[Federal Register: February 9, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 27)]
[Page 6284]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of teleconference.


SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public 
teleconference of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council 

DATES: We will hold the teleconference on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). Members of the public wishing to 
participate in the teleconference must notify Douglas Hobbs by close of 
business on Friday, February 16, 2007, per instructions under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. Submit written 
statements for this teleconference no later than February 13, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Council Coordinator, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mailstop 
3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203.

2336 (phone), (703) 358-2548 (fax), or doug_hobbs@fws.gov (e-mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we give notice that the 
Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a 
teleconference on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


    The Council was formed in January 1993 to advise the Secretary of 
the Interior, through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
about sport fishing and boating issues. The Council represents the 
interests of the public and private sectors of the sport fishing and 
boating communities and is organized to enhance partnerships among 
industry, constituency groups, and government. The 18-member Council, 
appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, includes the Director of 
the Service and the president of the International Association of Fish 
and Wildlife Agencies, who both serve in ex officio capacities. Other 
Council members are Directors from State agencies responsible for 
managing recreational fish and wildlife resources and individuals who 
represent the interests of saltwater and freshwater recreational 
fishing, recreational boating, the recreational fishing and boating 
industries, recreational fisheries resource conservation, aquatic 
resource outreach and education, and tourism. Background information on 
the Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc.

    The Council will convene to: (1) Approve recommendations to the 
Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service for funding Fiscal Year 2007 
Boating Infrastructure Grant proposals; and (2) Be briefed on a Fish 
and Wildlife Service proposal related to combining some or all 
functions of the Fisheries and Habitat Conservation program and the 
Endangered Species program. The final agenda will be posted on the 
Internet at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc.

Procedures for Public Input

    Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or 
oral information for the Council to consider during the public 
teleconference. Questions from the public will not be considered during 
this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements or 
those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the 
agenda are invited to submit written statements to the Council.
    Individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at the public 
Council teleconference will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker, with 
no more than a total of one-half hour for all speakers. Interested 
parties should contact Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator, in writing 
(preferably via e-mail), by Friday, February 16, 2007, at the contact 
information under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT to be placed on the 
public speaker list for this teleconference. We must receive your 
written statements by Tuesday, February 13, 2007, so that the 
information may be made available to the Council for their 
consideration prior to this teleconference. Submit your written 
statements to the Council Coordinator in the following formats: One 
hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail 
(acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS 
PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format).
    Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council 
Coordinator at 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS-3101-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203, 
and will be available for public inspection during regular business 
hours within 30 days following the meeting. Personal copies may be 
purchased for the cost of duplication.

    Dated: January 24, 2007.
Kevin Adams,
Acting Director.
 [FR Doc. E7-2149 Filed 2-8-07; 8:45 am]