[Coral-List] Proposed Critical Habitat for Corals

Sarah Heberling Sarah.Heberling at noaa.gov
Wed Feb 6 12:59:49 EST 2008


NOAA Fisheries Service proudly announces the publication of the proposed 
critical habitat designations for threatened elkhorn and staghorn corals 
in today's /Federal Register/.  We identified approximately 4,931 square 
miles of marine habitat in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin 
Islands as critical habitat for threatened corals.  Details about the 
designation are provided in the /Federal Register/ notice for the 
proposed rule, which can be found on our website at 
http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/esa/acropora.htm.  On our website, you will 
also find Frequently Asked Questions, a press release, and supporting 
documents for the proposed designation.  If you would like hard copies 
of any of these documents mailed to you, please contact me (see contact 
information below).

The comment period for this action closes on _May 6, 2008_, and public 
comment hearings will be held in the following locations:

1.  Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 7 PM to 9 PM, IGFA Events Hall, 300 Gulf 
Stream Way, Dania Beach, Florida.

2.  Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 7 PM to 9 PM, Marathon Government Center, 
2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida.

3.  Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 6 PM to 8 PM, Administration and Conference 
Center (ACC), 1st Floor Conference Room, University of the Virgin 
Islands, #2 John Brewer's Bay,
    St. Thomas, USVI.
   /Simulcast Location on St. Croix:/ The Great Hall, Room #134, 
University of the Virgin Islands, RR 1, Box 10000 Kingshill, St. Croix, 

4.  Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 7 PM to 9 PM, 4th Floor Conference Room, 
Environmental Building, Cruz Matos, State Road #838, km. 6.3, Sector El 
Cinco, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.


Sarah E. Heberling
Natural Resource Specialist
Protected Resources Division
NOAA Fisheries Service
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 824-5312
Fax: (727) 824-5309
Email: Sarah.Heberling at noaa.gov
Web: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/esa/acropora.htm

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