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.

Current 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.

Mission Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve

Evaluator: Pam Kylstra

Written Comments: Email written comments to the evaluator, Pam.Kylstra@noaa.gov, by Sunday, July 26, 2020.

Public Meeting: Thursday, July 16 2020 at 6:00 p.m. CDT. Register here. Registration for this meeting will close one hour prior to the start of the meeting.

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.


Maryland Coastal Management Program and Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Maryland

Evaluator: Carrie Hall

Written Comments: Email written comments to the program evaluator, Carrie.Hall@noaa.gov, by July 31, 2020.

Public Meeting: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Register here. Registration for this meeting will close one hour prior to the start of the meeting.

Written Comments Due: July 31, 2020


Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve

Evaluator: Ralph Cantral

Written Comments: Email written comments to the program evaluator, Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov, by September 18, 2020.

Public Meeting: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. CDT. Register here. Registration for this meeting will close two hours prior to the start of the meeting.

Program Information: Management Plan. If you would like a copy of the most recent performance report, contact the evaluator.


Florida Coastal Management Program

Evaluator: Susie Holst Rice

Written Comments: Email written comments to the program evaluator, Susie.Holst@noaa.gov, by October 2, 2020.

Public Meeting: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Register here. Registration for this meeting will close two hours prior to the start of the meeting.

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


North Carolina Coastal Management Program and North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve

Evaluator: Ralph Cantral

Written Comments: Email written comments to the program evaluator, Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov, by October 16, 2020.

Public Meeting: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Register here. Registration for this meeting will close two hours prior to the start of the meeting.

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


Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve

Evaluator: Carrie Hall

Written Comments: Email written comments to the program evaluator, Carrie.Hall@noaa.gov, by October 23, 2020.

Public Meeting: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Register here. Registration for this meeting will close two hours prior to the start of the meeting.

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.


Illinois Coastal Management Program

Evaluator: Ralph Cantral

Written Comments: Email written comments to the program evaluator, Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov, by November 6, 2020.

Public Meeting: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. CDT. Register here. Registration for this meeting will close two hours prior to the start of the meeting.

Program Information: Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program. If you would like a copy of the most recent performance report, contact the evaluator.

Reports

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