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EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson to Tour New EPA Ocean Survey Vessel in Tampa, Florida

Release Date: 10/19/2006
Contact Information: Laura Niles, (404) 562-8353,

(ATLANTA – October 19, 2006) Stephen L. Johnson, EPA Administrator, will tour EPA’s Ocean Survey Vessel, the Bold, on Monday afternoon, October 23, 2006. During the tour and short cruise in Tampa Bay, Administrator Johnson will highlight EPA’s commitment to ocean and coastal protection, including monitoring of the condition of ocean/coastal waters, ocean education efforts to reduce Gulf of Mexico hypoxia, accomplishments of the National Estuary Program, and key actions to implement the U.S. Ocean Action Plan.

    WHO: EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson, EPA Assistant Administrator for Water, Ben Grumbles, and EPA Region 4 Deputy Regional Administrator Stan Meiburg

    WHAT: Media tour and open house aboard EPA’s Ocean Survey Vessel, the Bold

    WHEN: Monday, October 23, 2006, 2:00 p.m.
    Note: The vessel will depart promptly at 2:00 p.m., so reporters should board the Bold prior to that time.

    WHERE: Tampa Port Authority
    Cruise Terminal No. 3, Berth 269
    901 Channelside Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Access to the Bold is via York Street, which runs between the Tampa Port Authority and The Florida Aquarium off Channelside Drive. Free parking will be available at the end of York, just past the entrance to the Aquarium parking lot. The Bold will be docked in the adjacent Ybor Channel, at Berth 269.