Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, 61626-61627 [2012-24931]

Download as PDF 61626 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2012 / Notices actions we believe would most effectively achieve the refuge’s purposes, vision, and goals, and respond to the issues raised during the scoping period. It emphasizes the management of specific refuge habitats to support species of conservation concern in the Chesapeake Bay region. In particular, it emphasizes forest biodiversity and ecosystem function. This includes the restoration of a number of impoundments and grasslands to forested areas to support forest interior-dwelling bird species and other forest-dependent species. In addition, alternative B strives to promote wildlife-dependent public uses, while allowing for non-wildlifedependent public uses. In particular, it promotes higher quality hunting and fishing programs; expands wildlife observation, viewing, and photography opportunities; and initiates new interpretive program and environmental education opportunities. 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ADDRESSES, rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submitting Comments We consider comments substantive if they: • Question, with reasonable basis, the accuracy of the information in the document; • Question, with reasonable basis, the adequacy of the EA; • Present reasonable alternatives other than those presented in the EA; and/or • Provide new or additional information relevant to the EA. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:15 Oct 09, 2012 Jkt 229001 Next Steps After this comment period ends, we will analyze the comments and address them in the form of a final CCP and, if appropriate, a finding of no significant impact. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: August 14, 2012. Deborah Rocque, Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. 2012–24929 Filed 10–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–EA–2012–N234; FF09X60000– FVWF97920900000–XXX] Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). A Federal advisory committee, the Council was created in part to foster partnerships to enhance public awareness of the importance of aquatic resources and the social and economic benefits of recreational fishing and boating in the United States. This meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may make oral statements to the Council or may file written statements for consideration. DATES: The meeting will take place Wednesday, November 7, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Central Standard Time). For deadlines and directions on registering to attend the meeting, submitting written material, and/or giving an oral presentation, please see ‘‘Public Input’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Texas A & M University—Corpus Christi, Harte Research Institute; 6300 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412– 5869. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mailstop 3103–AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; telephone (703) 358–2336; fax (703) 358–2548; or email doug_hobbs@fws.gov. In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Council was formed in January 1993 to advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the Service, on nationally significant recreational fishing, boating, and aquatic resource conservation issues. The Council represents the interests of the public and private sectors of the sport fishing, boating, and conservation communities and is organized to enhance partnerships among industry, constituency groups, and government. The 18-member Council, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, includes the Service Director and the president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, who both serve in ex officio capacities. Other Council members are directors from State agencies responsible for managing recreational fish and wildlife resources and individuals who represent the interests of saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing, recreational boating, the recreational fishing and boating industries, recreational fisheries resource conservation, Native American tribes, aquatic resource outreach and education, and tourism. Background information on the Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc. Meeting Agenda The Council will hold a meeting to consider: • Finalizing the Council Strategic Work Plan for the 2012–2014 term. • Issues regarding the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program, Clean Vessel Act Grant Program, and the Sport Fish Restoration Boating Access Program. • The Rigs to Reefs Program and the Interior Department implementation of its ‘‘Idle Iron’’ policy for decommissioning and removing unused oil and gas production infrastructure. • The on-going effort to assist the Service in crafting a strategic vision for its fishery and aquatic resource conservation efforts. E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2012 / Notices • An update on the activities of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR) in implementing the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. • An update from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation on progress in implementing Council recommendations to improve the activities and operations of the Foundation. • An update on the implementation of the National Ocean Policy. • An update on activities of the Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. • Other miscellaneous Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc. Public Input Then you must contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than If you wish to Attend the meeting .... Submit written information or questions before the meeting for the council to consider during the meeting. Give an oral presentation during the meeting. Monday, October 29, 2012. Monday, October 29, 2012. Giving an Oral Presentation Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation during the 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, in writing (preferably via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker list for this meeting. To ensure an opportunity to speak during the public comment period of the meeting, members of the public must register with the Council Coordinator. 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, may submit written statements to the Council Coordinator up to 30 days subsequent to the meeting. Meeting Minutes Summary minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) and will be available for public inspection within 120 days of the meeting and will be posted on the Council’s Web site at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc. Rowan W. Gould, Director. [FR Doc. 2012–24931 Filed 10–9–12; 8:45 am] Monday, October 29, 2012. BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Attendance Fish and Wildlife Service In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of business on the dates listed above in ‘‘Public Input.’’ Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). [FWS–HQ–IA–2012–N242: FXIA16710900000P5–123–FF09A30000] rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submitting Written Information or Questions Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or questions for the Council to consider during the meeting. Written statements must be received by the date listed above in ‘‘Public Input,’’ so that the information may be made available to the Council for their consideration prior to this teleconference. Written statements must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in one 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). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:15 Oct 09, 2012 Jkt 229001 Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibit activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before November 9, 2012. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61627 public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by November 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203; fax (703) 358–2280; or email DMAFR@ fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures A. How do I request copies of applications or comment on submitted applications? Send your request for copies of applications or comments and materials concerning any of the applications to the contact listed under ADDRESSES. Please include the Federal Register notice publication date, the PRTnumber, and the name of the applicant in your request or submission. We will not consider requests or comments sent to an email or address not listed under ADDRESSES. If you provide an email address in your request for copies of applications, we will attempt to respond to your request electronically. Please make your requests or comments as specific as possible. Please confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and explain the basis for your comments. Include sufficient information with your comments to allow us to authenticate any scientific or commercial data you include. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are: (1) Those supported by quantitative information or studies; and (2) Those that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations. We will not consider or include in our administrative record comments we receive after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or comments delivered to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES). B. May I review comments submitted by others? Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the street address listed under ADDRESSES. The public may review documents and other information applicants have sent in support of the application unless our allowing viewing would violate the Privacy Act or Freedom of Information Act. Before including your address, E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-24931]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-EA-2012-N234; FF09X60000-FVWF97920900000-XXX]


Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 
public meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council 
(Council). A Federal advisory committee, the Council was created in 
part to foster partnerships to enhance public awareness of the 
importance of aquatic resources and the social and economic benefits of 
recreational fishing and boating in the United States. This meeting is 
open to the public, and interested persons may make oral statements to 
the Council or may file written statements for consideration.

DATES: The meeting will take place Wednesday, November 7, 2012, from 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 
1 p.m. (Central Standard Time). For deadlines and directions on 
registering to attend the meeting, submitting written material, and/or 
giving an oral presentation, please see ``Public Input'' under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Texas A & M University--
Corpus Christi, Harte Research Institute; 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus 
Christi, TX 78412-5869.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator, 
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mailstop 3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; 
telephone (703) 358-2336; fax (703) 358-2548; or email doug_hobbs@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that the 
Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a meeting.

Background

    The Council was formed in January 1993 to advise the Secretary of 
the Interior, through the Director of the Service, on nationally 
significant recreational fishing, boating, and aquatic resource 
conservation issues. The Council represents the interests of the public 
and private sectors of the sport fishing, boating, and conservation 
communities and is organized to enhance partnerships among industry, 
constituency groups, and government. The 18-member Council, appointed 
by the Secretary of the Interior, includes the Service Director and the 
president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, who both 
serve in ex officio capacities. Other Council members are directors 
from State agencies responsible for managing recreational fish and 
wildlife resources and individuals who represent the interests of 
saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing, recreational boating, 
the recreational fishing and boating industries, recreational fisheries 
resource conservation, Native American tribes, aquatic resource 
outreach and education, and tourism. Background information on the 
Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc.

Meeting Agenda

    The Council will hold a meeting to consider:
     Finalizing the Council Strategic Work Plan for the 2012-
2014 term.
     Issues regarding the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program, 
Clean Vessel Act Grant Program, and the Sport Fish Restoration Boating 
Access Program.
     The Rigs to Reefs Program and the Interior Department 
implementation of its ``Idle Iron'' policy for decommissioning and 
removing unused oil and gas production infrastructure.
     The on-going effort to assist the Service in crafting a 
strategic vision for its fishery and aquatic resource conservation 
efforts.

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     An update on the activities of the Federal Interagency 
Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR) in implementing the America's 
Great Outdoors Initiative.
     An update from the Recreational Boating & Fishing 
Foundation on progress in implementing Council recommendations to 
improve the activities and operations of the Foundation.
     An update on the implementation of the National Ocean 
Policy.
     An update on activities of the Service's Wildlife and 
Sport Fish Restoration Program.
     Other miscellaneous Council business.
    The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc.

Public Input

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Attend the meeting........................  Monday, October 29, 2012.
Submit written information or questions     Monday, October 29, 2012.
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Attendance

    In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of 
business on the dates listed above in ``Public Input.'' Please submit 
your name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to the 
Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

Submitting Written Information or Questions

    Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or 
questions for the Council to consider during the meeting. Written 
statements must be received by the date listed above in ``Public 
Input,'' so that the information may be made available to the Council 
for their consideration prior to this teleconference. Written 
statements must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in one 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 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, in writing (preferably via 
email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public 
speaker list for this meeting. To ensure an opportunity to speak during 
the public comment period of the meeting, members of the public must 
register with the Council Coordinator. 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, may submit written statements 
to the Council Coordinator up to 30 days subsequent to the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

    Summary minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Council 
Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) and will be available 
for public inspection within 120 days of the meeting and will be posted 
on the Council's Web site at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc.

Rowan W. Gould,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-24931 Filed 10-9-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P