A Northeast Regional Planning Body (NE RPB) Natural Resources Public Workshop and fourth NE RPB meeting will take place on June 25-26, 2014 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The workshop and meeting will both take place at The Charles Hotel located at 1 Bennett Street in Cambridge.
On June 26th, please join the Northeast Regional Planning Body for its fourth meeting. During this meeting, the RPB and staff will provide an update on ongoing planning activities, including efforts to identify options for interagency coordination and the use of regional data under the ocean planning goal “Effective Decision Making.” At this meeting, the RPB will consider options for technical and stakeholder input into ocean planning decisions as outlined in the Advisory Functions Options document (PDF)(4pp, 220k). If you wish to provide comments on this draft prior to the RPB meeting, please do so through the online comment form or by emailing comments directly to Katie Lund. Public participants will be given opportunities to comment on RPB proceedings and decisions.
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.
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.
Public Comment Meetings: Ten public meetings throughout New England to discuss draft regional ocean planning goals.
Mar. 12, 2014—The Northeast Regional Ocean Council and the Northeast Regional Planning Body have released a new RFP to develop products characterizing coastal and marine recreational activity in New England.
Feb. 20, 2014 – The Northeast Regional Ocean Council and the Northeast Regional Planning Body have released a new RFP to develop products characterizing marine life distribution, abundance, and trends.
Nov. 11, 2013–The January 22-23 Regional Planning Body meeting will include a public review, revision, and approval of goals, objectives, and accompanying actions for regional ocean planning in the Northeast.