[Federal Register: November 30, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 230)]
[Page 67747]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of teleconference.


SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public 
teleconference of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council 

DATES: We will hold the teleconference on Monday, December 17, 2007, 2-
4 p.m. (Eastern time). If you wish to listen to the teleconference 
proceedings, submit written material for the Council to consider, or 
give a 2-minute presentation during the teleconference, notify Douglas 
Hobbs by Friday, December 7, 2007. If you wish to submit a written 
statement for Council consideration during the teleconference, we must 
receive it no later than December 13, 2007. See instructions under 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator, 
4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Mailstop 3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; (703) 358-
2336 (phone); (703) 358-2548 (fax), or doug_hobbs@fws.gov (e-mail).



    In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we give notice that the Council will hold 
a teleconference on Monday, December 17, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m.
    The Council was formed in January 1993 to advise the Secretary of 
the Interior, through the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, on nationally significant recreational fishing, boating, and 
aquatic resource conservation issues. The Council represents the 
interests of the public and private sectors of the sport fishing, 
boating, and conservation communities and is organized to enhance 
partnerships among industry, constituency groups, and government. The 
18-member Council, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, includes 
the Service Director and the president of the Association of Fish and 
Wildlife Agencies, who both serve in ex officio capacities. Other 
Council members are directors from State agencies responsible for 
managing recreational fish and wildlife resources and individuals who 
represent the interests of saltwater and freshwater recreational 
fishing, recreational boating, the recreational fishing and boating 
industries, recreational fisheries resource conservation, Native 
American tribes, aquatic resource outreach and education, and tourism. 
Background information on the Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc

    The Council will convene to: (1) Approve recommendations to the 
Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service for funding Fiscal Year 2008 
Boating Infrastructure Grant proposals; and (2) to consider other 
Council business. We will post the final agenda on the Internet at 

Procedures for Public Input

Format Requirements for Oral and Written Commenters

    Whether you wish to comment orally or in written form, you must 
provide us with written copies of your comments. All written statements 
must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in both of the following 
     One hard copy with original signature, and
     One electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: 
Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text 
files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format).

Giving a 2-Minute Oral Presentation

    Individuals or groups may request to give an oral presentation 
during the Council teleconference. Oral presentations will be limited 
to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than half an hour total for all 
speakers. Interested parties must contact Douglas Hobbs, Council 
Coordinator, in writing (preferably via e-mail; see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT), by Friday, December 7, 2007, to be placed on the 
public speaker list for this teleconference. In addition, if you are 
selected to make a 2-minute presentation, you must provide hard and 
electronic copies of your presentation to the Council Coordinator by 
Thursday, December 13, 2007. Additional live questions from the public 
will not be considered during the teleconference.

Submitting Written Information for the Council To Consider

    Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements or those who 
had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda are 
invited to submit written statements to the Council. Interested members 
of the public may submit relevant written information for the Council 
to consider during the public teleconference. We must receive all 
written statements by Thursday, December 13, 2007, so that we can make 
the information available to the Council for their consideration prior 
to the teleconference.

Council Minutes

    The Council Coordinator will maintain the teleconference's summary 
minutes, which will be available for public inspection at the location 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT during regular business hours 
within 30 days after the teleconference. You may purchase personal 
copies for the cost of duplication.

    Dated: November 20, 2007.
Geoffrey L. Haskett,
Acting Director.
 [FR Doc. E7-23345 Filed 11-29-07; 8:45 am]