[Federal Register: March 10, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 46)]
[Page 12004]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Detection and Monitoring 
Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Detection and 
Monitoring Committee of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. The 
meeting is open to the public. The meeting topics are identified in the 

DATES: The Committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 
22, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Smithsonian Environmental 
Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Rd., Edgewood, Maryland. Phone (443) 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Fuller, Chair, Detection and 
Monitoring Committee, at (352) 264-3481 or by e-mail at: 
Pam_Fuller@usgs.gov or Pam Meacham, Acting Executive Secretary, Aquatic 

Nuisance Species Task Force at (703) 358-1796 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 Detection and 
Monitoring Committee. The Task Force was established by the 
Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (16 
U.S.C. 4701-4741). Topics to be addressed at this meeting include: A 
discussion of the committee's goals; a demonstration of the USGS 
database on sampling protocols for aquatic invasive species, followed 
by discussion on standardized protocols and reviewer recommendations; 
presentations by selected monitoring programs focusing on geographic 
location, habitat, sampling techniques and species sampled; and 
discussion of a framework for inventorying monitoring activities and 
data management for aquatic invasive species in the U.S.
    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. Minutes for the meetings 
will be available at this location for public inspection during regular 
business hours, Monday through Friday.

    Dated: March 2, 2005.
Mamie A. Parker,
Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Assistant Director--
Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.
[FR Doc. 05-4700 Filed 3-7-05; 11:44 am]