[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 27 (Thursday, February 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6786-6787]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2957]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Public Meeting and Public Comment

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting, Notice of public comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a public meeting of the U.S. Coral 
Reef Task Force. The meeting will be held in Washington, DC This 
meeting, the 27th

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bi-annual meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, provides a forum 
for coordinated planning and action among federal agencies, state and 
territorial governments, and nongovernmental partners. Please register 
in advance by visiting the Web site listed below. This meeting has time 
allotted for public comment. All public comment must be submitted in 
written format. A written summary of the meeting will be posted on the 
Web site within two months of its occurrence.

DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, February 23, 2012. 
Registration is requested for all participants. Advance public comments 
can be submitted to the email, fax, or mailing address listed below 
from Wednesday, February 1-Wednesday, February 15.
    Location: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Dieveney, NOAA U.S. Coral Reef 
Task Force Steering Committee Point of Contact, NOAA Coral Reef 
Conservation Program, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland, 
20910 (Phone: (301) 713-3155 ext. 129, Fax: (301) 713-4389, email: 
beth.dieveney@noaa.gov, Liza Johnson, U.S. Coral Reef Task Force 
Steering Committee Point of Contact, U.S. Department of the Interior, 
1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240 (Phone: (202) 208-1378, email: 
Liza_m_Johnson@ios.doi.gov), or visit the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force 
Web site at www.coralreef.gov.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established by Presidential Executive Order 
13089 in 1998, the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force mission is to lead, 
coordinate, and strengthen U.S. government actions to better preserve 
and protect coral reef ecosystems. Co-chaired by the Departments of 
Commerce and Interior, Task Force members include leaders of 12 Federal 
agencies, seven U.S. states and territories, and three freely 
associated states. For more information about the meeting, registering, 
and submitting public comment go to www.coralreef.gov.

    Dated: January 27, 2012.
Donna Wieting,
Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National 
Ocean Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-2957 Filed 2-8-12; 8:45 am]
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