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), will attend the eighteenth regular meeting of the Conference
of the Parties to CITES (CoP18) in Geneva, Switzerland, August 17 to
28, 2019. This notice announces the availability of tentative U.S.
negotiating positions on proposed resolutions, decisions, and
amendments to the CITES Appendices (species proposals), as well as
other agenda items that have been submitted by other Parties, the
permanent CITES committees, and the CITES Secretariat for consideration
at CoP18. With this notice we announce that we will publish a summary
of our proposed negotiating positions and the reasons for our proposed
positions on or before August 16, 2019, on our website at https://www.fws.gov/international/cites/cop18/index.html.
ADDRESSES: Information on tentative U.S. negotiating positions on
amendments to the CITES Appendices (species proposals), draft
resolutions and decisions, and agenda items submitted by other
countries and the CITES Secretariat for consideration at CoP18 will be
available on our website, https://www.fws.gov/international/cites/cop18/index.html, on or before August 16, 2019, and:
Electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal:
http://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2017-0079 (the
docket number for this notice).
By email request to: email@example.com; or
By postal mail or in person, by appointment, between 8
a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, at:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, Division of Management
Authority, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803; telephone
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information pertaining to
resolutions, decisions, and other agenda items, contact: Pamela
Scruggs, Chief, Division of Management Authority; telephone 703-358-
2095; facsimile 703-358-2298. For information pertaining to species
proposals, contact: Rosemarie Gnam, Chief, Division of Scientific
Authority; telephone 703-358-1708; facsimile 703-358-2276.