-06; 8:45 am]