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Request for Comments – NOAA Fisheries Draft Climate Science Regional Action Plans (2022-2024) (April 22, 2022)

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



Notice of availability of the NOAA Fisheries Draft Climate Science Regional Action Plans (2022-2024); request for comments.


We, NMFS, announce the availability of Draft Climate Science Regional Action Plans designed to increase the production, delivery and use of climate-related information to fulfill our stewardship mission for the Nation’s valuable living marine resources. We 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 Plans. Comments are invited on: (a) The clarity of the goals and activities in the draft Plans, (b) how to strengthen the draft 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.


Comments on the Draft Climate Science Regional Action Plans must be received by June 2, 2022.


To review the draft regional plans, visit:​national/​climate/​climate-science-strategy-regional-action-plans .

Comments may be submitted on the NOAA Fisheries Draft Climate Science Regional Action Plans, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2022-0007 by any of the following methods:

Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to and enter NOAA-NMFS-2022-0007 in the Search box. Click the “Comment” icon and complete the required fields, and 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 Science 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 Science 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, .

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