[Federal Register: August 4, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 150)]
[Page 45236]
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Office of the Secretary

Reestablishment of the Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control 
Alternatives Workgroup

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Reestablishment.


SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), after consultation 
with the General Services Administration, has reestablished the Lake 
Champlain Sea Lamprey Control Alternatives Workgroup (Workgroup) for 2 
years. The Workgroup provides an opportunity for stakeholders to give 
policy and technical input on efforts to develop and implement sea 
lamprey control techniques alternative to lampricides in Lake 

DATES: The Council's charter will be filed under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act August 19, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Tilton, Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Resources Complex, 11 Lincoln 
Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452, 802-872-0629, extension 12.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Workgroup conducts its operations in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. Appendix). It reports to the Secretary through the Fish and 
Wildlife Service (Service) and Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife 
Management Cooperative (Cooperative) and functions solely as an 
advisory body. The Workgroup provides recommendations and advice to the 
Cooperative. Specific responsibilities of the Workgroup are to provide 
recommendations on: (1) Feasible and appropriate sea lamprey management 
methods alternative to lampricides; (2) funding priorities for research 
and/or demonstration projects; (3) facilitating coordinated research 
between Lake Champlain and the Great Lakes; and (4) development of 
requests for proposals, project proposals, and research efforts 
affecting the Lake Champlain Basin.
    The Workgroup consists of up to 20 members representing Federal and 
State agencies and stakeholders. In addition, up to five of the members 
may be special Government employees, selected for their scientific 
expertise. All members are knowledgeable about Lake Champlain fishery 
management issues, including sea lamprey control.
    The Certification for reestablishment is published below.


    I hereby certify that the Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control 
Alternatives Workgroup (Workgroup) is necessary and is in the public 
interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the 
Department of the Interior through the Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement for a Long-term Program of Sea Lamprey Control in Lake 
Champlain as published in 2001 (66 FR 46651, September 6, 2001).

    Dated: July 24, 2008.
Dirk Kempthorne,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. E8-17737 Filed 8-1-08; 8:45 am]