[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 93 (Friday, May 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27998-27999]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11815]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA433


Public Meeting of the Steering Committee for the National Fish, 
Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Steering Committee for the National Fish, Wildlife, and 
Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy will be holding its second meeting. 
This meeting will focus on the progress of the Strategy's Technical 
Teams and stakeholder engagement.

DATES: The second Steering Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, 
June 1, 2011, from 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be opportunity for 
public comment during the meeting at approximately 3 p.m., and written 
comments may be submitted via the Web site http://www.wildlifeadaptation.gov.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Spring Room of the Silver 
Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place (corner of Ellsworth Drive 
and Fenton Street), Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Additional 
information on the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate 
Adaptation Strategy can be found at http://www.wildlifeadaptationstrategy.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Griffis, Climate Change 
Coordinator, Office of Science and Technology, NMFS/NOAA, 1315 East-
West Highway, 12th Floor, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or 
Roger.B.Griffis@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy 
(Strategy) is an integrated, coordinated, and comprehensive response to 
the threats of climate change. This multi-partner effort will outline a 
unified approach to maintaining the key terrestrial, freshwater and 
marine ecosystems needed to sustain fish, wildlife and plant resources 
and the services they provide in the face of accelerating climate 
change.
    The Strategy will be guided by input and participation from a 
diverse group of agencies from across the country. For this reason, 
Federal, State and tribal agencies have been asked to participate as 
members of an intergovernmental Steering Committee to provide advice 
and support for development of the Strategy by 2012.
    The Steering Committee consists of representatives from 16 Federal 
agencies with management authorities for fish, wildlife, plants, or 
their habitat, as well as representatives from five state fish and 
wildlife agencies and two tribal commissions. The purpose of the 
Steering Committee is to exchange views, information, and advice 
relating to the management and implementation of the Strategy. The 
Committee will oversee the Technical (writing) Teams, ensure a robust 
engagement process with a diverse group of stakeholders, and facilitate 
coordination and communication across agencies and departments.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Helen Allen, (907) 271-2809, at 
least 5 working days prior to the meeting date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.


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    Dated: May 9, 2011.
Eric C. Schwaab,
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-11815 Filed 5-12-11; 8:45 am]
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