[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 153 (Wednesday, August 8, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 47432]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19439]


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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: Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
(Eastern Time). Meeting Participation: Notify Lisa Young (see FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by close of business Wednesday, August 22, 
2012, if requesting to make an oral presentation (limited to 2 minutes 
per speaker). The meeting will accommodate no more than a total of 15 
minutes for all public speakers.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via WebEx, to participate in the 
call as an interested member of the public, please 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; and (5) 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 finalize the initial report from the 
Committee; and other Committee business. The public will be able to 
make comment on Thursday, August 23, 2012 starting at 3:15 p.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. Due to the nature of this meeting, 
interested members of the public are strongly encouraged to submit 
written statements to the committee by COB Wednesday, August 22, 2012 
so they can be reviewed and considered during the full committee 
meeting on Thursday, August 23, 2012.
    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 15 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties 
should contact Lisa Young, DFO, in writing (preferably via email), by 
Wednesday, August 22, 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 Wednesday, August 22, 2012. The meeting is open to the public. 
Calls in lines are limited, so all interested in attending should pre-
register, and at that time will be given the call in information. 
Please submit your name, email address and phone number to Lisa Young 
via email at Lisa_Young@ios.doi.gov or by phone at (202) 208-7586.

    Dated: August 3, 2012.
Lisa Young,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-19439 Filed 8-7-12; 8:45 am]
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