[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 151 (Friday, August 5, 2011)]
[Pages 47606-47607]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-19871]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-EA-2011-N149; 97600-9792-0000-5D]

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, August 31, 2011, from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, September 1, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
(Pacific time). Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting 
must notify Douglas Hobbs by August 22, 2011. For deadlines and 
directions on registering to attend, submitting written material, and 
giving an oral presentation, please see ``Public Input'' under 

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf 
Hotel, 2500 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; (415) 362-5500 

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 Doug_Hobbs@fws.gov.

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 (see 


    The Council was formed in January 1993 to advise the Secretary of 
the Interior, through the Director of the 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

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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.

Upcoming Meeting

    The Council will convene to consider:
    1. Progress in implementing the Council's assessment of the Fish 
and Wildlife Service Fisheries Program;
    2. Progress in implementing the Council's assessment of the 
activities of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation;
    3. Issues related to implementation of the America's Great Outdoors 
    4. Issues related to Marine Protected Areas and implementation of 
the National Ocean Policy;
    5. Updates on activities of the Service's Wildlife and Sport Fish 
Restoration Program and Fisheries Program; and
    6. Other Council business.

The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc.

Public Input

                                              You must contact Douglas
                                               Hobbs (see FOR FURTHER
              If you wish to               INFORMATION CONTACT) no later
Attend the meeting.......................  August 22, 2011.
Submit written information or questions    August 22, 2011.
 before the meeting for the council to
 consider during the meeting.
Give an oral presentation during the       August 17, 2011.


    In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of 
business on the date above. Because entry to Federal buildings is 
restricted, all visitors are required to preregister to be admitted. 
Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address, and phone 
number to Douglas Hobbs (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

Submitting Written Information or Questions

    Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or 
questions for the Council to consider during the public meeting. 
Written statements must be received by the date under DATES, 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 formats are Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS 
Word, MS PowerPoint, or rich text file).

Giving an Oral Presentation

    Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation at 
the 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; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the 
public speaker list for this meeting. Nonregistered public speakers 
will not be considered during the meeting. Registered 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 after the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

    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 28, 2011.
 James J. Slack,
 Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-19871 Filed 8-4-11; 8:45 am]