[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 234 (Thursday, December 5, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 73144]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29152]



Forest Service

36 CFR Part 242


Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 100

[FWS-R7-SM-2013-N259; FXFR13350700640-145-FF07J00000]

Subsistence Management Program for Public Lands in Alaska; 
Western Interior Alaska Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council 

AGENCY: Forest Service, Agriculture; Fish and Wildlife Service, 

ACTION: Notice of meeting (teleconference).


SUMMARY: This document informs the public that the Western Interior 
Alaska Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council (Council) will 
hold a public meeting by teleconference on December 11, 2013. The 
public is invited to participate and to provide oral testimony. The 
purpose of the Council is to provide recommendations and information to 
the Federal Subsistence Board, to review policies and management plans, 
and to provide a public forum for subsistence issues.

DATES: The teleconference will take place on December 11, 2013, at 8:30 
a.m. (AKST). For information on how to participate, please see 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, Federal Subsistence Board, c/o 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention: Gene Peltola, Office of 
Subsistence Management; (907) 786-3888; or subsistence@fws.gov. For 
questions specific to National Forest System lands, contact Steve 
Kessler, Regional Subsistence Program Leader, USDA, Forest Service, 
Alaska Region; (907) 743-9461; or skessler@fs.fed.us.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title VIII of the Alaska National Interest 
Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3111-3126) sets forth the provisions 
of the Federal Subsistence Management Program. This program provides a 
priority for taking of fish and wildlife resources for subsistence uses 
on Federal public lands and waters in Alaska. The Federal Subsistence 
Board, which includes public and private members, administers the 
program supported by Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils, 
which represent 10 subsistence resource regions in Alaska. The Councils 
provide a forum for rural residents with personal knowledge of local 
conditions and resource requirements to have a meaningful role in the 
subsistence management of fish and wildlife on Federal public lands in 
Alaska. The Board will engage in outreach efforts for this notice to 
Tribes and Alaska Native corporations to ensure they are advised of the 
mechanisms by which they can participate.
    In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the Western Interior Alaska Federal 
Subsistence Regional Advisory Council will meet to review State and 
Federal wildlife proposals and fisheries resource monitoring plans and 
to form other recommendations on fish and wildlife issues. This meeting 
is a follow-up to the Council's November 6-8, 2013, meeting, which did 
not achieve a required quorum, to make recommendations on changes to 
the regulations for the subsistence taking of wildlife to the Federal 
Subsistence Board and to address subsistence issues concerning the 
region. To participate, call toll free 1-877-638-8165. When prompted, 
enter the following passcode: 9060609.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3, 472, 551, 668dd, 3101-3126; 18 U.S.C. 
3551-3586; 43 U.S.C. 1733.

    Dated: November 22, 2013.
Gene Peltola,
Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Acting 
Chair, Federal Subsistence Board.
    Dated: November 25, 2013.
Steve Kessler,
Subsistence Program Leader, USDA-Forest Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-29152 Filed 12-4-13; 8:45 am]
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