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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, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon). If you are interested in presenting information at the North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) public meeting, contact the Council Coordinator no later than November 24, 2009.


The meeting will be held at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, 602 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201.

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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.

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 date for the Commission meeting is March 10, 2010.

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Dated: October 14, 2009

Paul R. Schmidt,

Assistant Director-Migratory Birds.

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[FR Doc. E9-25934 Filed 10-27-09; 8:45 am]