[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 1, 2013)]
[Pages 60306-60307]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23907]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-FAC-2013-N220; FXFR133609ANS09-FF09F14000-134]

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public 
meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force. The ANS Task 
Force's purpose is to develop and implement a program for U.S. waters 
to prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic invasive species 
(AIS); to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate 
related information.

DATES: The ANS Task Force will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on 
Wednesday, November 6, through Thursday, November 7, 2013. For security 
purposes, registration for the meeting is required. For deadlines to 
register for this meeting, please see ``Public Input'' under 

ADDRESSES: The ANS Task Force meeting will take place at the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric

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Administration, Building 3 (SSMC3), Room 4527, 1315 East-West Highway, 
Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301-713-0174).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Mangin, Executive Secretary, ANS 
Task Force, at (703) 358-2466, or by email at Susan_Mangin@fws.gov. If 
you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the 
Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that the ANS 
Task Force will hold a meeting.


    The ANS Task Force was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic 
Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (Act) (Pub. L. 106-580, as 
amended) and is composed of 13 Federal and 13 ex-officio members and 
co-chaired by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The ANS Task Force provides 
advice on AIS infesting waters of the United States and other nations, 
among other duties as specified in the Act.

Meeting Agenda

     Federally managed water bodies and AIS issues.
     Asian Carp Surveillance Plan Outside of the Great Lakes.
     Draft Snakehead and Lionfish Management Plans.
     Biocontrol Programs.
     National Invasive Species Awareness Week.
     Environmental DNA.
     Arkansas ANS Management Plan.
     Technical Center for Aquatic Nuisance Species.
     Harvesting AIS.
    The final agenda and other related meeting information will be 
posted on the ANS Task Force Web site at: http://anstaskforce.gov.

Public Input

                                         You must contact the ANS Task
                                      Force Executive Secretary (see FOR
           If you wish to:              FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no
                                                  later than:
Register for the meeting............  October 31, 2013.

Meeting Minutes

    Summary minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Executive 
Secretary (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). The minutes will be 
available for public inspection within 60 days after the meeting and 
will be posted on the ANS Task Force Web site at http://anstaskforce.gov.

    Dated: September 15, 2013.
David Hoskins,
Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Assistant Director--Fish 
and Aquatic Conservation.
[FR Doc. 2013-23907 Filed 9-30-13; 8:45 am]