[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 186 (Tuesday, September 25, 2001)]
[Notices]
[Page 49034]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-23907]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary


Invasive Species Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Request for nominations for the Invasive Species Advisory 
Committee.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Executive Order 13112, the U.S. Department of the 
Interior, on behalf of the interdepartmental National Invasive Species 
Council, proposes to appoint new members to the Invasive Species 
Advisory Committee (ISAC). The Secretary of the Interior, acting as 
administrative lead, is requesting nominations for qualified persons to 
serve as members of the ISAC.

DATES: November 9, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Lori Williams, Executive 
Director, National Invasive Species Council, 1951 Constitution Ave, NW, 
Room 320, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Passe, Program Analyst, at 
(202) 208-6336, fax (202) 208-1526 or e-mail Kelsey__Passe@ios.doi.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION   

Advisory Committee Scope and Objectives

    The purpose and role of the ISAC is to provide advice to the 
Invasive Species Council (Council), as authorized by Executive Order 
13112, on a broad array of issues including preventing the introduction 
of invasive species, providing for their control, and minimizing the 
economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species 
cause. The Council is Co-chaired by the Secretaries of the Interior, 
Agriculture, and Commerce. The duty of the Council is to provide 
national leadership regarding invasive species issues. Pursuant to the 
Executive Order, the Council developed a National Invasive Species 
Management Plan. The Plan is available on the web at 
www.invasivespecies.gov. The Council is responsible for effective 
implementation of the Plan. The Council coordinates Federal agency 
activities concerning invasive species; prepares, revises and issues 
the National Invasive Species Management Plan; encourages planning and 
action at local, tribal, State, regional and ecosystem-based levels; 
develops recommendations for international cooperation in addressing 
invasive species; facilitates the development of a coordinated network 
to document, evaluate, and monitor impacts from invasive species; and 
facilitates establishment of an information-sharing system on invasive 
species that utilizes, to the greatest extent practicable, the 
Internet.
    The role of ISAC is to maintain an intensive and regular dialogue 
regarding the aforementioned issues. The ISAC provides advice in 
cooperation with stakeholders and existing organizations addressing 
invasive species. The ISAC meets up to four (4) times per year.
    Terms for current members of the ISAC expire at the end of 2001. 
Current members of the ISAC are eligible for reappointment. The 
Secretary of the Interior will appoint members to the ISAC in 
consultation with the Secretaries of Agriculture and Commerce. The 
Secretary of Interior actively solicits new nominees to the ISAC. 
Members of the ISAC should be knowledgeable in and represent one or 
more of the following communities of interests: weed science; fisheries 
science; rangeland management; forest science; entomology; nematology; 
plant pathology; veterinary medicine; the broad range of farming or 
agricultural practices; biodiversity issues; applicable laws and 
regulations relevant to invasive species policy; risk assessment; 
biological control of invasive species; public health/epidemiology; 
industry activities, structure, and international trade; environmental 
education; ecosystem monitoring; natural resource database design and 
integration; internet-based management of conservation issues.
    Members should also have practical experience in one or more of the 
following areas: representing sectors of the national economy that are 
significantly threatened by biological invasions (e.g. agriculture, 
fisheries, public utilities, recreational users, tourism, etc.); 
representing sectors of the national economy whose routine operations 
may pose risks of new or expanded biological invasions (e.g. shipping, 
forestry, horticulture, aquaculture, pet trade, etc.); developing 
natural resource management plans on regional or ecosystem-level 
scales; addressing invasive species issues, including prevention, 
control and monitoring, in multiple ecosystems and on multiple scales; 
integrating science and the human dimension in order to create 
effective solutions to complex conservation issues including education, 
outreach, and public relations experts; coordinating diverse groups of 
stakeholders to resolve complex environmental issues and conflicts; and 
complying with NEPA and other federal requirements for public 
involvement in major conservation plans. Members will be selected in 
order to achieve a balanced representation of viewpoints, so to 
effectively address invasive species issues under consideration. No 
member may serve on the ISAC for more than three (3) consecutive terms 
of two years. Reappointment terms will be staggered within stakeholder 
groups (2 or 3 years) to minimize turnover.
    Members of the ISAC and its subcommittees serve without pay. 
However, while away from their homes or regular places of business in 
the performance of services of the ISAC, members shall be allowed 
travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same 
manner as persons employed intermittently in the government service, as 
authorized by section 5703 of Title 5, United States Code.

Submitting Nominations

    Nominations should be typed and should include the following:
    1. A brief summary of no more than two (2) pages explaining the 
nominee's suitability to serve on the ISAC.
    2. A resume or curriculum vitae.
    3. Three (3) letters of reference.
    Current members of the ISAC need only to submit a letter of support 
from the organization they are representing to be reconsidered for the 
next ISAC.
    Nominations should be sent no later than forty-five days after the 
Federal Register notice, to Lori Williams, National Invasive Species 
Council, 1951 Constitution Ave, NW, Room 320, Washington, DC, 20240.
    To ensure that recommendations of the ISAC take into account the 
needs of the diverse groups served, the Department of the Interior is 
actively soliciting nominations of qualified minorities, women, persons 
with disabilities and members of low income populations.

    Dated: September 14, 2001.
James Tate, Jr.,
Science Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior.
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