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AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior, on behalf of the interdepartmental National Invasive Species Council (NISC), 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 ISAC. DATES: Nominations must be postmarked by February 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Jamie K. Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council (OS/ NISC), Regular/Express Mail: 1849 C Street NW (Mailstop 3530), Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, Coordinator for NISC and ISAC Operations, at (202) 208– 4122, fax: (202) 208–4118, or by email at Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Advisory Committee Scope and Objectives Executive Order (E.O.) 13112 authorized the National Invasive PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61323 Species Council (NISC) to provide interdepartmental coordination, planning, and leadership for the Federal Government on the prevention, eradication, and control of invasive species. This authorization was recently reiterated in E.O. 13751. NISC is currently comprised of the senior-most leadership of thirteen Federal Departments/Agencies and three Executive Offices of the President. The Co-chairs of NISC are the Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, and Commerce. The Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) advises NISC. NISC is requesting nominations for individuals to serve on the ISAC. NISC provides high-level interdepartmental coordination of Federal invasive species actions and works with other Federal and nonFederal groups to address invasive species issues at the national level. NISC duties, consistent with E.O. 13751, are to provide national leadership regarding invasive species and: (a) Work to ensure that the Federal agency and interagency activities concerning invasive species are coordinated, complementary, cost-efficient, and effective; (b) undertake a National Invasive Species Assessment that evaluates the impact of invasive species on major U.S. assets, including food security, water resources, infrastructure, the environment, human, animal, and plant health, natural resources, cultural identity and resources, and military readiness, from ecological, social, and economic perspectives; (c) advance national incident response, data collection, and rapid reporting capacities that build on existing frameworks and programs and strengthen early detection of and rapid response to invasive species, including those that are vectors, reservoirs, or causative agents of disease; (d) publish an assessment by 2019 that identifies the most pressing scientific, technical, and programmatic coordination challenges to the Federal Government’s capacity to prevent the introduction of invasive species, and that incorporate recommendations and priority actions to overcome these challenges into the National Invasive Species Council Management Plan, as appropriate; (e) support and encourage the development of new technologies and practices, and promote the use of existing technologies and practices, to prevent, eradicate, and control invasive species, including those that are vectors, reservoirs, and causative agents of disease; (f) convene annually to discuss and coordinate interagency priorities and report annually on activities and budget E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 61324 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Notices requirements for programs that contribute directly to the implementation of this order; and (g) publish a National Invasive Species Council Management Plan; (h) enhancing cooperative stewardship with states, territories, and federallyrecognized tribes to address invasive species, including by identifying and overcoming regulatory and nonregulatory barriers to effective and costefficient cooperation; (i) restoring ecosystems, included human-managed landscapes (e.g., rangelands, forestlands), and other national assets impacted by invasive species; and (j) reducing the impact of invasive species on the American economy, including by safeguarding employment and income generated through the enjoyment and utilization of natural resources, as well as by creating employment opportunities for preventing, eradicating, and controlling invasive species; and engaging the hunting and fishing communities in preventing, eradicating, or controlling invasive species. ISAC is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA; 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). At the request of NISC, ISAC provides advice to NISC members on topics related to NISC’s aforementioned duties, as well as emerging issues prioritized by the Administration. As a multi-stakeholder advisory committee, ISAC is intended to play a key role in recommending plans and actions to be taken at local, tribal, state, territorial, regional, and landscape-based levels to achieve the goals and objectives of the Management Plan. It is hoped that, collectively, ISAC will represent the views of the broad range of individuals and communities knowledgeable of and affected by invasive species. Prospective members of ISAC need to have knowledge in the prevention, eradication, and/or control of invasive species, as well as to demonstrate a high degree of capacity for: Advising individuals in leadership positions, team work, project management, tracking relevant Federal government programs and policy making procedures, and networking with and representing their peer-community of interest. ISAC members need not be scientists. Membership from a wide range of disciplines and professional sectors is encouraged. At this time, we are particularly interested in applications from representatives of tribes, states, territories, nongovernmental organizations, outdoor recreational groups, the private sector, and large-scale land management entities (urban and rural). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:43 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 After consultation with the other members of NISC, the Secretary of the Interior will appoint members to ISAC. Members will be selected based on their individual qualifications, as well as the overall need to achieve a balanced representation of viewpoints, subject matter expertise, regional knowledge, and representation of communities of interest. ISAC member terms are limited to three (3) years from their date of appointment to ISAC. Following completion of their first term, an ISAC member may request consideration for reappointment to an additional term. Reappointment is not guaranteed. Typically, ISAC will hold at least one in-person meeting per year. Between meetings, ISAC members are expected to participate in committee work via conference calls and email exchanges. 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 may be reimbursed for 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. Individuals who are federally registered lobbyists are ineligible to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils in an individual capacity. The term ‘‘individual capacity’’ refers to individuals who are appointed to exercise their own individual best judgment on behalf of the government, such as when they are designated Special Government Employees, rather than being appointed to represent a particular interest. Nominations should include a resume that provides an adequate description of the nominee’s qualifications, particularly information that will enable the Department of the Interior to make evaluate the nominee’s potential to meet the membership requirements of the Committee and permit the Department of the Interior to contact a potential member. Please refer to the membership criteria stated in this notice. Any interested person or entity may nominate one or more qualified individuals for membership on the ISAC. Self-nominations are also accepted. Persons or entities submitting nomination packages on the behalf of others must confirm that the individual(s) is/are aware of their nomination. Nominations must be postmarked no later than February 26, PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2018 to Jamie K. Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council (OS/NISC), Regular Mail: 1849 C Street NW (Mailstop 3530), Washington, DC 20240. Public Disclosure of Comments: Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your nominations and/or comments, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your nomination/ comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2 Dated: December 20, 2017. Jamie K. Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2017–27829 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–PWR–GOGA–24579; PPPWGOGAPO, PPMPSPD1Z.YM0000] Termination Notice for the Dog Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California National Park Service, Interior. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary

