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COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

National Ocean Council--National Ocean Policy Draft Implementation Plan

AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.
ACTION: Extension of comment period.
SUMMARY: Next, public comments on the draftImplementation Planwill inform the preparation of the final plan. Per our prior notice, which was published at 77 FR 2514 on January 18, 2012, we welcome your general input, and also pose the following questions:

* Does the draftImplementation Planreflect actions you see are needed to address the nine priorities for the ocean, coasts, and the Great Lakes?

* What is the most effective way to measure outcomes and to detect whether a particular action in theImplementation Planhas achieved its intended outcome? Would a report card format be useful?

With this notice, we are pleased to inform you that the comment period on the draftImplementation Planhas been extended. As stated on the National Ocean Council's Web site,http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/oceans,on February 28, 2012, the new deadline for public comment on the draftImplementation Planis March 28, 2012. Comments received will be collated and posted on the National Ocean Council Web site. The finalImplementation Planis expected in the spring of 2012.

DATES: The National Ocean Council must receive comments by midnight, March 28, 2012.
ADDRESSES: The draftImplementation Planand additional information can be found athttp://www.WhiteHouse.gov/oceans.Comments should be submitted electronically tohttp://www.WhiteHouse.gov/oceans.Comments may also be sent in writing to "ATTN: National Ocean Council" by fax to (202) 456-0753, or by mail to National Ocean Council, 722 Jackson Place NW., Washington, DC 20503. Heightened security measures in force may delay mail delivery; therefore, please allow at least two (2) to three (3) weeks of additional time for mailed comments to arrive. We encourage you to also submit comments through the National Ocean Council Web site.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the content of this request may be submitted through the National Ocean Council Web site athttp://www.WhiteHouse.gov/administration/eop/oceans/contactor by mail to National Ocean Council, 722 Jackson Place NW., Washington, DC 20503. Please note, heightened security measures in force may delay mail delivery; therefore, we encourage you to also submit questions through the National Ocean Council Web site.
Dated: March 9, 2012. Nancy H. Sutley, Chair.