[Federal Register: July 18, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 138)]
[Page 44542]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting and Communication, 
Education and Outreach Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a field trip and meeting of the Aquatic 
Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force and a meeting of the Communication, 
Education and Outreach Committee of the ANS Task Force. The focus of 
the field trip and meeting topics are identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY 

DATES: The field trip will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, 
July 31, 2000. The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force will meet from 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2000 and 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 
Wednesday, August 2, 2000. The Communication, Education and Outreach 
Committee will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 

ADDRESSES: The field trip will begin at the Radisson Hotel, 60 Battery 
Street, Burlington, Vermont. The ANS Task Force meeting will be held at 
the University of Vermont, Rowell Hall, Room 103, Burlington, Vermont. 
The Communication, Education, and Outreach Committee meeting will be 
held at the Lake Champlain Basin Science Center (across from the 
Radisson Hotel), Burlington, Vermont.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Gross, Executive Secretary, 
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force at 703-358-2308 or by e-mail at: 
sharon__gross@fws.gov or Joe Starinchak, Outreach Coordinator, at 703-
358-2018 or by e-mail at: joe__starinchak@fws.gov.

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 and the 
Communication, Education and Outreach Committee. The Task Force was 
established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and 
Control Act of 1990.
    The field trip will consist of a boat tour to view the water 
chestnut problem and some of the control and harvesting operations in 
Lake Champlain, and description of some of the lake's invasive fish 
species. Topics to be covered during the ANS Task Force meeting on 
Tuesday and Wednesday include: briefings about regional nonindigenous 
species problems and initiatives; updates of activities from the Task 
Force's regional panels; a discussion of the Coast Guard's ballast 
water management program; a discussion of the Asian Swamp Eel 
initiatives; a discussion about the recent Caulerpa taxifolia invasions 
in Southern California and the activities of the Caulerpa taxifolia 
Prevention Committee; an overview of the activities of the Invasive 
Species Council; a discussion of the relationship of the Regional 
Panels with the ANS Task Force; and other topics. Topics to be covered 
during the Communications, Education and Outreach Committee include: 
Review of committee membership and roles and responsibilities; review 
of ANS Task Force coordination issues such as linkages with other 
committees and reporting relationships; review of the Act and committee 
charge; and discussion of products.
    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 13, 2000.
Everett Wilson,
Acting Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Acting Assistant 
[FR Doc. 00-18085 Filed 7-17-00; 8:45 am]