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Cover / Abstract

Cover/Abstract
Table of Contents
Part I
Introduction
Part II
The Affected Environment
Part III
Alternatives Including Preferred Alternatives
Part IV
Consequences of Alternatives
Part V
Management Plan
Part VI
List of Preparers and Acknowledgements
Part VII
List of DSEIS/MP Recipients
Part VIII
References
Appendix A
NMSP Regulations
Appendix B
Proposed Rule for Jade Collection
Appendix C
Response to Comments
Appendix D
Existing Relevant Authorities
Appendix E
Abbreviations
Monterey
Bay
National
Marine
Sanctuary
 

Supplimental Environmental
Environmental Impact
Statement/Management Plan

   



U.S. Department of Commmerce


National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration


Sanctuaries and
Reserves Division

 

Prepared By:

Sanctuaries and Reserves Division
Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
National Ocean Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
SSMC4, 11th Floor
1305 East West Highway
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Title

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Management Plan for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or Sanctuary)

Abstract

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) proposes to amend the Management Plan, regulations, and Designation Document for the Sanctuary to allow limited, small-scale collection of jade in a selected area within the Sanctuary.

As required by section 304(a)(4) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA), 16 U.S.C. § 1434(a)(4), and Article VI of the Designation Document, the terms of designation may be modified only by the same procedures by which the original designation is made. Consistent with section 304(a)(2) of the NMSA, and section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), NOAA has prepared this supplement to the MBNMS Final Environmental Impact Statement/Management Plan (FEIS/MP) for the proposed amendment to the Management Plan, regulations, and Designation Document.

  • Part I of this Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Management Plan (FSEIS/MP) is the Introduction. It describes the authority for Sanctuary designation, the goals of the National Marine Sanctuary Program, the existing National Marine Sanctuaries, the history of the issues prompting this FSEIS/MP, and the goals of amending the Management Plan, regulations, and Designation Document to allow limited, small-scale jade collection within the MBNMS.
  • Part II of the FSEIS/MP describes the area and environment of the MBNMS that is the subject of the proposed regulatory change.
  • Part III of the FSEIS/MP examines the alternatives, including the preferred alternative.
  • Part IV of the FSEIS/MP describes the environmental consequences of each alternative.
  • Part V of the FSEIS/MP provides that portion of the Management Plan as it would be amended under the preferred alternative.

**As this document supplements the FEIS/MP for the Sanctuary, much of the discussion of the Sanctuary, its resources, and its goals references the FEIS/MP.

Lead Agency:

U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Ocean Service
Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

Contact:

Scott Kathey, Program Specialist
Sanctuaries and Reserves Division/NOAA
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
299 Foam Street
Monterey, California 93940
(831) 647-4251


Dear Recipient:

In accordance with section 304 of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA), 16 U.S.C. § 1434, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., we are enclosing a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) prepared by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce, for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The responsible Federal official for this project is Nancy Foster, Ph.D., Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management, National Ocean Service, NOAA.

Any questions or comments regarding the FSEIS should be directed to the contact person identified below.

CONTACT

Mr. Scott Kathey, Program Specialist
Sanctuaries and Reserves Division/NOAA
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
299 Foam Street
Monterey, California 93940
(831) 647-4251

Sincerely,



NEPA Coordinator


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

FINAL SUPPLEMENTAL
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT/MANAGEMENT PLAN
FOR THE MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

January 1998

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