Subject: Hawaii:DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nationa (fwd)

Michael Williamson (pita@whale.simmons.edu)
Mon, 31 Mar 1997 08:27:10 -0500 (EST)

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and ...

  WASHINGTON,DC (UPI) -- NOAA, as required by section 2306
of the Hawaiian Islands National Marine Sanctuary Act (the HINMSA or
Act), has developed a comprehensive final management plan and
implementing regulations for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale
National Marine Sanctuary (the HIHWNMS or Sanctuary). The Sanctuary was
designated by Congress in 1992. This document publishes the final
Designation Document and final regulations for the Sanctuary, and
summarizes the final management plan. The management plan details the
goals and objectives, management responsibilities, research and
long-term monitoring activities, and interpretive, educational, and
resource protection programs for the Sanctuary. The regulations
implement the final management plan and govern the conduct of
activities consistent with the HINMSA, the National Marine Sanctuaries
Act (NMSA), and the Designation Document for the Sanctuary.
   AGENCY: Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM),
Nationa lOcean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administr ation(NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).
   ACTION: Final rule; final rule and summary of final management
planimpl ementing the Sanctuary designation.