[Federal Register: November 27, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 229)]
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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 
identified in the supplementary information.

DATES: The Northeast Regional Panel will meet from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
on Monday, December 16, 2002, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, 
December 17, 2002.

ADDRESSES: The Northeast Regional Panel meeting will be held at the 
Northeast Regional Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 
Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035-9589. Phone 413-253-8404.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Snow-Cotter, 617-626-1202 or 
Sharon Gross, Executive Secretary, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force 
at 703-358-2308.

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 Northeast Regional 
Panel. The Task Force was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic 
Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990. The Northeast Regional 
Panel was established on July 25, 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 Regional Panel will discuss 
several topics at this meeting including: Updates from provinces and 
states; review of reports from subcommittees on Communication, 
Education, and Outreach, Policy and Legislation, and Science 
Technology; discussion on the development of a rapid response system, a 
ballast water regional management plan, and data management; updates 
from the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force and National Invasive 
Species Council on national issues, reauthorization of the National 
Aquatic Invasive Species Act; updates on the development of State ANS 
Management Plans; and other topics.
    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 will be available 
for public inspection during regular business hours, Monday through 

    Dated: November 15, 2002.
William E. Knapp,
Acting Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Deputy Assistant 
Director-Fisheries & Habitat Conservation.
[FR Doc. 02-30010 Filed 11-26-02; 8:45 am]