Governors' Letters and Replies

Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
Fisheries and Marine Life
Funding Support for WCGA and Its Actions
Letters of Support
Marine Debris
National Ocean Policy
Offshore Oil and Gas
Support for Legislation

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To

Date

Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

 

Guidance regarding the competitive NOAA Regional Ocean Partnership federal funding opportunity State co-leads West Coast colleagues 10/05/2010
Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning State co-leads Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force 02/04/2010

Fisheries and Marine Life

Request salmon disaster declarations in anticipation of fishing closures CA and OR governors Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke 04/21/2009
Support prohibition of krill harvesting State co-leads National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Office of Budget and Management 04/20/2009
CA Governor letter to Secretary of Commerce urging release of $70 million allocate by Congress for salmon fishery CA Governor Secretary of Commerce 09/19/2008
Support Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission's grant proposal for Sacramento River salmon fisheries disaster program Governors Dr. James Balsiger, Acting Assistant Administrator of NOAA Fisheries 08/29/2008
Opposition to removal of funding for West Coast fishing communities Governors The President 06/13/2008
Request for declaration of fishery resource disaster if salmon fishery closes Governors Secretary of Commerce 03/14/2008

Funding Support for WCGA and Its Actions

Request to include $5 million in FY10 appropriations bill to support WCGA implementation US Senators US Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commece, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies 05/08/2009
Request for $5 million for WCGA Action Plan implementation to President, Senate, and House Governors President Obama, Senate, House 04/13/2009
Request to include $5 million in FY10 appropriations bill to support WCGA implementation US Congress members US House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science 04/03/2009
Request $5 million to support WCGA implementation Governors US Senate 07/29/2008
Request $5 million to support WCGA implementation Governors US House of Representatives 07/29/2008
Request for federal funding for coastal nonpoint pollution control Governors Senate Appropriations Subcommittee 06/06/2007
Request for federal funding for coastal nonpoint pollution control Governors House Appropriations Subcommittee 06/06/2007
Federal support for the WCGA CEQ Washington Governor 04/17/2007
Federal support for the WCGA CEQ Oregon Governor 04/17/2007
Federal support for the WCGA CEQ California Governor 04/17/2007
Federal support for the WCGA Governors CEQ 04/10/2007

Letters of Support

Letter to NOAA in support for project to enhance Harmful Algal Bloom response and data access

State co-leads Mary Payne, NOAA Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research 08/22/2011

Letter to OOS representatives in support of West Coast Integrated Ocean Observing System Implementation Proposals

State co-leads Directors of Ocean Observing Systems in California and Washington 09/15/2010

Marine Debris

Letter in support of Pacific Rim governments to form a marine debris alliance

Governors Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator 12/28/2010


National Ocean Policy

Comments on National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan State co-leads Nancy Sutley and John Holdren, National Ocean Council co-chairs 02/27/2012
Comments on National Ocean Policy Strategic Action Plan Outlines State co-leads Nancy Sutley and John Holdren, National Ocean Council co-chairs 07/01/2011
Comments on National Ocean Policy priority objectives State co-leads National Ocean Council 04/29/2011
Comments to Interagency Task Force on ocean policy State co-leads Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality and Interagency Task Force on Ocean Policy 07/23/2009

Offshore Oil and Gas

Comments on BOEMRE's 5-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 2010-2015 Governors Secretary of the Interior 08/29/2008
Offshore oil and gas development Governors Congress 09/29/2006
Offshore oil and gas development Governors The President 09/29/2006

Support for Legislation

Urging the signing of the Maritime Pollution Prevention Act of 2007 Governors The President 07/11/2008
Request for Congressional support for HR 802, Maritime Pollution Prevention Act Governors Senator Inouye 04/23/2008