CRE Submits Comments on Draft PEIS/OEIS for Marine Seismic Research
The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) filed comments on the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS/OEIS) for Marine Seismic Research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) or Conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
In the comments, CRE explains that the “draft PEIS/OEIS should be revised to delete any use of the JASCO/MONM/AIM models to determine compliance with a regulation base on an rms SPL metric” and that if “NMFS wants to change from an rms SPL metric to a SEL regulatory metric, then NMFS should continue with its 2005 proceeding or institute another proceeding which transparently announces and addresses the scope of such a major regulatory change, and which solicits the participation of all stakeholders in federal regulation of ocean sound.”
Attached are CRE’s complete comments.
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