Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).
Notice of public meeting; request for comments.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting and solicit written comments on the performance evaluation of the Massachusetts Coastal Management Program.
NOAA will consider all written comments received by Friday, May 7, 2021. The virtual public meeting will be Start Printed Page 14081held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
You may submit written comments on the Massachusetts Coastal Management Program for the performance evaluation by emailing Ralph Cantral, Senior Advisor, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, at Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov.
Comments received by the Office for Coastal Management are considered part of the public record and may be publicly accessible. Any personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address) submitted voluntarily by the sender may also be publicly accessible. NOAA will accept anonymous comments.
To participate in the virtual public meeting on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. EDT, registration is required by Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
Registration: To register, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmKQEtu4lbyLQ0D4rVSamlXrNxGHpXddUKqo03-9_HkprSLQ/viewform?usp=sf_link. If you have difficulty registering, contact Ralph Cantral by phone at (301) 233-2998 or email at Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov. You may participate online or by phone. If you would like to provide comment during the public meeting, please select “yes” during the online registration. The line-up of speakers will be based on your date and time of registration. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation of your registration. One hour prior to the start of the meeting on April 28, 2021, you will be emailed a link to the public meeting and information about participating.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ralph Cantral, Senior Advisor, NOAA Office for Coastal Management by phone at (301) 233-2998 or email at Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov. Copies of the previous Massachusetts Coastal Management Program evaluation findings and 2016-2020 Assessment and Strategy may be viewed and downloaded on the internet at https://coast.noaa.gov/czm/evaluations/. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent progress reports may be obtained upon request by contacting Ralph Cantral.
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Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved state coastal programs and national estuarine research reserves. 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. For the evaluation of the Massachusetts Coastal Management Program, 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 Coastal Zone Management Act. When the evaluation is complete, NOAA's Office for Coastal Management will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings.
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Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2021-04275 Filed 3-11-21; 8:45 am]
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