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International Whaling Commission; Intersessional Revised Management Scheme Working Group Meeting; Nominations

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


Request for nominations.


This notice is a call for nominees for one non-federal position to the U.S. Delegation to the November 2004 International Whaling Commission (IWC) intersessional Revised Management Scheme (RMS) Working Group meeting.


All nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC intersessional RMS Working Group meeting must be received by October 22, 2004.


All nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC intersessional RMS Working Group meeting should be addressed to Rolland Schmitten, U.S. Commissioner to the IWC, and sent via post to: Cheri McCarty, 13708, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Prospective Congressional advisors to the delegation should contact the Department of State directly.

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Cheri McCarty, 301-713-2322, Ext. 114.

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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 selected as a result of this nomination process is responsible for providing input and recommendations to the U.S. IWC Commissioner representing the positions of non-governmental organizations.

The intersessional RMS Working Group meeting will be held November 29-December 1, 2004, in Borgholm, Sweden.

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Dated: October 1, 2004.

P. Michael Payne,

Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources,National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. 04-22482 Filed 10-1-04; 3:29 pm]