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Note mention of the Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary....

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>Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 13:20:25 -0500
>From: Rochelle_Sturtevant@glenn.senate.gov (Rochelle Sturtevant)
>Subject: Appropriations Update
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>On November 13, The House and Senate approved the final appropriations 
>conference reports.  Of particular interest to the Great Lakes region:
>Thanks to efforts of the Great Lakes delegation and supporting letters to 
>conferees, the conference report preserved the Senate allocation of $6 
>million for the Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (NOAA/GLERL).
>National Sea Grant received $56 million, an increase of 3% over FY 1997 
>The Marine Sanctuaries program received a substantial funding increase 
>(20%) bringing the program allocation to $14 million.  This level should 
>provide sufficient funds to proceed with the designation of the first Great 
>Lakes sanctuary, at Thunder Bay. 
>The Coastal Ocean Program also received a substantial infusion (13%) 
>bringing the program total to $17.2 million.
>The National Coastal Zone Management Program grants program received an 
>increase (8%) in funding, bringing the program total to $49.7 million.
>The Great Lakes Fishery Commission received level funding - $8.353 million.
>The International Joint Commision received a small cut (1%) at a funding 
>level of $3.189 million.
>For more information contact:
>Rochelle Sturtevant
>Senate Great Lakes Task Force

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