NOAA Offices and U.S. Coast Guard Co-Host Environmental Consultation Seminar in Honolulu
DEC. 12, 2022 — Last week, NOAA OR&R and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service’s Pacific Regional Office, in collaboration with U.S. Coast Guard District 14, hosted an Environmental Consultation Seminar in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Conducted at the NOAA Inouye Regional Center, the seminar provided training for personnel from the Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, and State of Hawaii on environmental consultation requirements for emergency responses and federal projects.
NMFS’ Office of Habitat Conservation and Office of Protected Resources presented on Essential Fish Habitat and Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation requirements and processes. The National Park Service presented on the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 and the Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act. American Samoa State Historic Preservation Officers and a representative of the Office of Hawaii Homelands also discussed Pacific Islands cultural resources, consultation, and perspectives. Various consultation references and tools were also presented, discussed, and used in group exercises.