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Request for Comments: NOAA Fisheries Draft Climate Regional Action Plans (2022-2024) (Due July 29, 2022)

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National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

Notice, extension of comment period.

NMFS is extending the comment period for the Notice of Availability of Draft Climate Regional Action Plans. We, NMFS, are soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties, and will consider all substantive comments received during the review period before publishing final Climate Regional Action Plans. Comments are invited on: (a) The clarity of the goals and activities in the plans, (b) how to strengthen the proposed Plans and activities; (c) what additional goals and activities need to be addressed. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be provided to the Regional Action Plan Teams for consideration in development of the final plans. To review the draft regional plans, visit:​national/​climate/​climate-science-strategy-regional-action-plans

The original NoA issued on 22 April 2022 (87 FR 24099) provided a comment period ending on 02 June 2022. The comment period is now being extended and will close 29 July 2022. Comments received after this date may not be accepted. Comments received prior to this announcement do not need to be resubmitted as a result of the extension of the comment period.


Comments may be submitted on the NOAA Fisheries Draft Climate Regional Action Plans by either of the following methods:

•Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal.

1. Go to and enter NOAA-NMFS-2022-0007 in the search box.

2. Click the “Comment” icon

3. Enter or attach your comments.

•Mail: Submit written comments to Roger Griffis, NMFS/Office of Science and Technology, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Include on the envelope the following identifier “Draft Climate Regional Action Plans Comments.”

• Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter “N/A” in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous).

The NOAA Fisheries Draft Climate Regional Action Plans are available online at​national/​climate/​climate-science-strategy-regional-action-plans or upon request from the NMFS Office of Science and Technology.

Roger Griffis, (301)-980-4694,

Click here for complete FR Notice.

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