Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public Meeting, 80793-80794 [2015-32598]

Download as PDF 80793 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices examination of the shipment is necessary. In 2009, we implemented a new user fee system intended to recover the costs of the compliance portion of the wildlife inspection program. Since that time, we have been made aware that we may have placed an undue economic burden on businesses that exclusively trade in small volumes of low-value, nonfederally protected wildlife parts and products. To address this issue, we implemented a program that exempts certain businesses from the designated port base inspection fees as an interim measure while we reassess the current user fee system. Businesses that possess a valid Service import/export license may request to participate in the fee exemption program through our electronic filing system (eDecs). Qualified licensees must create an eDecs filer account as an importer or exporter, if they do not already have one, and file their required documents electronically. To be an approved participating business in the program and receive an exemption from the designated port base inspection fee, the licensed business must certify that it will exclusively import or export nonliving wildlife that is not listed as injurious under 50 CFR part 16 and does not require a permit or certificate under 50 CFR parts 15 (Wild Bird Conservation Act), 17 (Endangered Species Act), 18 (Marine Mammal Protection Act), 20 and 21 (Migratory Bird Treaty Act), 22 (Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act), or 23 (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). The requesting business also must certify that it will exclusively import or export the above types of wildlife shipments where the quantity in each shipment of wildlife parts or products is 25 or fewer and the total value of each wildlife shipment is $5,000 or less. Any licensed business that has more than two wildlife shipments that were refused clearance in the 5 years prior to its request is not eligible for the program. In addition, any licensees that have been assessed a civil Number of respondents Activity penalty, issued a Notice of Violation, or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony violation involving wildlife import or export will not be eligible to participate in the program. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0012. Title: Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife, 50 CFR 14.61–14.64 and 14.94. Service Form Numbers: 3–177 and 3– 177a. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Businesses or individuals that import or export fish, wildlife, or wildlife products; scientific institutions that import or export fish or wildlife scientific specimens; and government agencies that import or export fish or wildlife specimens for various purposes. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Number of responses Completion time per response (minutes) Total annual burden hours 3–177 hard copy submission ........................................................................... 3–177 electronic submission ........................................................................... Fee waiver certification .................................................................................... 3,148 17,593 1,000 28,332 154,971 1,000 15 10 1 7,083 25,829 17 Totals ........................................................................................................ 21,741 184,303 ........................ 32,929 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. III. Comments We invite comments concerning this information collection on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 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: December 21, 2015. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–32546 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–R–2016–N215; FXGO1664091HCC0–FF09D00000–167] 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, January 26, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, January 27, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). 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 at the National Wild Turkey Federation Visitor Center, 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield, South Carolina, 29824. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 80794 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Church, VA 22041–3803; telephone: (703) 358–2639; 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; and 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 Conservation 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 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. Wildlife habitat and health; 2. Funding for public lands and wildlife management; 3. Endangered Species Act; and 4. 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. January 13, 2016. January 13, 2016. Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director. BILLING CODE 4333–15–P January 13, 2016. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX16GG00995TR00] 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 two minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 30 Frm 00050 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. [FR Doc. 2015–32598 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] Attendance PO 00000 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. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Announcement of Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee Meeting U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting AGENCY: Pursuant to Public Law 106– 503, the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) will hold its next meeting in the Utah Department of Natural Resources Auditorium at the Utah Department of Natural Resources at 1594 West North Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Committee is comprised of members from academia, industry, and State government. The Committee shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on matters relating to the USGS’s participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The Committee will receive reports on the status of activities of the Program and progress toward Program goals and objectives. The Committee will assess this information and provide guidance on the future undertakings and direction of the Earthquake Hazards Program. Focus topics for this meeting include a program review and strategic planning for 2016–2018. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-R-2016-N215; FXGO1664091HCC0-FF09D00000-167]


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, January 26, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
and Wednesday, January 27, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern 
Standard Time). 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 at the National Wild Turkey 
Federation Visitor Center, 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield, South Carolina, 
29824.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Designated 
Federal Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife 
Refuge System, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls

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Church, VA 22041-3803; telephone: (703) 358-2639; 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; and
    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 Conservation 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. Wildlife habitat and health;
    2. Funding for public lands and wildlife management;
    3. Endangered Species Act; and
    4. 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........................  January 13, 2016.
Submit written information or questions     January 13, 2016.
 before the meeting for the council to
 consider during the meeting.
Give an oral presentation during the        January 13, 2016.
 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 two 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,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2015-32598 Filed 12-24-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P