[Federal Register: October 15, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 200)]
[Page 61159-61160]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Sporting Conservation Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of teleconference.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a public teleconference of the Sporting 
Conservation Council (Council).

DATES: We will hold the teleconference on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 1-
2:30 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 Phyllis 
Seitts by Monday, October 20, 2008. If you wish to submit a written 
statement for Council consideration during the teleconference, it must 
be received no later than October 23, 2008. See instructions under 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Phyllis T. Seitts, 9828 North 31st 
Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051-2517; 602-906-5603 (phone); or Twinkle_
Thompson-Seitts@blm.gov (e-mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of the Interior established 
the Council in February 2006 (71 FR 11220, March 6, 2006). The 
Council's mission is to provide advice and guidance to the Federal 
Government through the Department of the Interior on how to increase 
public awareness of: (1) The importance of wildlife resources, (2) the 
social and economic benefits of recreational hunting, and (3) wildlife

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conservation efforts that benefit recreational hunting and wildlife 
    The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture 
signed an amended charter for the Council in June 2006 and July 2006, 
respectively. The revised charter states that the Council will provide 
advice and guidance to the Federal Government through the Department of 
the Interior and the Department of Agriculture.
    The Council will convene to receive updates on the revised draft 
North American Model Technical White Paper, on the Preface and 
Conclusion of the collection of the Technical White Papers, and on the 
synthesis of breakout session comments from the White House Conference 
on North American Wildlife Policy held in Reno, Nevada, on October 1-3, 

Procedures for Public Input

Format Requirement for Oral and Written Comments

    Whether you wish to comment orally or in written form, you must 
provide written copies of your comments. All written statements must be 
supplied to the Council's Designated Federal Officer in both of the 
following formats:
     One hard copy with original signature, and
     One electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: MS 
Word, MS Powerpoint, or WordPerfect).

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 Phyllis Seitts, Council 
Designated Federal Officer, in writing (preferably via e-mail; see FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), by Monday, October 20, 2008, 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 Designated 
Federal Officer by Thursday, October 23, 2008. Additional live 
questions from the public will not be considered during the 

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, October 23, 2008, so that we can make 
the information available to the Council for their consideration prior 
to the teleconference.

    Dated: October 8, 2008.
Phyllis T. Seitts,
Designated Federal Officer, Sporting Conservation Council.
[FR Doc. E8-24466 Filed 10-14-08; 8:45 am]