[Federal Register: August 28, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 167)]
[Page 45322-45323]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Western Regional Panel

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of workshop and meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance 
Species (ANS) Task Force Western Regional Panel and an Invasive Species 
Screening Process workshop. The meeting topics and workshop agenda are 

DATES: The Invasive Species Screening Process workshop will be held 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2001, and 9 a.m. to 
noon, Wednesday, September 26, 2001. The

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Western Regional Panel will meet from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, 
September 26, 2001, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 

ADDRESSES: The Invasive Species Screening Process workshop and the 
Western Regional Panel meeting will be held at the New Frontier Hotel, 
3120 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89108. Phone 800-634-

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Proctor, Aquatic Nuisance Species 
Coordinator, at 303-236-7862 ext 260 or by e-mail at 
bettina_proctor@fws.gov; or 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 
meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Western Regional 
Panel and an Invasive Species Screening Process workshop. The Task 
Force was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention 
and Control Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 4701-4741). The purpose of the 
Invasive Species Screening Process workshop is to discuss methods for 
screening nonindigenous invasive species imported for sale or 
introduced into natural water bodies. A goal of the workshop is to 
bring affected parties together to discuss cooperative options to 
prevent the introduction of invasive species. Topics to be covered 
during the workshop include shipping industry perspective for the 
importation of invasive species; perspectives from nursery, pet, and 
aquaculture industries; Australia's invasive species screening program; 
Federal screening process under consideration by the National Invasive 
Species Council and the ANS Task Force; an overview of screening 
programs in Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii; and a panel discussion on 
developing an invasive species screening process. The Western Regional 
Panel will discuss several topics including: status of various projects 
including facilitation of State Aquatic Nuisance Species Management 
Plans, development of a rapid response plan, and development of a 
brochure and display; an update on aquatic nuisance species activities 
from individual states; a summary of the Invasive Species Screening 
Process workshop; a review of the new work plan and budget; NISA 
reauthorization; and updates on West Coast ballast water, 100th 
Meridian initiative, and Lewis and Clark activities.
    Minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Executive 
Secretary, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Suite 810, 4401 North 
Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203-1622 and will be available for 
public inspection during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.

    Dated: August 15, 2001.
Cathleen I. Short,
Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Assistant Director--
Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.
[FR Doc. 01-21686 Filed 8-27-01; 8:45 am]