[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 77 (Friday, April 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 23740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9546]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary


Invasive Species Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory 
Committee.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species 
Advisory Committee (ISAC). Comprised of 30 nonfederal invasive species 
experts and stakeholders from across the nation, the purpose of the 
Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the National Invasive 
Species Council, as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad 
array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive 
species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, 
ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause. The 
Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary 
of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty of the Council 
is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues.
    Purpose of Meeting: The meeting will be held on May 22-24, 2012 in 
Portland, Oregon, and will focus primarily on invasive species in the 
Pacific Northwest. A ``systems thinking'' approach to this meeting in 
both ecological and management contexts, will center on topics that: 
(1) Pertain to invasive species issues at the community and ecosystem 
level; or that, (2) holistically address prevention, eradication, 
control and restoration activities within the region. A copy of the 
meeting agenda is available on the NISC Web site, 
www.invasivespecies.gov.

DATES: Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee: Tuesday, May 
22, 2012 and Thursday, May 24, 2012; beginning at approximately 8 a.m., 
and ending at approximately 5 p.m. each day. Members will be 
participating in an off-site field tour on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The 
field tour is closed to the public.

ADDRESSES: The Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97205. 
The general session on May 22, 2012 and May 24, 2012 will be held in 
the Crystal Ballroom.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive 
Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, (202) 513-
7243; Fax: (202) 371-1751.

    Dated: April 16, 2012.
Lori C. Williams,
Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council.
[FR Doc. 2012-9546 Filed 4-19-12; 8:45 am]
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