AGENCY: National Marine Protected Areas Center (MPAC), Office of
National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS),
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of
ACTION: Notice and call for nominations of new Marine Protected Areas
Federal Advisory Committee (MPA FAC) members, and notice of public
meeting via teleconference.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) is seeking nominations
for membership on the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee
(Committee). The Committee advises the Secretaries of Commerce and
Interior on implementing Section 4 of Executive Order 13158, focusing
mainly on strategies and priorities for the design, monitoring and
adaptive management of effective MPAs in U.S. waters. Nominations are
sought for 11 highly qualified non-Federal scientists (natural and
social), resource managers, and people representing other interests or
organizations involved with, or affected by, marine protected areas,
including in the Great Lakes. Additionally, notice is hereby given of a
Committee meeting to be held via teleconference on Thursday, November
8, 2018, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (12:00-1:00 p.m. Pacific
Time). The teleconference is open to members of the public.
Nominations: Nominations must be received before or on December 1,
Meeting: The Committee will convene a meeting via webinar on
Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (12:00-
1:00 p.m. Pacific Time). The teleconference is open to the public, and
documents will be available for public viewing at the web page noted
below. Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting
must register in advance by Friday, November 2, 2018 (see below). These
times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change.
Refer to the following web page for dial in information and for the
most up-to-date meeting agenda: http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/fac/meetings/.
Nominations: Nominations should be sent to Nicole Capps at West
Coast Region, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 99 Pacific Street,
Suite 100-F, Monterey, CA 93940, or Nicole.Capps@noaa.gov. Electronic
submissions are acceptable.
Meeting: The meeting will be held via teleconference call. Register
by contacting Nicole Capps at Nicole.Capps@noaa.gov or by telephone at
(831) 647-6451. Teleconference capacity may be limited.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Charles Wahle, Designated Federal
Officer, MPA FAC, National Marine Protected Areas Center, 99 Pacific
Street, Suite 100-F, Monterey, CA 93940, (Phone: 831-238-2244; Email:
Charles.Wahle@noaa.gov; or visit the National MPA Center website at