National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration February 24, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves
Document Number: 2011-4059
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Mission-Aransas (Texas) National Estuarine Research Reserve. The National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation will be conducted pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the CZMA and regulations at 15 CFR part 921, subpart E and part 923, subpart L. Evaluation of a National Estuarine Research Reserve requires findings concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its Reserve final management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA. The evaluation will include a site visit, consideration of public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. A public meeting will be held as part of the site visit. When the evaluation is completed, OCRM will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. Notice is hereby given of the dates of the site visit for the listed evaluation and the date, local time, and location of the public meeting during the site visit. Date and Time: The Mission-Aransas (Texas) National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held April 11-15, 2011. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at 5 p.m. local time at the Bay Education Center, 121 Seabreeze Drive, Rockport, Texas.
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