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Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. Update of Boating Related Grant Programs Sport Fishing & Boating Partnership Council Meeting March 2011. Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund Receipts by Category Percentages - 2010.

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    1. Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program Update of Boating Related Grant Programs Sport Fishing & Boating Partnership Council Meeting March 2011

    2. Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund Receipts by Category Percentages - 2010

    3. Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund Receipts by Category Dollars - 2010 Total 2010 Receipts: $650,321,813

    4. Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund Receipts 2007 – 2010

    5. Boating Programs *Obligations to Date

    6. Boating Infrastructure Grants

    7. Distribution of BIG Projects 2010 - 2011 ID: 1 ME: 2, 1 NE: 1 WA: 2, 1 MN: 2 IN: 2, 1 IL: 1,1 MI: 2 OH: 2, 1 VT: 2 MA:1 OR: 2, 1 NY: 1, 5 RI: 2 CT: 2 NJ: 2, 1 PA: 2 DE: 1 MD: 2 WV: 2 VA: 2, 2 CA: 2,6 KY: 1 TN: 2, 2 AZ: 1 GA: 1 AL: 1 NC: 2, 1 OK: 1 FL: 1, 2 SC: 1 TX: 2, 1 Tier 1 Tier 2 MO: 1 MS: 2, 1 PR: 1 VI: 2 HI: 1 AR: 2

    8. SFBPC BIG Report Response • The FWS worked with the SFBPC to revise the annual Request for Applications (RFA) and the SFBPC has had the opportunity to review draft the draft revision of 50 CFR 86 – Boating Infrastructure Grant Regulations. • Based on comments received from the BIG Ranking meeting in January 2011, we are considering: • Changes to the 2012 BIG RFA • Additional topics applicable to the BIG Regulation changes

    9. BIG Timeline 2011 • BIG 2011 Awards announced - March • BIG NPRM to Fed. Register – Spring * • BIG 2012 RFA – May • 2012 • Application Review – October – January 2012 • 2012 Applications Due • – Sept. * NPRM: 60-day comment period > comment review period > Final Rule

    10. Clean Vessel Act Grants

    11. Distribution of CVA Projects 2010 – 2011 ID: I ME: C VT: I WA: C/I WI: C MI: C IN: C/I NY: C/I NH: C/I OR: C/I OH: C MA: C NV: I CT: C/I NJ: C CA: C/I MD: C VA: C/I UT: I NC: I SC: C/I AZ: I TN: I GA: I MS: C KY: I AR: I AL: C/I OK: I MO: I LA: I FL: C/I C=Coastal I=Inland

    12. SFBPC CVA Report Response FWS and SFBPC CVA Team participate in calls to discuss topics for consideration in our process of revising 50 CFR 85 – Clean Vessel Act regulations. CVA Request for Applications (RFA) has been revised to respond to some of the comments in the report and feedback from Regions and States. Have met with other organizations such as SOBA to discuss topics to consider in rule revision.

    13. CVA Timeline 2011 Announce 2011 Awards - April CVA Draft Rule to Think Tank - Summer 2012 CVA RFA - August CVA Draft Rule to Think Tank, 2nd Round - Autumn 2012 CVA Applications Due - December

    14. Boating Access Grants • Funds are apportioned to the States based on water area and number of licensed anglers. • States are to use 15% of their SFR funds for Boating Access, to be figured by Region over a 5-year period.

    15. Boating Access Grants

    16. SFBPC Boating Access Report Response The Service issued Service Manual chapter 517 FW 7 – Recreational Boating Access Subprogram on April 29, 2010 The chapter addresses some of the topics in the report The Service continues to be involved with conversations on issues regarding States’ ability to provide match

    17. TRACS Web Site Tentative Schedule Continue and complete development of TRACS (November - April, 2011)   Field Test TRACS for SWG plus all other WSFR programs (March - July, 2011)   Rollout to the States - starting with PAG States at the forefront (June – October, 2011) http://www.fws.ekosystem.us/

    18. Looking To The Future