[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 26, 2013)]
[Page 70571]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28329]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N250; FXIA16710900000-134-FF09A30000]

Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking; Rescheduled Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 
public meeting of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking 
(Council). This meeting is being rescheduled from October 21, 2013.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013, from 11 
a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Members of the public who want 
to participate in the meeting must notify Mr. Cade London by close of 
business on Monday, December 9, 2013. See additional instructions under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, Procedures for Public Input.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of the 
Interior, South Interior Building Auditorium, 1951 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20240.

International Affairs, by U.S. mail at 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 
110, Arlington, VA 22203; by telephone at (703) 358-2584; by fax at 
(703) 358-2276; or by email at cade_london@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app.), we announce that the 
Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking (Council) will hold a meeting 
to discuss committee structure and organization, the National Strategy 
to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, and other council business as 


    Pursuant to E.O. 13648, the Advisory Council on Wildlife 
Trafficking was formed on August 30, 2013, to advise the Presidential 
Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking, through the Secretary of the 
Interior, on national strategies to combat wildlife trafficking, 
including, but not limited to (a) effective support for anti-poaching 
activities; (b) coordinating regional law enforcement efforts; (c) 
developing and supporting effective legal enforcement mechanisms; and 
(d) developing strategies to reduce illicit trade and consumer demand 
for illegally traded wildlife, including protected species.
    The eight-member Council, appointed by the Secretary of the 
Interior, includes former senior leadership within the U.S. Government, 
as well as chief executive officers and board members from conservation 
organizations and the private sector. For more information on the 
Council and its members, visit http://www.fws.gov/international/advisory-council-wildlife-trafficking/.

Meeting Agenda

    The Council will consider:
    1. Advisory Council organization and process,
    2. The National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, and
    3. Other council business.
    The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/international/advisory-council-wildlife-trafficking/.

Procedures for Public Input

    Interested members of the public may submit relevant information 
for the Council to consider during the public meeting. Members of the 
public may register in advance to speak (by December 9, 2013), or they 
may submit written questions in advance for the Council to address 
during the meeting (by December 11, 2013). Nonregistered public 
speakers will not be considered during the meeting.
    Members of the public who want to make an oral presentation at the 
meeting will be limited to a total of 1 hour 30 minutes, to be 
distributed among all speakers. However, where time permits and if 
deemed appropriate by the Council Chair and DFO, additional time for 
public comment may be allotted. Interested parties should contact Cade 
London, Special Assistant--International Affairs (preferably via 
email), by Monday, December 9, 2013, to be placed on the public speaker 
    Registered speakers who wish to expand on their oral statements, or 
those who wanted to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, 
are invited to submit subsequent written statements to the Council 
after the meeting. Such written statements must be received by Mr. 
London, in writing (preferably via email) no later than December 23, 
    In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of 
business Monday, December 9, 2013. Because entry to Federal buildings 
is restricted, all visitors must preregister to be admitted. Please 
submit your name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to 
    Members of the public requesting reasonable accommodations, such as 
hearing interpreters, must contact Mr. London, in writing (preferably 
via email) no later than December 9, 2013.
    Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained at 4401 N. 
Fairfax Drive, Room 110, Arlington, VA 22203, and on the Council Web 
site at http://www.fws.gov/international/advisory-council-wildlife-trafficking/, and will be available for public inspection during 
regular business hours within 30 days following the meeting.

    Dated: November 20, 2013.
Patrick Leonard,
Deputy Assistant Director for International Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-28329 Filed 11-25-13; 8:45 am]