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The Priority List Under the Multistate Conservation Grant Program for Conservation Projects Submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice—Multistate Conservation Grant Program.

SUMMARY:

The Service is publishing the priority list for the Multistate Conservation Grant Program submitted by the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. This notice is required by the Fish and Wildlife Programs Improvement and National Wildlife Refuges System Centennial Act Start Printed Page 59808of 2000. Grants may be made from this list.

DATES:

This notice is effective upon date of publication in the Federal Register.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Chris McKay, Grants Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 140, Arlington Virginia 22203, (703) 358-1711.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Fish and Wildlife Programs Improvement and National Wildlife Refuges System Centennial Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-408) established a Multistate Conservation Grant Program within the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration and Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Acts. The Improvement Act authorizes grants of up to $3 million annually from funds available under each of the Restoration Acts, for a total of up to $6 million annually. Grants may be made from a priority list of projects submitted by the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA), representing the State fish and wildlife agencies. The Service Director, exercising the authority of the Secretary, need not fund all recommended projects, but may not fund projects which are not recommended.

To be eligible for consideration, a project must benefit fish and/or wildlife conservation in at least 26 States, a majority of the States in a Fish and Wildlife Service Region, or a regional association of State fish and wildlife agencies. Grants may be made to a State or group of States, to non-governmental organizations, and, solely for carrying out the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, to the Fish and Wildlife Service.

TitleApplicantWildlife fundsSport fish funds
The 2001 Economic Contributions of Sport FishingAmerican Sportfishing Association$73,044
National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated RecreationUSFWS$1,432,5161,432,516
Representation of the Northeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in International Conventions and ProtocolsNortheast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies4,5004,500
The 2001 Economic Contributions of HuntingIAFWA—Animal Use Issues Task Force76,992
Pumpout Equipment Standards and Lifecycle TestingStates Organization for Boating Access299,000
Representationo f the Association of Midwest Fish and Wildlife Agencies in International Conventions and ProtocolsAssociation of Midwest Fish and Wildlife Agencies4,5004,500
New Computer Models for Trap Testing in the Development of Best Management Practices to Improve Management of State Wildlife ResourcesNortheast Association of Fish and Wildlife Resource Agencies76,937
The Need to Develop a Geographic Information System to Facilitate Integrated Bird Conservation in the Central Hardwoods Bird Conservation RegionTennessee Wildlife Resources Agency33,750
Sage-Grouse Interstate Working Group CoordinatorWestern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies120,000
Management Assistance Team (MAT)IAFWA248,340248,340
Instream Flows for Reverine Resource StewardshipWyoming Game and Fish Department16,650
Step OutsideNational Shooting Sports Foundation171,100
Fish and Wildlife Reference ServiceKRA Corporation236,141236,141
Fate and Effect of the Aquaculture Therapeutic Potassium PermanganateDepartment of Biological Sciences, Arkansas State University59,915
Coordination of Vegetation Establishment and Management on Conservation Reserve Program LandsIAFWA—Agricultural Conservation Task Force75,000
Representation of the Western Assocaition of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and its Member States in International Treaties and ProtocolsWestern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies4,5004,500
Understanding the Relationship Between Waterfowl Hunting Regulations and Hunter Satisfaction/Participation, with Recommendations for Improvements to Agency Management and Conservation ProgramsWildlife Management Institute61,450
Development and Validation of Determinative Analytical Method for the Marker Residue of AQUI-S, a Fish Anesthetic for Public Fish Facilities and Fishery ManagementIAFWA—Fisheries and Water Resources Policy Committee49,335
Development of a Model for Infecting Fish with Columnaris to Facilitate Pivotal Efficacy Trials for Treating the Disease with Candidate TherapeutantsIAFWA—Fisheries and Water Resources Policy Committee105,651
New Animal Drug Application (NADA) for Oxytetracycline Immersion Therapy for Diseases of Cool and Warm Water Fish Species Cultured on Public Fish FacilitiesIAFWA—Fisheries and Water Resources Policy Committee96,921
Multistate Conservation Grant Program CoordinationIAFWA—Executive Committee44,46044,460
Support for State “Hooked On Fishing—Not On Drugs” and Fishing Tackle Loaner ProgramsFuture Fisherman Foundation294,200
Bird Conservation for the Nation: Implementation of All-Bird ConservationIAFWA—Migratory Bird Committee250,000
Representation of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in International Conventions and ProtocolsSoutheast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies4,5004,500
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Outreach Project—Enhancing Communications Strategies and Improving Administration of State Wildlife Resource Programs through Implementating Best Management Practices (BMP's): A Plan to Assist State Agencies with the Dissemination of New Technology for Furbearer ManagementIAFWA—Furbearer Resources Task Force200,000
Science and Civics, Sustaining Wildlife, Involving High School Students and Addressing Wildlife NeedsProject WILD26,32826,328
Total3,071,0143,000,501

Both total amounts are over the amount allocated by Congress for this program. Funds allocated, but not spent, from FY 2001 will be used to make up the difference for FY 2002.

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Dated: October 16, 2001.

Marshall P. Jones, Jr.,

Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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[FR Doc. 01-29702 Filed 11-29-01; 8:45 am]

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