[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 140 (Thursday, July 21, 2011)]
[Pages 43658-43659]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18325]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public 

AGENCY: Department of Commerce, National Ocean Service, (NOAA).

ACTION: Notice of open meetings.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of two meetings via web conference call 
of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). 
The web conference calls are open to the public, and participants can 
dial in to the calls. Participants who choose to use the web 
conferencing feature in addition to the audio will be able to view the 
presentations as they are being given. Members of the public wishing to 
listen in should contact Denise Ellis-Hibbett at the email or telephone 
number below for the call-in number and passcode.

DATES: The meetings will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, from 1 to 
3 p.m. E.S.T., and on Tuesday, August 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. E.S.T. These 
times and the matters to be considered described below are subject to 
change. Please refer to the web page listed below for the most up-to-
date meeting agenda and supporting materials.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held via web conference calls.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Wenzel, Acting Designated

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Federal Officer, MPA FAC, National Marine Protected Areas Center, 1305 
East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-3100 
x136, Fax: 301-713-3110); e-mail: [email protected]; or Denise 
Ellis-Hibbett (Phone: 301-713-3100 x195; e-mail: [email protected]; or visit the National MPA Center Web site at http://www.mpa.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee, composed of external, 
knowledgeable representatives of stakeholder groups, was established by 
the Department of Commerce (DOC) to provide advice to the Secretary of 
Commerce and the Secretary of the Interior on implementation of Section 
4 of Executive Order 13158 on marine protected areas.
    Matters To Be Considered: The Committee will discuss and vote on 
recommendations on the linkages between marine protected areas and 
Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning. The focus of the first meeting 
will be to discuss the issues in the draft recommendations developed by 
the Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Subcommittee for the 
Committee's review and action. The focus of the second meeting will be 
to vote on the same recommendations. Committee materials for the 
conference call will be posted at http://www.mpa.gov.

    Dated: July 13, 2011
Donna Wieting,
Acting Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, 
National Ocean Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-18325 Filed 7-20-11; 8:45 am]