NMFS Begins EIS for Cook Inlet Take Authorizations

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has published its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to analyze the environmental impacts of issuing Incidental Take Authorizations pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act for the taking of marine mammals incidental to anthropogenic activities in the waters of Cook Inlet, Alaska.

NMFS will hold a public scoping meeting to begin the EIS scoping process in Anchorage, AK, on Monday, November 3, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Loussac Library’s Wilda Marston Theater located at 3600 Denali Street, Anchorage, AK 99503. Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting.

All comments, written statements, and questions regarding the scoping process and preparation of the EIS must be received by NMFS no later than December 29, 2014

Click here to read NMFS’ Federal Register notice of this EIS process.

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