[Federal Register: November 22, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 226)]
[Page 70454]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Great Lakes Panel Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


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

DATES: The Great Lakes Panel will meet from 10 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, 
December 10, 2002, and 8 am to 1 pm on Wednesday, December 11, 2002.

ADDRESSES: The Great Lakes Panel meeting will be held at the Holiday 
Inn, North Campus, 3600 Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Phone 
(734) 769-9800.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathe Glassner-Shwayder, Project 
Manager, Great Lakes Commission, at 734-665-9135 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 a 
meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Great Lakes Panel. 
The Task Force was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance 
Prevention and Control Act of 1990.
    The Great Lakes Panel, comprised of representatives from Federal, 
State, and local agencies and from private environmental and commercial 
interests, performs the following activities:
    (a) Identifies priorities for the Great Lakes Region with respect 
to aquatic nuisance species;
    (b) Makes recommendations to the Task Froce regarding programs to 
carry out zebra mussel programs;
    (c) Assists the Task Force in coordinating Federal aquatic nuisance 
species program activities in the Great Lakes region;
    (d) Coordinates, where possible, aquatic nuisance species program 
activities in the Great Lakes region that are not conducted pursuant to 
th enonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 
(as amended, 1996);
    (e) Provides advice to public and private individuals and entities 
concerning methods of controlling aquatic nuisance species; and
    (f) Submits an annual report describing activities within the Great 
Lakes region related to aquatic nuisance species prevention, research, 
and control.
    Topics to be addressed at this meeting include: an update and a 
discussion on key provisions of the National Aquatic Invasive Species 
Act (NAISA) of 2002; a discussion on the Great Lakes Panel's Rapid 
Response Model Plan; a discussion on the development of Panel 
priorities through regional coordination; an update on the development 
of ballast water standards; a review of project and related concerns on 
Asian carp invasions; and a discussion on the review process for Sea 
Grant Proposals and the role of regional panels.
    Minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Executive 
Secretary, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Suite 810, 4401 North 
Fairfax Dirve, Arlington, Virginia 22203-1622, and will be available 
for public inspection during regular business hours, Monday through 

    Dated: October 30, 2002.
Robert J. Batky,
Acting Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Acting Assistant 
Director--Fisheries & Habitat Conservation.
[FR Doc. 02-29690 Filed 11-21-02; 8:45 am]