[Federal Register: July 1, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 126)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Research Committee 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 Research Committee. This meeting is open to 
the pubic. The meeting topics are identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY 

DATES: The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Research Committee will 
meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Minutes of the 
meeting will be available for public inspection during regular business 
hours, Monday through Friday.

ADDRESSES: The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Research Committee 
meeting will be held at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, 1311-B East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 
20910. Minutes of the meeting will be maintained in the office of 
Chief, Division of Environmental Quality, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Suite 322, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorn Carlson, Research Committee 
Chair, Associate Program Director for Aquatic Nuisance Species--
National Sea Grant Office, by telephone at (301) 713-2435 or by email 
at Dorn.Carlson@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. I), this notice announces 
meetings of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. The Task Force was 
established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and 
Control Act of 1990.

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    The formation of the Research Committee is part of the 
implementation of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic 
Plan for 2002-2007. The committee's responsibilities include: (a) 
Advising the Task Force on national research needs, long-term research 
goals and annual priorities; (b) facilitating Regional Panel research 
planning and prioritization; (c) facilitating information sharing and 
coordination of governmental and nongovernmental invasive species 
research; and (d) assuring that invasive species research does not 
itself result in the spread of invasive species. This will be the 
initial meeting of the Research Committee. After the committee meeting 
ends, the meeting space will be available for breakout discussions if 
needed until 5.
    Topics to be covered during the ANS Task Force Research Committee 
meeting include: (a) the committee's roles and responsibilities under 
the Task Force; (b) the ground rules under which the committee will 
operate; (c) whether there are gaps in the current committee 
membership; (d) immediate actions for the committee; and (e) first 
steps towards completing a 2005 committee report and a 2006 committee 
action plan.

    Dated: June 23, 2005.
Mamie Parker,
Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Assistant Director--
Fisheries & Habitat Conservation.
[FR Doc. 05-13043 Filed 6-28-05; 1:26 pm]