Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

Meeting Agenda

June 25-26, 2019
Department of the Interior
Day 1 – Kiowa Room, Main Interior- off of Bison Bistro
Day 2 - Conference Room 5160, Main Interior

1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240

Tuesday, June 25

8:30 - 8:40 AM Introductions
Scott Kovarovics, Council Past Chair
Betty Huskins, Council Past Vice-chair
8:45 - 9:45 AM New Members Federal Advisory Committee Act and Ethics Training
Olubunmi Emenanjo, Ethics Counselor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Headquarters Office (confirmed)
Closed to the public
9:45 - 10:00 AM BREAK
10:00 - 10:30 AM Welcome, Overview of Current Agency and Program Priorities
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Principal Deputy Director confirmed) Items of interest, Access changes to FWS lands, R3 work,
FWS priorities moving forward
10:30 - 11:30 AM Council Discussion Session
  • Confirm quorum for meeting
  • Orientation - Review Council work over the past several years (Scott Kovarovics and Betty Huskins)
  • Committee Report Outs
    • Executive – overview of committee – Scott Kovarovics
    • Boating Issues - Status of council work to improve water based access project permitting and improving internal coordination and communication between agencies and permittees (Janine Belleque and John Sprague)
    • Discussion on expanding this work to include permitting that includes water releases, Bureau of Reclamation, other water related activities (Council discussion)
    • Outreach and Communications – Betty Huskins
11:30 - 12:00 PM Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program and new Data System Update
Bob Curry, Deputy Assistant Director, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program
Brief on: Grant Programs, Future Projects, and WSFR Priorities
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 - 2:00 PM Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Update
Frank Peterson, President, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (confirmed) – Update and R3 work
2:00 - 2:45 PM FAC Update and Discussion
David Hoskins, Assistant Director, Fish and Aquatic Conservation
Overview of FAC current priorities and Council Budget
2:45 - 3:00 PM BREAK
3:00 - 3:45 PM DOI current priorities and programs – Department of the Interior – (Secretary confirmed) (Photo Op requested)
3:45 - 4:30 PM Council Discussion on Status of Council Work
  • Council discussion on RBFF progress, R3 initiatives, and WSFR Updates
  • RBFF 3 year assessment
  • Other topics added by members
4:30 - 4:45 PM Daily Wrap Up
  • Council Priorities identified
  • Action Items adopted
  • Next Steps
Scott Kovarovics
4:45 - 5:00 PM Public comments and adjourn
(Extended as needed) Scott Kovoravics

Wednesday, June 26

8:30 - 8:45 AM Introductions
Past Chair and Past Vice-Chair
8:45 - 9:30 AM NOAA Briefing
Fisheries and National Marine Sanctuaries
Tim Sartwell, Sam Chin, and Grace Bottitta-Williamson
9:30 - 11:00 AM Council Business Session – Action Agenda
  • Reminder - Provide travel documents to Virginia Takang for reimbursement
  • Elect Officers – New officers will take over management of meeting
  • Approve April 2018 meeting minutes
  • Council Representatives on Boards
    • Appoint a representative to sit on RBFF Board
    • National Fish Habitat Partnership Board - current representative Doug Boyd, term expires 2020
  • Council Committees – determine committee leadership and membership. Current Standing Committees:
    • Executive (Former Chair Scott Kovarovics)
    • Boating Issues (Former Chair John Sprague) (2 sub-committees)
    • Fisheries Issues (Former Chair – Mike Nussman)
    • Outreach and Communications (Former Chair Betty Huskins)
  • Council Next Steps (RBFF Assessment, and other actions)
11:00 - 11:15 AM BREAK
11:15 - 11:30 AM Wrap Up (Priorities, Action Items, and Next Steps), Miscellaneous Administrative Items (Staggered terms overview)
New Chair, new Co –Chair, and Designated Federal
Officer (DFO)- Linda Friar
11:30 - 12:00 PM PUBLIC COMMENT
Briefing Materials & Documents for Review Documents Associated with Agenda Items