[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 113 (Tuesday, June 12, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 34931-34932]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14288]



Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 20

[Docket No. FWS-R9-MB-2012-0005; FF09M21200-123-FXMB1231099BPP0L2]
RIN 1018-AX97

Migratory Bird Hunting; Meeting Regarding Regulations for the 
2012-13 Hunting Season

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of meeting date change.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), proposed in 
an earlier document to establish annual hunting regulations for certain 
migratory game birds for the 2012-13 hunting season. This notice 
revises the previously announced dates of the June 2012 Service 
Migratory Bird Regulations Committee meetings.

DATES: The Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee (SRC) will meet 
to consider and develop proposed regulations for early-season migratory 
bird hunting on June 19 and 20, 2012. The meetings are open to the 
public and will commence at approximately 8:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The SRC will meet in room 200 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service's Arlington Square Building, 4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron W. Kokel, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Department of the Interior, MS MBSP-4107-ARLSQ, 1849 C Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20240; (703) 358-1714.



    On April 17, 2012, we published in the Federal Register (77 FR 
23094) a proposal to amend 50 CFR part 20. The proposal provided a 
background and overview of the migratory bird hunting regulations 
process and addressed the establishment of seasons, limits, and other 
regulations for hunting migratory game birds under Sec. Sec.  20.101 
through 20.107, 20.109, and 20.110 of subpart K. On May 17, 2012, we 
published the second in a series of proposed, supplemental, and final 
rules for migratory game bird hunting regulations (77 FR 29516). In 
that document, we announced a meeting of the SRC to take place June 20 
and 21, 2012. The dates of that meeting have now changed: The SRC will 
meet June 19 and 20, 2012, at the location indicated above in 

Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee Meetings

    At the June 19-20, 2012, meeting, the SRC will review information 
on the current status of migratory shore and upland game birds and 
develop recommendations for the 2012-13 migratory game bird regulations 
for these species, plus regulations for migratory game birds in Alaska, 
Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The SRC will also develop 
regulations recommendations for September waterfowl seasons in 
designated States, special sea duck seasons in the Atlantic Flyway, and 
extended falconry seasons. In addition, the SRC will review and discuss 
preliminary information on the status of waterfowl. In accordance with 
Departmental policy, these meetings are open to public observation. You 
may submit written comments to the Service on the matters discussed. 
See the May 17, 2012, Federal Register document (77

[[Page 34932]]

FR 29516) for information regarding how to submit comments.


    We publish this supplementary proposed rule document under the 
authority of 16 U.S.C. 703-711, 16 U.S.C. 712, and 16 U.S.C. 742 a-j.

    Dated: June 6, 2012.
Eileen Sobeck,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 2012-14288 Filed 6-11-12; 8:45 am]