[Federal Register: November 19, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 223)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Northeast Regional Panel 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:  Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species 
(ANS) Task Force Northeast Regional Panel. The meeting topics are 

DATES: The Northeastern Regional Panel will meet from 12 p.m., to 5:30 
p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2001, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 
November 27, 2001.

ADDRESSES: The Northeast Panel meeting will be held at the Seacoast 
Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, New Hampshire 03870. Phone (603) 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Snow-Cotter, 617-626-1202 or 
Sharon Gross, Executive Secretary, Aquatic Nuisance 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 
meetings of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Northeast Regional 
Panel. The Task Force was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic 
Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990.
    The Northeast Regional Panel, established on 25 July 2001, to 
advise and make recommendations to the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task 
Force on issues relating to the Northeast region of the United States. 
Geographically, the northeast region is defined to include the 
jurisdictions of the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, 
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. The Northeast 
Panel will, in accordance with Section 1203, invite representatives 
from Federal, State, and local agencies and from private environmental 
and commercial interests to:
    (a) Identify priorities for the Northeast region with respect to 
aquatic nuisance species;
    (b) Make recommendations to the Task Force regarding programs to 
carry out Section 1202 of the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention 
and Control Act of 1990 (as amended, 1996);
    (c) Assist the Task Force in coordinating Federal aquatic nuisance 
species program activities in the Northeast region;
    (d) Coordinate, where possible, aquatic nuisance species program 
activities in the Northeast region that are not conducted pursuant to 
the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance

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Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (as amended, 1996);
    (e) Provide advice to public and private individuals and entities 
concerning methods of preventing and controlling aquatic nuisance 
species; and
    (f) Submit an annual report describing activities within the 
Northeast region related to aquatic nuisance species prevention, 
research, and control.
    The focus of this meeting will be to: discuss Panel activities, 
administration and leadership, mission and goals, committee structure, 
membership, and future workplans.
    Minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Executive 
Secretary, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Suite 810, 4401 North 
Fairfax Drive, Virginia 22203-1622, and will be available for public 
inspection during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.

    Dated: November 7, 2001.
Cathleen I. Short,
Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Assistant Director--
Fisheries & Habitat Conservation.
[FR Doc. 01-28876 Filed 11-16-01; 8:45 am]