Important Marine Mammal Commission Meetings
The United States Marine Mammal Commission's Advisory Committee on Acoustics will meet September 20 to 22, 2005, in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting is open to the public.
The Federal Register notice of the Acoustics committee meeting explains:
The meeting agenda includes discussions and negotiations related to (1) the final draft report of the Advisory Committee on Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals, including the Executive Summary, Introduction, and chapters on Synthesis of Current Knowledge, Management and Mitigation, Research, and International Efforts; and (2) the process for endorsement of the final report. The agenda also includes two public comment sessions. Guidelines for making public comments, background documents, and the meeting agenda, including the specific times of public comment periods, will be posted on the Commission's Web site prior to the meeting. Written comments may be submitted in advance or at the meeting.
Unfortunately, as of the date this article was posted (September 12, 2005), the meeting agenda and public comment guidelines were not available. Nor were any of the background documents.
Click here for Federal Register notice of September Acoustics Committee meeting
The Marine Mammal Commission and their Committee of Scientific Advisors will have their next annual meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, on October 12–14, 2005. Unlike the Acoustics Committee meeting, there is an agenda for this meeting.
Click here for October Board of Science Advisors meeting information and agenda