Obama Administration Officials to Hold Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting in the Pacific Islands on September 29, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m (HAST)

  • View the live webcast
  • Call in to the listen-only phone line:
    United States: (888) 324-8128; Participant code: 5752428
    International: (630) 395-0060; Participant code: 5752428
Obama Administration officials will hold an Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting in the Pacific Islands on Tuesday, September 29, 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, established by President Obama via presidential memorandum on June 12, 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 meeting in the Pacific Islands will be the fourth regional public meeting held since the Task Force was created. The public is encouraged to attend and an opportunity for public comment will be provided.

Members of the public can access the meeting in three ways: by attending in person at one of the sites listed below; by calling into the listen only phone line (888-324-8128/International: 630-395-0060; participant code: 5752428); or via live webstream at http://www.tipg.net/noaa/.

  • Chair Nancy Sutley, White House Council on Environmental Quality, live via satellite
  • Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Admiral Thad Allen, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, live via satellite
  • Dr. Wendy Wiltse, Pacific Island Office, Environmental Protection Agency Region 9
  • Ms. Eileen Sobeck, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior, live via satellite
  • Rear Admiral Manson Brown, Commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard District
  • Rear Admiral Michael A. Giorgione, Civil Engineer Corps, United States Navy Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific and Pacific Fleet Civil Engineer
What: Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting

Where: Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Pikake Room
777 Ward Ave
Honolulu, HI 96814