Proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary
In April 2019, in response to a community-based sanctuary nomination, NOAA announced its intent to designate a new national marine sanctuary in New York's eastern Lake Ontario. In July 2021, NOAA released a draft environmental impact statement and management plan for public review. With input from the public, stakeholders, and in consultation with the state of New York, NOAA is publishing this notice of proposed rulemaking to designate a national marine sanctuary in eastern Lake Ontario.
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