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Estuary Habitat Restoration Council; Meeting

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AGENCY:

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY:

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.

Date: August 28, 2002, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: 441 G Street, NW., Room 3M60/70, Washington, DC

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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, (703) 695-6791.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Estuary Habitat Restoration Council consists of representatives of five agencies. These are the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Agriculture, and Army. Among the duties of the Council is development of a national estuary restoration strategy designed in part to meet the goal of restoring one million acres by 2010.

Items the Council will consider at this meeting include the nature of the comments received on the draft Estuary Habitat Restoration Strategy, general extent and nature of proposed revisions, and the guidelines for submission of estuary restoration project proposals. There will be an informational presentation on the National Estuary Program by a representative of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Current security measures require that persons interested in attending the meeting must pre-register with us before 2 p.m. August 26, 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. Attendee's 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 hearing. Those that are not pre-registered and/or arriving later than the allotted time will be unable to attend the public hearing.

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Luz D. Ortiz,

Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-20648 Filed 8-13-02; 8:45 am]

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