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1416 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

5 / Monday, January 9, 2006 / Notices

research on these topics must be in other agency priorities. Publication of management of marine resources; and
compliance with any statutory this announcement does not oblige the possibly the length of residence in the
requirements imposed upon the agency to award any specific project or area affected by the Sanctuary.
Department of Health and Human to obligate any available funds. Applicants who are chosen as members
Services (DHHS) and other federal Executive Order 12866: This funding should expect to serve 2-year terms,
agencies regarding these topics, all notice was determined to be not pursuant to the Council’s Charter.
regulatory policies and guidance significant for purposes of Executive
adopted by DHHS, FDA, and other Order 12866. DATES:Applications are due by
Federal agencies on these topics, and all Executive Order 13132 (Federalism): February 14, 2006.
Presidential statements of policy on It has been determined that this notice ADDRESSES: Application kits may be
these topics. does not contain policies with
obtained from Jacklyn Kelly, Channel
NIST will accept the submission of federalism implications as that term is
Islands National Marine Sanctuary, 113
human subjects protocols that have been defined in Executive Order 13132.
approved by Institutional Review Executive Order 12372: Applications Harbor Way, Suite 150, Santa Barbara,
Boards (IRBs) registered with DHHS and under this program are not subject to CA 93109–2315. Completed
performed by entities possessing a Executive Order 12372, applications should be sent to the same
current, valid Federal-wide Assurance ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal address.
(FWA) from DHHS. NIST will not issue Programs.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
a single project assurance (SPA) for any Administrative Procedure Act/ Jacklyn Kelly, Channel Islands National
IRB reviewing any human subjects Regulatory Flexibility Act: Notice and Marine Sanctuary, 113 Harbor Way,
protocol proposed to NIST. comment are not required under the Suite 150, Santa Barbara, CA 93109–
On August 9, 2001, the President Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 2315, (805) 966–7107 extension 371,
announced his decision to allow Federal 553) or any other law, for rules relating
funds to be used for research on existing to public property, loans, grants,
human embryonic stem cell lines as benefits or contracts (5 U.S.C. 553 (a)). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
long as prior to his announcement (1) Because notice and comment are not CINMS Advisory Council was originally
the derivation process (which required under 5 U.S.C. 553, or any established in December 1998 and has a
commences with the removal of the other law, for rules relating to public broad representation consisting of 21
inner cell mass from the blastocyst) had property, loans, grants, benefits or members, including ten government
already been initiated and (2) the contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)), a Regulatory agency representatives and eleven
embryo from which the stem cell line Flexibility Analysis is not required and members from the general public. The
was derived no longer had the has not been prepared for this notice, 5 Council functions in an advisory
possibility of development as a human U.S.C. 601 et seq.
being. NIST will follow guidance issued capacity to the Sanctuary Manager. The
Dated: December 23, 2005. Council works in concert with the
by the National Institutes of Health at William Jeffrey, Sanctuary Manager by keeping him or
humansubjects/guidance/stemcell.pdf Director, NIST. her informed about issues of concern
for funding such research. [FR Doc. E6–74 Filed 1–6–06; 8:45 am] throughout the Sanctuary, offering
Research Projects Involving Vertebrate BILLING CODE 3510–13–P recommendations on specific issues,
Animals: Any proposal that includes and aiding the Manager in achieving the
research involving vertebrate animals goals of the Sanctuary program.
must be in compliance with the DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Specifically, the Council’s objectives are
National Research Council’s ‘‘Guide for to provide advice on: (1) Protecting
the Care and Use of Laboratory National Oceanic and Atmospheric natural and cultural resources, and
Animals’’ which can be obtained from Administration identifying and evaluating emergent or
National Academy Press, 2101 critical issues involving Sanctuary use
Availability of Seats for the Channel
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, or resources; (2) Identifying and
Islands National Marine Sanctuary
DC 20055. In addition, such proposals realizing the Sanctuary’s research
Advisory Council
must meet the requirements of the objectives; (3) Identifying and realizing
Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2131 et AGENCY: National Marine Sanctuary educational opportunities to increase
seq.), 9 CFR parts 1, 2, and 3, and if Program (NMSP), National Ocean the public knowledge of stewardship of
appropriate, 21 CFR part 58. These Service (NOS), National Oceanic and the Sanctuary environment; and (4)
regulations do not apply to proposed Atmospheric Administration, Assisting to develop an informed
research using pre-existing images of Department of Commerce (DOC). constituency to increase awareness and
animals or to research plans that do not ACTION: Notice of request for understanding of the purpose and value
include live animals that are being cared applications. of the Sanctuary and the National
for, euthanized, or used by the project
SUMMARY: The Channel Islands National
Marine Sanctuary Program.
participants to accomplish research
goals, teaching, or testing. These Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) is seeking Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq.
regulations also do not apply to applicants for the following vacant seats (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog
obtaining animal materials from on its Sanctuary Advisory Council Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program)
commercial processors of animal (Council): tourism-alternate and
Dated: December 29, 2005.
products or to animal cell lines or Recreational Fishing member and
cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES

tissues from tissue banks. alternate. Applicants are chosen based Daniel J. Basta,
Limitation of Liability: In no event upon their particular expertise and Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program,
will the Department of Commerce be experience in relation to the seat for National Ocean Service, National Oceanic
responsible for proposal preparation which they are applying; community and Atmospheric Administration.
costs if these programs fail to receive and professional affiliations; philosophy [FR Doc. 06–168 Filed 1–6–06; 8:45 am]
funding or are cancelled because of regarding the protection and BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M

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