Take Action! Protect Our Pacific Ocean Environment: Board of Supervisors Tuesday 10/19/10


From ROSALIND PETERSON
Redwood Valley

Action Item On Agenda

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors is working to protect Northern California coastal areas from the 5-Year U.S. Navy NWTRC Warfare Testing that may negatively impact the fishing and tourism industry, fish, birds, and public health. The Marin County Supervisors have joined Mendocino County in this effort and will be holding their meeting in Marin County this week. (Testing includes sonar, missile exercises, bomb blasts, toxic chemicals + More)

U.S. Navy NWTRC Testing Area Encompasses: Northern California, Oregon, Washington & Idaho

The Public is Invited to Attend the Mendocino County Board of Supervisor’s Meeting and express their views on this critical issue.

*The Final Filing Date for the U.S. Navy Public Comments is October 24, 2010.

Interested parties may submit comments via the project website at www.NWTRangeComplexEIS.com or by U.S. mail to:

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest
1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203
Silverdale, WA 98315-1101
Attn: Mrs. Kimberly Kler – NWTRC EIS

*The Final Filing Date for NOAA Public Comments is October 31, 2010.

Send Written Public Comments to:

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Undersecretary
Oceans & Atmosphere U.S. Department of Commerce-U.S. Navy NWTRC Permit
14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room 5128
Washington, DC 20230

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Item:

7(d) Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Requesting Incorporation of Additional Mitigations into the Marine Mammal Protection Act Permit for the Navy’s Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) – Supervisors McCowen and Colfax.

(11) Letter of Appreciation to Congressman Mike Thompson for his Assistance in Securing an Extension of Time for the Comment Period for the U.S. Navy Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS) for the Navy’s Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) – Supervisors McCowen and Colfax.

*For more information please contact Rosalind Peterson (707) 485-7520

E-Mail: info@californiaskywatch.com

All Navy documents, petitions, maps, and other action items are posted on:

http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/

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