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Notice of an Open Public Meeting for the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission

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National Park Service, Interior.


Meeting notice.


As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) will hold a public meeting to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence program recommendations, and other related regulatory proposals and resource management issues. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.

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SRC meetings are open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcome to present written or oral comments to the SRC. SRC meetings will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the Superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Dates and Locations: The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until business is completed on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Mentasta Lake School in Mentasta Lake Village, AK. On Thursday, March 2, 2017, the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC will reconvene and meet from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or until business is completed. For more detailed information regarding the meetings, or if you are interested in applying for SRC membership, contact Barbara Cellarius, Subsistence Coordinator, at (907) 822-7236 or by email at or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 644-3603 or via email at

Proposed meeting agenda: The agenda may change to accommodate SRC business. The proposed meeting agenda includes the following:

1. Call to Order—Confirm Quorum

2. Welcome and Introduction

3. Review and Adoption of Agenda

4. Approval of Minutes

5. Superintendent's Welcome and Review of the SRC Purpose

6. SRC Membership Status

7. SRC Chair and Members' Reports

8. Superintendent's Report

9. Old Business

10. New Business

11. Federal Subsistence Board Update

12. Alaska Boards of Fish and Game Update

13. National Park Service Reports

a. Ranger Update

b. Resource Manager's Report

c. Subsistence Manager's Report

14. Public and Other Agency Comments

15. Work Session

16. Set Tentative Date and Location for Next SRC Meeting

17. Adjourn Meeting

If this meeting is postponed, the alternate meeting dates are Wednesday, March 8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The alternate meeting location is the Kenny Lake School in Kenny Lake, AK. SRC meeting locations and dates may change based on inclement weather or exceptional circumstances. If the meeting dates and locations are changed, the Superintendent will issue a press release and use local newspapers and radio stations to announce the rescheduled meeting.

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Alma Ripps,

Chief, Office of Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2016-29551 Filed 12-8-16; 8:45 am]