[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 191 (Monday, October 2, 2000)]
[Pages 58783-58784]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-25338]



Office of the Secretary

National Invasive Species Council; Draft of the National Invasive 
Species Management Plan, ``Meeting the Challenge''

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability--Draft of the National Invasive Species 
Management Plan, ``Meeting the Challenge''.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to Executive Order 13112, the National Invasive 
Species Council is announcing the availability of the draft of the 
National Invasive Species Management Plan, ``Meeting the Challenge'' 
for public review and comment for a period of 45 days. The Executive 
Order set up an inter-agency council to prevent and control invasive 
species to minimize their economic, ecological and human health 
impacts. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretaries of Agriculture, 
Commerce and the Interior; and includes the

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Departments of State, Transportation, the Treasury and the 
Environmental Protection Agency. The Plan seeks to address invasive 
species in the areas of prevention, coordination, control, rapid 
response, monitoring, and information sharing.

DATES: All Comments must be received by close of business (6:00 p.m.--
eastern time) on November 16, 2000.

ADDRESSES: National Invasive Species Council, 1951 Constitution Avenue, 
N.W., Suite 320, Washington, D.C. 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Passe, National Invasive 
Species Council Program Analyst; E-mail: Kelsey_Passe@ios.doi.gov; 
Phone: (202) 208-6336; Fax: (202) 208-1526.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the draft Plan can be obtained via 
the Council's website: www.invasivespecies.gov; by contacting the 
Council Staff at 202-208-6336 (phone); 202-208-1526 (Fax); or by e-mail 
at invasivespecies@ios.doi.gov. Comments can be submitted to the 
Council Staff at the fax, e-mail, or mailing address given above.

    Dated: September 28, 2000.
Lori Williams,
Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council.
[FR Doc. 00-25338 Filed 9-29-00; 8:45 am]