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Notice of Availability of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Draft Management Plan and Environmental Assessment

Overview

Description
Presidential Proclamation 8335, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act
Action Status
Notice
Published
02/24/2021
Comments Close
05/25/2021 - Submit a Comment

Summary

NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Government, have prepared a draft management plan and environmental assessment for the proper care and management of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, as directed by Presidential Proclamation 8335 (January 6, 2009). The plan defines agency management roles and responsibilities and lays out the goals, objectives, and proposed management activities for the next 15 years. The plan includes an environmental assessment to evaluate the potential impacts of implementing the proposed management actions.

*Note: A revised draft management plan was posted to regulations.gov on 3/2/2021.

We are accepting public comments for the draft management plan and environmental assessment for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument through May 25, 2021.

Read the Federal Register notice and supporting documents

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 03/03/2021