National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Charters

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Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter

A sanctuary advisory council's charter is the instrument by which a council is officially established. It provides the scope of the council's responsibilities and serves as the constitution for the council's operation. The charter is reviewed and revised every three to five years, depending upon the charter.

Charter Amendment

A charter amendment contains a new provision or clarifying language of an existing provision in the council charter. The charter (including the amendment) remains in force for the remainder of the charter's original term, and the amendment is incorporated into the body of the charter when it comes up for renewal.

National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary