[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 82 (Thursday, April 28, 2022)]
[Page 25224]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-09096]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Availability of Final Evaluation Findings of State Coastal 
Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves

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

ACTION: Notice of availability of evaluation findings.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the availability of final evaluation 
findings for three state coastal programs, Illinois, Indiana, and 
Massachusetts, and two national estuarine research reserves, 
Apalachicola and Delaware, under Sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal 
Zone Management Act (CZMA).

ADDRESSES: Copies of these final evaluation findings may be downloaded 
at https://coast.noaa.gov/czm/evaluations/evaluation_findings/index.html or by submitting a written request to Michael Migliori at 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Migliori, Lead Evaluator, NOAA 
Office for Coastal Management, by phone at (443) 332-8936 or email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOAA Office for Coastal Management has 
completed the coastal zone management program evaluations for the 
States of Illinois, Indiana, and Massachusetts. The states were found 
to be implementing and enforcing their federally approved coastal zone 
management programs, addressing the national coastal management 
objectives identified in CZMA Section 303(2), and adhering to the 
programmatic terms of their financial assistance awards. In addition, 
the NOAA Office for Coastal Management has completed the national 
estuarine research reserve evaluations for Apalachicola and Delaware. 
The reserves were found to be adhering to programmatic requirements of 
the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. NOAA published in the 
Federal Register notices for public meetings and opportunities to 
submit public comments on the evaluation of these state coastal zone 
management programs (CZMPs) and national estuarine research reserves 
(NERRs). See 85 FR 56220 (Sep. 11, 2020) (Illinois CZMP); 86 FR 10034 
(Feb. 18, 2021) (Indiana CZMP); 86 FR 14080 (March 12, 2021) 
(Massachusetts CZMP); 86 FR 33662 (Jun. 25, 2021) (Apalachicola NERR); 
and 85 FR 56219 (Sept. 11, 2020) (Delaware NERR). Public comments 
received are addressed in the final evaluation findings.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1458 and 1461(f); 15 CFR 921.40 and 

Keelin Kuipers,
Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2022-09096 Filed 4-27-22; 8:45 am]