Voluntary Guidelines To Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species; Recreational Activities and Water Gardening, 32308-32309 [2014-12977]

Download as PDF 32308 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 4, 2014 / Notices June 18, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (MDT). For deadlines and directions on registering to attend, submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please see ‘‘Public Input’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Cody, Wyoming, at the Best Western Ivy Inn and Suites, located at 1800 8th Street, Cody, Wyoming 82414. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mailstop 3103–AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; telephone (703) 358–2639; fax (703) 358–2548; or email joshua_winchell@fws.gov. In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council will hold a meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Formed in February 2010, the Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that: 1. Benefit wildlife resources; 2. Encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, the states, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; 3. Benefit recreational hunting. The Council advises the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, reporting through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in consultation with the Director, Bureau of Land Management (BLM); Director, National Park Service (NPS); Chief, Forest Service (USFS); Chief, Natural Resources Service (NRCS); and Administrator, Farm Services Agency (FSA). The Council’s duties are strictly advisory and consist of, but are not limited to, providing recommendations for: 1. Implementing the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource Conservation Plan—A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation; 2. Increasing public awareness of and support for the Wildlife Restoration Program; 3. Fostering wildlife and habitat conservation and ethics in hunting and shooting sports recreation; 4. Stimulating sportsmen and women’s participation in conservation and management of wildlife and habitat resources through outreach and education; 5. Fostering communication and coordination among State, tribal, and Federal governments; industry; hunting and shooting sportsmen and women; VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Jun 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 wildlife and habitat conservation and management organizations; and the public; 6. Providing appropriate access to Federal lands for recreational shooting and hunting; 7. Providing recommendations to improve implementation of Federal conservation programs that benefit wildlife, hunting, and outdoor recreation on private lands; and 8. When requested by the Designated Federal Officer in consultation with the Council Chairperson, performing a variety of assessments or reviews of policies, programs, and efforts through the Council’s designated subcommittees or workgroups. Background information on the Council is available at http:// www.fws.gov/whhcc. Meeting Agenda The Council will convene to consider issues including: 1. Land and Water Conservation Fund; 2. Funding for public and private lands conservation. 3. Other Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc. PUBLIC INPUT You must contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than If you wish to Attend the meeting .... Submit written information or questions before the meeting for the council to consider during the meeting. Give an oral presentation during the meeting. June 6, 2014. June 6, 2014. Fmt 4703 Meeting Minutes Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). They will be available for public inspection within 90 days of the meeting, and will be posted on the Council’s Web site at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc. Stephen Guertin, Director. [FR Doc. 2014–12900 Filed 6–3–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR June 6, 2014. Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–R–2013–N274; FXFR13350900000–134–FF09F14000] Submitting Written Information or Questions Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or questions for the Council to consider during the public meeting. Written statements must be received by the date above, so that the information may be Frm 00096 Giving an Oral Presentation Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation at the meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should contact the Council Coordinator, in writing (preferably via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker list for this meeting. Nonregistered public speakers will not be considered during the meeting. Registered speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, may submit written statements to the Council Coordinator up to 30 days subsequent to the meeting. BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Attendance To attend this meeting, register by close of business on the dates listed in ‘‘Public Input’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). PO 00000 made available to the Council for their consideration prior to this meeting. Written statements must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in both of the following formats: One hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via email (acceptable file formats are Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or rich text file). Sfmt 4703 Voluntary Guidelines To Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species; Recreational Activities and Water Gardening Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of final documents. AGENCY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of two final documents for public outreach use: • Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Recreational Activities SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 4, 2014 / Notices • Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Water Gardening These voluntary guidelines are intended to be used by agencies and organizations to develop materials that inform the public and industry about the risks associated with many everyday activities that may spread aquatic invasive species and harm the environment and the economy. The intent of this information is to encourage the public and industry to take precautions to limit the spread of aquatic invasive species. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: The two documents may be obtained online, by mail, or by email: • Online: http://anstaskforce.gov/ documents.php; • U.S. mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Branch of Aquatic Invasive Species, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 740, Arlington, VA 22203; or • Email: Laura_Norcutt@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Norcutt, 703–358–2398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Through provisions in title 50, part 16, of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) regulates the importation and interstate transport of certain aquatic invasive species that have been determined to be injurious. The Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.) established the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF), an intergovernmental organization co-chaired by the Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and dedicated to the development and implementation of a program for U.S. waters to prevent introduction and disposal of aquatic invasive species (AIS); to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate related information. In 2000, the ANSTF developed Recommended Voluntary Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species Associated with Recreational Activities and announced the availability of the guidelines via a Federal Register notice (65 FR 82447; December 28, 2000). Development of Draft Guidelines Documents 16:05 Jun 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 Recreational Activities The revised document, Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Recreational Activities will provide guidance to agencies, organizations, and the public on preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species through activities such as angling, boating, scuba diving, waterfowl hunting, and operating seaplanes. Water Gardening The Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Water Gardening will provide guidelines to address the potential spread of aquatic invasive species by water gardening to be used by agencies, organizations, and the public for education and outreach. Availability of Documents The two sets of guidelines are available on the ANSTF Web site, by U.S. mail from the Service or by email (see ADDRESSES) for public outreach use. Dated: May 20, 2014. Rowan W. Gould, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–12977 Filed 6–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY–957000–14–L13100000–PP0000] Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming In 2011, the ANSTF established committees to revise the Recommended Voluntary Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species Associated with Recreational Activities and to develop new guidelines that VerDate Mar<15>2010 would prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species by water gardening. The goal of the two committees was to develop clear, easy-to-use standardized national guidelines that are easily communicated to user groups and can be incorporated into education and outreach media. An additional benefit to recreationists and water gardeners who follow these guidelines is to avoid possible violation of Federal, Tribal, and State laws that prohibit the transport of aquatic invasive species. Public comment was requested via a Federal Register notice (78 FR 39310; July 1, 2013). Comments were addressed, and the documents were modified accordingly. There were no substantive comments. Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32309 the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming, on the dates indicated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These surveys, supplemental and remonumentations were executed at the request of the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U. S. Forest Service and are necessary for the management of resources. The lands surveyed are: The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the subdivisional lines, the survey of the subdivision of certain sections, and the survey of portions of the Fortification Creek Wilderness Study Area boundary, Township 52 North, Range 76 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 866, was accepted January 24, 2014. The supplemental plat showing the subdivision of Lot 3, Sec. 19, into new Lots 5 and 6, Sec. 19, is based on a survey executed under state authority in May, 2013, by David A. Fehringer, Wyoming Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor No. 10052, CFedS No. 1369. A plat of this survey, titled ‘‘HOMESITE ALLOTMENT SURVEY T3021–E4 INEZ RAJO’’ was recorded in the Fremont County Clerk’s Office, on December 19, 2013, Document No. 2013–1368411, Plat Cabinet 8, Page 95, Township 2 North, Range 5 East, Wind River Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 902, was accepted January 24, 2014. The field notes representing the remonumentation of certain mile posts of the Wyoming-Colorado State Boundary, through Range 84 West and the 1/4 sec. cor. of secs. 16 and 17, Township 12 North, Range 84 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 624, was accepted February 20, 2014. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, and the survey of the subdivision of section 32, Township 21 North, Range 88 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 856, was accepted February 20, 2014. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the Fifth Standard Parallel North, through Range 86 West, the east and west boundaries and the subdivisional lines, and the survey of the subdivision of section 24, Township 21 North, Range 86 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 857, was accepted February 20, 2014. E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 107 (Wednesday, June 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32308-32309]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12977]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-R-2013-N274; FXFR13350900000-134-FF09F14000]


