[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 94 (Tuesday, May 17, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28316-28317]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-9772]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


Establishment of the Advisory Committee on the Bird Banding 
Laboratory

AGENCY: Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Establishment of the Advisory Committee on the Bird Banding 
Laboratory Under the Federal Advisory Commitment Act.

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SUMMARY: Following consultation with the General Services 
Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the 
Interior has established the Advisory Committee on the Bird Banding 
Laboratory under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel L. James, 12201 Sunrise Valley 
Drive MS 301, Reston, Virginia 20192; 703-648-4253, dan_
james@usgs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in accordance with

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Section 9(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92-
643). The purpose of the Advisory Committee will be to represent the 
interests of the bird banding community, including both game and non-
game birds, in advising the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. 
Geological Survey (USGS), on current and future management of the Bird 
Banding Laboratory. The Committee will develop a clear, concise report 
defining a vision for the Bird Banding Laboratory over the next ten to 
fifteen years, and recommend priority actions that should be taken to 
address the needs of Federal and State regulatory agencies, as well as 
bird conservation, research, and banding organizations, to ensure the 
Laboratory's excellence into the 21st century.
    In order for the Secretary to hear from the bird banding and data 
user community, Committee membership will include: The USGS; the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service; the Canadian Wildlife Service; State 
wildlife conservation agencies; bird banding organizations; academia; 
professional and technical ornithological societies; and nonprofit 
conservation and bird hunting organizations. Expertise in the science 
of bird banding/marking and the application of the data to address game 
and non-game bird management, conservation, research, and policy 
issues, must be represented within the sectors listed above.
    The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, and in 
compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
The Charter will be filed under the Act, 15 days from the date of 
publication of this notice.

Certification

    I hereby certify that the establishment of a the Bird Banding 
Laboratory Advisory Committee is necessary and in the public interest 
in connection with the performance of duties by the Department of the 
Interior mandated pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (16 
U.S.C., Pub. L. 703-712; as amended).

    Dated: May 5, 2005.
Gale A. Norton,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 05-9772 Filed 5-16-05; 8:45 am]
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