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2017-06-26 NOAA Identifies 12 Marine Protected Areas to Review in Accordance With Offshore Oil and Gas Directive Regulatory action NOAA

NOAA has identified a proposed list of twelve National Marine Sanctuaries and National Marine Monuments that it intends to review pursuant to Executive Order 13795: Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy (April 28, 2017), which directs NOAA to identify marine protected areas that were designated or expanded in the past ten years and to report back on “the opportunity costs associated with potential energy and mineral exploration and production” in those areas. Comments on the proposed list and NOAA’s review will be accepted through July 26, 2017.