Evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserve; Public Meeting; Request for Comments

CourtNational Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Citation86 FR 23349
Publication Date03 May 2021
Record Number2021-09224
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 83 (Monday, May 3, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 83 (Monday, May 3, 2021)]
                [Page 23349]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-09224]
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                Evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserve; Public
                Meeting; Request for Comments
                AGENCY: Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service
                (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
                Department of Commerce (DOC).
                ACTION: Notice of public meeting and opportunity to comment.
                SUMMARY: 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 ACE Basin National
                Estuarine Research Reserve.
                DATES: NOAA will consider all written comments received by July 2,
                2021. A virtual public meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021
                at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
                ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments on the national estuarine
                research reserve NOAA intends to evaluate by emailing Pam Kylstra,
                Evaluator, NOAA Office for Coastal management at [email protected].
                Timely comments received by the Office for Coastal Management are
                considered part of the public record and may be publicly accessible.
                Any personal information (e.g., name, address) submitted voluntarily by
                the sender may also be publicly accessible. NOAA will accept anonymous
                 You may also provide public comments during the virtual public
                meeting, which is being held Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 12:00pm EDT. To
                participate in the virtual public meeting, registration is required by
                Monday, June 21, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
                 Registration: To register, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfo-mqgaGaigqqeWnuCy-eKXbTwur3UvNd6_3M3jfqroRm44w/viewform?usp=sf_link. If you have difficulty registering, contact Pam
                Kylstra by email at [email protected] or phone (843) 740-1259. 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 the 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 June 22, 2021, you will be emailed a link to the public
                meeting and information about participating.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Kylstra, Evaluator, NOAA Office
                for Coastal Management by email at [email protected] or by phone at
                (843) 740-1259. Copies of the previous evaluation findings, reserve
                management plan, and reserve site profile may be viewed and downloaded
                on the internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/evaluations. A copy of the
                evaluation notification letter and most recent progress report may be
                obtained upon request by contacting Pam.Kylstra.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management
                Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally
                approved state 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 of South Carolina 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.
                Keelin Kuipers,
                Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service,
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
                [FR Doc. 2021-09224 Filed 4-30-21; 8:45 am]
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