——NORTHEAST OCEAN PLAN
The National Ocean Council certified that the Plan is consistent with the National Ocean Policy on December 1, 2016. The Federal members of the NE RPB administer a wide range of statutes and programs that involve or affect the marine environment. These Federal departments and agencies carry out actions under Federal laws involving a wide range of regulatory responsibilities and non-regulatory missions and management activities throughout the Northeast ocean planning area. The specific manner and mechanism each Federal agency will use to implement the Plan will depend on that agency’s mission, authorities, and activities. Each Federal NE RPB member will use the Plan to inform and guide its planning activities and decision making activities.