[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 218 (Wednesday, November 12, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67182-67183]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26700]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-MB-2014-N227; 91100-3740-GRNT 7C]


Meeting Announcements: North American Wetlands Conservation 
Council; Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Advisory Group

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) 
will meet to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) 
grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation 
Commission (Commission). This meeting is open to the public. The 
Advisory Group for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act 
(NMBCA) grants program (Advisory Group) also will meet. This meeting is 
also open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or 
written statements.

DATES: 
    Council: Meeting is December 9, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
The Council will consider Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. Standard grant 
proposals. If you are interested in presenting information at this 
public meeting, contact the Council Coordinator no later than December 
5, 2014.
    Advisory Group: Meeting is December 10, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m. The Advisory Group will discuss the strategic direction and 
management of the NMBCA program. If you are interested in presenting 
information at this public meeting, contact the Council Coordinator no 
later than December 5, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The Council and Advisory Group meetings will take place at 
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, 1133 15th Street NW., Suite 
1100, Washington, DC 20005.

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, 5275 Leesburg Pike MS: MB, Falls 
Church, Virginia 22041.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The North American Wetlands Conservation 
Council (Council) will meet to select North American Wetlands 
Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant proposals for recommendation to the 
Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission). This meeting is 
open to

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the public. The Advisory Group for the Neotropical Migratory Bird 
Conservation Act (NMBCA) grants program (Advisory Group) also will 
meet. This meeting is also open to the public, and interested persons 
may present oral or written statements.

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 
Commission.
    The North American Wetlands Conservation Act of 1989 provides 
matching grants to organizations and individuals who have developed 
partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the United 
States, Canada, and Mexico. 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. Project proposal due dates, application instructions, and 
eligibility requirements are available on the NAWCA Web site at http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA.

About the Advisory Group

    In accordance with NMBCA (Pub. L. 106-247, 114 Stat. 593, July 20, 
2000), the Advisory Group will hold its meeting to discuss the 
strategic direction and management of the NMBCA program and provide 
advice to the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service.
    The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act of 2000 promotes 
long-term conservation of Neotropical migratory birds and their 
habitats through a competitive grants program by promoting 
partnerships, local conservation efforts, and achieving habitat 
protection in 36 countries. The goals of the Neotropical Migratory Bird 
Conservation Act include perpetuating healthy bird populations, 
providing financial resources for bird conservation, and fostering 
international cooperation. Because the greatest need is south of the 
U.S. border, at least 75 percent of NMBCA funding supports projects 
outside the United States.
    Project proposal due dates, application instructions, and 
eligibility requirements are available on the NMBCA Web site at http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NMBCA.

Public Input

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                                                   You must contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER
               If you wish to:                                INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than
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(1) Attend the Council or Advisory Group      November 26, 2014.
 meeting
(2) Submit written information or questions   December 5, 2014.
 before the Council or Advisory Group
 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 to be consider during the public meetings. If you wish to 
submit a written statement, so that the information may be made 
available to the Council or Advisory Group for their consideration 
prior to the meetings, you must contact the Council Coordinator by the 
date in Public Input. 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 meetings 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. 
Nonregistered 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 Advisory Group meetings will be 
maintained by the Council Coordinator at the address under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT. Meeting notes 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. 2014-26700 Filed 11-10-14; 8:45 am]
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