[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 250 (Thursday, December 29, 2011)]
[Pages 81959-81960]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33389]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-EA-2011-N271; 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, January 25, 2012, from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, January 26, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
(Eastern time). Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting 
must notify Douglas Hobbs by January 18, 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 Renaissance Fort Lauderdale 
Cruise Port Hotel, 1617 SE 17th Street, Fort

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Lauderdale, FL 33312; (954) 626-1700 (phone).

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 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. Update on FWS progress in implementing the Council's assessment 
of the Service's Fisheries Program;
    2. Council role in leading the revision of the FWS Fisheries 
Program Strategic Plan;
    3. Update from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation on 
progress in implementing Council recommendations to improve the 
activities and operations of the Foundation;
    4. Issues related to implementation of the America's Great Outdoors 
    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
          If you wish to             FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no
                                                 later than
Attend the meeting................  January 18, 2012.
Submit written information or       January 18, 2012.
 questions before the meeting for
 the council to consider during
 the meeting.
Give an oral presentation during    January 18, 2012.
 the meeting.


    In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of 
business on the date above. Please submit your name, time of arrival, 
email address, and phone number to Douglas Hobbs (see FOR FURTHER 

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 

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 
email; 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: December 21, 2011.
Gregory E. Siekaniec,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-33389 Filed 12-28-11; 8:45 am]