[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 127 (Monday, July 2, 2012)]
[Pages 39252-39253]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16094]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-MB-2012-N153; 91100-3740-GRNT 7C]

Meeting Announcement: North American Wetlands Conservation 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.


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

DATES: The meeting will be on August 1, 2012, 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 
p.m. If you are interested in presenting information at this public 
meeting, contact the Council Coordinator no later than July 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The Council meeting will be held at the Prairie Wetlands 
Learning Center, 602 State Highway 210 East, Fergus Falls, MN 56537-

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Perry, Council Coordinator, by 
phone at (703) 358-2432; 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 NAWCA (Pub. L. 101-233, 103 Stat. 1968, December 
13, 1989, as amended), the State-private-Federal Council meets to 
consider wetland acquisition, restoration, enhancement, and management 
projects for recommendation to, and final funding approval by, the 
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 funds. 

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you are interested in presenting information at this public meeting, 
contact the Council Coordinator no later than the date under DATES.


    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 September 12, 

                              Public Input
                                         You must contact the Council
                                         Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER
        If you wish to . . .          INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than
                                                    . . .
Attend the Council meeting,          July 26, 2012.
Submit written information or        July 26, 2012.
 questions before the Council
 meeting for consideration during
 the meeting,
Give an oral presentation during     July 26, 2012.
 the Council meeting,

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 Council 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 either of these meeting. 
Nonregistered public speakers will not be considered during the Council 
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 Council and meeting will be maintained by 
the Council Coordinator at the address under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT. Council meeting minutes will be 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 

    Dated: June 22, 2012.
James B. Bortner,
Acting Assistant Director, Migratory Birds.
[FR Doc. 2012-16094 Filed 6-29-12; 8:45 am]