The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published Federal Register notice stating that FWS will ask the Office of Management and Budget to approve an information collection under the U.S. Paperwork Reduction Act. This information collection request includes requirements associated with specified oil and gas industry activities and their incidental taking of polar bears and Pacific walruses in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas under the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act. Before FWS sends this ICR to OMB, FWS requests public comments on it. FWS will consider any public comments on this ICR that FWS receives by December 2, 2013.
Click here to read FWS’ Federal Register notice seeking comments on this ICR.