[Federal Register: April 23, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 79)]
[Page 22089-22090]
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Office of the Secretary

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Advisory Council Charter

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice is published in accordance with section 9a(2) of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988). Following 
consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of 
the Interior hereby renews the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership 
Council (Council) charter to continue for 2 years.

DATES: The charter will be filed under the Act May 10, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Hobbs, Council Coordinator, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), (703) 358-1711.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Council is to provide 
advice to the Secretary of the Interior through the Director of the 
Service to help the Department of the Interior (Department) and the 
Service achieve their goal of increasing public awareness of the 
importance of aquatic resources and the social and economic benefits of 
recreational fishing and boating.
    The Council will represent the interests of the sport fishing and 
boating constituencies and industries and will consist of no more than 
18 members appointed by the Secretary to assure a balanced, cross-
sectional representation of public and private sector organizations. 
The Council will consist of two ex-officio members: Director, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, and the President, International Association of 
Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA). The 16 remaining members will be 
appointed at the Secretary s discretion to achieve balanced 
representation for recreational fishing and boating interests. The 
membership will comprise senior-level representatives for recreational 
fishing, boating, and aquatic resource conservation. These appointees 
must have demonstrated expertise and experience in one or more of the 
following areas of national interest: The director of a State agency 
responsible for the management of recreational fish and wildlife 
resources, selected from a coastal State if the President of IAFWA is 
from an inland State, or selected from an inland State if the President 
of IAFWA is from a coastal State; saltwater and freshwater recreational 
fishing; recreational boating; recreational fishing and boating 
industries; conservation of recreational fishery resources; aquatic 
resource outreach and education; and tourism.
    The Council will function solely as an advisory body and in 
compliance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Act).
    The Certification of renewal is published below.


    I hereby certify that the renewal of the Sport Fishing and Boating 
Partnership Council is necessary and in the public interest in 
connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of 
the Interior by those statutory authorities as defined in Federal laws 
including, but not restricted to, the Federal Aid in Sport Fish 
Restoration Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and the Fish and 
Wildlife Act of 1956 in furtherance of the Secretary of the Interior s 
statutory responsibilities for administration of the

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission to conserve, protect, and 
enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the 
continuing benefit of the American people. The Council will assist the 
Secretary and the Department of the Interior by providing advice on 
activities to enhance fishery and aquatic resources.

    Dated: April 20, 2004.
Gale Norton,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 04-9386 Filed 4-21-04; 12:31 pm]