[Federal Register: June 9, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 111)]
[Page 32594]
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Office of the Secretary

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of charter renewal.


SUMMARY: 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 charter will be filed in accordance with the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act on June 24, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas 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 in order to assist the Department of the Interior (Department) 
and the Service in achieving 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 represents the interests of the sport fishing and 
boating constituencies and industries and consists 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 consists of two ex-officio members: 
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the President, Association 
of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA). The 16 remaining members are 
appointed at the Secretary's discretion to achieve balanced 
representation for recreational fishing and boating interests. The 
membership comprises senior-level representatives of 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 groups: State fish and wildlife 
resource management agencies, saltwater and freshwater recreational 
fishing organizations, recreational boating organizations, recreational 
fishing and boating industries, recreational fishery resources 
conservation organizations, tribal resource management organization, 
aquatic resource outreach and education organizations, and tourism 
    The Council functions solely as an advisory body and in compliance 
with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 
Appendix; Act). The Certification of renewal is published below.
    This notice is published in accordance with section 9a(2) of the 


    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 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: May 30, 2008.
Dirk Kempthorne,
Secretary of the Interior.
 [FR Doc. E8-12854 Filed 6-6-08; 8:45 am]