Public Comments Requested on Draft Resources Report
September 30, 2019
OPD has been collecting and analyzing data to address the current state of the resources of the CNMI in order to identify needs, gaps, and recommended next steps. These resource categories have been broadly categorized into three categories which correspond with “Taskforce” groups comprised of PDAC representatives and other agency and non-governmental partners – the “built environment”, “natural resources”, and “socio-economic resources and disaster risk reduction (DRR)”.
These resource sections are provided through the links below for our first round of public review and comment. Reviewers are asked to provide relevant feedback regarding (i) the accuracy of the information provided, (ii) whether there are any gaps or needs that should be addressed based on the information provided, and (iii) key priorities or “visions” for the sustainable long-term use of this resource that should be considered when developing a long-term comprehensive sustainable development plan. You can learn more about baseline assessment efforts here.
The Resources Report is uploaded as a PDF file and you can provide your comments using this survey link here. Reviewers are encouraged to read this “FAQ Document” for additional context regarding these documents, reviewer questions, and next steps. Comments and proposed revisions can be submitted to Planning@opd.gov.mp through November 30 for inclusion of proposed updates in the next version of this draft document.