[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 48 (Monday, March 12, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 14561]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5891]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary


21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: We, the Department of the Interior, announce a public meeting 
of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee 
(Committee).

DATES: Meeting: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
and on Thursday, March 29, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Pacific 
Time). Meeting Participation: Notify Lisa Young (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT) by close of business Friday, March 23, if 
requesting to make an oral presentation (limited to 2 minutes per 
speaker). The meeting will accommodate no more than a total of 45 
minutes for all public speakers.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at The Fort Mason Center Fire 
House, San Francisco, CA. The entrance for The Fort Mason Center is at 
Marina Blvd. and Buchanan Street. For specific directions, contact Lisa 
Young (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Young, Designated Federal Officer 
(DFO), 1849 C Street NW., MS 3559, Washington, DC 20240; telephone 
(202) 208-7586; fax (202) 208-5873; or email Lisa_Young@ios.doi.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, we announce that the 
21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee will hold a 
meeting.

Background

    Chartered in November 2011, the committee is a discretionary 
advisory committee established under the authority of the Secretary of 
the Interior. The purpose of the Committee is to provide the Secretary 
of Interior with recommendations on: (1) Developing a framework for the 
21CSC, including program components, structure, and implementation, as 
well as accountability and performance evaluation criteria to measure 
success; (2) the development of certification criteria for 21CSC 
providers and individual certification of 21CSC members; (3) strategies 
to overcome existing barriers to successful 21CSC program 
implementation; (4) identifying partnership opportunities with 
corporations, private businesses or entities, foundations, and non-
profit groups, as well as state, local, and tribal governments, to 
expand support for conservation corps programs, career training and 
youth employment opportunities; (5) and developing pathways for 21 CSC 
participants for future conservation engagement and natural resource 
careers.
    Background information on the Committee is available at 
www.doi.gov/21csc.

Meeting Agenda

    The Committee will convene to consider the initial recommendations 
from the subcommittees; and other Committee business. The public will 
be able to make comment on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 
11:15 a.m. The final agenda will be posted on www.doi.gov/21csc prior 
to the meeting.

Public Input

    Interested members of the public may present, either orally or 
through written comments, information for the Committee to consider 
during the public meeting. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral 
statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could not be 
accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to submit 
their comments in written form to the Committee after the meeting.
    Individuals or groups requesting to make comment at the public 
Committee meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no 
more than a total of 45 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties 
should contact Lisa Young, DFO, in writing (preferably via email), by 
March 23, 2012. (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on 
the public speaker list for this meeting.
    In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of 
business March 23, 2012. The meeting location is open to the public. 
Space is limited, so all interested in attending should pre-register. 
Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and phone 
number to Lisa Young via email at Lisa_Young@ios.doi.gov or by phone 
at (202) 208-7586.

    Dated: March 7, 2012.
Lisa Young,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-5891 Filed 3-9-12; 8:45 am]
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