[Federal Register: August 2, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 147)]
[Page 41941-41942]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the Summer 1999 field trip and meeting 
of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. The focus of the field trip 
and meeting topics are identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The field trip will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., 
Tuesday, August 17, 1999. The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force will 
meet from 8:30

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a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, 1999, and 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 
Thursday, August 19, 1999.

ADDRESSES: The field trip will begin at the Ramada Inn Governor House 
Hotel, 621 S. Capitol Way, Olympia, Washington. The meeting will be 
held at the John A. Cherberg Building, Washington State Capitol Campus, 
Senate Hearing Room 4, 14th Avenue and Water Street, Olympia, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Gross, Executive Secretary, 
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force at 703-358-2308 or by e-mail at: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. I), this notice announces a field 
trip and meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. The Task 
Force was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention 
and Control Act of 1990.
    The field trip will consist of a visit to a local shellfish 
processing plant with a briefing about the impacts of invasive species 
and what the industry in general is doing to assist in prevention. The 
field trip will also include a visit to a docket ship with a 
presentation on ballast water. Topics to be covered during the meeting 
Wednesday include briefings about regional nonindigenous species 
problems and initiatives, presentation to the Task Force of a proposal 
for mitten crab control and management in California, an update on 
green crab control activities, a presentation of a Cooperative 
management and Prevention Program for Caulerpa taxifolia, an update on 
the implementation of the Invasive Species Executive Order and 
discussion of several other activities. Topics to be covered during the 
meeting on Thursday include updates from the Task Force's regional 
panels, a discussion of the Coast Guard's ballast water management 
program, and upcoming ballast water management workshops.
    Minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Executive 
Secretary, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Suite 851, 4401 North 
Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203-1622, and will be available 
for public inspection during regular business hours, Monday through 

    Dated: July 27, 1999.
Rowan Gould,
Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Acting Assistant 
[FR Doc. 99-19710 Filed 7-30-99; 8:45 am]