Interim Report

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The Task Force has issued two interim reports since President Obama issued a Memorandum outlining a new national oceans policy and establishing the Task Force.

The first was an Interim Report addressing the first three items issued on September 10, 2009. That report recommended the creation of a Policy Coordination Framework for policy coordination between federal, state, tribal, local and regional authorities for the development of ocean policy. It called for the establishment of a National Ocean Council to, at the direction of the President, implement national ocean policy, advise the President on matters concerning its implementation, direct the administrative functions within federal agencies, implement policy recommendations and resolve disputes.