[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 26 (Wednesday, February 8, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 6519]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-1150]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey


Bird Banding Laboratory Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The second meeting of the Advisory Committee on the bird 
Banding laboratory (Committee) will take place February 22 ad 23, 2006, 
at the national headquarters for Ducks Unlimited, One Waterfowl Way, 
Memphis, Tennessee 38120. The meeting, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m. each day, will take place in DU's Conference Center. The 
purpose of the Advisory Committee, which is co-chaired by the USGS and 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is 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, USGS, on current and 
future management of the bird Banding Laboratory. The agenda for this 
meeting will focus on a Committee review of the results of the work 
done since the last meeting by four smaller subgroups. Each subgroup 
was charged with developing draft issue statement for one of the 
following topics: (1) Bird banding permits; (2) data collection and 
storage; (3) data dissemination; and (4) partnerships. Subsequent to 
the review discussion, the Committee will finalize statements for each 
issue and begin developing recommendations for action.
    The meeting is open to all members of the interested public, and 
time on the agenda has been reserved at the conclusion of each day's 
work for the Committee to receive verbal comments (limited to 5 minutes 
per person) from the public. To speak before the Committee, please 
register in advance with Mr. Daniel James (see contact information 
below), the USGS Designated Federal Official (DFO) for the Committee.

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

    Dated: February 2, 2006.
Byron K. Williams,
Acting Associate Director for Biology.
[FR Doc. 06-1150 Filed 2-7-06; 8:45 am]
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