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Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs

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Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).


Notice of public meeting.


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the Georgia Coastal Management Program.


Georgia Coastal Management Program Evaluation: The public meeting will be held on August 28, 2019, and written comments must be received on or before September 6, 2019.

For specific dates, times, and locations of the public meetings, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.


You may submit comments on the coastal program NOAA intends Start Printed Page 32880to evaluate by any of the following methods:

Public Meeting and Oral Comments: A public meeting will be held in Brunswick, Georgia. For the specific location, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Carrie Hall, Evaluator, Planning and Performance Measurement Program, Office for Coastal Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, N/OCM1, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or email comments Comments that the Office for Coastal Management receives are considered part of the public record and may be publicly accessible. Any personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) submitted voluntarily by the sender may also be publicly accessible. NOAA will accept anonymous comments.

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Ralph Cantral, Evaluator, Planning and Performance Measurement Program, Office for Coastal Management, NOS/NOAA, 2234 South Hobson Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, by phone at (843) 740-1143 or email comments Copies of the previous evaluation findings and 2016-2020 Assessment and Strategy may be viewed and downloaded on the internet at​czm/​evaluations. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent progress report may be obtained upon request by contacting the person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved state and territorial coastal programs. The process includes one or more public meetings, consideration of written public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. During the evaluation, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has met the national objectives, adhered to the management program approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the CZMA. When the evaluation is completed, NOAA's Office for Coastal Management will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings.

You may participate or submit oral comments at the public meeting scheduled as follows:

Date: August 28, 2019.

Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m., local time.

Location: Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520.

Written public comments must be received on or before September 6, 2019.

Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419, Coastal Zone Management Program Administration.

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Dated: July 5, 2019.

Nkolika Ndubisi,

Management and Program Analyst, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2019-14710 Filed 7-9-19; 8:45 am]