[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 17 (Friday, January 25, 2013)]
[Page 5481]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01468]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-FHC-2013-N008; 94140-1341-0000-N5]

Quagga Mussel Strategic Planning Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting to gather information for 
planning an FY13 strategy to minimize the spread of quagga mussels from 
the Colorado River and a framework for working beyond FY13. Priorities 
for minimizing the spread of these mussels will be discussed. The 
meeting is open to the public.

DATES: The meeting is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, 
February 20, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Utah Division of 
Wildlife, 1594 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84114.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Britton, Aquatic Invasive 
Species Coordinator, by telephone at 817-272-3714, or by email to 



    In FY12, Congress directed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to 
spend approximately $1,000,000 for implementation of mandatory 
operational inspection and decontamination stations at Federally 
managed or interjurisdictional water bodies considered to be of highest 
risk, as called for in the February 2010 Quagga--Zebra Mussel Action 
Plan for Western U.S. Waters. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as is 
the rest of the Federal government, is currently operating under the 
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (Pub. L 112-175), which 
provides funding through March 27, 2013. We would like input from 
partners in order to maximize benefit from actions funded in FY13.

Agenda (Tentative)

9 a.m. Introductions
9:15 a.m. Overview and Background Presentation
9:45 a.m. Group Discussion
Noon Lunch
1 p.m. Group Discussion
4 p.m. Public Comment Period
4:30 p.m. Closeout and Adjourn

Accessibility Information

    The meeting location is accessible to wheelchair users. If you 
require additional accommodations, please notify us at least 1 week in 
advance of the meeting.

    Authority: We publish this notice under the Nonindigenous 
Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990.

    Dated: January 17, 2013.
Mike Oetker,
Assistant Regional Director, Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-01468 Filed 1-24-13; 8:45 am]