[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2012)]
[Pages 33229-33230]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13571]



Office of the Secretary

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council Charter

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), following

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consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of 
the Interior has renewed the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership 
Council (Council) charter for 2 years.

DATES: The charter will be filed with the Senate and House of 
Representatives and the Library of Congress on June 20, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (703) 358-2336, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council conducts its operations in 
accordance with the provisions of FACA. It reports to the Secretary of 
the Interior, through the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service. The Council functions solely as an advisory body. The 
Council's duties consist of, but are not limited to:
    a. Providing advice that will assist the Secretary in compliance 
with the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956.
    b. Fulfilling responsibilities established by Executive Order 
    (1) Monitoring specific Federal activities affecting aquatic 
systems and the recreational fisheries they support.
    (2) Reviewing and evaluating the relation of Federal policies and 
activities to the status and conditions of recreational fishery 
    (3) Preparing an annual report of its activities, findings, and 
recommendations for submission to the National Recreational Fisheries 
Coordination Council.
    c. Recommending policies or programs to increase public awareness 
and support for the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund.
    d. Recommending policies or programs that foster conservation and 
ethics in recreational fishing and boating.
    e. Recommending policies or programs to stimulate angler and boater 
participation in the conservation and restoration of aquatic resources 
through outreach and education.
    f. Advising about how the Secretary can foster communication and 
coordination among government, industry, anglers, boaters, and the 
    The Council may consist of no more than 18 members and up to 16 
alternates appointed by the Secretary for 2-year terms. The Director of 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the President of the 
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) are ex officio 
members. Appointees are selected from among, but not limited to, the 
following national interest groups:
    (a) State fish and wildlife resource management agencies (2 
members--one a Director of a coastal State and one a Director of an 
inland State);
    (b) Saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing organizations;
    (c) Recreational boating organizations;
    (d) Recreational fishing and boating industries;
    (e) Recreational fishery resources conservation organizations;
    (f) Tribal resource management organizations;
    (g) Aquatic resource outreach and education organizations; and
    (h) The tourism industry.
    Members must be senior-level representatives of recreational 
fishing, boating, and aquatic resources conservation organizations, and 
must have the ability to represent their designated constituencies.
    The Council functions solely as an advisory body and in compliance 
with provisions of FACA (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). This notice is published 
in accordance with section 9a(2) of FACA. The certification of renewal 
is published below.
    Certification: I hereby certify that the Sport Fishing and Boating 
Partnership Council is necessary and is in the public interest in 
connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of 
the Interior under the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a-
742j), the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777-
777k), the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661-667e), and 
Executive Order 12962 of June 7, 1995-Recreational Fisheries (60 FR 
30769, June 7, 1995), as amended by Executive Order 13474 of September 
26, 2008 (73 FR 57229, October 1, 2008).

    Dated: May 24, 2012.
Ken Salazar,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2012-13571 Filed 6-4-12; 8:45 am]