[Federal Register: March 6, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 43)]
[Page 11220-11221]
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Office of the Secretary

Fish and Wildlife Service; Establishment of the Sporting 
Conservation Council

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 establishes the Sporting Conservation Council. The 
Council will function solely as an advisory body and in compliance with 
the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Act).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Simpson at 202-208-6224.

SUPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The Council will provide advice and guidance 
to the Federal Government through the Department of the Interior

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on how to increase public awareness of the importance of wildlife 
resources and the social and economic benefits of recreational hunting. 
The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary of the Interior 
about wildlife conservation endeavors that benefit recreational hunting 
and wildlife resources and that encourage partnerships among the 
public, the sportsman conservation community and Federal and State 
    Council membership will include representatives from game bird 
hunting organizations, recreational shooting organizations, wildlife 
conservation organizations, big game hunting organizations, and the 
hunting community.
    The Council will function solely as an advisory body, and in 
compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
The Charter will be filed under the Act, 15 days from the date of 
publication of this notice.


    I hereby certify that the establishment of the Sporting 
Conservation Council is necessary and in the public interest in 
connection with the performance of duties by the Department of the 
Interior mandated pursuant to 43 U.S.C. 1457, and provisions of the 
Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742A-742j).

    Dated: February 17, 2006.
Gale A. Norton,
Secretary of the Interior.
 [FR Doc. E6-3137 Filed 3-3-06; 8:45 am]