AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
SUMMARY: The United States, as a Party to the Convention on
International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
(CITES), may submit proposed resolutions, decisions, and agenda items
for consideration at meetings of the Conference of the Parties to
CITES. The United States may also propose amendments to the CITES
Appendices for consideration at meetings of the Conference of the
Parties. The seventeenth regular meeting of the Conference of the
Parties to CITES (CoP17) is scheduled to be held in Johannesburg, South
Africa, September 24 to October 5, 2016. With this notice, we describe
proposed resolutions, decisions, and agenda items that the United
States is considering submitting for consideration at CoP17; invite
your comments and information on these proposals; and provide
information on how non-governmental organizations based in the United
States can attend CoP17 as observers.
DATES: We will consider all information and comments you submit
concerning proposed resolutions, decisions, and agenda items that the
United States is considering submitting for consideration at CoP17, if
we receive them on or before February 2, 2016.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments pertaining to proposed resolutions,
decisions, and agenda items for discussion at CoP17 by one of the
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the instructions for submitting comments on Docket No. FWS-HQ-
IA-2014-0018 (the docket number for this notice).
U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing,
Attn: FWS-HQ-IA-2014-0018; Division of Policy, Performance, and
Management Programs; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg
Pike, MS BPHC; Falls Church, VA 22041.
We will not consider comments sent by email or fax, or to an
address not listed in the ADDRESSES section. Comments and materials we
receive in response to this notice will be posted for public inspection
on http://www.regulations.gov, or by appointment, between 8 a.m. and 4
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, at the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 5275 Leesburg
Pike, 2nd Floor, Falls Church, VA 22041; telephone 703-358-2095.
Requests for approval to attend CoP17 as an observer should be sent
to the Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: IA, Falls Church, VA 22041; or via email at: email@example.com; or via fax at:
For the latest news and information regarding U.S. preparations for
CoP17, please visit our Web site at http://www.fws.gov/international/CITES/CoP17/index.html.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information pertaining to
resolutions, decisions, and agenda items, contact: Craig Hoover, Chief,
Division of Management Authority, at 703-358-2162 (phone); 703-358-2298
(fax); firstname.lastname@example.org (email). For information pertaining
to species proposals contact: Rosemarie Gnam, Chief, Division of
Scientific Authority, at 703-358-1708 (phone); 703-358-2276 (fax); or
email@example.com (email). If you use a telecommunications
device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Information Relay Service
(FIRS) at 800-877-8339.