AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of public meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee
Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species
Advisory Committee (ISAC). Comprised of 31 nonfederal invasive species
experts and stakeholders from across the nation, the purpose of the
Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the National Invasive
Species 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.
Purpose of Meeting: The meeting will be held on March 7-8, 2013 in
Arlington, Virginia, and will focus on the changing approaches to
invasive species. The purpose of the meeting is to convene the full
ISAC and consider strategies and methodologies for implementing
performance elements outlined in the 2008-2012 National Invasive
Species Management Plan. The meeting agenda is now available on the
NISC Web site, www.invasivespecies.gov. Supplemental materials will be
uploaded to the site on or before Friday, February 22, 2013.
The full committee meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2013 and
Friday, February 8, 2013 is open to the public. An orientation session
will be held on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 for the 14 new ISAC
members appointed by Secretary Ken Salazar on January 22, 2013. Note:
There will be no committee business conducted during the orientation
session, which is closed to the public.
DATES: ISAC New Member Orientation (CLOSED): Wednesday, February 6,
2013; 9:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory
Committee (OPEN): Thursday, February 7, 2013 through Friday, March 8,
2013, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ADDRESSES: Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA
22204-4520. The general session on Thursday, February 7, 2013, and
Friday, February 8, 2013 will be held in the Galaxy Ballroom.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive
Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, Phone: (202)
513-7243; Fax: (202) 371-1751; email: Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov.
Additional information can also be obtained from the NISC Web site,