[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 133 (Wednesday, July 13, 2022)]
[Pages 41673-41674]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-14878]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Evaluation of State Coastal Management Program; Public Meeting; 
Request for Comments

AGENCY: Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce.

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 Virginia Coastal 
Management Program.

DATES: NOAA will consider all written comments received by Friday, 
August 12, 2022. A virtual public meeting will be held on Monday, 
August 1, 2022, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:
    Email: Carrie Hall, Evaluator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, 
at [email protected].
    Public Meeting: Provide oral comments during the virtual public 
meeting on Monday, August 1, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET by registering as a 
speaker at https://tinyurl.com/VirginiaCZM. Please register by Monday, 
August 1, 2022, at 4 p.m. ET. Participation is online or by phone. Upon 
registration, a confirmation email with a meeting link will be sent. 
The lineup of speakers will be based on the date and time of 
    Written comments received are considered part of the public record 
and the entirety of the comment, including the email address, 
attachments, and other supporting materials, will be publicly 
accessible. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers, 
Social Security numbers, or names of individuals, should not be 
included with the comment. Comments that are not responsive or that 
contain profanity, vulgarity, threats, or other inappropriate language 
will not be considered.

for Coastal Management, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 
(240) 410-3422. Copies of the previous evaluation findings and 2016-
2020 Assessment and Strategy 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

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approved coastal management 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. During the evaluation, NOAA will consider the extent to which 
the Commonwealth of Virginia 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 S. Kuipers,
Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2022-14878 Filed 7-12-22; 8:45 am]