[Federal Register: April 18, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 75)]
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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 a 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 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
on Wednesday, May 21, 2003, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 
22, 2003.

ADDRESSES: The Northeast Regional Panel meeting will be held at the 
Bluenose Inn, 90 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Phone 207-288-3348.

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 of state and provincial ANS Management Plans; review of the 
rapid response workshop; updates and work plans of the Ballast Water 
Committee, Communication, Education, and Outreach Committee, the Policy 
and Legislation Committee; and the Science and Technology Committee: 
discussion on establishing research priorities for invasive species in 
the Northeast; discussion on a marine database; updates from the 
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force and National Invasive Species 
Council on national issues; an update on reauthorization of the 
National Aquatic Invasive Species Act; an update on pet industry 
outreach efforts; 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: April 4, 2003.
Jack Arnold,
Acting Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Acting Assistant 
Director--Fisheries & Habitat Conservation.
[FR Doc. 03-9609 Filed 4-17-03; 8:45 am]