Domenech looking forward to Guam visit

U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary Doug Domenech said Section 30 funds are important to Guam and his team at the Office of Insular Affairs always works hard to ensure the funds are transferred as quickly as they are available.

U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary Doug Domenech will be traveling this month to the Pacific region, including Guam, for meetings on coral reef preservation and compact funding.

Domenech is scheduled to travel next week to Hawaii for meetings on Compact of Free Association funding for the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

He will then fly to Guam and the Republic of Palau to co-chair the 42nd annual meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force.

In a release, Domenech says: “I look forward to meetings on Guam and discussions in Palau related to coral reef management and preservation with all the stakeholders in the federal government, at the state and territory government level, and with the freely associated states.”

The federal official is also scheduled to meet with members of the Guam Chamber of commerce, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Guam National Wildlife Refuge, and pay a courtesy visit to Rear Admiral John Menoni, the new commander of Joint Region Marianas.