[Federal Register: April 28, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 81)]
[Page 22423]
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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, May 26, 2010, from 10 
a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern time). Members of the public wishing to 
participate in the meeting must notify Douglas Hobbs by close of 
business on Monday, May 17, 2010, per instructions under Supplementary 

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Department of the Interior, 
Room 5160, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240.

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 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.


    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.

Meeting Agenda

    The Council will convene to consider: (1) The Sport Fish 
Restoration Boating Access Program; (2) The Fish and Wildlife Service 
Fisheries Program; (3) 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; (4) information on issues for the 
Council to include in its 2010 to 2012 Strategic Work Plan; and (5) 
other Council business. 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 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, May 17, 2010, (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) 
to be placed on the public speaker list for this meeting. Written 
statements must be received by Wednesday, May 19, 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 2007 format).
    In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of 
business Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Because entry to Federal buildings is 
restricted, all visitors are required to pre-register to be admitted. 
Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address and phone 
number to Douglas Hobbs. Mr. Hobbs' e-mail 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: April 20, 2010.
Rowan W. Gould,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2010-9776 Filed 4-27-10; 8:45 am]