Council Letter to Michael Tosatto, NOAA PIRO on Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Seven Threatened Corals in U.S. Waters in the Indo-Pacific (NOAA-NMFS-2016-0131), May 24, 2021

Response to Comment Requests

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council provided recommendations to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Seven Threatened Corals in U.S. Waters in the Indo-Pacific (NOAA-NMFS-2016-0131).

  • Click here for view letter.
  • Click here for the Proposed Rule.

American Samoa (AS), Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) also provided comments.

  • The Governors of AS, CNMI and Guam sent a joint letter to Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS requesting an additional 90 days to provide comments on the proposed rule on January, 19, 2021.  Click here to view letter.

American Samoa

  1. Congresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen sent a letter to Paul Doremus, Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS requesting an additional 90 days to provide comments on the proposed rule on February 2, 2021. Click here to view letter.
  2. AS Governor Lemanu P.S. Mauga sent a letter to Paul Doremus, Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS with their comments on the proposed rule on May 26, 2021. Click here to view letter.
  3. Archie Soliai, AS DMWR director sent a letter to Michael Tosatto, NOAA PIRO with an official statement on the proposed rule on May 26, 2021. Click here to view letter.
  4. American Samoa Fono House Concurrent Resolution. May 2021. Click here to view reso.

CNMI

  1. Janice Castro, Director, CEM sent a letter to Michael Tosatto, NOAA PIRO with their comments on the proposed rule on February 12, 2021. Click here to view letter.
  2. CNMI House of Representatives Resolution. March 16, 2021. Click hereto view reso.
  3. CNMI Governor Ralph DLG. Torres sent a letter to Paul Doremus, Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS with their comments on the proposed rule on May 26, 2021. Click here to view letter.
  4. Anthony Benavente, Secretary, DLNR sent a letter to Lance Smith, NOAA PIRO with their comments on the proposed rule on May 27, 2021. Click here to view letter.

Guam

  1. Chelsa Muña-Brecht, Director, DOAG sent a letter to Lance Smith, NOAA PIRO with their comments on the proposed rule on March 19, 2021. Click here to view letter.
  2. Guam Legislature Resolution. April 30, 2021. Click here to view letter.
  3. Guam Governor Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero sent a letter to Michael Tosatto, NOAA PIRO with their comments on the proposed rule on May 25, 2021. Click here to view letter.

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