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Letters - 2008

This section contains significant letters sent by the Commission beginning in 2008.

 

Date
Agency
Subject
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Dec. 29, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request for an incidental harassment authorization from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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(pdf, 90 kb)

Dec. 17, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on use of the best available science to carry out provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act

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(pdf, 85 kb)

Dec. 16, 2008

U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service

Comments and recommendations on multiple applications from Conservation Force regarding requests to import polar bear trophies from Canada

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(pdf, 88 kb)

Dec. 2, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a petition to expand critical habitat boundaries for Hawaiian monk seals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

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(pdf, 92 kb)

Nov. 24, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from the Jacksonville (FL) Transportation Authority for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 83 kb)

Nov. 13, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on proposed regulations related to the taking of marine mammals incidental to the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training activities

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(pdf, 110 kb)

Nov. 13, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on proposed regulations related to the taking of marine mammals incidental to the Navy’s Southern California Range Complex training activities

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(pdf, 90 kb)

Nov. 7, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a petition to list three ice seal species as threatened or endangered

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(pdf, 95 kb)

Nov. 6, 2008

Department of the Interior

Comments and recommendations on a draft environmental assessment related to proposed changes to regulations governing consultation under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act

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(pdf, 64 kb)

Nov. 3, 2008

National Ocean Service

Comments and recommendations on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on implementation of section 304(d) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act

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(pdf, 96 kb)

Oct. 31, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from the PRBO Conservation Science for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 65 kb)

Oct. 29, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a draft environmental assessment for managing the deep-set longline fishery in the eastern Pacific Ocean

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(pdf, 97 kb)

Oct. 29, 2008

Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Comments and recommendations on a draft environmental impact statement on training operations in the Cherry Point Range Complex

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(pdf, 84 kb)

Oct. 29, 2008

Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Comments and recommendations on a draft environmental statement on activities at the Keyport Range Complex

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(pdf, 81 kb)

Oct. 27, 2008

Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Comments and recommendations on the draft environmental impact statement on proposed Undersea Warfare Training Range activities

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(pdf, 66 kb)

Oct. 27, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service
and Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council

Comments and recommendation on a draft fishery management plan for regulating offshore marine aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico

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(pdf, 78 kb)

Oct. 24 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on the draft 2008 stock assessment reports for marine mammals

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(pdf, 78 kb)

Oct. 14, 2008

U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service

Comments and recommendations on proposed changes to regulations governing consultation under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act

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(pdf, 115 kb)

Oct. 2, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Commenting on the planned establishment of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees at the Service’s science centers

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(pdf, 44 kb)

Sept. 29, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from Scripps Institution of Oceanography for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 80 kb)

Sept. 29, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on the final environmental impact statement regarding efforts to reduce ship strikes of North Atlantic right whales

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(pdf, 90 kb)

Sept. 26, 2008

U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Utilities and the Aleutian East Borough for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 75 kb)

Sept. 22, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a proposed rule to revise guidelines for National Standard 1 under the Magnuson-Stevens Act

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(pdf, 83 kb)

Sept. 22, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a proposed rulemaking regarding the draft Atlantic Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Plan

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(pdf, 82 kb)

Sept. 15, 2008

Minerals Management
Service

Comments and recommendations on possible initiation of a new five-year OCS oil and gas leasing program

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(pdf, 65 kb)

Sept. 15, 2008

Department of Commerce

Comments and recommendations on the advisability of requiring written reports on certain activities

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(pdf, 71 kb)

Sept. 11, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on the request from Eglin Air Force Base for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 53 kb)

Sept. 10 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a proposed rule to amend the Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Plan

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(pdf, 65 kb)

Aug.26, 2008

U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service

Comments and recommendations on the draft revised stock assessment report for the southern sea otter

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(pdf, 65 kb)

Aug.25, 2008

U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service

Comments and recommendations on a proposed rule to revise the format of the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants

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(pdf, 76 kb)

Aug.25, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for an incidental take authorization

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(pdf, 82 kb)

Aug.25, 2008

Department of Commerce

Comments on need for an enforcement presence at the Children’s Pool, La Jolla CA

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(pdf, 43 kb)

Aug.19, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments on the Service’s intent to promulgate small-take regulations for activities at Vandenberg AFB

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(pdf, 53 kb)

Aug.14, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments on the draft environmental impact statement for proposed authorization of the Makah whale hunt

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(pdf, 56 kb)

Aug.14, 2008

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Comments and recommendations on the Sanctuary draft management plan and environmental assessment

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(pdf, 100kb)

Aug.12, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on the notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the 2009 List of Fisheries

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(pdf, 90 kb)

Aug.12, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a proposed rule on environmental review for fishery management actions

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(pdf, 81 kb)

Aug.11, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on proposed amendment of regulations governing vessels authorized to fish for tuna in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean

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(pdf, 77 kb)

Aug.11, 2008

Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Comments on the Navy’s draft environmental impact statement on activities at its Jacksonville Range Complex

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(pdf, 83 kb)

Aug.7, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from the U.S. Navy seeking a Letter of Authorization relative to activities at its Cherry Point Range Complex

