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Public Comments

As published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2007, the public was invited to comment on the Draft Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan 2008 for Reducing, Mitigating, and Controlling Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and Improving Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin (Draft 2008 Action Plan). The public comment period on the Draft 2008 Action Plan formally closed on January 4, 2008. The Task Force responded to these comments.

Comments Received on the 2008 Action Plan

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Individual Public Comments

The following document contains comments made by the following individuals:

Tricia Molina
Dr. David D. Dow
John Kraeuter
Richard Helm
Carol Miller
James Fouss
John Olsen
Jay Kiefer
G. David Liu
Lynn Henning
Ken Ressler
Thomas Kalahar
Les Everett
Curt Zingula
Theo Brainerd
Jean-Marie McDonnell
Dr. Rachel Wisniewski Jakuba

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Form Letter

735 comments highlighted three areas: interim steps and increased accountability will be needed to make progress on the coastal goal, increased funding will be needed to implement the actions, and an increased focus on the implementation of numeric criteria for nitrogen and phosphorus in the MARB states. The following document represents these comments:

document  Form Letter (PDF) (1 pg, 12K)

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Task Force Response to Public Comments


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