The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has published its Record of Decision for its proposed Gulf of Mexico region wide oil and gas Lease Sale 254. This Record of Decision identifies BOEM’s selected alternative for proposed Lease Sale 254, which is analyzed in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Lease Sale: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 2018 (2018 GOM Supplemental EIS). Click here more information and relevant links.
NMFS Issues Incidental Harassment Authorization to Navy for Ice Exercise Activities in the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean
The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has issued an IHA to the United States Department of the Navy to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during submarine training and testing activities associated with Ice Exercise 2020 (ICEX20) north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The Navy’s activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004
This authorization is effective from February 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
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