[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 124 (Wednesday, June 29, 2005)]
[Pages 37331-37332]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-12774]



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.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a public meeting of the U.S. Coral 

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Task Force. The meeting will be held in Koror, Palau. This meeting, the 
14th 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. Held in 
Koror, Palau, this is the first Coral Reef Task Force meeting to be 
held outside the United States states, territories, or commonwealths 
and provides an opportunity to learn about coral reef science and 
management strategies in the Freely Associated States. This meeting has 
time allotted for public comment and provides exhibit space. All public 
comment must be submitted in written format at the meeting if able to 
attend or prior to the meeting if unable to attend. If you plan to 
attend, please register in advance by visiting the Web site listed 
below. Registration for public comment and exhibit space is also 
available at this site.
    Those who wish to attend but cannot due to travel and other 
considerations can find background materials at the Web site listed 
below and may submit written statements to the e-mail, fax, or mailing 
address listed below. 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 on Saturday, November 5, 2005, 8:30-
5:30 and Monday, November 7, 2005, 8:30-5:30. Advance public comments 
can be submitted from Monday, October 3, 2005-Friday, October 22, 2005.
    Location: The meeting will be held at the Ngarachamayong Cultural 
Center, located at Medalaii, Koror 96940, Koror, Palau.

Force Coordinator, Coral Reef Conservation Program, 1305 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910 (phone: 301-713-2989 ext. 200, 
Fax: 301-713-4389, e-mail: Beth.Dieveney@noaa.gov, or visit the U.S. 
Coral Reef Task Force Web site at http://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, traveling to 
Palau, registering, and submitting public comment go to http://www.coralreef.gov.

    Dated: June 22, 2005.
David Kennedy,
Manager, Coral Reef Conservation Program.
[FR Doc. 05-12774 Filed 6-28-05; 8:45 am]