NOAA/NMFS is drafting acoustic guidance for assessing the effects of anthropogenic sound on marine mammals. A 30-day public comment period for this draft document will begin on December 27, 2013. In conjunction with this public comment period, NOAA/NMFS will host a public meeting on January 14, 2014 in Silver Spring, Maryland. For those unable to attend in person, webinar access will be provided. Consult here for more detailed information and updates after the New Year.
On December 27th electronic copies of the draft document can be found at the Federal eRulemaking Portal, and here. Comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal; search for NOAA-NMFS-2013-0177.