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Policy Development

Describes guidelines for developing policies, strategies, and other methods of controlling invasive aquatic species. See Manager's Tool Kit - Policy Development for general resources and other species.

A Binational Canadian-U.S. Ballast Water Research Strategy (Feb 1998; PDF | 13 KB)
Great Lakes Commission. Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species.

A Model State Management Plan for the Great Lakes (Jan 1996 | 83 KB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Analysis of Laws & Policies Concerning Exotic Invasions of the Great Lakes(Mar 15, 1999; PDF | 1.02 MB)
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Great Lakes.

Aquatic Nuisance Species Communications Project Final Report (Mar 2006; PDF | 92 KB) and Recommendations (Mar 2006; PDF | 164 KB)
Protect Your Waters.
In 2003, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) received a multi-state Conservation Grant to support a comprehensive, three-year project. The project addressed a national conservation need to increase effectiveness of state agency efforts to manage aquatic nuisance species (ANS). AFWA partnered with all four regional associations, four State agencies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and numerous private partners to pilot test communication strategies. The project was recently completed in March 2006. The interactive PDF file developed for this project provides a wealth of information about ANS communications strategies and how to address ANS regulation and enforcement issues.

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Report to Congress (Jul 2006; PDF | 2 MB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
The report describes the statutory mandate and the structure of the ANS Task Force and progress made toward the goals of the ANS Program, as implemented through the ANS Task Force Strategic Plan (2002–2007). It also reports on agency-specific activities prescribed in the Act.
Previous version - Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Report to Congress (2004; PDF | 1.9 MB)

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF) Strategic Plan 2013-2017 (PDF | 891 KB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
Previous versions:
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force: Strategic Plan (2007 - 2012) (Mar 2007; PDF | 286 KB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan (2002 – 2007) (Feb 2002; PDF | 251 KB)

Ballast Water Management Policy Statement (Mar 2001; PDF | 192 KB)
Great Lakes Commission. Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species.

Denied Petition Related to Ballast Water - Decision on Petition for Rulemaking to Repeal 40 C.F.R. 122.3(a) (Sep 3, 2003; PDF | 3.51 MB)
Environmental Protection Agency.
EPA has denied a petition submitted by a number of environmental groups and other interested parties that sought to repeal provisions of EPA's regulations that cover certain discharges from vessels, including the discharge of ballast water.

Developing and Revising State and Interstate Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Management Plans: A Process for the ANS Task Force (Dec 2005; PDF | 89 KB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Exotics and Public Policy in the Great Lakes
International Joint Commission.
The Results of a Workshop at the Biennial Great Lakes Water Quality Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sep 23 and 26, 1999

Exotic Policy: An International Joint Commission White Paper on Policies for the Prevention of the Invasion of the Great Lakes by Exotic Organisms (Jul 1999)
International Joint Commission.
Eric Reeves

Guidance for Information and Education Efforts for the Prevention and Control of Aquatic Nuisance Species in the Great Lakes (Jun 1997; PDF | 22 KB)
Great Lakes Commission.
Policy Position of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species

Guidance for State and Interstate Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plans (Sep 30, 2005; PDF | 181 KB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Managing Coastal Aquatic Invasive Species in California: Existing Policies and Policy Gaps (Jan 2011; PDF | 1.5 MB)
California State Library. California Research Bureau. CRB-11-001.
This nonpartisan report has been drafted in response to a request from the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, based on concerns that California lacks a robust framework that can guide policy, regulatory and fiscal decisions in response to coastal aquatic invasive species. This report features relevant background information, as well as a policy framework for analyzing the challenges and opportunities of coastal aquatic invasive species in California. The report focuses on opportunities for improvement over six general policy categories (Authority, Prevention, Research, Control, Implementation, and Coordination) and addresses the vectors, or pathways, through which invasive species are introduced.

Overview of EPA Authorities for Natural Resource Managers Developing Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response and Management Plans (Dec 2005) and Announcement (PDF | 21 KB)
Environmental Protection Agency.

Report to Congress - Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations of the Intentional Introductions Policy Review (Mar 1994; PDF | 2.9 MB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Research Guidance for the Prevention and Control of Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Species in the Great Lakes (Dec 1996; PDF | 21 KB)
Great Lakes Commission.
Policy Position of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species

Risk Assessment for Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) in Canadian Waters (2008)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Standardized Reporting Format for State Management Plans (May 16, 2003; PDF | 156 KB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

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