[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 129 (Thursday, July 5, 2012)]
[Page 39724]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16472]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2012-N131; 000-123D0102DM-DS61200000]

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

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 28th biannual meeting of the 
USCRTF, provides a forum for coordinated planning and action among 
Federal agencies, State and territorial governments, and 
nongovernmental partners.

DATES: Meeting Dates: August 20, 2012, through August 23, 2012.
    Please be aware of the following dates:
    Advance Public Comments: Submit to Liza Johnson at the email, fax, 
or mailing address listed below by July 22, 2012.
    Registration To Attend the Meeting: Attendees can register online 
prior to the start of the meeting, or on site at the registration desk. 
The following events will take place on the following dates, with 
registration details to be announced on site:
     Steering Committee: Monday, August 20, 2012.
     Field site visits: Monday, August 20, 2012.
     Workshop: Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
     Business Meeting: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, and 
Thursday, August 23, 2012.
    Public Comments Given at the Meeting: Submit in writing to Liza 
Johnson by email, fax, or mail (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by 
September 24, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Lee Auditorium, Pago Pago, American Samoa (phone number is 

Committee Point of Contact, U.S. Department of the Interior, MS-3530-
MIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240 (phone: 202-208-1378; fax: 
202-208-4867; email: Liza_M_Johnson@ios.doi.gov); or Silmarie 
Padr[oacute]n, FWS Liaison, USCRTF, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 750, Arlington, VA 22203 (phone: 703-358-
2150; fax: 703-358-2232; Silmarie_Padron@fws.gov); or visit the USCRTF 
Web site at www.coralreef.gov.

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, 2 
U.S. States and 5 U.S. territories, and 3 freely associated States. For 
more information about the meetings, draft agendas, and how to 
register, go to 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, email 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.

Eileen Sobeck,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department 
of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2012-16472 Filed 7-3-12; 8:45 am]