[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 145 (Thursday, July 30, 2009)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-18148]

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Request for Nominations for the Invasive Species Advisory 
Committee Extension of Submission Deadline

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, National Invasive Species Council.

ACTION: Request for Nominations for the Invasive Species Advisory 
Committee Extension of Submission Deadline.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, on behalf of the 
interdepartmental National Invasive Species Council (NISC) 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 

DATES: The submission deadline for nominations has been extended. All 
must now be postmarked by August 25, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Christopher P. Dionigi, PhD, 
Acting Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council (OS/NISC), 
Regular Mail: 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240; Express Mail: 
1201 Eye Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, Program Analyst, at 
(202) 513-7243, fax: (202) 371-1751, or by e-mail at Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov.


Advisory Committee Scope and Objectives

    The purpose and role of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee 
(ISAC) are to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council 
(NISC), as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad array of 
issues concerning invasive species and the economic, ecological, and 
human health impacts that they cause. NISC is co-chaired by the 
Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, and Commerce, and is charged 
with coordinating, planning, and leading invasive species Federal 
invasive species efforts. Pursuant to the Executive Order, NISC 
developed the 2008-2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan 
(Plan), which is available at http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov. NISC 
is responsible for implementation of the Plan including any revisions. 
NISC guides Federal interdepartmental activities concerning invasive 
species, and NISC encourages planning and action at local, Tribal, 
State, regional and ecosystem-based levels. NISC also develops 
recommendations and encourages international cooperation on invasive 
species. NISC facilitates the development of information networks to 
document, evaluate, and monitor invasive species populations and their 
impacts and works to share that information using the Internet and by 
other means.
    ISAC maintains an open and productive dialogue and engages in a 
regular exchange of information regarding the aforementioned issues. 
ISAC provides timely advice and information to NISC based upon their 
understanding of the issue and the views of stakeholders, 
constituencies, and organizations. The ISAC meets up to three (3) times 
per year. Terms for many of the current members of the ISAC will expire 
in October 2009. The Secretary of the Interior is actively soliciting 
nominees to ISAC and will appoint members to ISAC in consultation with 
the other members of NISC. Prospective members of ISAC should be 
knowledgeable in and represent one or more of the following communities 
of interests: Agronomy, crop production, horticulture, livestock 
production, wildlife management, fisheries science, aquaculture, 
rangeland management, forest science, weed science, plant pathology, 
pesticide science, nematology, biological control of invasive species, 
microbiology, phycology, entomology, mammalogy, herpetology, 
ichthyology, ornithology, invertebrate zoology, ecology, invasion 
biology, agricultural and natural resource economics, fire science, 
climate change, veterinary medicine, public health, epidemiology, 
environmental sociology, risk assessment, public risk communication, 
political science, natural resource journalism, ecological restoration, 
biodiversity conservation, applicable laws and regulations relevant to 
invasive species, international affairs and trade, tribal or State 
government interests, environmental education, ecosystem monitoring, 
natural resource statistics, library and information science, and 
natural resource database design and integration.
    Prospective nominees should also have knowledge and 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, public 
health, recreational users, hunting and fishing interests, 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, tourism, etc.); 
developing natural resource management plans; invasive species 
prevention, early detection and rapid response, control and monitoring; 
integrating science and the human dimension to craft effective 
solutions to complex conservation issues; environmental education, 
outreach, and public relations; coordination of diverse groups of 
stakeholders to resolve complex environmental issues and conflicts; and 
complying with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other 
Federal requirements and policies.
    Members will be selected in order to achieve a balanced 
representation of viewpoints to effectively address the wide range of 
invasive species issues under consideration. No member may serve on the 
ISAC for more than two (2) consecutive terms. All terms will be limited 
to three (3) years in length.
    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 ISAC, 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.

    Note:  Employees of the Federal Government are not eligible for 
nomination or appointment to ISAC.

Submitting Nominations

    Nominations should be typed and must include each of 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. At least two (2) letters of reference.
    Incomplete nominations (missing one or more of the items described 
above) will not be considered. The submission deadline for nominations 
has been extended. All nominations should now be postmarked no later 
than August 25, 2009 to Christopher P. Dionigi, PhD, Acting Executive 
Director, National Invasive Species Council (OS/NISC), Regular Mail: 
1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240; Express Mail: 1201 Eye 
Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

Christopher P. Dionigi,
Acting Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council.
[FR Doc. E9-18148 Filed 7-29-09; 8:45 am]