[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 116 (Friday, June 17, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35227-35228]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-11936]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Marine Protected Areas Center New England Region Public Dialogue 
Meeting

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a public meeting concerning the 
development of a national system of marine protected areas (MPAs) 
pursuant to Executive Order 13158 (May 26, 2000). The Gulf of Mexico 
Region Public Dialogue will be held July 18, 2005, 6:30-9 p.m. in New 
Orleans, Louisiana. This is the third in a series of regional dialogues 
to be held around the United States to solicit input from the public 
concerning their views on a national system of MPAs. Additional 
meetings will be announced and scheduled pending available resources. 
Refer to the Web page listed below for background information 
concerning the development of the national system of MPAs. Meeting room 
capacity is limited to 75 people, and as such interested participants 
are required to RSVP via the e-mail address (preferable), fax number, 
or phone number listed below, by no later than 5 p.m. e.d.t. on July 8, 
2005. Attendance will be available to the first 75 people who respond.
    Those who wish to attend but cannot due to space or schedule 
limitations can find background materials at the Web page listed below 
and may submit written statements to the e-mail, fax, or mailing 
address below. A written summary of the meeting will be posted on the 
Web site within one month of its occurrence.

DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, July 18, 2005 from 6:30 p.m. to 
9 p.m. e.d.t.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 
Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Kelsey, National System 
Development Coordinator, National Marine Protected Areas Center, 1305 
East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: (301)- 713-
3155 ext. 230, Fax: (301) -713-3110); e-mail: mpa.comments@noaa.gov; or 
visit the National MPA Center Web site at http://mpa.gov/national_
system/).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These forums are intended to solicit the 
public's views regarding the development of a national system of MPAs. 
All input received via these

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dialogues, e-mail, or fax will be for the public record and considered 
in developing a draft proposal for a national system of MPAs. At this 
preliminary stage in the effort to develop the national system, NOAA 
does not intend to respond to any comments received via these 
dialogues, e-mail, fax, or mail. Once a draft proposal is developed for 
the national system of MPAs, NOAA will publish it in the Federal 
Register for formal public comment and will subsequently provide a 
formal response to comments received.
    Matters To Be Considered: Executive Order 13158 (May 26, 2000) 
calls for the development of a national system of MPAs. These forums 
are intended to solicit the public's views concerning the development 
of a national system of MPAs. Refer to the web page listed above for 
background information concerning these dialogues and the development 
of the national system of MPAs.

    Dated: June 9, 2005.
Eldon Hout,
Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.
[FR Doc. 05-11936 Filed 6-16-05; 8:45 am]
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