[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 46 (Thursday, March 9, 2006)]
[Page 12184]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-2253]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 013006B]

International Whaling Commission; 58\th\ Annual Meeting; 

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

ACTION: Extension of request for nominations.


SUMMARY: This notice is to extend the call for nominees for the U.S. 
Delegation to the June 2006 International Whaling Commission (IWC) 
annual meeting. A request for nominations was previously published in 
the Federal Register on February 13, 2006.

DATES: All written nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC 
annual meeting must be received by April 7, 2006.

ADDRESSES: All nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC annual 
meeting should be addressed to Bill Hogarth, U.S. Commissioner to the 
IWC, and sent via post to: Cheri McCarty, National Marine Fisheries 
Service, Office of International Affairs, 1315 East West Highway, SSMC3 
Room 12603, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Prospective Congressional advisors 
to the delegation should contact the Department of State directly.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheri McCarty, 301-713-9090, ext. 183.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce is charged with 
the responsibility of discharging the obligations of the United States 
under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, 1946. 
The U.S. Commissioner has primary responsibility for the preparation 
and negotiation of U.S. positions on international issues concerning 
whaling and for all matters involving the IWC. He is staffed by the 
Department of Commerce and assisted by the Department of State, the 
Department of the Interior, the Marine Mammal Commission, and by other 
agencies. The non-federal representative(s) selected as a result of 
this nomination process is(are) responsible for providing input and 
recommendations to the U.S. IWC Commissioner representing the positions 
of non-governmental organizations. Generally, only one non-governmental 
position is selected for the U.S. Delegation.
    The IWC is hosting its 58\th\ annual meeting from June 16-20, 2006, 
in St. Kitts & Nevis.

    Dated: March 6, 2006.
William T. Hogarth,
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
[FR Doc. 06-2253 Filed 3-6-06; 3:18 pm]