Thursday, January 17, 2013

Congress confirms NORMA board members

The FSM Congress continues its 6th regular session meetings, working on a number of measures and requests by the President that have been pending.

Today, three needed replacements for members of the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) were approved. Mr. Jackson Soram, representing the National Government, was the first of the pact. The other two nominations for Mr. Peter Gramfel, representing Yap State, and Mr. Michael Liemen, Pohnpei State, were pulled from committee, placed on today's calendar of action, and subsequently confirmed.

Passing the three nominations would allow the NORMA Board of Directors to transact business for commercialization and conservation undertakings within the FSM's exclussive economic zone.


Congress also adopted a report from the Committee on Resources and Development recommending the passage of an authorization for the President to execute soverign guarantee to secure an Asian Development Bank loan for a Yap State renewable energy development project.

The proposed bill requesting this guarantee was transmitted to Congress on September 21, 2012 and jointly assigned to the Committee on Resources and Development and the Committee on Ways and Means.

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