Federal Register Notice


Office of the Secretary

U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting

TIME AND DATE: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, December 5, 2001

PLACE: Main Auditorium, National Geographic Society, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

STATUS: The Department of the Interior, as co-chair with the Department of Commerce, on behalf of the Coral Reef Task Force announces a public meeting of the Coral Reef Task Force. We will accept comments on the discussion documents until November 30, 2001.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Agenda and Discussion Documents. Documents to be discussed include a Final Charter and Final Oversight Policy. These documents and the agenda are available from Susan White at (202) 208-6211, or on the web at http://www.coralreef.gov/.
Public comments were previously solicited on the draft Oversight document from November 26, 1999 to January 3, 2000.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Comments regarding these matters should be sent to

Susan White, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
Department of the Interior
1849 "C" Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Phone (202) 208-6211
Fax (202) 208-4684
Email: susan_white@fws.gov.

/s/ Joseph E. Doddridge
November 2, 2001
Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks