Governor Ehrlich Asks For Public Comments, Suggestions on
Preliminary Report of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy
ANNAPOLIS, MD — In conjunction with activities recognizing the importance of Earth Day, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. is requesting comments and suggestions from Marylanders on the draft report of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. The draft report was released to state governors on April 20 for a 30-day review and comment period.
Authorized by Congress and appointed by the President, the United States Commission on Ocean Policy has conducted a comprehensive assessment of laws, regulations, policies and programs pertaining to the coasts and oceans. The draft report of the Commission, expected to be finalized and presented to Congress and the President later this year, presents a broad range of recommendations to improve the stewardship of coastal and ocean resources, prevent pollution, enhance monitoring and research, and sustain commerce and transportation needs.
Governor Ehrlich is encouraging Marylanders to share their thoughts on the report before he submits his formal comments. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a website to collect comments. Access to the website and the report is available at http://dnr.maryland.gov/oceancommission.html.
Posted April 22, 2004