[Federal Register: September 8, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 175)]
[Page 54540-54541]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Western Regional Panel 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:  Notice of meeting.


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SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance 
Species Western Regional Panel Committee. The meeting topics are 

DATES: The Panel will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Tuesday, 
September 26, 2000, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Elihu M. Harris State 
Building, 1515 Clay Street, Training Rooms B, C, D, 2nd Floor, Oakland, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Gross, Executive Secretary, 
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force at 703-358-2308 or by e-mail at: 
sharon_gross@fws.gov or Linda Drees, Western Regional Panel Coordinator 
at 785-539-3473 (ext. 107) or by e-mail at linda_drees@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 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; and (5) provide advance to public and private individuals and 
entities concerning methods of preventing and controlling aquatic 
nuisance species. The focus 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 activities including ballast water treatment research, 
marine exotic species surveys and other emerging issues.
    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: September 5, 2000.
Cathleen I. Short,
Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Assistance Director--
Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.
[FR Doc. 00-23121 Filed 9-7-00; 8:45 am]