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Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, on behalf of the 
interdepartmental National Invasive Species Council (NISC), 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 
ISAC.

DATES: Nominations must be postmarked by February 26, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Jamie K. Reaser, Executive 
Director, National Invasive Species Council (OS/NISC), Regular/Express 
Mail: 1849 C Street NW (Mailstop 3530), Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, Coordinator for NISC 
and ISAC Operations, at (202) 208-4122, fax: (202) 208-4118, or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Advisory Committee Scope and Objectives

    Executive Order (E.O.) 13112 authorized the National Invasive 
Species Council (NISC) to provide interdepartmental coordination, 
planning, and leadership for the Federal Government on the prevention, 
eradication, and control of invasive species. This authorization was 
recently reiterated in E.O. 13751. NISC is currently comprised of the 
senior-most leadership of thirteen Federal Departments/Agencies and 
three Executive Offices of the President. The Co-chairs of NISC are the 
Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, and Commerce. The Invasive 
Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) advises NISC. NISC is requesting 
nominations for individuals to serve on the ISAC.
    NISC provides high-level interdepartmental coordination of Federal 
invasive species actions and works with other Federal and non-Federal 
groups to address invasive species issues at the national level. NISC 
duties, consistent with E.O. 13751, are to provide national leadership 
regarding invasive species and: (a) Work to ensure that the Federal 
agency and interagency activities concerning invasive species are 
coordinated, complementary, cost-efficient, and effective; (b) 
undertake a National Invasive Species Assessment that evaluates the 
impact of invasive species on major U.S. assets, including food 
security, water resources, infrastructure, the environment, human, 
animal, and plant health, natural resources, cultural identity and 
resources, and military readiness, from ecological, social, and 
economic perspectives; (c) advance national incident response, data 
collection, and rapid reporting capacities that build on existing 
frameworks and programs and strengthen early detection of and rapid 
response to invasive species, including those that are vectors, 
reservoirs, or causative agents of disease; (d) publish an assessment 
by 2019 that identifies the most pressing scientific, technical, and 
programmatic coordination challenges to the Federal Government's 
capacity to prevent the introduction of invasive species, and that 
incorporate recommendations and priority actions to overcome these 
challenges into the National Invasive Species Council Management Plan, 
as appropriate; (e) support and encourage the development of new 
technologies and practices, and promote the use of existing 
technologies and practices, to prevent, eradicate, and control invasive 
species, including those that are vectors, reservoirs, and causative 
agents of disease; (f) convene annually to discuss and coordinate 
interagency priorities and report annually on activities and budget

