Ocean Planning in the Northeast

Website for the Northeast Regional Planning Body Northeast RPB Meeting Rescheduled

Northeast RPB Meeting Rescheduled

January 22-23 RPB Meeting

UPDATE Based on guidance from the National Weather Service, we are delaying the start of the Northeast Regional Planning Body meeting scheduled for January 22-23, 2014. The meeting will now begin at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 22. We have modified the agenda (PDF) (6pp, 269K) accordingly. Please stay tuned to this website and future emails for additional details and any potential changes.

The next Northeast Regional Planning Body meeting will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, January 22-23, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge located at 575 Memorial Drive in Cambridge, Massachusetts. On Wednesday, January 22, the meeting will begin at 10:00 am and adjourn at 6:00 pm and will be followed by a networking reception from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm. On Thursday, January 23, public registration will begin at 8:30 am, the meeting starts at 9:00 am and the meeting will adjourn at 4:45 pm. See the agenda for additional details and the meeting materials that will be discussed (164pp, 3.2M), and please register here to indicate your attendance at the meeting.

This meeting was originally scheduled for November 12-13, 2013, but was postponed due to the federal government shutdown.

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. It builds on previous RPB discussions and the extensive public input received during the public comment period earlier this year, the public meetings convened across New England in May and June, and through other engagement.

To help prepare for this next meeting, RPB members held three conference calls for updates and coordination. Summaries of these calls are available for the June 27th (PDF) (1pg, 336K), August 7th (PDF) (2pp, 402K), October 4th (PDF) (3pp, 472K), and November 13 (PDF) (3pp, 110K) discussions.

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