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21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee

Action

Notice Of Meeting.

Summary

We, the Department of the Interior, announce a public meeting of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee (Committee) to discuss the outcomes and objectives of the Committee.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

Meeting: Thursday, February 9, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday, February 10, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time). Meeting Participation: Notify Lisa Young (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by close of business on February 6, 2012, if requesting to make an oral presentation (limited to 2 minutes per speaker). The meeting will accommodate no more than a total of 45 minutes for all public speakers.

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The meeting will be held at the U.S. Access Board Conference Room, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 (Across from the National Press Building).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Lisa Young, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), 1849 C Street NW., MS 3559, Washington, DC 20240; telephone (202) 208-7586; fax (202) 208-5873; or email Lisa_Young@ios.doi.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee will hold a meeting.

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Chartered in November 2011, the committee is a discretionary advisory committee established under the authority of the Secretary of the Interior. The purpose of the Committee is to provide the Secretary of Interior with recommendations on: (1) Developing a framework for the 21CSC, including program components, structure, and implementation, as well as accountability and performance evaluation criteria to measure success; (2) the development of certification criteria for 21CSC providers and individual certification of 21CSC members; (3) strategies to overcome existing barriers to successful 21CSC program implementation; (4) identifying partnership opportunities with corporations, private businesses or entities, foundations, and non-profit groups, as well as state, local, and tribal governments, to expand support for conservation corps programs, career training and youth employment opportunities; (5) and developing pathways for 21 CSC participants for future conservation engagement and natural resource careers. Background information on the Committee is available at www.doi.gov/21csc.

Meeting Agenda Back to Top

The Committee will convene to consider: (1) The proposed by-laws, roles and responsibilities of members and the decision making process of the Committee; (2) The Committee timeline, objectives and outcomes, focusing on the Committee duties outlined in the charter; (3) Other Committee business. The public will be able to make comment on Friday, February 10, 2012 from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. The final agenda will be posted on www.doi.gov/21csc prior to the meeting.

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Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to submit their comments in written form to the Committee after the meeting.

Individuals or groups requesting to make comment at the public Committee meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 45 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should contact Lisa Young, DFO, in writing (preferably via email), by February 6, 2012. (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker list for this meeting.

In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of business February 6. The meeting location is open to the public, and current, government issued, photo ID is required to enter. Space is limited, so all interested in attending should pre-register. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and phone number to Lisa Young via email at Lisa_Young@ios.doi.gov or by phone at (202) 208-7586.

Dated: January 19, 2012.

Lisa Young,

Designated Federal Officer.

[FR Doc. 2012-1343 Filed 1-23-12; 8:45 am]

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