USCRTF Meeting 26-27 Feb

Heidi Schuttenberg Heidi.Schuttenberg at
Fri Feb 7 17:53:06 EST 2003

U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting

The U.S. Coral Reef Task Force will hold its 9th meeting in Washington D.C.
February 26-27.  The meeting is open to the public and participation by all
interested stakeholders in encouraged.  Participants can register in
advanced or on-site during the event.  There is no cost for registration.

Those interested have the opportunity to exhibit.  There will also be an
opportunity for public comment.  The agenda for the meeting can be found at
the Task Force web site:

Specific contact information about the meeting, exhibiting, and registration
can be found in the Federal Register Notice pasted below.

with best regards,
Heidi Schuttenberg

Federal Register Notice, 23 January 2003
Time and Date: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, February 26 and 27, 2003.
Place: Departmental Auditorium, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street,
NW, Washington, DC 20240.
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
meeting of the Task Force. Composed of the heads of eleven federal agencies
and the Governors of seven states, territories, and commonwealths, the Task
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
National Plan for Coral Reef Conservation Action, improvements in Task Force

operations, and accept public comments. The agenda will be available from
the contact person below and published on the web at
finalized.  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. Testimony will be received on the afternoon of
February 26.
Written statements may also be submitted to the Task Force up to March 14,
Contact Person for More Information: Organizations and individuals desiring
to register for public comments or to obtain additional information should
Patty Myatt, c/o the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife Parks,
Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., MS-MIB-3156, Washington, DC
202-208-6621, email patty_myatt at

Heidi Schuttenberg
Environmental Policy Specialist
NOAA Ocean Service
Office of Response and Restoration

ph:  301-713-2989 x224
fx:  301-713-4389

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