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    I encourage you, if interested, to attend. As always, please wear your NLUS lapel pin. Phelps ... From: Harbor Safety Committee To: pmmc@cwo.com Sent: Monday,
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 20, 2011
    
    I encourage you, if interested, to attend. As always, please wear your NLUS lapel pin.
     
    Phelps
     
     
    ----- Original Message -----
    Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011
    Subject: National Ocean Council West Coast Listening Sessions Announcement

    On July 19, 2010, President Obama announced his commitment to implementing the first National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes. The National Ocean Council is now developing Strategic Action Plans to achieve nine national priority objectives that address some of the most pressing ocean, coasts and Great Lakes challenges.

    The nine national priority objectives are: Ecosystem-based management Coastal and marine spatial planning Inform decisions and improve understanding Better coordinate and support Federal, State, tribal, and local and regional management Resiliency and adaptation to climate change and ocean acidification Regional ecosystem protection and restoration Water quality and sustainable practices on land Changing conditions in the Arctic Ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes observations, mapping, and infrastructure

    The National Ocean Council seeks input and comments on the draft Strategic Action Plan outlines for these priority objectives. These outlines are posted on the National Ocean Council website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/oceans/sap

    On behalf of the Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, you are invited to attend any of the regional listening sessions scheduled for the West Coast. The date, time, and locations for the three West Coast listening sessions are as follows: Monday, June 27, 2011: 8:30 am -5:00 pm. Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, Ocean Shores, WA Thursday, June 30, 2011: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, CA Friday, July 1, 2011: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Portland State University, Portland, OR

    At each West Coast listening session there will be an opportunity for comment on the draft outlines, with a dedicated area or breakout room to discuss questions and comments. The meetings are designed so participants can provide comments on more than one strategic plan outline if they choose.

    If you are interested in attending any of the regional listening sessions for the West Coast, you are encouraged to pre-register by visiting: http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/registration/west_coast_sap.cfm. The pre-registration deadlines are: June 22nd for Ocean Shores, June 24th for San Francisco, and June 27th for Portland.

    You may also submit written comments directly to the National Ocean Council website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/oceans. The comment period will close on July 2nd.

    Thank you for your interest and participation in shaping the Strategic Action Plans for the first National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes.

     

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