[Federal Register: January 13, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 8)]
[Page 1976-1977]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: As provided in Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, the Service announces a series of meetings designed to 
enhance recreational fishing and boating in the United States and 
thereby instill a greater public appreciation of aquatic

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resources. These meetings, sponsored by the Sport Fishing and Boating 
Partnership Council (Council), are open to the public and interested 
persons may participate in facilitated, interactive discussions of 
issues affecting public participation in recreational fishing and 
boating activities.

                                               Dates and Locations                                              
         Dates/times                 address                Cost              Telephone     Reservation deadline
Jan. 20, 1998, 8 am-5 pm....  Holiday Inn--Select   $106/night..........      602/273-7778  Jan. 5, 1998.       
                               Airport, 4300 East                                                               
                               Washington St.,                                                                  
                               Phoenix, AZ 85034.                                                               
Jan. 22, 1998, 8 am-5 pm....  Doubletree Hotel--    98/night............      206/246-8600  Jan. 10, 1998.      
                               Seattle Airport,                               800/222-8733                      
                               18740 Pacific Hwy                                                                
                               South, Seattle, WA                                                               
Feb.10, 1998, 8 am-5 pm.....  Holiday Inn--Airport  96/night............      404/762-8411  Jan. 13, 1998.      
                               North, 1380                                                                      
                               Virginia Ave.,                                                                   
                               Atlanta, GA 30344.                                                               
Feb. 24, 1998, 8 am-5 pm....  Park Plaza Hotel at   104/night...........      617/426-2000  Feb. 6, 1998.       
                               Back Bay, 64                                   800/225-2008                      
                               Arlington Street,                                                                
                               Boston, MA 02116-                                                                
Feb. 26, 1998, 8 am-5 pm....  Sheraton Hotel--Elk   107/night...........      847/290-1600  Feb. 5, 1998.       
                               Grove, 121 N. West                                                               
                               Point Blvd., Elk                                                                 
                               Grove Village, IL                                                                
                               60007 (near                                                                      
Apr. 1, 1998, 8 am-5 pm.....  Renaissance Hotel--   75/night............      314/429-1100  Mar. 10, 1998.      
                               Airport, 9801        85/night                                                    
                               Natural Bridge                                                                   
                               Road, St. Louis, MO                                                              
Apr. 21, 1998, 8 am-5 pm....  Harvey DFW Hotel,     94/night............      972/929-4500  Mar. 30, 1998.      
                               4545 W. John                                                                     
                               Carpenter Freeway,                                                               
                               Irving, TX 75063                                                                 
                               (Near Dallas).                                                                   
Apr. 23, 1998, 8 am-5 pm....  Clarion Hotel, 401    113/night...........      650/692-6363  Apr. 8, 1998.       
                               East Millbrae Ave.,                                                              
                               Millbrae, CA 94030                                                               
                               (Near SF).                                                                       
May 5, 1998, 8 am-5 pm......  Orlando Airport       77/night............      407/851-9000  Apr. 11, 1998.      
                               Marriott, 7499                                                                   
                               Agusta National                                                                  
                               Drive, Orlando, FL                                                               
May 7, 1998, 8 am-5 pm......  Radisson Pen--        68/night............      717/763-7117  Apr. 15, 1998.      
                               Harrison Hotel,                                800/333-3333                      
                               1150 Camp Hill                                                                   
                               Bypass, Camp Hill,                                                               
                               PA 17011                                                                         

    Summary minutes of the conferences will be maintained by the 
Coordinator for the Council at 1033 North Fairfax Street, Suite 200, 
Arlington, VA 22314, and will be available for public inspection during 
regular business hours within 30 days following each meeting. Personal 
copies may be downloaded from web site http://www.fws.gov/__r9sfbpc.

Doug Alcorn, Council Coordinator, at 703/836-1392.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Outreach Committee of the Council will 
gather input from recreational fishing and boating constituents to 
develop a national outreach strategy for increasing public 
participation in these activities. Meeting participants will identify 
and rank challenges or barriers to increasing participation. Meeting 
participants will, as they progress through the series of meetings, be 
asked to identify solutions or set objectives for meeting the 
challenges identified and ranked at earlier meetings. The meetings will 
be professionally facilitated and each participant will have an 
opportunity to provide input anonymously through use of a computer 
network provided at the meetings. Results, findings, or recommendations 
of all meetings will be posted at web site http://www.fws.gov/
__r9sfbpc/ within 30 days of the conclusion of each meeting. The 
Council's Outreach Committee is co-chaired by Mr. Tom Bedell, President 
of Outdoor Technologies Group, and Mr. Earl Bentz, President of Triton 
Boats. Other Committee members include Mr. Michael Sciulla, Vice 
President of BOAT/U.S. and Ms. Arva Jackson, a retired employee of 

    Dated: January 7, 1998.
Jamie Rappaport Clark,
[FR Doc. 98-735 Filed 1-12-98; 8:45 am]