Offshore update ///
The newly formed U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy met publicly for the first time, starting the 18-month clock, during which the panel must complete its comprehensive review of ocean and coastal activities and formulate its recommendations for a national ocean policy. The commissioners elected Admiral James D. Watkins, Ret., as chairman and established a committee structure to focus closely on certain policy areas.
In June, President Bush announced his appointments to the commission, formed as a result of the Oceans Act of 2000. The commission will make policy recommendations on issues such as: possible change to laws on use of ocean resources; assessing ocean-related facilities and technologies; reviewing the supply / demand of ocean resources; and reviewing opportunities for developing ocean products / technologies.
Log in to view this article.
Not yet a subscriber? Get started now for immediate access to this content and more.
Join Our Newsletter ///
Sign-up for World Oil Daily News
Latest News ///More