[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 124 (Wednesday, June 27, 2012)]
[Pages 38317-38318]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15674]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-EA-2012-N150; FF09D00000-FXGO1664091HCC05D-123]

Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of teleconference.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public 
teleconference of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation 
Council (Council).

DATES: Teleconference: Thursday, July 19th, 2012, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 
p.m. (Eastern daylight time). For deadlines and directions on 
registering to listen to the teleconference, submitting written 
material, and giving an oral presentation, please see ``Public Input'' 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, 
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mailstop 3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; 
telephone (703) 358-2639; fax (703) 358-2548; 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 


    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 

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(Service), in consultation with the Director, Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM); Director, National Park Service (NPS); Chief, Forest Service 
(USFS); Chief, Natural Resources 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 
    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 Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council will 
consider a letter to the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior 
that encourages them to continue to engage their departments in the 
Environmental Protection Agency watershed analysis regarding potential 
impacts of large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay Region of Alaska.
    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
             If you wish to               INFORMATION CONTACT) no later
Listen to the teleconference...........  July 12, 2012.
Submit written information or questions  July 12, 2012.
 before the teleconference for the
 council to consider during the
Give an oral presentation during the     July 12, 2012.

Submitting Written Information or Questions

    Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or 
questions for the Council to consider during the teleconference. 
Written statements must be received by the date listed in ``Public 
Input'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, so that the information may be 
made available to the Council for their consideration prior to this 
teleconference. Written statements must be supplied to the Council 
Coordinator in one 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 

Giving an Oral Presentation

    Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation 
during the teleconference will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, 
with no more than a total of 40 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 teleconference. To ensure an opportunity 
to speak during the public comment period of the teleconference, 
members of the public must register with the Council Coordinator. 
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 teleconference.

Meeting Minutes

    Summary minutes of the teleconference will be maintained by the 
Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) and 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.

Hannibal Bolton,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-15674 Filed 6-26-12; 8:45 am]