[Coral-List] Flower Garden Banks NMS Expansion Proposal

George Schmahl - NOAA Federal george.schmahl at noaa.gov
Tue Mar 24 17:07:09 EDT 2015

Coral Colleagues -

On February 3, 2015, NOAA published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to initiate
the development of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the potential
expansion of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the
northern Gulf of Mexico.


Comments related to this proposed action are requested and must be received
by *April 6, 2015*.

Comments can be made directly through the following website:


Information about the proposed expansion can be found here:

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary contain some of the least
impacted coral reefs in the entire Caribbean and western Atlantic region.
The potential expansion areas include additional coral reefs and
significant mesophotic coral communities.

I invite you to comment on this proposed action by *April 6, 2015*.

Thanks!  GP

George (G.P.) Schmahl
NOAA / Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
4700 Avenue U, Building 216
Galveston, TX  77551
(409) 621-5151 ext. 102

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