[Federal Register: August 6, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 151)]
[Page 47624-47625]
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Fish and Wildlife Service


Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public 
meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, from 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central time). Members of the public wishing to 
participate in the meeting must notify Douglas Hobbs by close of 
business on Monday, August 30, 2010, per instructions under 
Supplementary Information.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hotel Allegro, 171 West 
Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601; telephone (312) 236-0123.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator, 
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mailstop 3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; 
telephone (703) 358-2336; fax (703) 358-2548; or via e-mail at doug_

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that the 
Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a meeting on 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central time).


    The Council was formed in January 1993 to advise the Secretary of 
the Interior, through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on 
nationally significant recreational fishing, boating, and aquatic 
resource conservation issues. The Council represents the interests of 
the public and private sectors of the sport fishing, boating, and 
conservation 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 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, Native American tribes, 
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 consider: (1) Issues for inclusion in 
the 2010 to 2012 Strategic Work Plan; (2) the Council's assessment of 
the Sport Fish Restoration Boating Access Program; (3) the Council's 
assessment of the Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries Program; (4) the 
Council's assessment of the activities of the Recreational Boating and 
Fishing Foundation in implementing the Strategic Plan for the National 
Outreach and Communications Program, authorized by the 1998 
Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act; and (5) other Council business. 
The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/

Procedures for Public Input

    Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or 
oral information for the Council to consider during the public meeting. 
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 meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more 
than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should 
contact Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator, in writing (preferably via 
e-mail), by Monday, August 30, 2010 (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker list for this meeting. 
Written statements must be received by Wednesday, September 1, 2010, so 
that the information may be made available to the Council for their 
consideration prior to this meeting. Written statements must be 
supplied to the Council Coordinator in both of 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). 
In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of business 
Monday, August 30, 2010. Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-
mail address and phone number to Douglas Hobbs. Mr. Hobbs' e-mail 
address is doug_hobbs@fws.gov, and his phone number is (703) 358-2336.
    Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council 
Coordinator at 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS-3103-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: July 27, 2010.
Wendi Webber,
Acting Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2010-19393 Filed 8-5-10; 8:45 am]