[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 51 (Thursday, March 15, 2012)]
[Pages 15386-15387]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6251]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-EA-2012-N055; FF09D00000-FXGO1664091HCC05D-123]

Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of teleconference.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public 
teleconference of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation 
Council (Council).

DATES: Teleconference: Tuesday April 3, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 4 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: 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 


    Formed in February 2010, the Council provides advice about wildlife 
and habitat conservation endeavors that:
    1. Benefit recreational hunting;
    2. Benefit wildlife resources; and
    3. Encourage partnership among the public, the sporting 
conservation community, the shooting and hunting sports industry, 
wildlife conservation organizations, the States, Native American 
tribes, and the Federal Government.
    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 Sport 
Wildlife Trust Fund;
    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 Government; industry; hunting and shooting sportsmen and 
women; wildlife and habitat conservation and management organizations; 
and the public;
    6. Providing appropriate access to Federal lands for recreational 
shooting and hunting;
    7. Providing recommendation to improve implementation of Federal 
conservation programs that benefit wildlife, hunting, and outdoor 
recreation on private lands; and
    8. When requested by the agencies' designated ex officio members or 
the Designated Federal Officer in consultation with the Council 
Chairman, performing a variety of assessments or reviews of policies, 
programs, and efforts through the Council's designated subcommittees or 
    Background information on the Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Meeting Agenda

    The Council will hold a teleconference to consider:
    1. Clean Water Act implementation: impacts to habitat and wildlife 
    2. Pending legislation affecting public hunting access and 
    The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

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Public Input

                                         You must contact the Council
           If you wish to                Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER
                                      INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than
Listen to the teleconference........  March 26, 2012.
Submit written information or         March 26, 2012.
 questions before the teleconference
 for the council to consider during
 the teleconference.
Give an oral presentation during the  March 26, 2012.

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 
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 at 
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/whhcc.

Rowan W. Gould,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-6251 Filed 3-14-12; 8:45 am]