[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 18, 2012)]
[Pages 57577-57578]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22935]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-EA-2012-N217; FF09D00000-FXGO1664091HCC05D-123]

Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation 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 Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council 

DATES: Meeting: Tuesday October 16, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
and Wednesday October 17, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern 
daylight time). For deadlines and directions on registering to attend, 
submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please 
see ``Public Input'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, 
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mailstop 3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; 
telephone (703) 358-2639; fax (703) 358-2548; or email joshua_winchell@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that 
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council will hold a meeting.


    Formed in February 2010, the Council provides advice about wildlife 
and habitat conservation endeavors that:
    1. Benefit wildlife resources;
    2. Encourage partnership among the public, sporting conservation 
organizations, States, Native American tribes, and the Federal 
Government; and
    3. Benefit recreational hunting.
    The Council advises the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary 
of Agriculture, reporting through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (Service), in consultation with the Director, Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM); Director, National Park Service (NPS); Chief, Forest 
Service (USFS); Chief, Natural Resources Service (NRCS); and 
Administrator, Farm Services Agency (FSA). The Council's duties are 
strictly advisory and consist of, but are not limited to, providing 
recommendations for:
    1. Implementing the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource 
Conservation Plan--A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation;
    2. Increasing public awareness of and support for the Wildlife 
Restoration Program;
    3. Fostering wildlife and habitat conservation and ethics in 
hunting and shooting sports recreation;
    4. Stimulating sportsmen and women's participation in conservation 
and management of wildlife and habitat resources through outreach and 
    5. Fostering communication and coordination among State, tribal, 
and Federal governments; industry; hunting and shooting sportsmen and 
women; wildlife and habitat conservation and management organizations; 
and the public;

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    6. Providing appropriate access to Federal lands for recreational 
shooting and hunting;
    7. Providing recommendations to improve implementation of Federal 
conservation programs that benefit wildlife, hunting, and outdoor 
recreation on private lands; and
    8. When requested by the Designated Federal Officer, in 
consultation with the Council Chairperson, performing a variety of 
assessments or reviews of policies, programs, and efforts through the 
Council's designated subcommittees or workgroups.
    Background information on the Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Meeting Agenda

    The Council will convene to consider:
    1. The Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource Conservation 
Plan--A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation;
    2. America's Great Outdoors initiative; and
    3. Other Council business.
    The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Public Input

                                          You must contact the Council
                                          Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER
            If you wish to                INFORMATION CONTACT) no later
Attend the meeting....................  October 5, 2012.
Submit written information or           October 5, 2012.
 questions before the meeting for the
 council to consider during the
Give an oral presentation during the    October 5, 2012.


    Because entry to Federal buildings is restricted, all visitors are 
required to preregister to be admitted. In order to attend this 
meeting, you must register by close of business on the dates listed in 
``Public Input'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Please submit your 
name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to the Council 

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 above, 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 the 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, may submit written statements to the 
Council Coordinator up to 30 days subsequent to the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

    Summary minutes of the conference 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/whhcc.

Christine E. Eustis,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-22935 Filed 9-17-12; 8:45 am]