US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Adoption of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center (NOAA RC) Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Coastal Habitat Restoration (PEIS)
The Service, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is adopting the NOAA RC PEIS. NOAA RC developed the PEIS in 2015 to evaluate impacts to natural and human environments of coastal habitat restoration activities funded or implemented through existing NOAA programs. Activities evaluated in the NOAA RC PEIS are similar to and often co-implemented or co-funded through analogous Service programs. The Service published its Notice of Intent to Adopt the NOAA RC PEIS on November 26, 2016 and invited agency and public comment for this adoption action. The 30-day comment period for this action ended December 27, 2016; the Service received no comments on the proposed adoption. The Service has prepared a ROD to formalize the adoption of the NOAA RC PEIS and implement its provisions. We provide this notice to make the ROD available to the public.