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Estuary Habitat Restoration Council; Open Meeting

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.


Notice of open meeting.


In accordance with Section 105(h) of the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000 (Title I, Pub. L. 106-457), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council. The meeting is open to the public.


The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2002.


The meeting will be in room 3M60/70, 441 G Street, NW, Washington, DC.

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Ms. Ellen Cummings, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC 20314-1000, (202) 761-4558; or Ms. Cynthia Garman-Squier, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Washington, DC, (202) 512-6668.

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The Estuary Habitat Restoration Council consists of representatives of five agencies. These are the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Agriculture, and Army.

The agenda for the meeting includes a discussion of the draft national estuary restoration strategy, which the Council is required by law to develop. The strategy is designed to ensure a comprehensive approach to maximize benefits derived from estuary habitat restoration projects and to foster the coordination of Federal and non-Federal activities related to restoration of estuary habitat.

Current security measures require that persons interested in attending the meeting must pre-register with us before 2 p.m. on January 18, 2002. Please contact Ellen Cummings at 202-761-4558 to pre-register. When leaving a voice mail message please provide the name of the individual attending, the company or agency represented, and a telephone number, in case there are any questions. The public should enter on the “G” Street side of the GAO building. All attendees are required to show photo identification and must be escorted to the meeting room by Corps personnel. Attendees' bags and other possessions are subject to being searched. All attendees arriving between one-half hour before and one-half hour after 10 a.m. will be escorted to the meeting. Those that are not pre-registered and/or arriving later than the allotted time will be unable to attend the public meeting.

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Luz D. Ortiz,

Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-443 Filed 1-7-02; 8:45 am]