The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has submitted the following Paperwork Reduction Act Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget for review: Socioeconomics of Users and Non Users of Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary. OMB Control Number: 0648–0625.
This ICR is for a reinstatement, with changes, of a previous information collection. NOAA, through its National Ocean Service, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, is replicating a study done in 2010–2011 on users and non-users of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Georgia. The study will support analysis of its current regulations to support management plan revision, which could include changes in regulations.
NOAA Extends Comment Period on Review of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments Designated or Expanded Since April 28, 2007
On June 26, 2017, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration requested comments to inform the review the Department of Commerce is conducting pursuant to Executive Order 13795— Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, signed on April 28, 2017. The Department of Commerce is conducting a review of all designations and expansions of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments since April 28, 2007. On July 31, 2017, NOAA extended the public comment period by an additional 15 days. Written comments must be submitted to NOAA no later than August 15, 2017. Click here for more detail and relevant links.