The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Department of Commerce have issued a notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement relating to a potential site for the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary––a proposed national marine sanctuary off California’s central coast. The notice states that the sanctuary was nominated by the Northern Chumash Tribal Council, and “has been endorsed by a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals at tribal, local, state, regional, and national levels including elected officials, businesses, recreational users, conservation groups, fishing associations, tourism companies, museums, historical societies, and education groups.” The federal agencies are seeking public input on the scope and significance of issues that must be addressed during the proposed process. To that end, they have announced three virtual public scoping meetings and will be accepting public comments through January 10, 2022.