[Federal Register: December 17, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 243)]
[Proposed Rules]               
[Page 76577-76578]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 20

[FWS-R9-MB-2008-N0303; 91200-1231-9BPP-L2]

Service Regulations Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service) will 
conduct an open meeting on January 29, 2009, to identify and discuss 
preliminary issues concerning the 2009-10 migratory bird hunting 

DATES: The meeting will be held January 29, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The Service Regulations Committee will meet at the Embassy 
Suites Hotel, Denver--International Airport, 7001 Yampa Street, Denver, 
CO (303) 574-3000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Blohm, Chief, Division of 
Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department 
of the Interior, ms-4107-ARLSQ, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20240, (703) 358-1714.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of the Migratory Bird 
Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712), the Service regulates the hunting of 
migratory game birds. We update the migratory game bird hunting 
regulations, located at 50 CFR part 20, annually. Through these 
regulations, we establish the frameworks, or outside limits, for season 
lengths, bag limits, and areas for migratory game bird hunting. To help 
us in this process, we have administratively divided the nation into 
four Flyways (Atlantic, Mississippi, Central, and Pacific), each of 
which has a Flyway Council. Representatives from the Service, the 
Service's Migratory Bird Regulations Committee, and Flyway Council 
Consultants will meet on January 29, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. to identify 
preliminary issues concerning the 2009-10 migratory bird hunting 
regulations for discussion and review by the Flyway Councils at their 
March meetings.

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    In accordance with Department of the Interior (hereinafter 
Department) policy regarding meetings of the Service Regulations 
Committee attended by any person outside the Department, these meetings 
are open to public observation.

    Dated: November 26, 2008.
Paul R. Schmidt,
Assistant Director, Migratory Birds, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 [FR Doc. E8-29942 Filed 12-16-08; 8:45 am]