NMFS Seeks Comment on New Acoustic Guidance ICR

December 2, 2016, is the deadline for comment on the U.S. National Marine Fisheries’ Information Collection Request covering NMFS’ new Acoustic Guidance. This ICR is prepared and published by NMFS under the Paperwork Reduction Act. After NMFS receives and responds to comments on the ICR, there will be an additional 30-day comment period to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on the ICR. Unless and until OMB approves this ICR, NMFS cannot require anyone to comply with any information collection requests based on the Acoustic Guidance (e.g., Acoustic Guidance based monitoring requirements in Take Permits issued by NMFS under the Marine Mammal Protection Act).

Click here for NMFS’ Federal Register notice of its request for comments on NMFS’ new Acoustic Guidance ICR.

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