November 2015 RPB Meeting
The seventh NE RPB meeting took place on November 16-17, 2015, at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in Portland, ME.
- Meeting Minutes (PDF) (77pp, 386k)
- Public Comment Letters Received, Fall 2015 (updated: January 2016) (PDF) (28pp, 2.4M)
- Meeting Agenda (PDF) (4pp, 246k)
- Meeting Materials (PDF) (153pp, 4.4M)
- Northeast Ocean Plan – Approaches to Content for Chapter 4 and 5 (PDF) (7pp, 153k)
- Northeast Ocean Plan – Draft of Section 4.1.1 Best Practices for Agency Coordination (PDF) (9pp, 214k)
- Northeast Ocean Plan Outline – Chapter 3 Addendum (PDF) (6pp, 966k)
- Northeast Ocean Plan Outline – Chapter 5 Addendum (PDF) (5pp, 160k)
- Components of Important Ecological Areas (IEAs) – Draft Under Consideration (PDF) (3pp, 120k)
- Final meeting materials, including a meeting summary and presentation slides, from October’s Stakeholder Forum are available for reference.
- Discuss updates on Northeast RPB activities and progress since June 2015, including progress on data and agency guidance (included in Chapter 3) and a review of updated draft plan outline and timeline.
- Review options and discuss next steps for plan performance and ocean health indicators (Chapter 4 Section 3 of the draft plan outline).
- Review options and discuss next steps for science and research priorities (Chapter 5 of the draft plan outline).
- Review options and discuss future responsibilities and commitments (Chapter 4 Section 2 of the draft plan outline).
- Provide opportunities for public input about the topics being considered by the NE RPB.