After receiving input from the public, the Northeast Regional Planning Body approved goals and objectives for the region’s ocean plan. The Framework for Ocean Planning in the Northeastern United States (33pp, 791K) specifies these goals and objectives along with actions, outcomes, tasks, and timelines.
|November 2012||Inaugural Northeast RPB Meeting: Develop common understanding about the RPB; provide context and lay foundation of regional ocean planning; engage stakeholders and the public, discuss initial focus.|
|April 2013||Northeast RPB Meeting: Northeast RPB Meeting: Identify draft goals for regional ocean planning and mechanisms for receiving public input about those draft goals; provide opportunities for public input about topics under consideration.|
|May/June 2013||Public Comment Meetings: Ten public meetings throughout New England to discuss draft regional ocean planning goals.|