[Federal Register: January 28, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 18)]
[Page 3908]
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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 meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance 
Species (ANS) Task Force. The meeting topics are identified in the 

DATES: The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force will meet from 8:30 a.m. 
to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2002, and 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Friday, March 1, 2002.

ADDRESSES: The ANS Task Force meeting will be held at the Hilton 
Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia.

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

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. The Task Force was 
established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and 
Control Act of 1990.
    Topics to be covered during the ANS Task Force meeting on Thursday 
and Friday include: participation in a plenary session entitled 
``Building consensus for regional policy for aquatic nuisance species 
prevention and control'' at the 11th International Conference on 
Aquatic Invasive Species; a discussion on the reauthorization of 
Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act-National 
Invasive Species Act; the development of a strategic plan for the ANS 
Task Force; an update of activities from the Task Force's regional 
panels; a report on research priorities from Ballast Water and Shipping 
Committee; status and updates from several other Task Force committees 
including the Green Crab Control Committee, the Caulerpa Prevention 
Committee, the Mitten Crab Control Committee, Risk Assessment and 
Management Committee, and the Communications, Education and Outreach 
Committee; and other topics.
    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 

    Dated: January 18, 2002.
William B. Knapp,
Co-chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Acting Assistant 
Director--Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.
[FR Doc. 02-2035 Filed 1-25-02; 8:45 am]