The CNMI Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality, Division of Environmental Quality, under the Office of the Governor, is seeking public comments on the draft of the 2022 Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report and supporting documents.
These have been made available for public review on DEQ’s web page www.deq.gov.mp. URL: https://www.deq.gov.mp/water-quality-surveillance-non-point-source.html.
Sections 303(d) and 305(b) of the U.S. Clean Water Act require that all states and territories, including the CNMI, monitor and assess all waters within the state and report the results to the public, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Congress every two years. Prior to final submission to USEPA and the U.S. Congress, public review is required and BECQ must address comments received by the public.
BECQ invites the public to review and provide comments on the 2022 Integrated Report, by submitting written comments in person to the BECQ office at the Gualo Rai Center on Middle Road (across from the Subway restaurant), by mail, or email.
Mailed comments should be addressed to Eli D. Cabrera, administrator, Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality, P.O. Box 501304, Saipan, MP, 95950. Emailed comments should be written to: email@example.com.
Comments should contain the subject line “2022 IR Comments” or similar. All comments must be received by BECQ no later than Oct. 19, 2022, in order for the comments to be considered by BECQ in the preparation of the final Integrated Report. (PR)