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Governors’ Comments on the
U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy’s
Preliminary Report

governor's comments on the preliminary report of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy
Released by the Commission on July 22, 2004, the Governors’ Comments on the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy’s Preliminary Report contains the complete text of the responses from 37 governors, five tribal leaders, and one regional governors association. These responses provided valuable insights and perspectives to the Commission on issues and concerns at the state and regional levels, and included examples of successful programs that could serve as models nationwide. As directed by the Oceans Act of 2000, the Commission will include this document as a special addendum to its Final Report. A summary (pdf, 112kb) of Governor and Tribal Leader comments is also available for viewing or download.

The Governors’ comments can be viewed or downloaded as a complete set or individually. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to open these documents. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free. (Note: If you experience an error when you click on the link to open the file in your browser window, right-click on the link and download the file to your desktop.)

Complete Set
Responses from States
Responses from Commonwealths and Territories
Responses from Tribal Governments
Responses from Regional Governors Associations

Complete Set:

Governors’ Comments on the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy’s Preliminary Report (pdf, 23.5 Mb)

Responses from States:

Alabama (pdf, 676 Kb)
Alaska (pdf, 796 Kb)
California (pdf, 1 Mb)
Connecticut (pdf, 1.4 Mb)
Delaware (pdf, 2.3 Mb)
Florida (pdf, 1.8 Mb)
Georgia (pdf, 416 Kb)
Hawaii (pdf, 608 Kb)
Illinois (pdf, 344 Kb)
Indiana (pdf, 272 Kb)
Iowa (pdf, 404 Kb)
Louisiana (pdf, 776 Kb)
Maine (pdf, 2 Mb)
Maryland (pdf, 476 Kb)
Massachusetts (pdf, 908 Kb)
Michigan (pdf, 916 Kb)
Minnesota (pdf, 380 Kb)
Mississippi (pdf, 468 Kb)
Nevada (pdf, 240 Kb)
New Jersey (pdf, 380 Kb)
New York (pdf, 2.2 Mb)
North Carolina (pdf, 304 Kb)
Ohio (pdf, 700 Kb)
Oregon (pdf, 1.3 Mb)
Pennsylvania (pdf, 316 Kb)
Rhode Island (pdf, 484 Kb)
South Carolina (pdf, 1 Mb)
Texas (pdf, 1.4 Mb)
Utah (pdf, 216 Kb)
Virginia (pdf, 440 Kb)
Washington (pdf, 396 Kb)
Wisconsin (pdf, 240 Kb)


Responses from Commonwealths and Territories:

American Samoa (pdf, 404Kb)
Guam (pdf, 1.3 Mb)
Northern Mariana Islands (pdf, 436 Kb)
Puerto Rico (pdf, 288 Kb)
US Virgin Islands (pdf, 1.3 Mb)

Responses from Tribal Governments:

Chickasaw Nation (pdf, 228 Kb)
Lummi Nation (pdf, 568 Kb)
Native Village of Eyak (pdf, 320 Kb)
Sitka Tribes of Alaska (pdf, 648 Kb)
Tulalip Tribes (pdf, 640 Kb)

Responses from Regional Governors Associations:

Council of Great Lakes Governors (pdf, 356 Kb)


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