• The White House Council on Environmental Quality released a draft framework for marine spatial planning on 14 December 2009, which aims to alleviate competing interests for use of the nation’s oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. The framework plans to sustainably manage, protect, and restore our aquatic ecosystems using science-based approaches while decreasing user conflicts and streamlining regulatory processes. Public comments are being accepted through 12 February 2010 at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-30071.htm.

  • The U.S. Forest Service is accepting public comments on the potential environmental impacts of a new land management plan for the National Forest System. Comments are being accepted through 16 February 2009. More information is available at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-30174.htm.


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