[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 188 (Thursday, September 29, 2022)]
[Page 59062]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-21136]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Evaluation of State Coastal Management Program; Notice of 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 Ohio Coastal Management 

DATES: NOAA will consider all written comments received by Friday, 
October 28, 2022. A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 
19, 2022, at 4 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT).

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:
    Email: Ralph Cantral, Evaluator, NOAA Office for Coastal 
Management, at [email protected].
    Written comments received are considered part of the public record, 
and the entirety of the comment, including the name of the commenter, 
email address, attachments, and other supporting materials, will be 
publicly accessible. Sensitive personal information, such as account 
numbers or Social Security numbers, 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 
    Public Meeting: Provide oral comments during the virtual public 
meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 4 p.m. EDT by registering as 
a speaker at https://forms.gle/yCaey6vciCKGMKTo7. Please register by 
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 5 p.m. EDT. Upon registration, a 
confirmation email will be sent. The lineup of speakers will be based 
on the date and time of registration. One hour prior to the start of 
the meeting on October 19, 2022, an email will be sent out with a link 
to the public meeting and information about participating.

for Coastal Management, by email at [email protected] or by phone 
at (843) 474-1357. Copies of the previous evaluation findings and the 
2016-2020 Assessment and Strategies 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 Ralph Cantral.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management 
Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally 
approved coastal management programs and national estuarine research 
reserves. The evaluation process includes holding one or more public 
meetings, considering written public comments, and consulting 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 Ohio 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 complete, 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. 2022-21136 Filed 9-28-22; 8:45 am]