[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 182 (Monday, September 21, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 56965]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-23643]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Coral Reef Conservation Program

AGENCY: Coral Reef Conservation Program, Office for Coastal Management, 
National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, U.S. 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 (USCRTF). The meeting will be held in Fajardo, Puerto 
Rico at El Conquistador Resort, 1000 El Conquistador Avenue, Fajardo, 
Puerto Rico 00738. The meeting provides a forum for coordinated 
planning and action among federal agencies, state and territorial 
governments, and nongovernmental partners. The meeting will be held 
Thursday, October 29, 2015. Additional workshops, evening events, and 
field trips will be on either side of the meeting on Tuesday, October 
27, Wednesday, October 28, Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 
31. Registration is requested for all events associated with the 
meeting.
    This meeting has time allotted for public comment. All public 
comments must be submitted in written format. A written summary of the 
meeting will be posted on the USCRTF Web site within two months of 
occurrence. For information about the meeting, registering and 
submitting public comments, go to http://www.coralreef.gov.
    Commenters may address the meeting, the role of the USCRTF, or 
general coral reef conservation issues. Before including your address, 
phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information 
in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comment, 
including personal identifying information may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you can request that the USCRTF withhold 
your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    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 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Simpson, NOAA USCRTF Steering 
Committee Point of Contact, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, 1305 
East-West Highway, N/OCRM, Silver Spring, MD 20910 at 303-497-6246 or 
Cheryl Fossani, USCRTF Executive Secretary, U.S. Department of 
Interior, MS-3530-MIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240 at (202) 
208-5004 or visit the USCRTF Web site at http://www.coralreef.gov.

     Dated: September 15, 2015.
Christopher Cartwright,
Associate Assistant Administrator for Management and CFO/CAO, Ocean 
Services and Coastal Zone Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-23643 Filed 9-18-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-08-P