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Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking; Rescheduled Meeting

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Notice Of Meeting.

Summary

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public meeting of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking (Council). This meeting is being rescheduled from October 21, 2013.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

The meeting will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Members of the public who want to participate in the meeting must notify Mr. Cade London by close of business on Monday, December 9, 2013. See additional instructions under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, Procedures for Public Input.

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The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of the Interior, South Interior Building Auditorium, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Cade London, Special Assistant—USFWS International Affairs, by U.S. mail at 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 110, Arlington, VA 22203; by telephone at (703) 358-2584; by fax at (703) 358-2276; or by email at cade_london@fws.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 Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking (Council) will hold a meeting to discuss committee structure and organization, the National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, and other council business as appropriate.

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Pursuant to E.O. 13648, the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking was formed on August 30, 2013, to advise the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking, through the Secretary of the Interior, on national strategies to combat wildlife trafficking, including, but not limited to (a) effective support for anti-poaching activities; (b) coordinating regional law enforcement efforts; (c) developing and supporting effective legal enforcement mechanisms; and (d) developing strategies to reduce illicit trade and consumer demand for illegally traded wildlife, including protected species.

The eight-member Council, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, includes former senior leadership within the U.S. Government, as well as chief executive officers and board members from conservation organizations and the private sector. For more information on the Council and its members, visit http://www.fws.gov/international/advisory-council-wildlife-trafficking/.

Meeting Agenda Back to Top

The Council will consider:

1. Advisory Council organization and process,

2. The National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, and

3. Other council business.

The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/international/advisory-council-wildlife-trafficking/.

Procedures for Public Input Back to Top

Interested members of the public may submit relevant information for the Council to consider during the public meeting. Members of the public may register in advance to speak (by December 9, 2013), or they may submit written questions in advance for the Council to address during the meeting (by December 11, 2013). Nonregistered public speakers will not be considered during the meeting.

Members of the public who want to make an oral presentation at the meeting will be limited to a total of 1 hour 30 minutes, to be distributed among all speakers. However, where time permits and if deemed appropriate by the Council Chair and DFO, additional time for public comment may be allotted. Interested parties should contact Cade London, Special Assistant—International Affairs (preferably via email), by Monday, December 9, 2013, to be placed on the public speaker list (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

Registered speakers who wish to expand on their oral statements, or those who wanted to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, are invited to submit subsequent written statements to the Council after the meeting. Such written statements must be received by Mr. London, in writing (preferably via email) no later than December 23, 2013.

In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of business Monday, December 9, 2013. Because entry to Federal buildings is restricted, all visitors must preregister to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to Cade London (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

Members of the public requesting reasonable accommodations, such as hearing interpreters, must contact Mr. London, in writing (preferably via email) no later than December 9, 2013.

Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained at 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 110, Arlington, VA 22203, and on the Council Web site at http://www.fws.gov/international/advisory-council-wildlife-trafficking/, and will be available for public inspection during regular business hours within 30 days following the meeting.

Dated: November 20, 2013.

Patrick Leonard,

Deputy Assistant Director for International Affairs.

[FR Doc. 2013-28329 Filed 11-25-13; 8:45 am]

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