[Federal Register: August 14, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 157)]
[Page 42678-42679]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Risk Assessment and 
Management Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Risk Assessment and 
Management Committee of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. The

[[Page 42679]]

meeting topics are identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The Committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, August 
21, 2001 and will participate in a field trip from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., 
Wednesday, August 22, 2001.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the NOAA National Ocean Service 
Cooperative Oxford Laboratory, 904 South Morris Street, Oxford, 
Maryland 21654. Phone (410) 226-5193.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Orr, Chair, Risk Assessment 
and Management Committee, at (301) 734-8939 or by email at 
Richard.L.Orr@aphis.usda.gov or 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 Risk Assessment and 
Management Committee. The Task Force was established by the 
Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (16 
U.S.C. 4701-4741). Topics to be addressed at this meeting include: a 
discussion on the document ``Black Carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus): a 
Biological Synopsis and Updated Risk Assessment''; an update on the 
risk assessment for the Asian Swamp eel; a discussion on revision of 
the RAM screening paper; and a discussion of the policies surrounding 
screening processes with emphasis on precaution and uncertainty. Nutria 
and other invasive species observations will be the goal of the field 
    Minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Executive 
Secretary, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Suite 810, 4401 North 
Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203-1622, and the Chair of the 
Ballast Water and Shipping Committee at the Environmental Standards 
Division, Office of Operations and Environmental Standards, U.S. Coast 
Guard (G-MSO-4), 2100 Second Street, SW., room 1309, Washington, DC 
20593-0001. Minutes for the meetings will be available at these 
locations for public inspection during regular business hours, Monday 
through Friday.

    Dated: July 31, 2001.
Everett Wilson,
Acting Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Acting Assistant 
Director--Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.
[FR Doc. 01-20365 Filed 8-13-01; 8:45 am]