[Coral-List] Notice of Intent for the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program EIS

Eileen Alicea - NOAA Affiliate eileen.alicea at noaa.gov
Thu Jul 12 14:23:14 EDT 2018

The Notice of Intent
for CRCP's preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement was
published in the Federal Register yesterday. The NOI solicits scoping
comments, and the comment period ends on August 15, 2018. Please share with
anyone who might be interested.

​The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for
Coastal Management announces its intention to prepare a programmatic
environmental impact statement (PEIS) in accordance with the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) for its Coral Reef Conservation
Program (CRCP), which is managed out of NOAA's National Ocean Service in
Silver Spring, MD, and implemented in coastal areas and marine waters of
Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Guam,
the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S.
Pacific Remote Island Area, and targeted international regions including
the wider Caribbean, the Coral Triangle, the South Pacific, and Micronesia.
Publication of this document begins the official scoping period that will
help identify issues and alternatives to be considered in the PEIS.

Thank you
Harriet L. Nash, Ph.D.
*Deputy Director, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program*
*NOS/OCM/Corals - 10404*
*1305 East-West Highway
*Silver Spring, MD 20910

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