Federal Register Notice

[Federal Register: January 31, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 21)]
[Notices] [Page 5036-5037]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]


Office of the Secretary

U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting

TIME AND DATE: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, February 26 and 27, 2003

PLACE: Departmental Auditorium, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240

STATUS: The Department of the Interior, as co-chair with the Department of Commerce, on behalf of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (CRTF), announces a public meeting of the Task Force. Composed of the heads of eleven federal agencies and the Governors of seven states, territories, and commonwealths, the Task Force has helped lead U.S. efforts to address the coral reef crisis and sustainably manage the nation's valuable coral reef ecosystems.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The CRTF will discuss implementation of the National Plan for Coral Reef Conservation Action, improvements in Task Force operations, and accept public comments. The agenda will be available from the contact person below and published on the web at http://wwwcoralreef.gov/ when finalized.

Individuals and organizations will have opportunities to register for exhibit space and register to provide public comments limited to less than 5 minutes. Wherever possible, those with similar viewpoints or messages are encouraged to make joint statements. Testimony will be received on the afternoon of February 26. Written statements may also be submitted to the Task Force up to March 14, 2003.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Organizations and individuals desiring to register for public comments or to obtain additional information should contact

Patty Myatt
c/o the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
Telephone: 202-208-6621
Email: patty_myatt@ios.doi.gov

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Dated: January 23, 2003
Craig Manson,
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
[FR Doc. 03-2129 Filed 1-30-03; 8:45 am]