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requirements for programs that contribute directly to the 
implementation of this order; and (g) publish a National Invasive 
Species Council Management Plan; (h) enhancing cooperative stewardship 
with states, territories, and federally-recognized tribes to address 
invasive species, including by identifying and overcoming regulatory 
and non-regulatory barriers to effective and cost-efficient 
cooperation; (i) restoring ecosystems, included human-managed 
landscapes (e.g., rangelands, forestlands), and other national assets 
impacted by invasive species; and (j) reducing the impact of invasive 
species on the American economy, including by safeguarding employment 
and income generated through the enjoyment and utilization of natural 
resources, as well as by creating employment opportunities for 
preventing, eradicating, and controlling invasive species; and engaging 
the hunting and fishing communities in preventing, eradicating, or 
controlling invasive species.
    ISAC is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA; 5 
U.S.C. Appendix 2). At the request of NISC, ISAC provides advice to 
NISC members on topics related to NISC's aforementioned duties, as well 
as emerging issues prioritized by the Administration. As a multi-
stakeholder advisory committee, ISAC is intended to play a key role in 
recommending plans and actions to be taken at local, tribal, state, 
territorial, regional, and landscape-based levels to achieve the goals 
and objectives of the Management Plan. It is hoped that, collectively, 
ISAC will represent the views of the broad range of individuals and 
communities knowledgeable of and affected by invasive species.
    Prospective members of ISAC need to have knowledge in the 
prevention, eradication, and/or control of invasive species, as well as 
to demonstrate a high degree of capacity for: Advising individuals in 
leadership positions, team work, project management, tracking relevant 
Federal government programs and policy making procedures, and 
networking with and representing their peer-community of interest. ISAC 
members need not be scientists. Membership from a wide range of 
disciplines and professional sectors is encouraged. At this time, we 
are particularly interested in applications from representatives of 
tribes, states, territories, non-governmental organizations, outdoor 
recreational groups, the private sector, and large-scale land 
management entities (urban and rural).
    After consultation with the other members of NISC, the Secretary of 
the Interior will appoint members to ISAC. Members will be selected 
based on their individual qualifications, as well as the overall need 
to achieve a balanced representation of viewpoints, subject matter 
expertise, regional knowledge, and representation of communities of 
interest. ISAC member terms are limited to three (3) years from their 
date of appointment to ISAC. Following completion of their first term, 
an ISAC member may request consideration for reappointment to an 
additional term. Reappointment is not guaranteed.
    Typically, ISAC will hold at least one in-person meeting per year. 
Between meetings, ISAC members are expected to participate in committee 
work via conference calls and email exchanges. 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 may be reimbursed for 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.
    Individuals who are federally registered lobbyists are ineligible 
to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils in an 
individual capacity. The term ``individual capacity'' refers to 
individuals who are appointed to exercise their own individual best 
judgment on behalf of the government, such as when they are designated 
Special Government Employees, rather than being appointed to represent 
a particular interest.
    Nominations should include a resume that provides an adequate 
description of the nominee's qualifications, particularly information 
that will enable the Department of the Interior to make evaluate the 
nominee's potential to meet the membership requirements of the 
Committee and permit the Department of the Interior to contact a 
potential member. Please refer to the membership criteria stated in 
this notice.
    Any interested person or entity may nominate one or more qualified 
individuals for membership on the ISAC. Self-nominations are also 
accepted. Persons or entities submitting nomination packages on the 
behalf of others must confirm that the individual(s) is/are aware of 
their nomination. Nominations must be postmarked no later than February 
26, 2018 to Jamie K. Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive 
Species Council (OS/NISC), Regular Mail: 1849 C Street NW (Mailstop 
3530), Washington, DC 20240.
    Public Disclosure of Comments: Before including your address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your nominations and/or comments, you should be aware that your entire 
comment--including your personal identifying information--may be made 
publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your 
nomination/comment to withhold your personal identifying information 
from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. Appendix 2

    Dated: December 20, 2017.
Jamie K. Reaser,
Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2017-27829 Filed 12-26-17; 8:45 am]
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