Homeland Security Secretary and Secretary of Commerce holds press conference at Keesler

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At the direction of President Obama, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco will travel to the Gulf Coast this week to meet with federal, state and local officials, as well as local business leaders, as part of their continued oversight of BP's efforts to plug the leak and contain the spill, and their ongoing emphasis on interagency coordination in response to the event.
On Thursday, Secretary Napolitano, Secretary Locke and Administrator Lubchenco will travel to Biloxi, Miss., to inspect response operations, meet with Governor Haley Barbour and other state, local and private sector leaders, and view firsthand staging areas for the deployment of boom to protect vital shoreline from the oil spill. Secretary Napolitano and Secretary Locke will then join Florida Governor Charlie Crist meet with state and local leaders and visit similar operations ongoing in Pensacola, Fla.

WHEN:Thursday, May 6
11 AM CDT Secretary Napolitano, Secretary Locke, Administrator Lubchenco and Governor Barbour will participate in a media briefing
Keesler Air Force Base
700 H Street, Building 4332
Biloxi, Miss.

* Please arrive at the main gate begining at 9 a.m. but not later than 9:45 a.m. CDT to be escorted by Public Affairs.

2:15 PM CDT Secretary Napolitano, Secretary Locke and Governor Crist will participate in a media briefing
Navy Air Station
Allegheny Pier
Pensacola, Fla.

* Please arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. CDT. Media will proceed to the pier; location is outside Building 38.

DATE: May 05, 2010 17:25:52 CST

Media Advisory: Secretary Napolitano, Secretary Locke and Administrator Lubchenco to visit Gulf Coast

· Report oiled shoreline or request volunteer information:

· Submit alternative response technology, services or products:
(281) 366-5511

· Submit your vessel as a vessel of opportunity skimming system:
(281) 366-5511

· Submit a claim for damages:
(800) 440-0858

· Report oiled wildlife:
(866) 557-1401
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