Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), DOC.
Notice of intent to evaluate.
The NOAA of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the California Coastal Management Program/California Coastal Commission.
This coastal Zone Management Program evaluation will be conducted pursuant to section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA), as amended and regulations at 15 CFR part 923.
The CZMA requires continuing review of the performance of states with respect to coastal management program implementation. Evaluation of Coastal Zone Management Programs require findings concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its coastal program document approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA.
This evaluation includes a site visit, consideration of public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, State, and local agencies and members of the public. Public meetings will be held as part of the site visits.
Notice is hereby given of the dates of the site visit for the listed evaluation, and the dates, local times, and locations of the public meetings during the site visit.
The California Coastal Management Program/California Coastal Commission evaluation site visit will be held from June 5-13, 2001. Two public meetings will be held during the week. The first will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2001, from 7-9 p.m., in the Bayside Conference Room at Pier 1, San Francisco, California 94111. The second will be held on Monday, June 11, 2001, from 7-9 p.m. at Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall 1000, Loyola Marymount College, 7900 Loyola Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
Copies of the State's most recent performance reports, as well as OCRM's notifications and supplemental request letters to the State, are available upon request from OCRM. Written comments from interested parties regarding this Program are encouraged and will be accepted until 15 days after the last public meeting. Please direct written comments to Margo E. Jackson, Deputy Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th floor, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. When the evaluation is completed, OCRM will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Margo E. Jackson, Deputy Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 713-3155, Extension 114.Start Signature
Dated: April 30, 2001.
Ted I. Lillestolen,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management.
[FR Doc. 01-11298 Filed 5-2-01; 8:45 am]
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