This is what the Feds want off the coast of Oregon and we need to make sure the California NMS system does not leak over into out waters.....Rob T.
Notice of Intent to Initiate Management Plan Review for Monterey Bay
In accordance with the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, NOAA is initiating a review of the management plan for Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), located off the Central California coast, to evaluate progress toward implementing the goals for the sanctuary, and to make changes to the plan and regulations as necessary. NOAA is asking the public and stakeholders for comments on this upcoming management plan review for MBNMS. Members of the public are invited to submit comments now through October 30.
Surrounded by a forest of giant kelp, a sea anemone awaits its prey in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California (photo: Chad King/NOAA).
The current management plan was completed in 2008. Preliminary priority topics for the management plan review are: climate change, wildlife disturbance, water quality protection and marine debris. NOAA is interested in public comment on these topics, as well as any other topics of interest to the public or other agencies in the context of this management plan review. NOAA is also requesting public comment on potential regulatory changes aimed at better protecting the marine living resources and maritime heritage of MBNMS. NOAA will conduct public scoping meetings to gather information and other comments from individuals, organizations, tribes, and government agencies. Scoping meetings will be held on: (1) September 10, 6-8 p.m., Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, CA(2) September 23, 6-8 p.m., Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz, CA(3) October 23, 6-8 p.m., Veteran's Memorial Hall, Cambria, CA
The Federal Register notice can be found at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-27/pdf/2015-21132.pdf
Comments can be submitted here:www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NOS-2015-0099Click the ''Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.
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