Public Meeting: Office For Coastal Management Seeks Comments For Performance Evaluation Of Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve (May 23)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management will hold public meetings to solicit comments for the performance evaluation of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and written comments must be received on or before Friday, June 2, 2017.
Sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) require NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved national estuarine research reserves. The process includes a public meeting, consideration of written public comments and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. For the evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserves, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has met the national objectives, adhered to its management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the Coastal Zone Management Act. 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 submit comments on the reserves and coastal program NOAA intends to evaluate by any of the following methods:
Public Meeting and Oral Comments: A public meeting will be held in Wells, Maine for the Wells Reserve.
Time: 5:00 p.m., local time.
Location: The Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells, Maine 04090.
Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Pam Kylstra, Training and Engagement Program, Office for Coastal Management, 2234 S. Hobson Avenue, Charleston SC 29405, or email comments Pam.Kylstra@noaa.gov.
For more information, click here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/12/2017-07346/evaluations-of-national-estuarine-research-reserves