The Following is a Conversation with a NOAA Official about Cape Blanco
Could you please send me the report concerning the nominating of Cape Blanco Oregon for a National Marine Sanctuary? It was written by a Dr. Wooninck concerning the nomination process.
Wooninck was in Port Orford on May 28, 2014 to hold a public meeting.
Also, please send me any other reports concerning the nomination of Cape Blanco, Oregon for a National Marine Sanctuary?
Then would you please put my email email@example.com on any list that NOAA sends out about the National Marine Sanctuary, especially anything concerning the Southern Oregon Coast. Meetings, press releases, and reports I request they be sent to my email.
Please let me know if I need to fill out any official forms?
Attached is the only report we have that pertains to your request. Typically, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries' staff produce brief summaries of important activities which are then submitted to our headquarters. The attached report is what she produced and submitted after her visit to the Port Orford Community in late May 2014. These reports are characteristically brief; Dr. Wooninck did give me an extensive briefing after her trip, including the level of support, the types of questions community members had, the level of opposition and (her understanding of) the reasons for that opposition. Dr. Wooninck travelled to southern Oregon in response to an invitation by community members. We are not proponents of any particular position or nomination; our role is to provide the facts about what a national marine sanctuary could mean to a community. As such, if any nomination comes forward for a sanctuary, off Cape Blanco or any where in the country, it will be the community members preparing and submitting that, not me, my staff or my office.
You may want to review the website NOAA has prepared regarding nominations for national marine sanctuaries (See http://www.nominate.noaa.gov/). You can find the final rule that was published and the criteria and process that will be used to review any nomination. We have not received any nominations to date from anywhere in Oregon.
We do not have a list serve nor are we planning to develop one related to national marine sanctuaries in Oregon. But I will retain your email address in the event we determine a list serve is necessary. Our public affairs office may have a list serve for general information about national marine sanctuaries. If you are amenable, I will forward it to them and ask that you be added to that list serve.
Best regards, Bill
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