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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

46 / Thursday, March 10, 2005 / Notices 12005

Northeast region States: Maine, New Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, at DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, (703) 358–1796.
Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Bureau of Indian Affairs
York. The Northeast Regional Panel will SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant
discuss several topics at this meeting to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Amendments to Notice of Intent To
including: Future panel meeting Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. Prepare an Environmental Impact
scheduling; activities updates of the I), this notice announces meetings of the Statement for the Proposed Desert
ANS Task Force and Invasive Species Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Rock Energy Project, San Juan
Council and other groups; roundtable; Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Nuisance County, NM
committee break-out planning sessions Species. The Task Force was established AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs,
and updates; research priorities; New by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Interior.
York State highlights; New England Prevention and Control Act of 1990. The
ACTION: Notice.
rapid assessment progress; New Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Nuisance
Hampshire outreach pilot program; pet Species was established by the ANS SUMMARY: This notice advises the public
industry panel; and a feature on an Task Force in 2003. The Mid-Atlantic that the Bureau of Indian Affairs is
aquatic or marine plant or animal Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species, amending its Notice of Intent to Prepare
species. comprised of representatives from an Environmental Impact Statement
Dated: February 23, 2005. Federal, State, local agencies and from (EIS) for the proposed Desert Rock
Mamie Parker, private environmental and commercial Energy Project, San Juan County, New
Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task interests, performs the following Mexico, published in the Federal
Force, Assistant Director—Fisheries & Habitat activities: Register on November 10, 2004 (69 FR
Conservation. 65215), which described the proposed
a. Identifies priorities for activities in
[FR Doc. 05–4701 Filed 3–9–05; 8:45 am] action. The amendments: (1) Add the
the Mid-Atlantic region,
BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Office of Surface Mining Reclamation
b. Develops and submits and Enforcement, the Bureau of Land
recommendations to the national Management and the U.S.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
c. Coordinates aquatic nuisance as cooperating agencies; (2) include the
Fish and Wildlife Service mining of up to six million more tons
species program activities in the Mid-
Atlantic region, of coal per year from the BHP Navajo
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force
Coal Company lease area and delivery of
Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic d. Advises public and private that coal to the proposed power plant,
Nuisance Species Meeting interests on control efforts, and plus the issuance of permits required
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, e. Submits an annual report to the under the Clean Water Act by the Army
Interior. Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. Corps of Engineers and/or the EPA, for
ACTION: Notice of meeting. The purpose of the Panel is to advise analysis in the EIS; (3) announce five
and make recommendations to the more public scoping meetings to
SUMMARY: This notice announces a identify potential issues and alternatives
meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task
for inclusion in the EIS; and (4) extend
Species (ANS) Task Force Mid-Atlantic Force on issues relating to the Mid-
the period for public comment on
Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species. The Atlantic region of the United States that
scoping for the EIS.
meeting topics are identified in the includes nine Mid-Atlantic States:
DATES: Written comments addressing
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Delaware, District of Columbia,
issues or alternatives to be considered in
The meeting is open to the public. Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey,
the EIS or other information bearing on
DATES: The Mid-Atlantic Panel on New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and
the EIS must arrive by April 11, 2005.
Aquatic Nuisance Species will meet West Virginia. The Mid-Atlantic Panel The additional public scoping meetings
from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, on Aquatic Nuisance Species will will be held March 28, 29 (2 meetings),
March 31, 2005 and from 10 a.m. to 3 discuss several topics at this meeting 30, and 31, 2005.
p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2005. Minutes including: An overview of the ANS Task
ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry
of the meeting will be available for Force and Regional Panels; ANS Task written comments to Eloise Chicharello,
public inspection during regular Force Outreach and Education Director, Navajo Regional Office, Bureau
business hours, Monday through Friday. programs; priority ANS species in North of Indian Affairs, PO Box 1060, Gallup,
ADDRESSES: The Mid-Atlantic Panel on Carolina and the Chesapeake and New Mexico 87305.
Aquatic Nuisance Species meeting will Delaware Bay watersheds; regional The addresses and times for the
be held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife projects; organization, operations and public scoping meetings are:
Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office, budget of the Mid-Atlantic Regional 1. March 28, 2005—Cortez Middle
177 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Panel; work plan development; and the School Cafeteria, 450 West 2nd Street,
Annapolis, MD 21401. Phone (410) 573– formation of work groups. Cortez, Colorado, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
4517. Minutes of the meeting will be 2. March 29, 2005—Sanostee Chapter
Dated: March 3, 2005.
maintained in the office of Chief, House, Highway 491, Navajo Nation, 10
Division of Environmental Quality, U.S. Everett Wilson,
a.m. to 2 p.m.,and Burnham Chapter
Fish and Wildlife Service, Suite 322, Acting Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species House, Navajo Nation, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Task Force, Assistant Director—Fisheries & 3. March 30, 2005—Auxiliary
Virginia 22203–1622. Habitat Conservation. Gymnasium, Shiprock High School,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 05–4702 Filed 3–9–05; 8:45 am] Highway 64 West, Shiprock, New
Jennifer Greiner, Mid-Atlantic Panel on BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Mexico, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Aquatic Nuisance Species Interim Chair 4. March 31, 2005—Indian Pueblo
at (410) 267–5783 or Pam Meacham, Cultural Center, Silver & Turquoise

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