Information re: U.S. Coral Reef Task Force meeting, Oct 2-3, San Juan, PR
Roger B Griffis
Roger.B.Griffis at noaa.gov
Tue Sep 10 18:54:48 EDT 2002
ANNOUNCEMENT - U.S. Coral Reef Task Force meeting October 2-3, San Juan,
The United States Coral Reef Task Force will meet in San Juan, Puerto
Rico, October 2-3, 2002. The meeting is open to the pubic and
opportunity will be provided during the meeting for comments from the
public. Limited space is also available for exhibits and/or materials
related to coral reef conservation and management. Registration is
required to give public comment and reserve exhibit space (registration
information below). No registration is necessary to attend the
meeting. Additional information on the meeting is provided below.
The meeting agenda and other information will be available on the Task
Force web site (http://coralreef.gov/) before the meeting.
General Meeting Information:
TIME AND DATE: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, October 2 and 3, 2002
PLACE: Las Olas Room, Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
STATUS: The Department of the Interior, as co-chair with the Department
of Commerce, on behalf of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (CRTF),
announces a public meeting of the Task Force. Composed of the heads of
eleven federal agencies and the Governors of seven states, territories,
and commonwealths, the Task Force has helped lead U.S. efforts to
address the coral reef crisis and sustainably manage the nation's
valuable coral reef ecosystems.
MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The CRTF will discuss implementation of the
U.S. National Action Plan for Coral Reef Conservation, honor local and
other organizations for coral reef conservation activities, and accept
public comments. The agenda will be available from the contact persons
below and published on the web at http://coralreef.gov/ when finalized.
REGISTRATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT OR EXHIBITS: Individuals and
organizations will have opportunities to register for exhibit space and
register to provide public comments limited to less that 5 minutes.
Wherever possible, those with similar viewpoints or messages are
encouraged to make joint statements. The public comment period will be
during the afternoon of October 2. Statements may be in English or
Spanish. Written statements may also be submitted to the Task Force up
to October 10, 2002.
IF OUTSIDE PUERTO RICO, to register to speak during the public comment
period or reserve exhibit space (or to get other information) please
CRTF Meeting Office
c/o the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife Parks Department of
1849 C Street NW, MS-MIB-3156
Attn: CRTF, Washington, D.C. 20240
Email CRTF at ios.doi.gov.
IN PUERTO RICO, to register to speak during the public comment period or
reserve exhibit space (or to get other information) please contact:
Ms. Astrid Green
Community Affairs Division
Department of Natural Resources
Telephone 787-724-8773/8774 x2258.
Roger B. Griffis <roger.b.griffis at noaa.gov>
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Roger B. Griffis
Policy Advisor <roger.b.griffis at noaa.gov>
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
U.S. Department of Commerce
NOAA/NOS/ORR Rm 10116 1305 East West Highway Pager: 877-632-5370
Silver Spring Fax: 301-713-4389
MD Work: 301-713-2989 x 115
Last Name Griffis
First Name Roger
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