[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 106 (Tuesday, June 3, 2014)]
[Pages 31978-31979]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12782]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-MB-2014-N099; 91100-3740-GRNT 7C]

Meeting Announcement: North American Wetlands Conservation 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) 
will meet to consider proposals for U.S. Standard Grants, one of the 
types of grants in the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) 
program, for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation 
Commission (Commission). The grants proposals involve wetland 
acquisition, restoration, enhancement, and management projects. This 
meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may present oral 
or written statements.

DATES: The meeting is scheduled for June 26, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending or presenting information, 
contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) 
by the appropriate deadline (see Public Input under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION). The subsequent meeting at which the Commission will 
consider the Council's recommendations is tentatively scheduled for 
September, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The Council meeting will take place at Greenpoint 
Environmental Learning Center, 3010 Maple Street, Saginaw, MI 48602.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Perry, Council Coordinator, by 
phone at 703-358-2432; by email at dbhc@fws.gov; or by U.S. mail at 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MBSP 4075, 
Arlington, VA 22203.


About the Council

    In accordance with NAWCA (Pub. L. 101-233, 103 Stat. 1968, December 
13, 1989, as amended), the State-private-Federal Council meets to 
consider wetland acquisition, restoration, enhancement, and management 
projects for recommendation to, and final funding approval by, the 

U.S. Standard Grants Program

    The U.S. Standard Grants Program is a competitive matching grants 
program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects 
in the United States that further the goals of NAWCA. These projects 
must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of 
wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all 
wetlands-associated migratory birds. Grant requests may not exceed $1 
million, and funding priority is given to grantees or partners new to 
the NAWCA Grants Program.
    Project proposal due dates, application instructions, and 
eligibility requirements are available on the NAWCA Web site at http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA.

Public Input

                                       You must contact the Council
         If you wish to:               Coordinator (see FOR  FURTHER
                                    INFORMATION  CONTACT) no later than
(1) Attend the Council meeting..  June 26, 2014.
(2) Submit written information    June 9, 2014.
 or questions before the Council
 meeting for consideration
 during the meeting.

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Submitting Written Information or Questions

    Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or 
questions for the Council to consider during the public meeting. If you 
wish to submit a written statement, so that the information may be made 
available to the Council for their consideration prior to this meeting, 
you must contact the Council Coordinator by the date above. Written 
statements must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in both 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 file).

Giving an Oral Presentation

    Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation at 
the Council meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no 
more than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties 
should contact the Council Coordinator by the date above, in writing 
(preferably via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be 
placed on the public speaker list for either of these meetings. Non-
registered public speakers will not be considered during the Council 
meeting. 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, are invited to submit written statements to 
the Council within 30 days following the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

    Summary minutes of the Council and meeting will be maintained by 
the Council Coordinator at the address under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT. Council meeting minutes will be available by contacting the 
Council Coordinator within 30 days following the meeting. Personal 
copies may be purchased for the cost of duplication.

Jerome Ford,
Assistant Director, Migratory Birds.
[FR Doc. 2014-12782 Filed 6-2-14; 8:45 am]