NOAA Announces Delay in Effective Date of National Marine Sanctuaries Act Rule

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the agency is delaying the effective date of an interim final rule to amend the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries regulations proposed under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. The announcement further delays the effective date by 120 days, from September 26, 2022, to January 24, 2023. NOAA is not reopening the public comment period during this time.