[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 233 (Monday, December 5, 2011)]
[Page 75898]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31104]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-EA-2011-N246; FF09X60000-FVWF979209000005D-XXX]

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Teleconference.


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

DATES: We will hold the teleconference on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). If you wish to listen to 
or participate in the teleconference proceedings, or submit written 
material for the Council to consider during the teleconference, notify 
Douglas Hobbs by Tuesday, December 13, 2011. See instructions under 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator, 
4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Mailstop 3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; (703) 358-
2336 (phone); (703) 358-2548 (fax); or doug_hobbs@fws.gov (email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we give notice that the 
Council will hold a teleconference (see DATES).


    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 Service Director 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.

Teleconference Agenda

    The Council will convene by telephone to: (1) Approve 
recommendations to the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service for 
funding Fiscal Year 2012 Boating Infrastructure Grant proposals; and 
(2) to consider other Council business. We will post the final agenda 
on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc.

Procedures for Public Input

    Individuals or groups can listen to or make an oral presentation at 
the public Council teleconference. Oral presentations will be limited 
to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 30 minutes for 
all speakers. In order to listen to or participate in this 
teleconference, you must register by close of business on December 13, 
2011. Please submit your name, email address, and phone number to 
Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
    Written statements must be received by December 13, 2011, 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 
email (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, 
MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). 
Please submit your statement to Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator (see 

Teleconference Summary Minutes

    The Council Coordinator will maintain the teleconference's summary 
minutes, which will be available for public inspection at the location 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT during regular business hours 
within 90 days after the teleconference. You may purchase personal 
copies for the cost of duplication.

    Dated: November 23, 2011.
Cynthia T. Martinez,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-31104 Filed 12-2-11; 8:45 am]