FWS’ Revised SARs for Manatees

In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA), and its implementing regulations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published FWS’ revised stock assessment reports for two West Indian manatee stocks: the Florida manatee stock and the Puerto Rico stock of Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris and Trichechus manatus manatus, respectively), including incorporation of public comments.

You may view both revised SARs on http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2012– 0081.

Comment on Navy Draft EIS/OEIS

The U.S. Navy has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with military readiness training and testing activities conducted primarily within existing range complexes, operating areas and testing ranges in the Northwest Training and Testing (NWTT) Study Area. The Navy invites you to comment on the NWTT Draft EIS/OEIS.

Proposed Action
The Navy proposes to conduct training and testing activities, to include the use of active sonar and explosives, within the NWTT Study Area. The Proposed Action also includes pierside sonar maintenance and testing within the NWTT Study Area.