[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 216 (Tuesday, November 8, 2011)]
[Pages 69278-69279]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28751]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-MB-2011-N113; 91100-3740-GRNT 7C]

Meeting Announcement: North American Wetlands Conservation 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council will meet to 
select North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant proposals for 
recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission. This 
meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may present oral 
or written statements.

DATES: Council Meeting: December 6, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For 
deadlines and directions on registering to attend, submitting written 
material, and giving an oral presentation, please see ``Public Input'' 

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Fish and Wildlife 
Foundation, 1133 15th St. NW., 11th Floor 1000, Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Kreger, Acting Council 
Coordinator, by phone at (703) 358-1784; by email at dbhc@fws.gov; or 
by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, 
Mail Stop MBSP 4075, Arlington, VA 22203.



    In accordance with the North American Wetlands Conservation Act 
(Pub. L. 101-233, 103 Stat. 1968, December 13, 1989, as amended; 
NAWCA), the North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council)--a 
State-private-Federal group--meets to consider wetland acquisition, 
restoration, enhancement, and management projects for recommendation 
to, and final funding approval by, the Migratory Bird Conservation 
Commission (Commission).
    Project proposal due dates, application instructions, and 
eligibility requirements are available on the NAWCA Web site at http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/Standard/US/Overview.shtm.
    Proposals require a minimum of 50 percent non-Federal matching 

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    The Council will consider U.S. standard grant proposals at the 
meeting announced in DATES. The Commission will consider the Council's 
recommendations at its meeting tentatively scheduled for March 7, 2012.

Public Input

                                           You must contact the Council
                                           Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER
            If you wish to--              INFORMATION CONTACT) no later
Attend the meeting.....................  November 22, 2011.
Submit written information or questions  November 22, 2011.
 before the meeting for the council to
 consider during the meeting.
Give an oral presentation during the     November 22, 2011.

Submitting Written Information or Questions

    Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or 
questions for the Council to consider during the public meeting. If you 
wish to submit a written statement, so that the information may be made 
available to the Council for their consideration prior to this meeting, 
you must contact the Council Coordinator by the date above. Written 
statements must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in both of the 
following formats: One hard copy with original signature, and one 
electronic copy via email (acceptable file formats are Adobe Acrobat 
PDF, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or rich text file).

Giving an Oral Presentation

    Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation at 
the meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than 
a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should 
contact the Council Coordinator by the date above, in writing 
(preferably via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be 
placed on the public speaker list for this meeting. Nonregistered 
public speakers will not be considered during the meeting. Registered 
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 within 30 days 
following the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

    Summary minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Council 
Coordinator at the address under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, and 
posted at http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/CouncilAct.shtm#CouncilMeet within 30 days following the meeting. 
Personal copies may be purchased for the cost of duplication.

    Dated: October 31, 2011.
Jerome Ford,
Assistant Director, Migratory Birds.
[FR Doc. 2011-28751 Filed 11-7-11; 8:45 am]