[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 179 (Monday, September 20, 2021)]
[Page 52131]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-20256]



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 Chesapeake Bay, Virginia 
National Estuarine Research Reserve.

DATES: NOAA will consider all written comments received by Friday, 
October 29, 2021. A virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday, 
October 20, 2021 at 12 p.m. ET.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments on the national estuarine 
research reserve NOAA intends to evaluate by emailing Carrie Hall, 
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 
comments. You may also provide public comments during the virtual 
public meeting. To participate in the virtual public meeting, 
registration is required by Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 5 p.m. ET.
    Registration: To register, visit https://forms.gle/24YYpd9AkG82ciSN7. If you have difficulty registering, contact Carrie 
Hall by email at [email protected]. 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 October 20, 2021, you will be 
emailed a link to the public meeting and information about 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hall Evaluator, NOAA Office for 
Coastal Management by email at [email protected] or 240-530-0730. 
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 Carrie Hall.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management 
Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally 
approved 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. During the evaluation, NOAA will consider the 
extent to which the state of California has met the national 
objectives, adhered to the reserve's management plan 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.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1458

Keelin Kuipers,
Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2021-20256 Filed 9-17-21; 8:45 am]