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Federal Subsistence Board to Hold Work Session in Anchorage
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The Federal Subsistence Board will hold a work session on April 24 and if necessary on April 25, 2013 in Anchorage. During the work session, the Board will hear status reports on the progress to implement Secretarial recommendations resulting from the review of the Federal Subsistence Management Program. These include a status report on the review of the Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Alaska and the Federal Subsistence Board and a status report on the review the rural determinations process.
The Board will also hear a status report on the progress that has been made to develop local solutions to address concerns expressed by Kootznoowoo, Inc. in its petition to the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior to exercise extraterritorial jurisdiction into “marine waters adjacent to Admiralty Island and beyond.”
The full agenda and any available meeting materials will be posted to the Federal Subsistence Management Program's website (http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/board.cfml) prior to this meeting.
The public is welcome to attend in person or by teleconference. To teleconference, dial 1-888-455-5897, the passcode is 3344290.
On April 24, the meeting will be held at the Aspen Suites Hotel, 100 East Tudor Rd., Anchorage, beginning at 10:00 a.m. If the meeting continues on April 25, it will be held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Subsistence Management Board Room, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Photo identification, such as a driver's license, must be presented at the building reception desk.
For additional information regarding this meeting contact the Office of Subsistence Management at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3888 or by e-mail, email@example.com. If you need special accommodations for disabilities, please contact the Office of Subsistence Management by April 19.