December 8 -10, 2020 (All times EDT)

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Dates and Format

The ANS Task Force will hold a virtual meeting on December 8-10, 2020 - Virtual Meeting, from 12 pm to 4 pm ET each day.   The virtual meeting will be held on Microsoft Teams, with a separate audio-only option.  


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Please refer to the Federal Register Notice for more details and registration information.

Tuesday, December 8

12:00-12:10 PMWelcome & Housekeeping

David Hoskins, U.S. Fish and Wildlife; Assistant Director, Fish and Aquatic Conservation

Jennifer Lukens, NOAA Fisheries; Office of Policy Advisor
12:10-12:20 PMIntroductions / Role Call
12:20-12:30 PMAdoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes, Status of Action Items
12:30-12:50 PMUSGS NAS Update: New Species Occurrences and eDNA Standards

Wesley M. Daniel, U.S. Geological Survey
12:50-1:50 PMEDRR: progress toward a national framework 

Craig Martin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wesley Daniel, U.S. Geological Survey

Stas Burgiel, National Invasive Species Council

1:50-2:10 PMABYC - Technical Information Report Update

Brian Goodwin, American Boat and Yacht Council
2:10-2:25 PMBREAK
2:25-2:50 PMBallast Water / VIDA Update

Jack Faulk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 Morris, U.S. Coast Guard
2:50-3:10 PMImplementation of the National Plan for Asian carp

Amy McGovern, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
3:10-3:30 PMNational Invasive Species Council Management 2021 WorkPlan

Stas Burgiel, National Invasive Species Council 
3:30-3:50 PMDepartment of the Interior Update

Hilary Smith, Department of the Interior
3:50-4:00 PMPublic Comment

Wednesday, December 9

12:00 PMWelcome
12:00-12:45 PMANS Task Force Bylaws Discussion

Jennifer Lukens, NOAA Fisheries; Office of Policy Advisor 
12:45-1:30 PMCoordination Goal Updates and 2021 Work Plan
1:30-2:15 PMPrevention Subcommittee Updates and 2021 Work Plan
2:15-2:30 PMBREAK
2:30-3:10 PMEDRR Subcommittee Updates and 2021 Work Plan
3:10-3:50 PMControl and Restoration Subcommittee Updates and 2021 Work Plan
3:50-4:00 PMPublic Comment

Thursday, December 10

12:00 PMWelcome
12:00-12:45 PMResearch Subcommittee Updates and 2021 Work Plan 
12:45-1:30 PMOutreach Subcommittee Updates and 2021 Work Plan
1:30-1:45 PMWork Planning Wrap Up and Discussion
1:45-2:00 PMBREAK
2:00-2:20 PMIncident Command System: Columbia River Basin 

Leah Elwell, Invasive Species Action Network 

Stephen Phillips, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
2:20-2:40 PMUpdated Recommendations for the Quagga and Zebra Mussel Action Plan

Elizabeth Brown, North American Invasive Species Management Association
2:40-3:10 PMRegional Panel Recommendations
3:10-3:40 PMState Plan ANS Management Plan Approvals (Decisional Item)

Eric Fischer, Indiana Department of Natural Resources 

Robert Walters, Colorado Parks and Wildlife 
3:40-3:50 PMMeeting Summary
3:50-4:00 PMRegional Panel Recommendations
4:00 PMAdjourn