Another chance to tell the feds “NO” to offshore oil drilling and testing–Oct. 22nd in Charleston

Another chance to tell the feds “NO” to offshore oil drilling and testing–Oct. 22nd in Charleston

NOAA is conducting a series of Listening Sessions across the United States to receive public input regarding the implementation of the Department of Commerce’s 2018-2022 Strategic Planoffsite link. As part of the Department of Commerce, NOAA has a role in expanding the Blue Economy, including fishing, shipping, energy, recreation and tourism.

RDML Timothy Gallaudet, PhD, assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and acting under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere, will discuss opportunities to improve the efficiency of U.S. ports, reduce the seafood trade deficit, and expand exploration of the nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone. His remarks will be followed by a period for public comments. This is an opportunity to ask questions and provide input on implementation of these and other NOAA and Department of Commerce priorities.

WHAT:
NOAA listening session

WHEN:
Mon., Oct. 22
Doors open 2:30 p.m. EDT
Listening session begins 3:00 p.m. EDT
Media should arrive on site no later than 2:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE:
Charleston Maritime Center
10 Wharfside Street
Charleston, SC 29401

WHO:
Retired Navy Rear Adm. Timothy Gallaudet, Ph.D., assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and acting under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere

Key Topic:
To discuss opportunities to improve the efficiency of U.S. ports, reduce the seafood trade deficit, and expand exploration of the nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

Media RSVP:
Media interested in viewing the public session or to request an interview with the NOAA speaker must RSVP to listen.sessions@noaa.gov by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Sun., Oct. 21.