15 U.S. Code § 1511c - Estuarine Programs Office
The Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (hereinafter in this section referred to as the “Administrator”) shall establish within the Administration an Estuarine Programs Office.
The Estuarine Programs Office shall—
(1) develop and implement a national estuarine strategy for the Administration that integrates the research, regulatory, and trusteeship responsibilities of the Administration;
(2) coordinate the estuarine activities of the various organizations within the Administration, including activities in estuarine research and assessment, fisheries research, coastal management, and habitat conservation;
(3) coordinate the estuarine activities of the Administration with the activities of other Federal and State agencies; and
(4) provide technical assistance to the Administrator, to other Federal agencies, and to State and local government agencies in—
(C) identifying technical and management alternatives for the restoration and protection of estuarine resources; and