CRE Requests that UN Act to Ensure that CMS Marine Noise Guidelines Comply with Fundamental Principles of Science

The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness sent a letter to the UN’s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.  CRE’s letter concerned

CMS’ Family Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment for Marine Noise-generating Activities Guidelines (“EIA Guidelines”).  CRE’s letter requests that CMS take certain activities necessary to ensure that the EIA Guidelines are transparent and comply with other fundamental principles of the scientific process. These steps include CMS’ establishing and publicizing an easily accessible Internet website dedicated to and containing the following:

A) All comments on the EIA Guidelines and all responses to those comments (including all responses to CRE’s letter);

B) All records relating to the COP12 vote on the CMS EIA Guidelines; and

C) Contact information for all governments and regulatory bodies that are considering the CMS EIA Guidelines. This list of governments and regulatory bodies and contacts should be updated as necessary in order to stay current.

Click here to read CRE’s letter to CMS.




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