[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 76 (Thursday, April 19, 2012)]
[Pages 23494-23495]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9379]



Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations

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

ACTION: Request for Nominations for the Invasive Species Advisory 


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, on behalf of the 
interdepartmental National Invasive Species Council, 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: Nominations must be postmarked by June 18, 2012.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, Program Specialist 
and ISAC Coordinator, at (202) 513-7243, fax: (202) 371-1751, or by 
email at [email protected].


Advisory Committee Scope and Objectives

    The purpose and role of the ISAC are to provide advice to the 
National Invasive Species Council (NISC), as authorized by Executive 
Order 13112, on a broad array of issues including preventing the 
introduction of invasive species, providing for their control, and 
minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that 
invasive species cause. NISC is Co-chaired by the Secretaries of the 
Interior, Agriculture, and Commerce, and is charged with providing 
coordination, planning and leadership regarding invasive species 
issues. Pursuant to the Executive Order, NISC developed a 2008--2012 
National Invasive Species Management Plan (Plan), which is available on 
the Web at http://www.invasivespecies.gov/main_nav/mn_NISC_ManagementPlan.html. NISC is responsible for effective implementation 
of the Plan including any revisions of the Plan, and also coordinates 
Federal agency activities concerning invasive species; encourages 
planning and action at local, tribal, state, regional and ecosystem-
based levels; develops recommendations for international cooperation in 
addressing invasive species; facilitates the development of a 
coordinated network to document, evaluate, and monitor impacts from 
invasive species; and facilitates information-sharing.
    The role of ISAC is to maintain an intensive and regular dialogue 
regarding the aforementioned issues. ISAC provides advice in 
cooperation with stakeholders and communities of interests affected by 
invasive species. The ISAC usually meets up to twice per year.
    After consultation with the other members of NISC, the Secretary of 
the Interior will actively solicit new nominees and appoint members to 
ISAC. Prospective members of ISAC should be knowledgeable in and 
represent communities of interests affected by invasive species such 
as: Agriculture; aquaculture; biofuel production; livestock grazing and 
production; landscaping, horticulture, and plant nurseries; pet 
industry; crop protection; marine fisheries; forest health and 
management; potable and irrigation water management; natural resource 
management and restoration; animal health protection; shipping, 
tourism, highways, and other transportation industries; international 
development and trade; public land access and management; lake, 

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and coastal management; hiking, camping, trail riding, and outdoor 
recreation; conservation organizations; biodiversity conservation; 
professional scientific research and education societies; urban and 
suburban park management; energy and mineral resource development; 
corporate land management; native plant conservation; bird and wildlife 
watching; hunting, boating, and angling; invasive plant or animal 
science; plant pathology; environmental education; science and 
environmental journalism and outreach; natural resource economics; 
tribal resource management; natural resource political science; and 
relevant areas of law and regulatory policy.
    Nominees should have experience work related to invasive species 
planning and coordination in areas such as: developing natural resource 
management plans; invasive species prevention, early detection and 
rapid response, control, restoration, and research; multiple 
jurisdictional planning; integrating science and the human dimension in 
order to create effective solutions to complex conservation issues; 
international negotiations; government relations; coordinating the work 
of diverse groups of stakeholders to resolve complex issues and 
conflicts; and complying with the National Environmental Policy Act and 
other Federal requirements for public involvement in major conservation 
plans. Members will be selected in order to achieve a balanced 
representation of viewpoints, areas of experience, subject matter 
expertise, and representation of communities of interests. Members' 
terms are limited to three (3) years from their appointment to ISAC. 
Following a term, an ISAC member may request to be considered for an 
additional term. No member may serve on the ISAC for more than two (2) 
consecutive terms.
    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 the 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. Employees of 
the Federal Government are not eligible for nomination or appointment 
to ISAC.
    The Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently 
federally registered lobbyists to serve on all FACA and non-FACA 
boards, committees or councils.

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. A minimum of two (2) letters of reference.
    All required documents must be compiled and submitted in one 
complete nomination package. This office will not assemble nomination 
packages from documentation sent piecemeal. Incomplete submissions 
(missing one or more of the items described above) will not be 
considered. Nominations must be postmarked no later than June 18, 2012, 
to Lori Williams, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council 
(OS/NISC), Regular Mail: 1849 C Street NW., (MS 1201 EYE), Washington, 
DC 20240; Express Mail: 1201 Eye Street NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 
    The Secretary of the Interior, on behalf of the other members of 
NISC, is actively soliciting nominations of qualified minorities, 
women, persons with disabilities and members of low income populations 
to ensure that recommendations of the ISAC take into account the needs 
of the diverse groups served.

    Dated: April 11, 2012.
Lori C. Williams,
Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council.
[FR Doc. 2012-9379 Filed 4-18-12; 8:45 am]