• NOAA Seeks Nominations for Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Requests Nominations for the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The Committee advises the Secretaries of Commerce and Interior on implementing Section 4 of Executive Order 13158, specifically on strategies and priorities for developing the national system of marine protected areas (MPAs) and on practical approaches to further enhance and expand protection of new and existing MPAs.

    Nominations are sought for highly qualified non-Federal scientists, resource managers, and people representing other interests or organizations involved with or affected by marine protected areas, including in the Great Lakes. Ten of the 20 members of the 2 Committee have terms that expire November 15, 2016, and nominations are sought to fill these vacancies.

    Nominations must be received before or on October 7, 2016.

    Additionally, notice is hereby given of a Committee meeting to be held via webinar on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 3:00-5:30 P.M. ET. The webinar is open to members of the public.

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