The NOAA Fisheries Office is preparing a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for funding actions conducted by the S-K Program. The S-K Program funds projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. NOAA invites interested parties to provide comments on the Draft PEIS analysis for potentially funded S-K projects, including potential project effects to the human environment, and means for avoiding, minimizing, or mitigating those effects.
Read the PEIS
For more information, read the Federal Register notice and supporting documents
Public Meeting Information
NOAA will hold three virtual public meetings on the Draft PEIS focused regionally, as detailed below. Each meeting will begin with a brief overview presentation of the S-K Program and the Draft PEIS analysis, followed by time for participants to provide oral comments, on the record, on the Draft PEIS analysis.
The public meetings will be hosted virtually via Webex. You may join the Webex public meeting using a web browser, the Webex desktop app (app installation required), a mobile app (app installation required), or a phone call (audio only), as specified below. To help NOAA plan for the public meetings, participants are encouraged to register here. Please note, registration is NOT required.
Written comments may also be submitted during the 45-day public comment period, from April 22 through June 6, 2022, using the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, as described below under “How to Comment on S-K Program Draft PEIS Analysis.”
For more information, please contact Cliff Cosgrove, Saltonstall-Kennedy Program Manager, at email@example.com or (301) 427-8736.
How to Comment on the S-K Program Draft PEIS Analysis
Submit Comments by June 27, 2022
- Submit your written comments on this Draft PEIS notice by Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ and enter NOAA–NMFS–2022–0045 in the Search box. Click on the ‘‘Comment’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.
- Submit oral comments at the public meetings. See meeting details below.
- If you have questions, please contact Cliff Cosgrove at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 427-8736.
Notice of Availability to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Learn more about the Saltonstall-Kennedy Program