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FAC Meetings Agenda June 24-25, 2003

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This section provides a detailed agenda from the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee inaugural meeting held on June 24-25, 2003, in Washington, D.C.

Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee
Inaugural Meeting

Commerce Department Auditorium
Washington, DC
June 24-25, 2003

FINAL AGENDA

TUESDAY June 24, 2003

8:00 a.m. Sign In By All Participants

[Note: Attendance is open to any interested individual but registration is REQUIRED. Oral public input will be conducted during the period identified for public statements on Wednesday, June 25, 2003. The limit for verbal statements by any individual or group is 5 minutes.]

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks by Sam Bodman, Deputy Secretary of Commerce
(with introduction by Eldon Hout, Director, NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management)

8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks by Patricia Morrison, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management
(with introduction by Piet deWitt, Chief of Staff, Land and Minerals Management, DOI)

9:00 a.m. Call to Order and Introductions
(Note: Patricia Morrison and Eldon Hout, Director of the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOAA will preside on the first day of the meeting.)

9:10 a.m. FAC Member Self-Introductions
(with each providing a 2-3 minute statement of the nature of their involvement with and interest in MPAs)

10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:45 a.m. Ex Officio Member Self-Introductions
(with each providing a 2-3 minute description of the nature of their agency’s involvement with MPA-related issues)

11:30 a.m. Federal Advisory Committee Act Requirements - Alice McKenna, Department of Commerce Counsel

11:50 a.m. Ethics and Protocol – Gaye Williams, Department of Commerce Counsel

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. Emergence of MPAs as an Ecosystem Management Tool: History and Context for Executive Order 13158 – Dr. Charles Wahle, MPA Science Institute Director, National MPA Center

2:00 p.m. Overview of National MPA Center Goals and Activities – Joe Uravitch, National MPA Center Director and Piet deWitt, DOI

3:00 p.m. BREAK

3:30 p.m. Scope and Charge to the Committee – Joe Uravitch, National MPA Center
(followed by questions and discussion period)

5:15 p.m. ADJOURN


WEDNESDAY June 25, 2003

8:00 a.m. Sign In By All Participants

8:30 a.m. Call to Order and Election of the MPA FAC Chair

8:45 a.m. Additional Background on Areas of Initial Focus by the Committee

10:00 a.m. BREAK for 15 minutes
11:00 a.m. Public Statements

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. Committee Discussion on Organizational and Functional Matters (including clarification of the level and nature of resources to be made available to the committee by the National MPA Center and by the ex officio federal agency members)

  • Establishment of science working group(s) and other subcommittees as necessary;
  • Development of workplan;
  • Communication and coordination between meetings;
  • Need for and process for developing operational principles and policies; and
  • Other topics as necessary.
3:00 p.m. BREAK

3:15 p.m. Continuation of Discussion on Matters Related to Committee Operation:

4:00 p.m. ADJOURN

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