[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 2 (Monday, January 5, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 288]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-31295]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8759-8]


Predicting Future Introductions of Nonindigenous Species to the 
Great Lakes

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: EPA is announcing the availability of a final report titled, 
``Predicting Future Introductions of Nonindigenous Species to the Great 
Lakes'' (EPA/600/R-08/066F). The report was prepared by the National 
Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), within EPA's Office of 
Research and Development (ORD). The Great Lakes of the United States 
have been subjected to adverse ecological and economic impacts from 
introduced species. Ballast water discharge from commercial shipping is 
the major means by which these nonindigenous species have entered the 
Great Lakes. This assessment demonstrates that successful invasions are 
best predicted by knowing the propagule pressure (i.e., the number of 
larvae/individuals entering a new area) and habitat matching (i.e., how 
similar is the invaded area to the native range of the species). The 
purpose of the report is to help resource managers focus monitoring 
activities on particular nonindigenous species at ports that are most 
at risk of invasion.

DATES: This document will be available on or about January 5, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The document will be available electronically through the 
NCEA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. A limited number of paper 
copies will be available from EPA's National Service Center for 
Environmental Publications (NSCEP), P.O. Box 42419, Cincinnati, OH 
45242; telephone: 1-800-490-9198; facsimile: 301-604-3408; e-mail: 
nscep@bps-lmit.com. Please provide your name, your mailing address, the 
title and the EPA number of the requested publication.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Information Management Team, 
National Center for Environmental Assessment (8601P), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20460. Telephone: 703-347-8561; fax: 703-347-8691; e-
mail: nceadc.comment@epa.gov.

    Dated: December 22, 2008.
Rebecca Clark,
Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
 [FR Doc. E8-31295 Filed 1-2-09; 8:45 am]
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