[Federal Register: March 30, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 61)]
[Page 16175-16176]
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Office of the Secretary

Renewal of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Advisory 

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Renewal.


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

DATES: The Council's charter will be filed under the Act April 14, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator, 
Fish and Wildlife 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 
Fish and Wildlife Service (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 

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constituencies and industries and will consist of no more than 18 
members and up to 16 alternates 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, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the President, International 
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA). The 16 remaining 
members will be representatives selected from among, but not limited 
to, the following national interest groups: (1) State fish and wildlife 
resource management agencies (member will be a Director of a coastal 
State if the President of the IAFWA is from an inland State, or an 
inland State if the President of the IAFWA is from a coastal State); 
(2) saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing organizations; (3) 
recreational boating organizations; (4) recreational fishing and 
boating industries; (5) recreational fishery resources conservation 
organizations; (6) aquatic resource outreach and education 
organizations; and (7) tourism industry. Members will be senior-level 
representatives for recreational fishing, boating, and aquatic resource 
conservation and have the ability to represent their designated 
    The Council will function solely as an advisory body and in 
compliance with provisions of the Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). 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 (16 U.S.C. 777-777k), Fish and Wildlife Coordination 
Act (16 U.S.C. 661-667e), and the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 
U.S.C. 742a-742j) in furtherance of the Secretary of the Interior's 
statutory responsibilities for administration of the 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: March 21, 2006.
Gale A. Norton,
Secretary of the Interior.
 [FR Doc. E6-4618 Filed 3-29-06; 8:45 am]