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September 17, 2004 Media Advisory

U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy
To Submit Final Report To Congress Sept. 20

3:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20,
Room 192 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.

Event Open to Media and Public

Washington, D.C.  -- The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy will present its Final Report, An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century, to Members of Congress at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2004, in Room 192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The event is open to the media and the public.

Along with Commission Chairman Admiral James D. Watkins, USN (Ret.), the following Members of Congress will attend and offer remarks:

  • U.S. Senator Ted Stevens
  • U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings
  • U.S. Senator Judd Gregg
  • U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe
  • (Other Members also invited, not confirmed)

Senior administration officials, on behalf of the President, will accept the Commission report earlier in the day. That event is not open to the media or the public.

An electronic copy of the Final Report will be available on the Commission website,, once the report is released. 

Admiral to Testify Sept. 21

On Tuesday, September 21, 2004, Admiral Watkins will present the Commission's findings and recommendations for a coordinated and comprehensive national ocean policy before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation at 9:30 a.m. in Russell Senate Office Building Room 253.


Scott Treibitz, (703) 276-2772 ext 11
David Roscow, (703) 276-2772 ext 21
Kate Naughten, (202) 418-3465



Revised September 17, 2004 by Ocean Commission Webmaster
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