[Federal Register: November 1, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 210)]
[Page 58854-58855]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Ballast Water Effectiveness 
and Adequacy Criteria Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the third meeting of the Ballast Water 
Effectiveness and Adequacy Criteria Committee. The meeting topics are 

DATES: The Committee meeting will be held 10 am to 4 pm, Thursday, 
November 18, 1999.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) complex, SSMC-IV, Science Center 
(first floor), 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Gross, Executive Secretary, 
Aquatic Nuisance (ANS) Species Task Force, at 703-358-2308 or by e-mail 
at: sharon__gross@fws.gov.

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 Ballast Water 
Program Effectiveness and Adequacy Criteria Committee. The ANS Task 
Force was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention 
and Control Act of 1990.
    The Committee was established in 1997 to establish and periodically

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resolve criteria for assessing the effectiveness and adequacy of the 
national ballast water management program in reducing the introduction 
and spread of nonindigenous species. The ANS Task Force is required to 
develop criteria for determining the adequacy and effectiveness of the 
voluntary ballast water management guidelines and subsequent 
regulations promulgated by the U.S. Coast Guard. The focus of this 
meeting will be to review and discuss draft discussion papers on 
compliance and effectiveness criteria and review the timeframe for 
developing the criteria and providing recommendations to the ANS Task 
    Minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Executive 
Secretary, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Suite 851, 4401 North 
Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203-1622, and will be available 
for public inspection during regular business hours, Monday through 

    Dated: October 26, 1999.
Cathleen I. Short,
Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Assistant Director-
[FR Doc. 99-28459 Filed 10-29-99; 8:45 am]