[Federal Register: March 16, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 52)]
[Page 14313]
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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 a 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., 
Monday, April 3, 2000. The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force will 
meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2000 and 8:30 a.m. to 
12 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2000.

ADDRESSES: The field trip will begin at the Doubletree Inn, 2649 South 
Bayshore Drive, Miami, Florida. The meeting will be held at the 
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Virginia Key, 
Miami, Florida in the auditorium.

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 an area where the Asian 
Swamp Eel is present and causing impacts as well as other areas where 
invasive plant and animal species have caused significant impacts. 
Topics to be covered during the ANS Task Force meeting on Tuesday and 
Wednesday include the following: briefings about regional nonindigenous 
species problems and initiatives; updates of activities from the Task 
Force's regional panels; discussion of the Coast Guard's ballast water 
management program; discussion of the Asian Swamp Eel and other 
invasive aquatic species of concern; overview of the activities of the 
Invasive Species Council; discussion of the guidance for the State ANS 
Management Plans; and overview of an outreach and education initiative.
    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: March 13, 2000.
Hannibal Bolton,
Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Acting Assistant 
[FR Doc. 00-6561 Filed 3-15-00; 8:45 am]