[Federal Register: March 6, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 44)]
[Page 10224-10225]
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Office of the Secretary

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Advisory Council Charter

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of renewal of the Public Advisory Council Charter-Sport 
Fishing and Boating Partnership Council.


SUMMARY: This notice is published in accordance with section 9a(2) of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988). Following 
consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of 
the Interior hereby renews the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership 
Council (Council) charter to continue for 2 years.

DATES: The charter will be filed under the Act March 21, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laury Parramore, Council Coordinator, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), (703) 358-1711.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Council is to provide 
advice to the Secretary of the Interior through the Director of the 
Service to help the Department of the Interior (Department) and the 
Service achieve their goal of increasing public awareness of the 
importance of aquatic resources and the social and economic benefits of 
recreational fishing and boating. The Council will represent the 
interests of the sport fishing and boating constituencies and 
industries and will consist of no more than 18 members appointed by the 
Secretary to assure a balanced, cross sectional representation of 
public and private sector organizations. The Council will consist of 
two ex-officio members: Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and 
the President, International Association of Fish and Wildlife (IAFWA). 
The 16 remaining members will be appointed at the Secretary's 
discretion to achieve balanced representation for recreational fishing 
and boating interests. The membership will be comprised of senior-level 
representatives for recreational fishing, boating, and aquatic resource 
conservation. These appointees must have demonstrated expertise and 
experience in one or more of the following areas of national interest: 
the director of a State agency responsible for the management of 
recreational fish and wildlife resources, selected from a coastal State 
if the President of IAFWA is from an inland State, or selected from an 
inland State if the President of IAFWA is from a coastal State; 
saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing; recreational

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boating; recreational fishing and boating industries; conservation of 
recreational fishery resources; aquatic resource outreach and 
education; and tourism. The Council will function solely as an advisory 
body and in compliance with provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Act.)
    The Certification of renewal is published below.


    I hereby certify that the renewal of the Sport Fishing and Boating 
Partnership Council is necessary and in the public interest in 
connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of 
the Interior by those statutory authorities as defined in Federal laws 
including, but not restricted to, the Federal Aid in Sport Fish 
Restoration Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and the Fish and 
Wildlife Act of 1956 in furtherance of the Secretary of the Interior's 
statutory responsibilities for administration of the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service's mission to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, 
wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of 
the American people. The Council will assist the Secretary and the 
Department of the Interior by providing advice on activities to enhance 
fishery and aquatic resources.

    Dated: February 15, 2002.
Gale Norton,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 02-5282 Filed 3-5-02; 8:45 am]