[Federal Register: August 6, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 151)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Public Meeting and Public Comment

[FWS-R9-IA-2010-N154; 6012PBD01 68]

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting; request for public comment.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 
public meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) and a request 
for written comments. This meeting, the 24th biannual meeting of the 
USCRTF, provides a forum for coordinated planning and action among 
Federal agencies, State and territorial governments, and 
nongovernmental partners. Please register in advance by visiting the 
website under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Advance public comment must be 
submitted by August 27, 2010, to Liza Johnson at the e-mail, fax, or 
mailing address listed below. This meeting has time allotted for 
sharing of in-person public comments, which must be submitted in 
written format by October 8, 2010.

ADDRESSES: World Resort Saipan, Susupe, Saipan, Commonwealth of the 
Northern Mariana Islands (phone: 670-234-5900).

DATES: Please be aware of the following dates:
     Advance Public Comments: Submit to Liza Johnson at the e-
mail, fax, or mailing address listed below by August 27, 2010.
     Tour on Guam: Saturday, September 11, 2010.
     All Meetings: Registration is required prior to the 
meeting for all events associated with the meetings.
     Steering Committee Meeting and Workshop: Tuesday, 
September 14, 2010.
     Meeting: Wednesday, September 15 and Thursday, September 
16, 2010.
     Public Comments Given at the Meeting: Submit in writing to 
Liza Johnson at the e-mail, fax, or mailing address listed below by 
October 8, 2010.

Committee Point of Contact, U.S. Department of the Interior, MS-3530-
MIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240 (phone: 202-208-6211; fax: 
202-208-4867; e-mail: Andrew_Gude@fws.gov); or Liza Johnson, U.S. 
Coral Reef Task Force Department of the Interior Liaison, U.S. 
Department of the Interior, MS-3530-MIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20240 (phone: 202-208-1378; fax: 202-208-4867; e-mail: Liza_M_
Johnson@ios.doi.gov); or visit the USCRTF Web site at 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established by Presidential Executive Order 
13089 in 1998, the USCRTF has a mission to lead, coordinate, and 
strengthen U.S. government actions to better preserve and protect coral 
reef ecosystems. The Departments of Commerce and the Interior co-chair 
the USCRTF, whose members include leaders of 12 Federal agencies, 7 
U.S. States and territories, and 3 freely associated States. For more 
information about the meetings, draft agendas, and how to register, go 
to http://www.coralreef.gov. A written summary of the meeting will be 
posted on the Web site within 2 months after the meeting.

Public Comments

    Comments may address the meeting, the role of the USCRTF, or 
general coral reef conservation issues.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: August 3, 2010.
Laura Davis,
Associate Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2010-19511 Filed 8-5-10; 8:45 am]