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Federal Subsistence Board to Consider Proposals to Change Subsistence Hunting and Trapping Regulations

The Federal Subsistence Board will meet on April 15, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and April 16 - 17, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to consider more than 50 proposed changes to Federal subsistence hunting and trapping regulations. The Board will provide the opportunity for Tribal and ANCSA Corporation leaders to consult on the proposed changes to subsistence hunting and trapping regulations on April 15, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

In addition, the Board will discuss the Rural Determination review process and will receive a summary of public comments received following the Federal Register Notice (12/31/2012) requesting comments on rural determination. The Board will hear Regional Advisory Council recommendations and may deliberate on possible options and alternatives for recommendation to the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture on the Rural Determination process.

The Federal Subsistence Board will also discuss the Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon Fisheries Special Action request, FSA14-03.

Throughout the meeting, there will be opportunities for the public to testify on agenda items. Additionally, there is a public comment period at the beginning of each day as an opportunity to discuss anything of subsistence interest that is not on the agenda.

The meeting will be held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gordon Watson Conference Room, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage. Photo identification, such as a driver's license or Tribal ID, will be needed and presented at the building reception desk to enter.

*To teleconference into this meeting, dial 888-455-5897, the passcode is 3344290.*

Meeting materials and agenda are posted on the Federal Subsistence Management Program's website at: http://www.doi.gov/subsistence/board/index.cfm

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