[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 145 (Monday, July 29, 2013)]
[Pages 45555-45556]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18194]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N163: FXIA16710900000-134-FF09A30000]

Notice of Establishment of the Advisory Council on Wildlife 

AGENCY: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of establishment and request for nominees.


SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), after consultation 
with the Co-Chairs of the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife 
Trafficking (Task Force), is announcing the establishment of the 
Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking (Council) under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. The Council will make recommendations to the 
Task Force and provide it with ongoing advice and assistance.
    The Department of the Interior is also seeking nominations for 
individuals to be considered as Council members.

DATES: Nominations must be received by August 13, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send nominations to Mr. Bryan Arroyo, Assistant Director, 
International Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax 
Drive, Arlington, VA 22203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bryan Arroyo, Designated Federal 
Officer, International Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. 
Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203; Bryan_Arroyo@fws.gov; Phone: (202) 
208-6394; Fax (202) 208-5618.


Council's Role

    The Council will conduct its operations in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix). 
It will report to the Task Force through the Secretary of the Interior 
or his/her designee and function solely as an advisory body. It will 
advise and make recommendations on issues relating to combating 
wildlife trafficking, including, but not limited to:
    (1) Effective support for anti-poaching activities,
    (2) Coordinating regional law enforcement efforts,
    (3) Developing and supporting effective legal enforcement 
mechanisms, and
    (4) Developing strategies to reduce illicit trade and reduce 
consumer demand for illegally traded wildlife, including protected 
    The Council will meet approximately 1-2 times annually, and at such 
time as designated by the Designated Federal Officer.

Nominating Potential Council Members

    The Department of the Interior is seeking nominations for 
individuals to be considered as Council members. Nominations should 
include a resume providing contact information and an adequate 
description of the nominee's qualifications, including information that 
would enable the Department of the Interior to make an informed 
decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the Council.

Requirements for Council Membership

    The Council will consist of eight members. The Secretary or his/her 
designee, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney 
General or their designees, will select and appoint members of the 
Council. The appointments will be for 3-year terms, except initially 
the Secretary will appoint four members for 2-year terms and four 
members for 3-year terms in order to stagger appointments to retain 
institutional knowledge. The Secretary will designate one of the 
members as the Chair. Members must not be employees of the Federal 
Government. Membership must include knowledgeable individuals from the 
private sector, former governmental officials,

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nongovernmental organizations, and others who are in a position to 
provide expertise and support to the Task Force. No individual who is 
currently registered as a Federal lobbyist is eligible to serve as a 
member of the Council.


    I hereby certify that the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking 
is necessary and is in the public interest in connection with the 
performance of duties pursuant to the Department of the
    Interior's authority under Executive Order 13648, ``Combating 
Wildlife Trafficking,''
    July 1, 2013.

    Dated: July 24, 2013.
Sally Jewell,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2013-18194 Filed 7-25-13; 11:15 am]