[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 140 (Thursday, July 21, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43698-43699]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18375]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R5-FHC-2011-N135; 53330-1335-0000-J3]


Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control Alternatives Workgroup

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 
meeting of the Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control Alternatives 
Workgroup (Workgroup). The Workgroup's purpose is to provide, in an 
advisory capacity, recommendations

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and advice on research and implementation of sea lamprey control 
techniques alternative to lampricide that are technically feasible, 
cost effective, and environmentally safe. The primary objective of the 
meeting will be to discuss potential research initiatives.

DATES: The Workgroup will meet on Monday, August 22, 2011, 10 a.m. to 1 
p.m. Any member of the public who wants to find out whether the meeting 
has been postponed may contact Ms. Stefi Flanders at 802-872-0629, 
extension 10 (telephone), or Stefi_Flanders@fws.gov (e-mail) during 
regular business hours prior to the meeting date.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Essex Town Hall, 2313 Main 
Street/Lakeshore Road, Essex, NY 12936; 518-963-4287 (telephone).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Tilton, Designated Federal 
Officer, Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control Alternatives Workgroup, 
Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Resources Office, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 11 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452 (U.S. 
mail); 802- 872-0629 (telephone); Dave_Tilton@fws.gov (e-mail). If you 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the 
Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 10, 2006, the Department of the Interior published a 
notice of establishment of the Workgroup in the Federal Register (71 FR 
18112) under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.). The 
Workgroup's specific responsibilities are to provide advice regarding 
the implementation of sea lamprey control methods alternative to 
lampricides, to recommend priorities for research on control methods 
alternative to lampricides, to recommend priorities for research to be 
conducted by cooperating organizations and demonstration projects to be 
developed and funded by State and Federal agencies, and to assist 
Federal and State agencies with the coordination of alternative sea 
lamprey control research to advance the state of the science in Lake 
Champlain and the Great Lakes.

Agenda

     Review of any proposals received and discussion of which, 
if any, to forward to the Fisheries Technical Committee of the Lake 
Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative for funding.
     A presentation by William Ardren, Senior Fish Biologist, 
Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Resources Office, on potential for 
using Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) technology to control sea 
lamprey population size in Lake Champlain.

Meeting Location Information

    The meeting location is accessible to wheelchair users. If you 
require additional accommodations, please notify us at least 1 week in 
advance of the meeting.

Meeting Participation Information

    All Committee meetings are open to the public. The public has an 
opportunity to comment at all Committee meetings.

Authority

    We publish this notice under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.).

    Dated: July 12, 2011.
James G. Geiger,
Acting Assistant Regional Director--Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Hadley, Massachusetts.
[FR Doc. 2011-18375 Filed 7-20-11; 8:45 am]
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