[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 213 (Tuesday, November 3, 2020)]
[Pages 69641-69642]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-24348]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-FAC-2020-N134; FXFR13360900000-FF09F14000-189]

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of teleconference/web meeting.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gives notice of a 
teleconference/web meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task 
Force, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

    Teleconference/web meeting: The ANS Task Force will meet Tuesday, 
Wednesday, and Thursday, December 8-10, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
each day (Eastern Time).
    Registration: Registration is required. The deadline for 
registration in December 7, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via teleconference and broadcast 
over the internet. To register and receive the web address and 
telephone number for participation, contact the Executive Secretary 
(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) or visit the ANS Task Force 
website at https://anstaskforce.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Pasko, Executive Secretary, ANS 
Task Force, by telephone at (703) 358-2466, or by email at 
Susan_Pasko@fws.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ANS Task Force was established by the 
Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 and 
is composed of Federal and ex-officio members. The ANS Task Force's 
purpose is to develop and implement a program for U.S. waters to 
prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic invasive species; to 
monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate related 
    The meeting agenda will include: updates on new species occurrences 
in the United States; updates from interagency invasive species 
organizations; presentations on horizon scanning and risk assessment as 
tools for invasive species management; presentations on ballast water 
and Asian carp management programs; updates on priority outputs to 
advance the goals identified in the ANS Task Force Strategic Plan for 
2020-2025; responses to recommendations from the ANS Task Force 
regional panels; and opportunities for public comment. The final agenda 
and other related meeting information will be posted on the ANS Task 
Force website, https://anstaskforce.gov.

Public Input

    If you wish to listen to the webinar by telephone, listen and view 
through the internet, provide oral public comment by phone, or provide 
a written comment for the ANS Task Force to consider, contact the ANS 
Task Force Executive Secretary (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). 
Written comments should be received no later than Monday, December 7, 
2020, to be considered by the Task Force during the meeting.
    Depending on the number of people who want to comment and the time 
available, the amount of time for individual oral comments may be 
limited. Interested parties should contact the ANS Task Force Executive 
Secretary, in writing (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), for 
placement on the public speaker list for this teleconference. 
Registered speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, or 
those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the 
agenda, may submit written statements to the Executive Secretary up to 
30 days following the meeting. Requests to address the ANS Task Force 
during the teleconference will be accommodated in the order the 
requests are received.

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    Requests for sign language interpretation services, closed 
captioning, or other accessibility accommodations should be directed to 
the ANS Task Force Executive Secretary (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT) by close of business Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Public Disclosure

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so and that information may be made public at any time.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2.

    Dated: October 29, 2020.
David W. Hoskins,
Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
[FR Doc. 2020-24348 Filed 11-2-20; 8:45 am]