Sanctuary Seeks Input on Expansion
Advisory Council recommendation for sanctuary expansion
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In February, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries announced that it is gathering information and requesting public comments for possible expansion of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. The deadline for official comments on sanctuary expansion is April 6, 2015.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sanctuary Expansion
Comments may be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal:
Or by mail to:
George Schmahl, Superintendent
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
4700 Avenue U, Building 216
Galveston, TX 77551
Three scoping meetings are planned for the public to learn more about the proposal and submit comments.
March 3 - Hilton New Orleans Airport
Kenner, LA, 6-8 p.m.
March 5 - Bayland Community Center
Houston, TX, 6-8 p.m.
March 11 - Flower Garden Banks NMS Office
Galveston, TX, 6-8 p.m.
Federal Register Notice
Press Release (197kb pdf)