AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
ACTION: Notice; Request for information.
SUMMARY: On behalf of the Ocean Policy Committee, Ocean Resource
Management Subcommittee and the Office of Science and Technology Policy
(OSTP) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) as Co-Chairs of
the Ocean Policy Committee, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) requests input from all interested parties on the
permitting process for ocean research, mapping, and characterization
activities. The public input provided in response to this Request for
Information (RFI) will inform the Ocean Policy Committee as it works
with Federal agencies and other stakeholders to increase the efficiency
of the permitting and authorization processes for ocean research,
mapping, and characterization activities across agencies.
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
March 12, 2020.
ADDRESSES: Responses should be submitted via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Include "RFI Response: Efficient
Permitting of Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing Activities" in
the subject line of the message.
Instructions: Response to this RFI is voluntary. Respondents need
not reply to all questions listed. For all submissions, clearly
indicate which questions are being answered. Email attachments will be
accepted in plain text, Microsoft Word, or Adobe PDF formats only. Each
individual or institution is requested to submit only one response.
OSTP may post responses to this RFI, without change, on a Federal
website. NOAA, therefore, requests that no business proprietary
information, copyrighted information, or personally identifiable
information be submitted in response to this RFI. Please note that the
U.S. Government will not pay for response preparation, or for the use
of any information contained in the response.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brock Eckel, OSTP, 202 456-4336.