Draft Management Plan / Draft Environmental Impact
Plan (Vol. I) (14 MB)
The Draft Management Plan (Volume I) contains information
about the Sanctuary's environment, staffing and administration,
regulations and boundary, operational and programmatic costs,
priority management issues and the actions proposed to address
them, and performance measures. The Draft Management
Plan represents a major revision of the original 1983 management
Impact Statement (Vol. II) (14 MB)
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Volume II) contains
detailed information on the greater Sanctuary region, presents
a range of alternatives for modified and new Sanctuary regulations,
and provides environmental and socioeconomic impact analyses
of those alternatives.
To download PDFs of individual sections of the documents, please
use the links below.
Draft Management Plan (Vol. I) (14
Cover and Front Matter (588 KB ) includes
the front cover, information about this document, and acknowledgements.
Executive Summary (176 KB)
Table of Contents (128
I: Introduction (796 KB) is an introduction
presenting background information on the national marine
sanctuaries and the management plan review process.
II: The Sanctuary Setting (3.2 MB) provides
context by describing the Sanctuary setting. This section
is divided into four sub-sections: II-A) The Physical Setting;
II-B) The Biological Setting; II-C) The Human Setting; and II-D)
The Operational Setting.
III: Action Plans (8 MB) contains
the action plans, which detail the management actions the
Sanctuary will take to address priority issues and meet
the purposes and policies of the NMSA.
Section IV: Appendices
Action Plan Summary Tables (288
KB) presents two tables (Appendix A1 and Appendix A2) that provide
information on the status, funding source, level of partnership
coordination, and levels of implementation for the strategies
contained within each action plan, and a summary of the operational
and programmatic costs of implementing years one through five
of this management plan.
List of Acronyms (96 KB) provides the
definitions for acronyms commonly used in the Draft Management
Existing and Proposed CINMS Regulations (152
KB) is a table displaying the three regulatory alternatives analyzed
in the DEIS (Vol. II), with proposed deletions of existing CINMS
regulatory text shown in strikethrough, and proposed new regulatory
Supporting Information on Boundary Evaluation (768KB)
provides supporting information for the Boundary Evaluation Action
Plan (Section III).
Sources Consulted (320 KB)
Impact Statement (Vol. II) (14 MB)
Front Matter (572 KB) includes the front
cover and general information about this document.
Summary (172 KB)
Contents (76 KB)
1: Introduction (3.5
MB) includes background on The
National Marine Sanctuary Program, Channel Islands National
Marine Sanctuary, the purpose and need for the proposed action,
issues within and beyond the scope of this EIS, the public comment
process, interagency coordination, other related studies and
environmental review processes, and the organization of this
2: Description of Proposed Action and Alternatives (492
KB) describes various proposed regulatory changes under consideration
as part of the CINMS Management Plan Review.
3: Affected Environment (4
MB) describes the study area for this
environmental review in terms of geographic location, physical
environment, biological environment, maritime heritage resources,
and human uses.
4: Environmental Consequences of Alternatives (376
KB) evaluates the environmental impacts (including socioeconomic
impacts) of implementing the Sanctuary regulations included in
the Proposed Action, Alternative 1, and the No-Action Alternative.
5: Federal and State Law (244 KB) provides
a summary of existing federal and state laws and regulations
relevant to the activities subject to regulation under
the three alternatives.
6: References (160 KB)
7: Persons and Agencies Contacted (64
KB) a list of government officials, agencies, and Sanctuary
Advisory Council representatives and working groups whom
the sanctuary has contacted for consultation and purposes
regarding this EIS and the management plan review.
8: List of Preparers (44 KB) lists individuals,
along with their affiliation, years of experience, and education,
who were involved in preparing this EIS.
9: Acronyms and Abbreviations (48 KB)
provides the definitions for acronyms commonly used in
10: Glossary of Terms (148 KB)
A.1: Notice of Intent (108 KB) a copy
of the June 11, 1999 Federal Register notice announcing
the initiation of review of the management plan and sanctuary
A.2: Documentation of Scoping Process (168
KB) provides information about the Sanctuary’s public
scoping meetings held in 1999, as well as summaries of
public scoping comments.
B: National Marine Sanctuaries Act (148
KB) provides the text of 16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.,
the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.
C: Biological and Historical/Cultural Resources of the
Study Area (2.2 MB)supplements
Section 3 (Affected Environment) by providing additional information
on the biological and historical/cultural resources within
the Study Area.
D: Proposed Rule (912 KB) The Proposed
Rule is the Federal Register document published to notify
the public of the amendments NOAA is proposing to the Sanctuary’s
regulations, and to request public comment on these proposed
contains summaries of the proposed regulatory changes, information
about the Sanctuary environment, and the proposed amendments
to the Sanctuary’s Designation Document and regulations. NOAA’s
publishing of the entire body of CINMS regulations hereing,
showing the proposed changes, is meant to facilitate the reader’s
understanding of the regulations and better inform public comments.
E: Proposed Findings and Determinations (92
KB) describes factors and consultations required by the National
Marine Sanctuaries Act in order to make the changes proposed
to be made to the Sanctuary’s Designation Document described
in this EIS.
F: Mailing List (132 KB) a list of governmental
agencies, Sanctuary Advisory Council representatives and working
groups, and organizations on the CINMS management plan review
Appendix G: Public Comments and Responses NOTE: This section
will be completed after the public comment period on the DMP/DEIS,
and will appear in the Final EIS.