On October 25, 2018, the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness filed comments on the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Proposed Navy Take Rules for the Atlantic. CRE’s Executive Summary of its comments reads as follows:
“The Navy Take Rules use and rely on ‘NMFS 2016 Acoustic Technical Guidance.’ This use and reliance is mistaken for the following and other reasons:
- NOAA is considering rescinding or revising the Acoustic Guidance;
- Several Industry groups have identified significant Data Quality flaws in the Acoustic Guidance;
- CRE has also identified significant Data Quality flaws in the Acoustic Guidance; and
- NMFS’ and /or Navy’s continued use of the Acoustic Guidance violates the Information Quality Act (“IQA”) and IQA Guidelines, and may result in an IQA Request for Correction.”
Click here to read CRE’s entire comments on NOAA’s proposed Navy Take Rules.