[acn-l] Invasive Species Advisory Committee nominations (fwd)

peter.unmack at asu.edu
Thu, 30 Sep 1999 07:38:23 -0700 (MST)

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 09:58:28 -0400
From: Gene Buck <GBUCK at crs.loc.gov>
To: fish-ecology at helios.ulpgc.es, fishfolk at mitvma.mit.edu, marbio at mote.org,
fish-sci at segate.sunet.se, Afs-l at wyoming.com
Subject: Invasive Species Advisory Committee nominations

The following Federal Register notice requests nominations to be
considered for membership in the Invasive Species Advisory Committee.
Note the reference to preferred areas of expertise and practical
experience and reference to aquaculture and fisheries science.

Please share this important notice with others as it provides an
opportunity for representation and participation in an important federal
interagency public policy process.



Office of the Secretary

Invasive Species Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to establish; request for nominations and


SUMMARY: Pursuant to Executive Order 13112, the U.S. Department of the
Interior, on behalf of the new interdepartmental Invasive Species
Council, proposes to establish 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 ISAC.

DATES: Written nominations must be received within 30 days of the date
of publication, October 25, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Gordon Brown, Invasive Species
Coordinator, Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, 1849
C Street, NW, room 6635, Washington DC, 20240.

Coordinator, telephone (202) 208-6336; fax (202) 208-2219; e-mail
a__gordon__brown at ios.doi.gov.


Advisory Committee Scope and Objectives

The purpose and role of the ISAC are to provide advice to the
Invasive Species Council (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. The Council will coordinate Federal
agency activities concerning invasive species; prepare and issue a
national Invasive Species Management Plan; encourage planning and
action at local, tribal, State, regional and ecosystem-based levels to
achieve the goals and objectives of the management plan; develop
recommendations for international cooperation in addressing invasive
species; develop, in consultation with the Council on Environmental
Quality, guidance to Federal agencies pursuant to the National
Environmental Policy Act on invasive species matters; facilitate
development of a coordinated network to document, evaluate, and monitor
impacts from invasive species; facilitate establishment of an
information-sharing system on invasive species that utilizes, to the
greatest extent practicable, the Internet; support long-term
continuance and effective implementation of the Management Plan.
The ISAC will maintain an intensive and regular dialogue to
actively explore these issues and will draw on the expertise of its
members and other sources to provide advice in order to help the
Council fulfill these goals. The ISAC will provide advice in
cooperation with stakeholders and existing organizations addressing
invasive species. The ISAC will meet up to four (4) times per year.
The ISAC will be made up of United States citizens. It will consist
of no more than 25 voting members. Members will be appointed by the
Secretary of Interior, in consultation with the other members of the
Council. Members of ISAC will be knowledgeable in and represent one or
more of the following communities of interests: weed science; fisheries
science; rangeland management; forest science; entomology; nematology;
plant pathology; veterinary medicine; the broad range of farming or
agricultural practices; biodiversity issues; applicable laws and
regulations relevant to invasive species policy; risk assessment;
biological control of invasive species; public health/epidemiology;
industry activities, structure, and international trade; environmental
education; ecosystem monitoring; natural resource database design and
integration; internet-based management of conservation issues.
Members should also have 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, recreational users, tourism, 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, etc.); developing
natural resource management plans on regional or ecosystem-level
scales; addressing invasive species issues, including prevention,
control and monitoring, in multiple ecosystems and on multiple scales;
integrating science and the human dimension in creating effective
solutions to complex conservation issues; coordinating diverse groups
of stakeholders to resolve complex environmental issues and conflicts;
complying with NEPA and other federal requirements for public
involvement in major conservation plans. Members will be selected in
order to achieve a balanced representation of viewpoints to effectively
address invasive species issues under consideration. No member may
serve on the ISAC for more than three (3) consecutive terms of two
years. Reappointment terms will be staggered within stakeholder groups
(2 or 3 years) to avoid turnover.
Members of the ISAC and its subcommittees will 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.

Submitting Nominations

Nominations should be typed and should include 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. Letters of reference.
Nominations should be sent, no later than September 24, 1999, to
Gordon Brown, Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, 1849
C Street, NW, Room 6635, Washington DC, 20240.
To ensure that recommendations of the ISAC take into account the
needs of the diverse groups served, Department of the Interior is
actively soliciting nominations of qualified minorities, women, persons
with disabilities and members of low income populations.

Dated: September 21, 1999.
William Y. Brown,
Science Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 99-25012 Filed 9-23-99; 8:45 am]

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