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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 13-17 June 2005


Marine Protected Areas Center New England Region Public Dialogue Meeting

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a public meeting concerning the development of a national system of marine protected areas (MPAs) pursuant to Executive Order 13158 (May 26, 2000). The Gulf of Mexico Region Public Dialogue will be held July 18, 2005, 6:30-9 p.m. in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is the third in a series of regional dialogues to be held around the United States to solicit input from the public concerning their views on a national system of MPAs. Additional meetings will be announced and scheduled pending available resources. Refer to the Web page listed below for background information concerning the development of the national system of MPAs. Meeting room capacity is limited to 75 people, and as such interested participants are required to RSVP via the e-mail address (preferable), fax number, or phone number listed below, by no later than 5 p.m. e.d.t. on July 8, 2005. Attendance will be available to the first 75 people who respond. Those who wish to attend but cannot due to space or schedule limitations can find background materials at the Web page listed below and may submit written statements to the e-mail, fax, or mailing address below. A written summary of the meeting will be posted on the Web site within one month of its occurrence.

DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, July 18, 2005 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. e.d.t.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Kelsey, National System Development Coordinator, National Marine Protected Areas Center, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: (301)- 713-3155 ext. 230, Fax: (301) -713-3110); e-mail: ; or visit the National MPA Center Web site at http://mpa.gov/national_system/



Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board, Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC)

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC).

DATES: July 15, 2005. The Committee will hold a public face-to-face meeting on July 15, 2005 from 8:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. (EST).

ADDRESSES: The meeting of the Committee will be held at the SAB Conference Center located at the Woodies Building, 1025 F St. NW., Room 3705, Washington, DC, 20004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain more information regarding this meeting may contact Dr. Heidi Bethel, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone/voice mail: (202) 343-9975; Fax (202) 233-0643 or via e-mail at .


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