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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of renewal.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior announces the charter renewal of theExxon ValdezOil Spill Public Advisory committee.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Court Order establishing theExxon ValdezOil Spill Trustee Council also requires a public advisory committee. TheExxon ValdezPublic Advisory Committee was established to advise the Trustee Council, and began functioning in October 1992. TheExxon ValdezOil Spill Public Advisory Committee consists of 10 members representing the following principal interests: Sport hunting and fishing, conservation and environmental, public-at-large, recreation users, commercial tourism, science/technical, subsistence, commercial fishing, aquaculture and mariculture, and Native landowners.

In order to ensure that a broad range of public viewpoints continues to be available to theExxon ValdezOil Spill Trustee Council, and in keeping with the settlement agreement, the continuation of theExxon ValdezPublic Advisory Committee is recommended.

In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2), following the recommendation and approval of theExxon ValdezOil Spill Trustee Council, and in consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of the Interior hereby renews the charter for theExxon ValdezOil Spill Public Advisory Committee.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Douglas Mutter, Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, 1689 ā€œCā€ Street, Room 119, Anchorage, Alaska, (907) 271-5011.

CERTIFICATION STATEMENT:

I hereby certify that the renewal of the Charter of theExxon ValdezOil Spill Public Advisory Committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties mandated by the settlement ofUnited Statesv.State of Alaska,No. A91-081 CV, and is in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended and supplemented.

Dated: September 25, 2012. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior.