[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 233 (Tuesday, December 4, 2012)]
[Pages 71820-71821]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29254]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-MB-2012-N253; 91100-3740-GRNT 7C]

Meeting Announcement: North American Wetlands Conservation 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) 
will meet to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) 
grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation 
Commission (Commission). This meeting is open to the public, and 
interested persons may present oral or written statements.

DATES: Council: Meeting is December 4, 2012, 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 
p.m. If you are interested in presenting information at this public 
meeting, contact the Council Coordinator no later than November 26, 

ADDRESSES: The Council meeting will be held at the National Fish and 
Wildlife Foundation, 1133 15th Street Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Perry, Council Coordinator, by 
phone at (703) 358-2432; by email at dbhc@fws.gov; or by U.S. mail at 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop MBSP 
4075, Arlington, VA 22203.



    In accordance with NAWCA (Pub. L. 101-233, 103 Stat. 1968, December 
13, 1989, as amended), the State-private-Federal Council meets to 
consider wetland acquisition, restoration, enhancement, and management 
projects for recommendation to, and final funding approval by, the 
Commission. Project proposal due dates, application instructions, and 
eligibility requirements are available on the NAWCA Web site at http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/Standard/US/Overview.shtm.
    Proposals require a minimum of 50 percent non-Federal matching 
funds. If you are interested in presenting information at this public 
meeting, contact the Council Coordinator no later than the date under 


    The Council will consider U.S. standard grant proposals at the 
meeting announced in DATES. The Commission will consider the Council's 
recommendations at its meeting tentatively scheduled for March 13, 

Public Input

    If you wish to:
    Attend the Council meeting, you must contact the Council 
Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than 
November 26, 2012.
    Submit written information or questions before the Council meeting 
for consideration during the meeting November 26, 2012.
    Give an oral presentation during the Council meeting November 26, 

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. If you 
wish to submit a written statement, so that the information may be made 
available to the Council for their consideration prior to this meeting, 
you must contact the Council Coordinator by the date

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above. 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 formats 
are Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or rich text file).

Giving an Oral Presentation

    Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation at 
the Council 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 by the date above, in writing 
(preferably via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be 
placed on the public speaker list for either of these meetings. 
Nonregistered public speakers will not be considered during the Council 
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 within 30 days following the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

    Summary minutes of the Council and meeting will be maintained by 
the Council Coordinator at the address under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT. Council meeting minutes will be posted at http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/CouncilAct.shtm#CouncilMeet within 30 days 
following the meeting. Personal copies may be purchased for the cost of 

    Dated: November 26, 2012.
Jerome Ford,
Assistant Director, Migratory Birds.
[FR Doc. 2012-29254 Filed 12-3-12; 8:45 am]