[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 75 (Friday, April 18, 2014)]
[Pages 21942-21943]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08844]



Office of the Secretary

[FWS-HQ-EA-2013-N291; FF09D00000-FXG01664091HCC0-145]

Renewal of Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council 

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), following 
consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of 
the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture have renewed the Wildlife 
and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council) charter for 2 
years. The Council provides recommendations on wildlife and habitat 
management, hunting, and other outdoor recreation, affording 
stakeholders the opportunity to give policy, management, and technical 
input to the Departments.

DATES: The charter will be filed with the Senate and House of 
Representatives and the Library of Congress.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (703) 358-2639.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will conduct its operations in 
accordance with the provisions of FACA. It will report to the Secretary 
of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture through the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, in consultation with the Director of the Bureau 
of Land Management; the Director of the National Park Service; the 
Chief, U.S. Forest Service; the Chief, Natural Resources Conservation 
Service; and the Administrator of the Farm Service Agency. The Council 
will function solely as an advisory body. The Council's duties will 
consist of, but are not limited to, providing recommendations for:
    (a) Implementing the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource 
Conservation Plan--A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation;
    (b) Increasing public awareness of and support for the Wildlife 
Restoration Program;
    (c) Fostering wildlife and habitat conservation and ethics in 
hunting and shooting sports recreation;
    (d) Stimulating sportsmen and women's participation in conservation 
and management of wildlife and habitat resources through outreach and 
    (e) 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;
    (f) Providing appropriate access to Federal lands for recreational 
shooting and hunting;
    (g) Providing recommendations to improve implementation of Federal 
conservation programs that benefit wildlife, hunting, and outdoor 
recreation on private lands; and
    (h) When requested by the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) 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.
    The Council will consist of no more than 18 discretionary and 7 ex 
officio members. The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of 
Agriculture will appoint discretionary members for 3-year terms.
    (a) Ex officio members:
    (1) Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or designated 
representative; (2) Director, Bureau of Land Management, or designated 
representative; (3) Director, National Park Service, or designated 
    (4) Chief, U.S. Forest Service, or designated representative;
    (5) Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or designated 
    (6) Administrator, Farm Service Agency, or designated 
representative; and
    (7) Executive Director, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 
    (b) The remaining (discretionary) members will be selected from 
among the national interest groups listed below. These members must be 
senior-level representatives of their organizations and/or have the 
authority to represent their designated constituency.
    (1) State fish and wildlife resource management agencies;
    (2) Wildlife and habitat conservation/management organizations; (3) 
Game bird hunting organizations;
    (4) Waterfowl hunting organizations; (5) Big game hunting 
    (6) Sportsmen and women community at large;
    (7) Archery, hunting, and/or shooting sports industry;
    (8) Hunting and shooting sports outreach and education 

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    (9) Tourism, outfitter, and/or guide industries related to hunting 
and/or shooting sports; and
    (10) Tribal resource management organizations.
    The Council will function solely as an advisory body and in 
compliance with provisions of FACA (5 U.S.C. Appendix). This notice is 
published in accordance with section 9a(2) of FACA. The certification 
of renewal is published below.
    Certification: I hereby certify that the Wildlife and Hunting 
Heritage Conservation Council (Council) is necessary and is in the 
public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on 
the Department of the Interior under 43 U.S.C. 1457 and provisions of 
the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a), the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701), the National 
Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd), and 
Executive Order 13443, Facilitation of Hunting Heritage and Wildlife 

    Dated: February 5, 2014.
Sally Jewell,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2014-08844 Filed 4-17-14; 8:45 am]