Water: Ballast Water
National Invasive Species Council (NISC)
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In early 1999, the President issued an Executive Order on Invasive Species which established an Invasive Species Council and charged it with developing a cross-agency National Invasive Species Management Plan. A draft Plan (PDF format) was published in October 2000; after review of agency and public comments on the draft Plan, the Council will issue a final Plan and move into Plan implementation in early 2001. Plan actions fall into one of six categories: (1) international cooperation, (2) prevention, (3) education and outreach, (4) early detection, (5) control and management, and (6) research.