[Federal Register: April 18, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 75)]
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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 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2003; and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 
Wednesday, May 14, 2003.

ADDRESSES: The ANS Task Force meeting will be held at the Radisson 
Hotel New Orleans, 1500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. Phone 504-522-

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 
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; status and 
updates from several other Task Force committees including the Outreach 
and Education Committee and the Prevention Committee; status of State 
and Interstate ANS Management Plans; an update on ballast water 
management activities; an update on the activities of the National 
Invasive Species Council; a discussion of rapid response planning 
efforts; a discussion on the National Aquatic Invasive Species Act; 
approval of the Chinese Mitten Crab Management Plan; 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: April 4, 2003.
Jack Arnold,
Acting Co-chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Acting Assistant 
Director--Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.
[FR Doc. 03-9610 Filed 4-17-03; 8:45 am]