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Interior to Host National Ocean Council Workshop on Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
Office of the Secretary
Workshop starting tomorrow called for in President's Ocean Policy
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On behalf of the National Ocean Council, which includes 27 federal agencies and offices, the Department of the Interior will host and organize the June 21-23 National Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Workshop at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.
Leading off a top panel of federal officials tomorrow, David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior, will discuss the vision and stewardship responsibilities of President Obama's National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts and the Great Lakes.
The first day of the Workshop will be a dedicated public and stakeholder session, at which pre-registered citizens will join the National Oceans Council (NOC) and Federal, state, tribal, and regional representatives to develop an understanding of the CMSP process, begin to build a community of future CMSP practitioners, and consider next steps for regional implementation. The session is open to media and will be live-streamed on the Interior website at www.doi.gov/live. The agenda and more information can be found at www.whitehouse.gov/oceans.
National Ocean Council
National Coastal and Marine Planning Workshop, June 21-23
When and Where:
Public Session, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., June 21, 2011, Yates Auditorium, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240
Gathering public feedback through this workshop is a critical step toward implementing a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, our Coasts, and the Great Lakes (National Ocean Policy), as established by Executive Order under President Obama.