OFFICE FOR COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Program Evaluations

NOAA conducts periodic evaluations of state and territorial coastal management programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves as called for in the Coastal Zone Management Act. Evaluations assess accomplishments and needs and include recommendations for program enhancements. There are opportunities for the public to provide written comments or attend a public meeting. A final evaluation report summarizes the process and results.

2021 Evaluations

Provided below is the list of programs in the current evaluation cycle. Public input is encouraged; citizens may attend a public meeting or email comments to the evaluator.

Indiana’s Lake Michigan Coastal Management Program

Evaluator: Ralph Cantral

Written Comments: Email written comments to the program evaluator, Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov by Friday, April 16, 2021.

Virtual Public Meeting: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00-2:00pm CT. Register here by Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:00pm CT.

Program Information: Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program, 2016-2020 Assessments and Strategies, and Previous Evaluation Findings. If you would like a copy of the most recent performance report, contact the evaluator.


Massachusetts Coastal Management Program

Evaluator: Ralph Cantral

Written Comments: Email written comments to the program evaluator, Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov by Friday, May 7, 2021.

Virtual Public Meeting: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 3:00pm ET. Register here by Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 5:00pm ET.

Program Information: CMP Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program, 2016-2020 Assessments and Strategies, and Previous Evaluation Findings. If you would like a copy of the most recent performance report, contact the evaluator.


ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve

Evaluator: Pam Kylstra

Written Comments: Email written comments to the evaluator, Pam.Kylstra@noaa.gov by July 2, 2021.

Public Meeting: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 12:00pm ET. Register here by Monday, June 21, 2021 5:00pm CT.

Program Information: Management Plan, Site Profile, and Previous Evaluation Findings. If you would like a copy of the most recent performance report, contact the evaluator.


Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Evaluator: Susie Holst Rice

Written Comments: Email written comments to the program evaluator, Susie.Holst@noaa.gov by August 13, 2021.

Public Meeting: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 12:00pm ET. Register here by Tuesday, August 3, 2021 5:00pm ET.

Program Information: Management Plan, Site Profile, and Previous Evaluation Findings. If you would like a copy of the most recent performance report, contact the evaluator.


San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Evaluator: Carrie Hall

Written Comments: Email written comments to the program evaluator, Carrie.Hall@noaa.gov by August 20, 2021.

Public Meeting: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 12:00pm PT. Register here by Tuesday, August 10, 2021 5:00pm PT.

Program Information: Management Plan, Site Profile, and Previous Evaluation Findings. If you would like a copy of the most recent performance report, contact the evaluator.


Chesapeake Bay Virginia National Estuarine Research Reserve

Evaluator: Carrie Hall

Written Comments: Email written comments to the program evaluator, Carrie.Hall@noaa.gov by October 29, 2021.

Public Meeting: Wednesday, October 20, at 12:00pm ET. Register here by Tuesday, October 19, at 5:00pm ET.

Program Information: Management Plan, Site Profile, and Previous Evaluation Findings. If you would like a copy of the most recent performance report, contact the evaluator.


Reports

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