Details on the nine priority objectives can be found in the "Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force" document (pages 28-40). In order to better inform the preparation of the strategic action plans, the NOC is specifically requesting responses to the following questions:

- What near-term, mid-term, and long-term actions would most effectively help the Nation achieve this policy objective?
- What are some of the major obstacles to achieving this objective; are there opportunities this objective can further, including transformative changes in how we address the stewardship of the oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes?
- What milestones and performance measures would be most useful for measuring progress toward achieving this priority objective?

The NOC plans to release the draft strategic action plans in the summerof 2011, at which time there will be additional opportunity for public comments.

Submission deadline: 29 April 2011.Please click here to submit your comments.:

.For further information, please click on the 'Open for Comments' link .