From The Federal Register, Public Meeting: North American Wetlands Conservation Council meeting (Dec. 13); Advisory Group for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (Dec. 12)

2017-11-28T16:35:19+00:00 November 28, 2017|

AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of meetings.

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). The Council will consider Canada, Mexico, and U.S.Start Printed Page 56045Standard grant proposals. The Advisory Group for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) grants program (Advisory Group) also will meet. The Advisory Group will discuss the strategic direction and management of the NMBCA program. Both meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.

DATES:

Council: December 13, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Advisory Group: December 12, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Attendance: To attend either or both meetings, contact the Council/Advisory Group Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than December 5, 2017.

Presenting Information: If you are interested in presenting information, contact the Council/Advisory Group Coordinator no later than December 5, 2017.

Submitting Information: To submit written information or questions before the Council or Advisory Group meeting for consideration during the meeting, contact the Council/Advisory Group Coordinator no later than December 5, 2017.

ADDRESSES:

The Council and Advisory Group meetings will take place at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, 1133 15th Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sarah Mott, Council/Advisory Group Coordinator, by phone at 703-358-1784; 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, VA 22041. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 during normal business hours. Also, FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

About the Council

 In accordance with the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Pub. L. 101-233, 103 Stat. 1968, December 13, 1989, as amended; NAWCA), the State-private-Federal North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) meets to consider wetland acquisition, restoration, enhancement, and management projects for recommendation to, and final funding approval by, the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission. NAWCA 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 www.fws.gov/​birds/​grants/​north-american-wetland-conservation-act.php.

For more information click here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/11/27/2017-25477/announcement-of-public-meetings-north-american-wetlands-conservation-council-advisory-group-for-the