National Oceans Month, 2010, 32083-32084 [2010-13675]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 108 / Monday, June 7, 2010 / Presidential Documents 32083 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8531 of May 28, 2010 National Oceans Month, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each year during National Oceans Month, we rededicate ourselves to protect the Earth’s dominant feature and precious resource. In 2010, this annual observance falls at a time of environmental crisis, as we continue our relentless efforts to stop and contain the oil spill threatening the Gulf Coast region. The oil spill has already caused substantial damage to our coastline and its natural habitats, and negatively impacted the livelihoods of Gulf Coast small businesses and communities. The environmental and economic devastation to the Gulf Coast region requires our continuing efforts to reverse the damage to our coastlines and revitalize affected areas. As we respond to this disaster, we must not forget that our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes demand our constant attention. They have long been under considerable strain from pollution, overfishing, climate change, and other human activity. Last year, I established the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force and charged it with developing a clear direction for meeting our environmental stewardship responsibilities. Our oceans face complex challenges, and we must take a comprehensive approach to ensure their sustained protection, maintenance, and restoration. The vitality and bounty of America’s natural resources immeasurably impact our lives. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As we commemorate this special milestone, we are reminded by the ongoing Gulf Coast crisis that we still have much to do in order to safeguard our vast oceanic resources for generations to come. Forty years from now, when our children look back on this moment, let them say that we did not waiver, but rather seized this opportunity to fulfill our duty to protect the waters that sustain us. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD4 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2010 as National Oceans Month. I call upon Americans to learn more about what they can do to protect, conserve, sustain, and enjoy our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:57 Jun 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07JND4.SGM 07JND4 32084 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 108 / Monday, June 7, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2010–13675 Filed 6–4–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:57 Jun 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07JND4.SGM 07JND4 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD4 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 108 (Monday, June 7, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 32083-32084]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13675]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 108 / Monday, June 7, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8531 of May 28, 2010

                
National Oceans Month, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each year during National Oceans Month, we rededicate 
                ourselves to protect the Earth's dominant feature and 
                precious resource. In 2010, this annual observance 
                falls at a time of environmental crisis, as we continue 
                our relentless efforts to stop and contain the oil 
                spill threatening the Gulf Coast region. The oil spill 
                has already caused substantial damage to our coastline 
                and its natural habitats, and negatively impacted the 
                livelihoods of Gulf Coast small businesses and 
                communities. The environmental and economic devastation 
                to the Gulf Coast region requires our continuing 
                efforts to reverse the damage to our coastlines and 
                revitalize affected areas.

                As we respond to this disaster, we must not forget that 
                our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes demand our constant 
                attention. They have long been under considerable 
                strain from pollution, overfishing, climate change, and 
                other human activity. Last year, I established the 
                Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force and charged it with 
                developing a clear direction for meeting our 
                environmental stewardship responsibilities. Our oceans 
                face complex challenges, and we must take a 
                comprehensive approach to ensure their sustained 
                protection, maintenance, and restoration.

                The vitality and bounty of America's natural resources 
                immeasurably impact our lives. This year marks the 40th 
                anniversary of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
                Administration. As we commemorate this special 
                milestone, we are reminded by the ongoing Gulf Coast 
                crisis that we still have much to do in order to 
                safeguard our vast oceanic resources for generations to 
                come. Forty years from now, when our children look back 
                on this moment, let them say that we did not waiver, 
                but rather seized this opportunity to fulfill our duty 
                to protect the waters that sustain us.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim June 2010 as National 
                Oceans Month. I call upon Americans to learn more about 
                what they can do to protect, conserve, sustain, and 
                enjoy our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2010-13675
Filed 6-4-10; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P