[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 133 (Tuesday, July 12, 2011)]
[Page 40887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17504]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA558

Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.


SUMMARY: Nominations are being sought for appointment by the Secretary 
of Commerce to serve on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC 
or Committee) beginning in January 2012. 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 the 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. 
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 e-mail date stamp on 
or before August 26, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Dr. Mark Holliday, Executive 
Director, MAFAC, Office of Policy, NMFS F-14451, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Director; (301) 479-8004; e-mail: [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 
meetings as determined necessary by the Committee Chairperson. No less 
that 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 Puerto 
Rico, the Western Pacific, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
    A MAFAC member cannot be a Federal employee, a member of a Regional 
Fishery Management Council, a registered Federal lobbyist or a State 
employee. Selected candidates must pass security checks and submit 
financial disclosure forms. 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 e-mail address (if available).
    Nominations should be sent to (see ADDRESSES) and must be received 
by August 26, 2011. The full text of the Committee Charter and its 
current membership can be viewed at the NMFS' web page at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mafac.htm.

    Dated: July 6, 2011.
Eric C. Schwaab,
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 

[FR Doc. 2011-17504 Filed 7-11-11; 8:45 am]