Voluntary Guidelines To Prevent the Introduction and Spread of 
Aquatic Invasive Species; Recreational Activities and Water Gardening

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of final documents.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the 
availability of two final documents for public outreach use:

 Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of 
Aquatic Invasive Species: Recreational Activities

[[Page 32309]]

 Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of 
Aquatic Invasive Species: Water Gardening

    These voluntary guidelines are intended to be used by agencies and 
organizations to develop materials that inform the public and industry 
about the risks associated with many everyday activities that may 
spread aquatic invasive species and harm the environment and the 
economy. The intent of this information is to encourage the public and 
industry to take precautions to limit the spread of aquatic invasive 
species.

ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: The two documents may be obtained 
online, by mail, or by email:
     Online: http://anstaskforce.gov/documents.php;
     U.S. mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Branch of 
Aquatic Invasive Species, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 740, Arlington, 
VA 22203; or
     Email: Laura_Norcutt@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Norcutt, 703-358-2398.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Through provisions in title 50, part 16, of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) 
regulates the importation and interstate transport of certain aquatic 
invasive species that have been determined to be injurious. The 
Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (16 
U.S.C. 4701 et seq.) established the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task 
Force (ANSTF), an intergovernmental organization co-chaired by the 
Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and 
dedicated to the development and implementation of a program for U.S. 
waters to prevent introduction and disposal of aquatic invasive species 
(AIS); to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate 
related information. In 2000, the ANSTF developed Recommended Voluntary 
Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species 
Associated with Recreational Activities and announced the availability 
of the guidelines via a Federal Register notice (65 FR 82447; December 
28, 2000).

Development of Draft Guidelines Documents

    In 2011, the ANSTF established committees to revise the Recommended 
Voluntary Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance 
Species Associated with Recreational Activities and to develop new 
guidelines that would prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species by 
water gardening. The goal of the two committees was to develop clear, 
easy-to-use standardized national guidelines that are easily 
communicated to user groups and can be incorporated into education and 
outreach media. An additional benefit to recreationists and water 
gardeners who follow these guidelines is to avoid possible violation of 
Federal, Tribal, and State laws that prohibit the transport of aquatic 
invasive species. Public comment was requested via a Federal Register 
notice (78 FR 39310; July 1, 2013). Comments were addressed, and the 
documents were modified accordingly. There were no substantive 
comments.

Recreational Activities

    The revised document, Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent the 
Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Recreational 
Activities will provide guidance to agencies, organizations, and the 
public on preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species through 
activities such as angling, boating, scuba diving, waterfowl hunting, 
and operating seaplanes.

Water Gardening

    The Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of 
Aquatic Invasive Species: Water Gardening will provide guidelines to 
address the potential spread of aquatic invasive species by water 
gardening to be used by agencies, organizations, and the public for 
education and outreach.

Availability of Documents

    The two sets of guidelines are available on the ANSTF Web site, by 
U.S. mail from the Service or by email (see ADDRESSES) for public 
outreach use.

    Dated: May 20, 2014.
Rowan W. Gould,
Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-12977 Filed 6-3-14; 8:45 am]
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