[Federal Register: July 1, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 126)]
[Page 35674-35675]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Availability of a Draft Document Entitled, ``Forming 
Management Bodies to Implement Legal Spring and Summer Migratory Bird 
Subsistence Hunting in Alaska''

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting comments on a 
plan to establish management bodies for the development of a migratory 
bird subsistence program in Alaska. This action is the result of the 
1997 amendments to the migratory bird treaties with Canada and Mexico 
ratified by the US Senate on October 23, 1997. The amendment to the 
treaty with Canada requires that indigenous inhabitants of the State of 
Alaska will have a meaningful role in migratory bird conservation by 
participating on relevant management bodies. A Notice of Intent to 
write an options document leading to the establishment of management 
bodies was published on page 49707 of the Federal Register dated 
Thursday, September 17, 1998. The document, which is now available for 
review, describes four models for organizing management bodies. You are 
encouraged to comment on each of the models or present an alternative 

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DATES: Comments must be received by close of business on September 30, 

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to Regional Director, US Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503, Attn: Migratory Bird 
Management; fax: 907/786-3641. See Supplementary Information section 
for electronic access and filing addresses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mimi Hogan at 907/786-3673 or Bob 
Stevens at 907/786-3499.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the document for review may be 
obtained by writing to the above address or by telephoning Mimi Hogan 
or Bob Stevens. Electronic Access and Filing Addresses: The document is 
also available for viewing and downloading at <www.r7.fws.gov/mbm/
treaty>. Comments can be sent by e-mail to <treaty@fws.gov>. Submit 
comments as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special characters and 
any form of encryption.

    Dated: June 23, 1999.
David B. Allen,
Regional Director, Anchorage, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 99-16784 Filed 6-30-99; 8:45 am]