Northeast Regional Planning Board Seeks Input on Draft Ocean Plan
at Gloucester Public Meeting on June 13, 2016
The Northeast Regional Planning Board (RPB) is holding a public hearing to solicit public comment on the Draft Northeast Ocean Planning document. The meeting is scheduled on Monday, June 13th at Maritime Gloucester at 6:00 pm. If you cannot attend, you may file comments electronically at the link below.
The following topics are covered in the plan:
- Regulatory and Management Context
- Marine Life and Habitat
- Cultural Resources
- Marine Transportation
- National Security
- Commercial and Recreational Fishing
- Energy and Infrastructure
- Offshore Sand Resources
The public comment deadline is July 25, 2016, and you can comment on each chapter electronically at each chapter landing page, in-person at any of our upcoming public comment meetings, through the comment form, or by submitting written comments to:
Betsy Nicholson, NE RPB Federal Co-lead
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office
55 Great Republic Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930-2276.
You may also provide comments by sending an e-mail to:
The RPB wants your feedback on this draft Plan.
Northeast RPB principles:
- Meaningful public participation. Reflect the knowledge, perspectives, and needs of ocean stakeholders— fishermen; scientists; boaters; environmental groups; leaders in the shipping, ports, and energy industries; and all New Englanders whose lives are touched by the ocean.