Notice of Meetings for the National Park Service (NPS) Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program Within the Alaska Region, 49487 [E8-19437]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 163 / Thursday, August 21, 2008 / Notices National Park Service Notice of Meetings for the National Park Service (NPS) Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program Within the Alaska Region National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meetings for the National Park Service (NPS) Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) program within the Alaska Region. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The NPS announces the SRC meeting schedules for the following areas: Aniakchak National Monument, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Kobuk Valley National Park, Lake Clark National Park, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. The purpose of each meeting is to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence hunting program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. Each meeting is open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcome to present written or oral comments to the SRC. Each meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from each Superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Pub. L. 96–487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. DATES: The Aniakchak National Monument SRC meeting will be held on Monday, October 6, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Katmai National Park and Preserve headquarters conference room in King Salmon, AK. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary McBurney, Subsistence Manager, telephone: (907) 235–7891, or Ralph Moore, Superintendent, telephone: (907) 246–2120, at Aniakchak National Park and Preserve, P.O. Box 7, King Salmon, AK 99613. DATES: The Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC and the Kobuk Valley National Park SRC meetings will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2008 and Friday, October 10, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office in Kotzebue, AK. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Adkisson, Subsistence Manager, telephone (907) 443–2522, or Willie Goodwin, Subsistence Manager, and George Helfrich, Superintendent, telephone: (907) 442–3890, at Western Arctic Parklands, P.O. Box 1029, Kotzebue, AK 99752. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Aug 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 The Lake Clark National Park SRC meeting will be held on September 24, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Visitor Center in Port Alsworth, AK. DATES: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary McBurney, Subsistence Manager, telephone: (907) 235–7891, or Joel Hard, Superintendent, and Michelle Ravenmoon, Subsistence Coordinator, telephone: (907) 781–2218, at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, 1 Park Place, Port Alsworth, AK 99653. The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 and Thursday, October 30, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yakutat-Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in Yakutat, AK. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Cellarius, Subsistence Manager, telephone: (907) 822–7236, or Meg Jensen, Superintendent, telephone: (907) 822–5234, at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, P.O. Box 439, Copper Center, AK 99573. SRC meeting locations and dates may need to be changed based on weather or local circumstances. If meeting dates and locations are changed notice of each meeting will be published in local newspapers and announced on local radio stations prior to the meeting dates. The meetings may end early if all business is completed. The agendas for each meeting include the following: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Call to Order (SRC Chair) 2. SRC Roll Call and Confirmation of Quorum 3. SRC Chair and Superintendent’s Welcome and Introductions 4. Review and Approve Agenda 5. Status of SRC Membership 6. SRC Member Reports 7. Superintendent and NPS Staff Reports 8. Federal Subsistence Board Update (Review Proposals, Board Actions) 9. State of Alaska Board Actions Update 10. New Business 11. Agency and Public Comments 12. SRC Work Session 13. Set Time and Place of Next SRC Meeting Adjournment Victor Knox, Deputy Regional Director. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


 Notice of Meetings for the National Park Service (NPS) 
Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program Within the Alaska Region

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meetings for the National Park Service (NPS) 
Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) program within the Alaska Region.

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SUMMARY: The NPS announces the SRC meeting schedules for the following 
areas: Aniakchak National Monument, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, 
Kobuk Valley National Park, Lake Clark National Park, and Wrangell-St. 
Elias National Park. The purpose of each meeting is to develop and 
continue work on NPS subsistence hunting program recommendations and 
other related subsistence management issues. Each meeting is open to 
the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The 
public is welcome to present written or oral comments to the SRC. Each 
meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon 
request from each Superintendent for public inspection approximately 
six weeks after each meeting. The NPS SRC program is authorized under 
Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands 
Conservation Act, Pub. L. 96-487, to operate in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

DATES: The Aniakchak National Monument SRC meeting will be held on 
Monday, October 6, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Katmai National 
Park and Preserve headquarters conference room in King Salmon, AK.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary McBurney, Subsistence Manager, 
telephone: (907) 235-7891, or Ralph Moore, Superintendent, telephone: 
(907) 246-2120, at Aniakchak National Park and Preserve, P.O. Box 7, 
King Salmon, AK 99613.

DATES: The Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC and the Kobuk Valley 
National Park SRC meetings will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2008 
and Friday, October 10, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service Office in Kotzebue, AK.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Adkisson, Subsistence Manager, 
telephone (907) 443-2522, or Willie Goodwin, Subsistence Manager, and 
George Helfrich, Superintendent, telephone: (907) 442-3890, at Western 
Arctic Parklands, P.O. Box 1029, Kotzebue, AK 99752.

DATES: The Lake Clark National Park SRC meeting will be held on 
September 24, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake Clark National 
Park and Preserve Visitor Center in Port Alsworth, AK.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary McBurney, Subsistence Manager, 
telephone: (907) 235-7891, or Joel Hard, Superintendent, and Michelle 
Ravenmoon, Subsistence Coordinator, telephone: (907) 781-2218, at Lake 
Clark National Park and Preserve, 1 Park Place, Port Alsworth, AK 
99653.

DATES: The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC meeting will be held on 
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 and Thursday, October 30, 2008, from 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. at the Yakutat-Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in Yakutat, AK.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Cellarius, Subsistence 
Manager, telephone: (907) 822-7236, or Meg Jensen, Superintendent, 
telephone: (907) 822-5234, at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and 
Preserve, P.O. Box 439, Copper Center, AK 99573.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SRC meeting locations and dates may need to 
be changed based on weather or local circumstances. If meeting dates 
and locations are changed notice of each meeting will be published in 
local newspapers and announced on local radio stations prior to the 
meeting dates. The meetings may end early if all business is completed.
    The agendas for each meeting include the following:

1. Call to Order (SRC Chair)
2. SRC Roll Call and Confirmation of Quorum
3. SRC Chair and Superintendent's Welcome and Introductions
4. Review and Approve Agenda
5. Status of SRC Membership
6. SRC Member Reports
7. Superintendent and NPS Staff Reports
8. Federal Subsistence Board Update (Review Proposals, Board Actions)
9. State of Alaska Board Actions Update
10. New Business
11. Agency and Public Comments
12. SRC Work Session
13. Set Time and Place of Next SRC Meeting
Adjournment

Victor Knox,
Deputy Regional Director.
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