Ocean Policy Task Force Comments

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EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20503

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

September 1, 2009

 

Obama Administration Officials to Hold Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting in San Francisco on September 17, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Obama Administration officials will hold their second Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting in San Francisco, California on September 17, 2009.  The Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, led by White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, consists of senior-level officials from Administration agencies, departments, and offices.

 

The Task Force is charged with developing a recommendation for a national policy that ensures protection, maintenance, and restoration of oceans, our coasts and the Great Lakes.  It will also

recommend a framework for improved stewardship, and effective coastal and marine spatial planning.  The public is encouraged to attend and an opportunity for public comment will be

provided.

 

Who:               Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Peter Silva, Assistant Administrator for Water, Environmental Protection Agency

Kit Batten, Science Advisor to the Deputy Secretary, Department of Interior

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Herman Shelanski, Director for the Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Readiness Division

Rear Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara, Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations

 

What:             Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting

 

When:            Thursday, September 17, 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.

 

Where:           Hyatt Regency San Francisco at Embarcadero Center, Ballroom A

5 Embarcadero Center

San Francisco, CA 94111

(near BART and MUNI Embarcadero Station)

 

Note:               Public comment can also be submitted online at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/oceans

 

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Christina Freundlich

The White House Council on Environmental Quality

202.456.1016

cfreundlich@ceq.eop.gov