[Federal Register: December 30, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 250)]
[Page 79898]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R5-FHC-2008-N0336; 53330-1335-0000-J3]

Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control Alternatives Workgroup

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 
meeting of the Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control Alternatives 
Workgroup (Workgroup). The Workgroup's purpose is to provide, in an 
advisory capacity, recommendations and advice on research and 
implementation of sea lamprey control techniques alternative to 
lampricide that are technically feasible, cost effective, and 
environmentally safe. The primary objective of the meeting will be to 
discuss potential research initiatives that may enhance alternative sea 
lamprey control techniques. The meeting is open to the public.

DATES: The Workgroup will meet on Thursday February 5, 2009, from 5 to 
8 p.m., with an alternate date of Thursday February 12, 2009, from 5 to 
8 p.m., should the meeting need to be cancelled due to inclement 
weather. Any member of the public who wants to find out whether the 
meeting has been postponed may contact Stefi Flanders of the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service at 802-872-0629 ext. 10 (telephone); or Stefi_
Flanders@fws.gov (electronic mail) during regular business hours on the 
primary meeting date.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ilsley Public Library, 
Jessica Swift Community Meeting Room, 75 Main Street, Middlebury, VT 
05753; telephone 802-388-4095.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Tilton, Designated Federal 
Officer, Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control Alternatives Workgroup, 
Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Resources Office, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 11 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452 (U.S. 
mail); 802-872-0629 (telephone); or Dave_Tilton@fws.gov (electronic 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We publish this notice under section 
10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.). The 
Workgroup's specific responsibilities are to provide advice regarding 
the implementation of sea lamprey control methods alternative to 
lampricides, to recommend priorities for research to be conducted by 
cooperating organizations and demonstration projects to be developed 
and funded by State and Federal agencies, and to assist Federal and 
State agencies with the coordination of alternative sea lamprey control 
research to advance the state of the science in Lake Champlain and the 
Great Lakes.

    Dated: December 5, 2008.
Wendi Weber,
Acting Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E8-31029 Filed 12-29-08; 8:45 am]