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Meeting Announcement: North American Wetlands Conservation Council

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Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.


Notice of meeting.


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, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.


Council Meeting: December 9, 2008, 1-3 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the Ballston Station Building, 4301 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. (The meeting room is on the west side of building; use the entrance on North Utah Street.)

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Mike Johnson, Council Coordinator, by phone at (703) 358-1784; by e-mail at; or by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop MBSP 4501-4075, Arlington, VA 22203.

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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.

If you are interested in presenting information at the public meeting, contact the Council Coordinator no later than December 8, 2008.

Project proposal due dates, application instructions, and eligibility requirements are available on the NAWCA Web site at​birdhabitat/​Grants/​NAWCA/​Standard/​US/​Overview.shtm. Proposals require a minimum of 50 percent non-Federal matching funds. The Council will consider U.S. Standard and Mexican grant proposals at the December meeting. The tentative date for the Commission meeting is March 11, 2009.

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Dated: November 14, 2008.

Paul Schmidt,

Assistant Director—Migratory Birds.

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[FR Doc. E8-29214 Filed 12-9-08; 8:45 am]