[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51189-51190]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20485]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-EA-2014-N160; FF09D00000-FXGO1664091HCC0-145]


Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public 
Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public 
meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council 
(Council). The Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat 
conservation endeavors that benefit wildlife resources; encourage 
partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, 
the States, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and 
benefit recreational hunting.

DATES: Meeting: Tuesday September 9, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
and Wednesday September 10, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern 
daylight time). For deadlines and directions on registering to attend, 
submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please 
see ``Public Input'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Hemisphere A Room, Ronald 
Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Designated 
Federal Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife 
Refuge System, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803; 
telephone (703) 358-2639; 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 meeting.

Background

    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 
Service (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 
education;

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    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 Council will convene to consider issues including:

1. Land and Water Conservation Fund;
2. Funding for public and private lands conservation; and
3. Other Council business.

    The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

                              Public Input
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                                You must contact the Council Coordinator
        If you wish to          (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no
                                               later than
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Attend the meeting...........  August 29, 2014.
Submit written information or  August 29, 2014.
 questions before the meeting
 for the council to consider
 during the meeting.
Give an oral presentation      August 29, 2014.
 during the meeting.
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Attendance

    To attend this meeting, register by close of business on the dates 
listed in ``Public Input'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Please 
submit your name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to 
the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

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. 
Written statements must be received by the date above, so that the 
information may be made available to the Council for their 
consideration prior to this meeting. 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 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, in writing (preferably via email; see 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker 
list for this meeting. Nonregistered public speakers will not be 
considered during the 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, may submit written statements to the 
Council Coordinator up to 30 days subsequent to the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

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

Rowan W. Gould,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-20485 Filed 8-25-14; 11:15 am]
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