[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 32 (Friday, February 15, 2013)]
[Pages 11220-11221]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03166]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-MB-2013-N006; 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 (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: Council: Meeting is March 25, 2013, 1:00 p.m. through 4:30 p.m. 
If you are interested in presenting information at this public meeting, 
contact the Council Coordinator no later than March 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The Council meeting will be held at the Grand Ballroom E at 
the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, 
Virginia 22202.

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


    The Council will consider Canadian standard grant and U.S. small 
grant proposals at the meeting announced in DATES. The Commission will 
consider the Council's recommendations at its meeting tentatively 
scheduled for June 5, 2013.

Public Input

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                                                 You must contact the
                                               Council Coordinator (see
               If you wish to                  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
                                                CONTACT) no later than
Attend the Council meeting.................  March 18, 2013.
Submit written information or questions      March 11, 2013.
 before the Council meeting for
 consideration during the meeting.
Give an oral presentation during the         March 11, 2013.
 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 meetings. 
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: January 25, 2013.
Jerome Ford,
Assistant Director, Migratory Birds.
[FR Doc. 2013-03166 Filed 2-14-13; 8:45 am]