[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 11, 2010)]
[Pages 48723-48724]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-19807]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-MB-2010-N165; 91100-3782-GRNT 7C]

Meeting Announcement: Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation 
Advisory Group

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Advisory Group for the Neotropical Migratory Bird 
Conservation Act (NMBCA) grants program (Advisory Group) will meet in 
person and via conference call to discuss strategic planning and 
communication, budget and legislation updates, and other topics. This 
meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may present oral 
or written statements.

DATES: Advisory Group Meeting: September 9, 2010, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. 
Presenters: If you are interested in presenting oral or written 
information at the public meeting, provide a written copy of all 
comments to the Council Coordinator no later than August 27, 2010 (see 

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 2073--2nd Floor, 4501 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Johnson, Advisory Group 
Council Coordinator, by phone at (703) 358-1784; by e-mail at 
[email protected]; or by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 
N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop MBSP 4075, Arlington, VA 22203.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Recognizing the importance of conserving 
migratory birds, the U.S. Congress passed the NMBCA (Pub. L. 106-247, 
114 Stat. 593, July 20, 2000) in 2000. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, with assistance from an international Advisory Group, manages 
a grants program to implement the terms of the NMBCA.
    This competitive, matching grants program supports public-private 
partnerships carrying out projects in the United States, Canada, Latin 
America, and the Caribbean that promote the long-term conservation of 
neotropical migratory birds and their habitats. The goals of the NMBCA 
include perpetuating healthy populations of these birds, providing 
financial resources for bird conservation initiatives, and fostering 
international cooperation for such initiatives.
    The NMBCA Advisory Group, named by the Secretary of the Interior 
under the NMBCA, will hold its meeting to advise the Director, Fish and 
Wildlife Service, on the strategic direction and management of the 
NMBCA grants program. Grant proposal due dates, application 
instructions, and eligibility requirements are available on the NMBCA 
Web site at http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NMBCA/index.shtm.
    The agenda of this meeting will include strategic planning, 
strategic communication, and budget and legislation updates.
    If you are interested in presenting information at this public 
meeting, contact the Council Coordinator, and provide a written copy of 
all comments to the Council Coordinator, no later than the date under 

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    Dated: August 5, 2010.
Robert J. Blohm,
Acting Assistant Director, Migratory Birds.
[FR Doc. 2010-19807 Filed 8-10-10; 8:45 am]