[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2019)]
[Pages 8541-8542]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04236]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-MB-2018-N151; 91100-3740-GRNT 7C]

Announcement of Public Meeting via Teleconference: North American 
Wetlands Conservation Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting/teleconference.


SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council will meet via 
teleconference to select U.S. small grant proposals for reporting to 
the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission under the North American 
Wetlands Conservation Act. This teleconference is open to the public, 
and interested persons may present oral or written statements.

    Teleconference: The teleconference is scheduled for March 13, 2019, 
at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.
    Participation: Contact the Council Coordinator for the call-in 
information (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than March 
8, 2019.
    Presenting Information During the Teleconference: If you are 
interested in presenting information, contact the Council Coordinator 
no later than March 8, 2019.
    Submitting Information: To submit written information or questions 
before the Council meeting for consideration during the meeting, 
contact the Council Coordinator no later than March 8, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Johnson, 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, 5275 Leesburg Pike MS: MB, Falls 
Church, VA 22041. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
during normal business hours. Also, FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 
days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply 
during normal business hours.


About the Council

    In accordance with the North American Wetlands Conservation Act 
(NAWCA; Pub. L. 101-233, 103 Stat. 1968, December 13, 1989, as 
amended), the State-private-Federal North American Wetlands 
Conservation Council (Council) meets to consider wetland acquisition, 
restoration, enhancement, and management projects for recommendation 
to, and final funding approval by, the Migratory Bird Conservation 
Commission (Commission).

North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants

    NAWCA provides matching grants to organizations and individuals who 

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developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in 
the United States, Canada, and Mexico. These projects must involve 
long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetland and 
associated upland habitats for the benefit of all wetland-associated 
migratory birds. Project proposal due dates, application instructions, 
and eligibility requirements are available on the NAWCA website at 

Public Input

Submitting Written Information or Questions

    Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or 
questions for consideration during the teleconference. If you wish to 
submit a written statement so information may be made available to the 
Council prior to the teleconference, you must contact the Council 
Coordinator by the date in DATES. 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 
during the teleconference will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, 
with no more than a total of 10 minutes for all speakers. Interested 
parties should contact the Council Coordinator by the date in DATES, in 
writing (preferably via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to 
be placed on the public speaker list. 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 Minutes

    Summary minutes of the Council teleconference will be maintained by 
the Council Coordinator at the address under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT. Teleconference meeting notes will be available by contacting 
the Council Coordinator within 30 days following the teleconference. 
Personal copies may be purchased for the cost of duplication.

    Dated: March 5, 2019.
Michael J. Johnson,
Acting Assistant Director, Migratory Birds.
[FR Doc. 2019-04236 Filed 3-7-19; 8:45 am]