[Federal Register: September 3, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 171)]
[Page 54163-54164]
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 Office of the Secretary: Renewal of the Lake Champlain Sea 
Lamprey Control Alternatives Workgroup

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Tilton, Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Western New England 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 and Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management 
Cooperative and functions solely as an advisory body. The Workgroup 
provides recommendations and advice to the Cooperative on:
     Feasible and appropriate sea lamprey management methods 
alternative to lampricides;
     Funding priorities for research and/or demonstration 
     Facilitating coordinated research between Lake Champlain 
and the Great Lakes; and
     Development of requests for proposals, project proposals, 
and research efforts affecting the Lake Champlain Basin.
    The Workgroup consists of no more than 25 members and alternates 
appointed by the Secretary for 3-year terms. Up to five of the members 
may be special Government employees, selected for their scientific 
expertise. In addition, up to 20 members of the Workgroup will 
represent those with an interest in and a commitment to the Lake 
Champlain Basin's natural resources and its environmental quality. The 
States of Vermont and New York will each have a representative on the 
Workgroup. Other members will be selected from, but not limited to, the 
following interest groups:
    (1) Recreational and charter fishermen, (2) sportfishing 
organizations, (3) environmental organizations, (4) general public 
residing within the Lake Champlain area, and (5) academic research and 
educational personnel. These members must be senior-level 
representatives with knowledge about fishery restoration objectives 
within the Lake Champlain Basin, including sea lamprey control, and 
must have the ability to represent their designated constituencies.
    We have filed a copy of the Working Group's charter with the 
Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration; 
Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate; 
Committee on Natural Resources, United States House of Representatives; 
and the Library of Congress.
    The Certification for reestablishment is published below.


    I hereby certify that the Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control 
Alternatives Workgroup is necessary and is in the public interest in 
connection with the performance of duties pursuant to the Department of 
the Interior's authority under the Lake Champlain Basin Program (33 
U.S.C. 1270) and the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 757a-

    Dated: August 19, 2010.
Ken Salazar,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2010-22059 Filed 9-2-10; 8:45 am]