November 9-10, 2016
Falls Church, VA

The meeting will be held in the Lucille Stickel Conference Room at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Headquarters:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

If you plan to attend, please register for the meeting at:

If you are not able to access the online registration page, please RSVP to Susan Pasko with your name, affiliation, and dates of attendance.

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

Overnight Accommodations

  • A block of rooms have been reserved at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Alexandria/Pentagon South at the Federal per diem rate of $182/night, plus 12% tax per night (if applicable).
  • Hotel Address: 4850 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria, VA 22302; Phone: (703) 671-6500
  • The hotel is 0.4 miles from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Headquarters; walk time is 10 minutes, yet hotel has will offer shuttle service each day before and after the meeting.
  • To make a reservation use the following link:
  • You may also call the hotel directly and ask for the group rate under U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.
    Deadline for hotel reservations: Monday, October 24, 2016.

Diving Directions to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Headquarters
From I-395 (N or S):

  • Take 395 (Henry G. Shirley Memorial Hwy) to Exit 5 (VA-7 W/King St) in Virginia.
  • Take exit 5 (VA-7 W/King St) from 395
  • Continue on VA-7 W/King St for about 1.6 miles until you cross over S. George Mason Drive.
  • After crossing S. George Mason Drive, you will see a Target on your left.
  • Skyline Technology Center is on the left, right after the Target, and can be accessed from the next two lights.

From Tyson’s Corner:

  • Take exit #50A-B/US-50/US-29/Arlington Blvd/Lee Hwy/Fairfax/Arlington onto Arlington Blvd (US-50 E)
  • Bear right toward VA-338/Falls Church/VA-7/Alexandria
  • Continue on Arlington Blvd
  • Bear right onto Leesburg Pike (VA-7 E) toward Alexandria
  • Your destination on Leesburg Pike (VA-7 E) is on the right.


  • Visitor / daily parking at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Headquarters are located in the surface parking lotsbehind 5205-5203-5201 Leesburg Pike or in front of 5111-5109 Leesburg Pike (Skyline Buildings).
  • The cost is $5 for the first hour and $10 for the first two hours. After two hours, the cost is the daily maximum of $20.
  • Free hotel parking is available for guests of Homewood suites.

Traveling by Metro:

  • Transportation is available to/from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Headquarters at the Ballston and Pentagon City Metros.
  • Homewood Suites offers complimentary shuttle to hotel guests to/from the King Street metro.

Shuttle Service

There are four shuttle services available to FWS employees and visitors:

  • Shuttle Schedule
  • Skyline / Ballston Metro (operated by Chariots for Hire; managed by Vornado)
  • Skyline / Pentagon City Metro / Crystal City Metro (operated by Chariots for Hire; managed by Vornado)
  • Skyline Seven / Main Interior Building (operated by International Limo; managed by FWS)
  • Skyline Seven / Main Interior Building / Farragut North Metro (operated by International Limo; managed by FWS)

Air Travel

  • Regan National Airport is the closest airport (~ 8 miles from U.S Fish and Wildlife Service building and Homewood Suites , approximately 20 minute drive time)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (~25 miles, approximately 35 minute drive time)
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (~40 miles, approximately 1 hour drive time)

Wednesday, November 9

8:00-8:30 AMRegistration
8:30-8:40 AMWelcome & Housekeeping 
David Hoskins, USFWS; Assistant Director, Fish and Aquatic Conservation  
Jennifer Lukens, NOAA Fisheries; Director, Office of Policy
8:40-8:50 AM(#1) Self Introductions (name and agency)
8:50-9:00 AM(#2) Adoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes, Review of Past Action Items
9:00-9:10 AM(#3) ANSTF Update
9:10-9:30 AM(#4) Informational: New Species Occurrences 
Pam Fuller, U.S. Geological Survey
9:30-10:00 AM(#5) National Invasive Species Council Update
Stas Burgiel, NISC Secretariat
10:00-10:15 AMBREAK

(#6) Organisms in Trade Session:

10:15-10:35 AM(#6a) Informational: Infectious pathogen risk stemming from U.S. Exotic Animal Imports and Exporting Countries
Elizabeth Daut, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
10:35-10:50 AM(#6b) Informational: Regulatory Challenges for Aquaculture Trade
Paul Zajicek, National Aquaculture Association
10:50-11:10 AM(#6c) Informational: Perspective from States
Stephanie Showalter Otts, National Sea Grant Law Center
11:10-11:40 AM(#6d) Informational: Enforcement Challenges to Species Sold over the Internet
Bryan Landry, USFWS Office of Law Enforcement
11:40-12:00 PM(#6e) Discussion / Q&A for Organisms in Trade Panel
12:00-1:30 PMLUNCH
(#7) Ballast Water Session:
1:30-1:50 PM(#7a) Informational: U.S. Coast Guard Update
John Morris, U.S. Coast Guard
1:50-2:10 PM(#7b) Informational: Environmental Protection Agency Update
Jack Faulk, EPA, Office of Water,
2:10-2:30 PM(#7c) Informational: Ballast Water Convention and other Assorted Challenges
Kathy Metcalf, Chamber of Shipping of America
2:30-2:50 PM(#7d) Informational: Challenges with Certification Testing of Ballast Water Management Systems
Mario Tamburri, Maritime Environmental Resource Center
2:50-3:00 PM(#7e) Discussion / Q&A for Ballast Water Panel
3:00-3:15 PMBREAK
3:15-4:15 PM(#8a) Regional Panel Updates
4:15-4:45 PM(#8b) Regional Panel Recommendations
4:45-4:50 PM(#9) Informational: BLM / Georgetown Presentation
David Hu, Bureau of Land Management
4:50-5:00 PMPublic Comment
5:00 PMEnd of Day 1

Thursday, November 10

8:30-8:40 AMWelcome / Review of Previous Action Items
(#10) ANSTF Business Items:
8:40-9:30 AM(#10a) ANSTF Membership Discussion
9:30-10:45 AM(#10b) ANSTF Reporting Results
10:45-11:00  AMBREAK
11:00-12:00 PM(#11) Informational: ANSTF Committee Updates
12:00-1:30 PMLUNCH
(#12) Communications, Education, and Outreach Session:
1:30-1:50 PM(#12a) Informational: Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers / Habitattitude Update
Joe Starinchak, USFWS 
1:50-2:10 PM(#12b) Informational: Play Clean Go Update
Susan Burks, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
2:10-2:30 PM(#12c) Informational: Taking Aim at Fulfilling a Need of the OIT Audience
Pat Charlebois, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
2:30-2:50 PM(#12d) Informational: Promoting Consistent AIS Messages
Elizabeth Brown, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
2:50-3:05 PMBREAK
3:05-3:20 PM(#13) Decisional: Maryland State Management Plan Approval
Joe Love, Maryland Department of Natural Resources 
3:20-4:35 PM(#14) Informational: Member Updates
4:35-4:45  PMPublic Comment
4:45-5:00 PM(#15) Meeting Summary
5:00 PMAdjourn