[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 88 (Monday, May 7, 2012)]
[Pages 26784-26785]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10957]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-EA-2012-N105; 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: Teleconference: Friday, May 18, 2012; 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
(Eastern daylight time). For deadlines and directions on registering to 
listen to the teleconference, submitting written material, and giving 
an oral presentation, please see ``Public Input'' under SUPPLEMENTARY 

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 email 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 Sport 
Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a teleconference.


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

Meeting Agenda

    The Council will hold a teleconference to consider:
     Comments on the FWS proposed rule for the Boating 
Infrastructure Grant Program (Federal Register, Vol. 77, No. 60; March 
28, 2012);
     The Council effort to assist the FWS Fisheries Program 
revise and update its program ``Vision'' and Strategic Plan;
     Possible strategic issues for the Council to consider over 
the new 2-year term; and
     Other miscellaneous Council business.
    The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc.

                              Public Input
                                        You must contact the Council
          If you wish to                Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER
                                     INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than
Listen to the teleconference.....  Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
Submit written information or      Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
 questions before the
 teleconference for the council
 to consider during the
Give an oral presentation during   Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
 the teleconference.

Submitting Written Information or Questions

    Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or 
questions for the Council to consider during the teleconference. 
Written statements must be received by the date listed in ``Public 
Input'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, so that the information may be 
made available to the Council for their consideration prior to this 
teleconference. Written statements must be supplied to the Council 
Coordinator in one of the following formats: One hard copy with

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original signature, and one electronic copy via email (acceptable file 
formats are Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or rich text 

Giving an Oral Presentation

    Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation 
during the teleconference will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, 
with no more than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested 
parties should contact the Council Coordinator, in writing (preferably 
via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the 
public speaker list for this teleconference. To ensure an opportunity 
to speak during the public comment period of the teleconference, 
members of the public must register with the Council Coordinator. 
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, may submit written statements to the Council Coordinator up to 
30 days subsequent to the teleconference.

Meeting Minutes

    Summary minutes of the teleconference will be maintained by the 
Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) and will be 
available for public inspection within 90 days of the meeting and will 
be posted on the Council's Web site at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc.

David Cottingham,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-10957 Filed 5-4-12; 8:45 am]