[Federal Register: September 22, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 183)]
[Page 51334-51335]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Western Regional Panel 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Western Regional Panel 
Committee. The meeting topics are identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY 

DATES: The Panel will meet from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, 
October 5, 1999, and 8:00 am to 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 6, 

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Texas Parks and Wildlife 
Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Gross, Executive Secretary, 
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force at 703-358-2308 or by e-mail at: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. I), this notice announces a 
meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Western Regional 
Panel Committee. The Task Force was established by the Nonindigenous 
Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990.
    The Panel, comprised of representatives from Federal, State, and 
local agencies and from private environmental and commercial interests, 
provides the following:
    1. Identifies priorities for the Western Region with respect to 
aquatic nuisance species;
    2. Makes recommendations to the Task Force regarding an education, 
monitoring (including inspection), prevention, and control program to 
prevent the spread of the zebra mussel west of the 100th Meridian;
    3. Coordinates with other aquatic nuisance species program 
activities in the Western region;
    4. Develops an emergency response strategy for Federal, State, and 
local entities for stemming new invasions of aquatic nuisance species; 
    5. Provides advice to public and private individuals and entities 
concerning methods of preventing and controlling aquatic nuisance 
    The topics of this meeting will be to review Panel activities for 
the past year and develop priorities for the coming year, develop plans 
to implement priority actions, and provide updates of ongoing 
    Minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Executive 
Secretary, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Suite 851, North 
Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203-1622, and will be available 
for public inspection during business hours, Monday through Friday.

    Dated: September 16, 1999.
Rowan Gould,
Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Acting Assistant 
[FR Doc. 99-24634 Filed 9-21-99; 8:45 am]