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Request for Nominations for the Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau Advisory Commission

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National Park Service, Interior.


Notice of request for nominations for the Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau Advisory Commission.


The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, proposes to appoint new members to the Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau (The Friends of Kaloko-Honokohau), an Advisory Commission for the park. The Superintendent, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, acting as administrative lead, is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the Commission.


Nominations must be postmarked not later than December 16, 2011.


Nominations or requests for further information should be sent to Kathy Billings, Superintendent, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, 73-4786 Kanalani Street, Suite #14, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740.

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The scope and objectives of the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission are as follows: The Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park was established by § 505(a) of Public Law 95-625, November 10, 1978, as amended. § 505(f) of that law, as amended, established the Na Hoa Pili O Koloko-Honokohau (The Friends of Kaloko-Honokohau), as advisory commission for the park. The Commission was re-established by Title VII, Subtitle E, Section 7401 of Public Law 111-11, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, March 30, 2009. The Commission's new termination date is December 18, 2018.

The purpose of the Commission is to advise the Superintendent and the Director, National Park Service, with respect to the historical, archeological, cultural, and interpretive programs of the park. The Commission is to afford particular emphasis to the quality of traditional Native Hawaiian cultural practices demonstrated in the park. For the purposes of § 505(e), native Hawaiians are defined as any lineal descendents of the race inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands prior to the year 1778.

The Commission shall consist of nine members, each appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, and four ex officio non-voting members, as follows: (a) All nine Secretarial appointees will be residents of the State of Hawaii, and at least six of those appointees will be native Hawaiians; (b) Native Hawaiian organizations will be invited to nominate members, and at least five members will be appointed from those nominations to represent the interests of those organizations. The other four members will represent Native Hawaiian interests; (c) The nine voting members will be appointed for 5-year terms except that initial appointment(s) shall consist of two members appointed for a term of five years, two for a term of four years, two for a term of three years, two for a term of two years, and one for a term of one year. No member may serve more than one term consecutively. Any vacancy in the Commission shall be filled by appointment for the remainder of the term; (d) The four ex officio members include the Park Superintendent, the NPS Pacific West Region Pacific Islands Director, one person appointed by the Governor of Hawaii, and one person appointed by the Mayor of the County of Hawaii.

The Secretary of the Interior shall designate one member of the Commission to be Chairperson. Members of the Commission will receive no pay, allowances, or benefits by reason of their service on the Commission. However, while away from Start Printed Page 64104their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission as approved by the DFO, members will be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in Government service are allowed such expenses under § 5703 of Title 5 of the United States Code.

The Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally registered lobbyists to serve on all Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and non-FACA boards, committees or councils.

Submitting Nominations: Nominations should be typed and must include each of the following:

A. Brief summary of no more than two (2) pages explaining the nominee's suitability to serve on the Commission.

B. Resume or curriculum vitae.

C. At least one (1) letter of reference.

All required documents must be compiled and submitted in one complete nomination package. This office will not assemble nomination packages from documentation sent piecemeal. Incomplete submissions (missing one or more of the items described above) will not be considered.

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Dated: June 21, 2011.

Kathy Billings,

Superintendent, Koloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.

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[FR Doc. 2011-26713 Filed 10-14-11; 8:45 am]