Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public Meeting, 32307-32308 [2014-12900]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 4, 2014 / Notices species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2014–N101; FXES11130100000–145–FF01E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for recovery permits to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing such permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by July 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232–4181. Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above address or by telephone (503–231–6131) or fax (503– 231–6243). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with respect to endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17, the Act provides for certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits for endangered species. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes the permittee to conduct activities (including take or interstate commerce) with respect to U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Jun 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the appropriate permit number for the application when submitting comments. Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by request from the Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Number: TE–017352 Applicant: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Saipan, MP. The applicant requests renewal of an expired permit to take (survey) Mariana crows (Corvus kubaryi); take (survey, capture, handle, band, attach transmitters, collect tissue samples; and release) nightingale Reed-warblers (Acrocephalus luscinia); and to take (monitor, excavate nests, capture, handle, attach transmitters, collect tissue samples and release) Hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in conjunction with scientific research in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. 32307 handle, mark, release, recapture, collect tissue samples, and captive breed) the Lanai tree snail (Partulina variabilis and Partulina semicarinata) and Newcomb’s tree snail (Newcombia cumingi) in conjunction with gathering ecological and life history data, and re-establishing wild populations in Hawaii for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to this request will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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. Authority: We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: May 27, 2014. Richard Hannan, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–12845 Filed 6–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Permit Number: TE–702631 Fish and Wildlife Service Applicant: Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Region, Portland, Oregon. [FWS–HQ–EA–2014–N075; FF09D00000– FXGO1664091HCC0–145] The permittee requests an amendment to their recovery permit to allow Service employees, and their designated agents, to take four subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher: Olympia pocket gopher (Thomomys mazama pugetensis), Roy Prairie pocket gopher (T. m. glacialis), Tenino pocket gopher (T. m. tumuli), and Yelm pocket gopher (T. m. yelmensis). The purpose of these activities is to carry out recovery activities for scientific purposes or for enhancing the species’ propagation or survival in Washington State. Permit Number: TE–826600 Applicant: Michael G. Hadfield, Honolulu, Hawaii. The permittee requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture, PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public Meeting Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). The Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that benefit wildlife resources; encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, the states, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and benefit recreational hunting. SUMMARY: Meeting: Tuesday June 17, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday DATES: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 32308 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 4, 2014 / Notices June 18, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (MDT). For deadlines and directions on registering to attend, submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please see ‘‘Public Input’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Cody, Wyoming, at the Best Western Ivy Inn and Suites, located at 1800 8th Street, Cody, Wyoming 82414. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mailstop 3103–AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; telephone (703) 358–2639; fax (703) 358–2548; or email joshua_winchell@fws.gov. In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council will hold a meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Formed in February 2010, the Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that: 1. Benefit wildlife resources; 2. Encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, the states, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; 3. Benefit recreational hunting. The Council advises the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, reporting through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in consultation with the Director, Bureau of Land Management (BLM); Director, National Park Service (NPS); Chief, Forest Service (USFS); Chief, Natural Resources Service (NRCS); and Administrator, Farm Services Agency (FSA). The Council’s duties are strictly advisory and consist of, but are not limited to, providing recommendations for: 1. Implementing the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource Conservation Plan—A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation; 2. Increasing public awareness of and support for the Wildlife Restoration Program; 3. Fostering wildlife and habitat conservation and ethics in hunting and shooting sports recreation; 4. Stimulating sportsmen and women’s participation in conservation and management of wildlife and habitat resources through outreach and education; 5. Fostering communication and coordination among State, tribal, and Federal governments; industry; hunting and shooting sportsmen and women; VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Jun 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 wildlife and habitat conservation and management organizations; and the public; 6. Providing appropriate access to Federal lands for recreational shooting and hunting; 7. Providing recommendations to improve implementation of Federal conservation programs that benefit wildlife, hunting, and outdoor recreation on private lands; and 8. When requested by the Designated Federal Officer in consultation with the Council Chairperson, performing a variety of assessments or reviews of policies, programs, and efforts through the Council’s designated subcommittees or workgroups. Background information on the Council is available at http:// www.fws.gov/whhcc. Meeting Agenda The Council will convene to consider issues including: 1. Land and Water Conservation Fund; 2. Funding for public and private lands conservation. 3. Other Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc. PUBLIC INPUT 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. June 6, 2014. June 6, 2014. Fmt 4703 Meeting Minutes Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). They will be available for public inspection within 90 days of the meeting, and will be posted on the Council’s Web site at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc. Stephen Guertin, Director. [FR Doc. 2014–12900 Filed 6–3–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR June 6, 2014. Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–R–2013–N274; FXFR13350900000–134–FF09F14000] Submitting Written Information or Questions Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or questions for the Council to consider during the public meeting. Written statements must be received by the date above, so that the information may be Frm 00096 Giving an Oral Presentation Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation at 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. 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, may submit written statements to the Council Coordinator up to 30 days subsequent to the meeting. BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Attendance To attend this meeting, register by close of business on the dates listed in ‘‘Public Input’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). PO 00000 made available to the Council for their consideration prior to this meeting. 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). Sfmt 4703 Voluntary Guidelines To Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species; Recreational Activities and Water Gardening Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of final documents. AGENCY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of two final documents for public outreach use: • Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Recreational Activities SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-EA-2014-N075; FF09D00000-FXGO1664091HCC0-145]


Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public 
Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public 
meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council 
(Council). The Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat 
conservation endeavors that benefit wildlife resources; encourage 
partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, 
the states, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and 
benefit recreational hunting.

DATES: Meeting: Tuesday June 17, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 
Wednesday

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June 18, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (MDT). For deadlines and 
directions on registering to attend, submitting written material, and 
giving an oral presentation, please see ``Public Input'' under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Cody, Wyoming, at the Best 
Western Ivy Inn and Suites, located at 1800 8th Street, Cody, Wyoming 
82414.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, 
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mailstop 3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; 
telephone (703) 358-2639; fax (703) 358-2548; or email joshua_winchell@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that 
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council will hold a meeting.

Background

    Formed in February 2010, the Council provides advice about wildlife 
and habitat conservation endeavors that:
    1. Benefit wildlife resources;
    2. Encourage partnership among the public, the sporting 
conservation organizations, the states, Native American tribes, and the 
Federal Government;
    3. Benefit recreational hunting.
    The Council advises the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary 
of Agriculture, reporting through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (Service), in consultation with the Director, Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM); Director, National Park Service (NPS); Chief, Forest 
Service (USFS); Chief, Natural Resources Service (NRCS); and 
Administrator, Farm Services Agency (FSA). The Council's duties are 
strictly advisory and consist of, but are not limited to, providing 
recommendations for:
    1. Implementing the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource 
Conservation Plan--A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation;
    2. Increasing public awareness of and support for the Wildlife 
Restoration Program;
    3. Fostering wildlife and habitat conservation and ethics in 
hunting and shooting sports recreation;
    4. Stimulating sportsmen and women's participation in conservation 
and management of wildlife and habitat resources through outreach and 
education;
    5. Fostering communication and coordination among State, tribal, 
and Federal governments; industry; hunting and shooting sportsmen and 
women; wildlife and habitat conservation and management organizations; 
and the public;
    6. Providing appropriate access to Federal lands for recreational 
shooting and hunting;
    7. Providing recommendations to improve implementation of Federal 
conservation programs that benefit wildlife, hunting, and outdoor 
recreation on private lands; and
    8. When requested by the Designated Federal Officer in consultation 
with the Council Chairperson, performing a variety of assessments or 
reviews of policies, programs, and efforts through the Council's 
designated subcommittees or workgroups.
    Background information on the Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Meeting Agenda

    The Council will convene to consider issues including:
    1. Land and Water Conservation Fund;
    2. Funding for public and private lands conservation.
    3. Other Council business.
    The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

                              Public Input
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                                            You must contact the Council
                                            Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER
              If you wish to                   INFORMATION CONTACT) no
                                                     later than
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Attend the meeting........................  June 6, 2014.
Submit written information or questions     June 6, 2014.
 before the meeting for the council to
 consider during the meeting.
Give an oral presentation during the        June 6, 2014.
 meeting.
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Attendance

    To attend this meeting, register by close of business on the dates 
listed in ``Public Input'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. 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 public meeting. 
Written statements must be received by the date above, so that the 
information may be made available to the Council for their 
consideration prior to this meeting. 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 at 
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. 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, may submit written statements to the 
Council Coordinator up to 30 days subsequent to the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

    Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council 
Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). They will be 
available for public inspection within 90 days of the meeting, and will 
be posted on the Council's Web site at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Stephen Guertin,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-12900 Filed 6-3-14; 8:45 am]
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