OMB Reviewing NMFS’ Draft Proposed GOM Take Rules

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget is reviewing draft proposed rules authorizing the Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Conducting Geological and Geophysical Exploration of Mineral and Energy Resources on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico. These draft proposed rules were developed and sent to OMB by the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service under the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act. NMFS has not yet published them for public comment yet.  OMB is reviewing the draft proposed rules under Executive Orders 12866 and 13563. Click here for OMB’s website for this review.

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