[Federal Register: October 7, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 194)]
[Page 62493]
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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 p.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2002; from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Thursday, November 14, 2002; and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, 
November 15, 2002.

ADDRESSES: The ANS Task Force meeting will be held at the Radison 
Waikiki Prince Kuhio, 2500 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815. Phone 

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.

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 include: a 
field trip to view local invasive species problems; an update of 
activities from each of the Task Force's regional panels; submission of 
a Rapid Response Plan by the Western Regional Panel; status and updates 
from several other Task Force committees including the Prevention 
Committee, the Communications, Education and Outreach Committee, and 
the Research Committee; approval of the Draft Green Crab Control Plan; 
status of State and Interstate ANS Management Plans and approval of the 
Massachusetts State Plan; an update on ballast water management 
activities; a panel on the status of Brown Tree Snake activities; 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 Friday.

    Dated: September 25, 2002.
Cathleen I. Short,
Co-chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Assistant 
Director—Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.
[FR Doc. 02–25382 Filed 10–4–02; 8:45 am]