Note – the official public comment period on the Draft Plan ended Sept 6, 2016.

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The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (MidA RPB) is pleased to announce the availability of the Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan (Draft Plan) for public review and comment.  The Draft Plan was developed through a collaborative process, and the MidA RPB encourages feedback from all interested stakeholders.
The public comment period is open through September 6, 2016.  Comments may be submitted via email:; or by writing to:  Robert P. LaBelle, Federal Co-Lead, Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body, BOEM, 45600 Woodland Road, Mailstop:  VAM-BOEM DIR, Sterling, VA  20166.
Stakeholders are also invited to participate in upcoming opportunities to learn about the Draft Plan and provide comments.
Please mark your calendars for the MidA RPB’s public webinar on Monday, July 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Click here to register for the webinar.
Also, please plan to attend the Open House public listening sessions in the Mid-Atlantic states during July, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on:

  • July 12 – Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach, VA 
  • July 14 – Pozycki Hall, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
  • July 19 – Ocean Pines Library, Berlin, MD
  • July 20 – Virden Retreat Center, University of Delaware, Lewes, DE
  • July 27 – Babylon Student Center, Selden Community College, Selden, NY

Please check the Your Ocean Plan page for information about these upcoming opportunities for the public to learn about the Draft Plan and provide comments to the MidA RPB

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