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(pdf, 76 kb)

Aug.4, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from the U.S. Navy seeking a Letter of Authorization relative to activities at the Keyport Range Complex

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(pdf, 88 kb)

Aug.4, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from United Launch Alliance for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 70 kb)

Aug.4, 2008

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

Comments and recommendations on a proposed rule to establish a mandatory ship reporting system in the Monument

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(pdf, 83 kb)

Jul. 28, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from the California Department of Transportation for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 65 kb)

Jul. 25, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from the U.S. Navy seeking a Letter of Authorization relative to activities at the Hawaii Range Complex

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(pdf, 1.3MB)

Jul. 25, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from Shell Offshore, Inc., for an incidental take authorization

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(pdf, 77 kb)

Jul. 18, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 80 kb)

Jul. 17, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from PGS Onshore, Inc., for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 79 kb)

Jul. 15, 2008

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

Comments and recommendations on the draft management plan for the Monument

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(pdf, 111 kb)

Jul. 14, 2008

Department of the Interior

Comments and recommendations on the Fish and Wildlife Service's final rule listing the polar bear as a threatened species

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(pdf, 93 kb)

Jul. 7, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from Shell Offshore, Inc., for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 78 kb)

Jul. 7, 2008

Minerals Management Service

Comments on the agency’s notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement on oil and gas sale #214 in the North Aleutian Basin

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(pdf, 68 kb)

Jul. 1, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a proposal to amend the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan and defer the effective date of certain regulations

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(pdf, 80 kb)

Jun. 23, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from the University of Texas, Institute of Geophysics, for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 68 kb)

Jun. 23, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc., for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 82 kb)

Jun. 18, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendation on a proposed rule to prohibit krill harvesting in the Exclusive Economic Zone along the U.S. West Coast

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(pdf, 62 kb)

Jun. 11, 2008

U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service

Comments and recommendations on the draft revised stock assessment report for the northern sea otter stock in Washington state

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(pdf, 76 kb)

Jun. 2, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from BP Exploration (Alaska) for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 86 kb)

May 27, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on a request from the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation for an incidental harassment authorization

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(pdf, 74 kb)

May 23, 2008

U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service

Comments and recommendations on a proposed marina development on the Orange River, Florida, and its potential effects on the Florida manatee

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(pdf, 80 kb)

May 23, 2008

Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Comments and recommendations on the draft environmental impact statement on the Navy’s Southern California Range Complex activities

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(pdf, 87 kb)

May 23, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on the Navy’s planned training operations in the Southern California Range Complex

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(pdf, 91 kb)

May 12, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on the Navy’s plans for shock-testing the Mesa Verde

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(pdf, 81 kb)

May 6, 2008

U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service

Comments and recommendations on the draft 2008 stock assessment reports for northern sea otters in Alaska

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(pdf, 102 kb)

May 1, 2008

Department of Commerce      

Regarding its decision to delay for six months a decision on whether to list the Cook Inlet beluga whale population as endangered.

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(pdf, 107 kb)

Apr.22, 2008

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest

Comments and recommendations on the draft/overseas environmental impact statement examining the individual and cumulative efforts of naval training and exercises in the Gulf of Alaska.

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(pdf, 85 kb)

Apr.21, 2008

The Honorable Charlie Crist, Governor of Florida

Seeking support for efforts to maintain warm-water refuges to enhance survival of Florida manatees.

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(pdf, 44 kb)

Apr.21, 2008

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Seeking support for efforts to provide alternative warm-water refuges for Florida manatees.

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(pdf, 67 kb)

Apr.21, 2008

U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service

Comments and recommendations seeking support for efforts to provide alternative warm-water refuges for Florida manatees.

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(pdf, 67 kb)

Apr.18, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on the potential revision of protection measures for Steller sea lions.

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(pdf, 76 kb)

Apr.15, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the taking of stranded marine mammals.

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(pdf, 55 kb)

Apr.11, 2008

National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration

Commenting on the revised draft framework for developing the National System of Marine Protected Areas.

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(pdf, 79 kb)

Apr.10, 2008

Indigenous Peoples’ Council for Marine Mammals

Regarding support for co-management of subsistence harvests of marine mammals.

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(pdf, 42 kb)

Apr.7, 2008

Navy Pacific Missile Range

Commenting on the draft/overseas environmental impact statement on planned activities on the Hawaii Range Complex.

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(pdf, 77 kb)

Apr.4, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on proposed amendments to regulations concerning experimental and exempted fishing permits and scientific research activities under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

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(pdf, 73 kb)

Mar. 31, 2008

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic

Commenting on the draft/overseas environmental impact statement concerning Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training activities.

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(pdf, 93 kb)

Mar. 25, 2008

National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration

Requesting support for a scientific research cruise related to efforts to conserve and protect the vaquita.

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(pdf, 41 kb)

Mar. 14, 2008

Minerals Management
Service

Commenting on a draft environmental impact statement concerning a proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound.

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(pdf, 96 kb)

Mar. 4, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement on the Cook Inlet beluga whale harvest.

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(pdf, 84 kb)

Feb. 29, 2008

U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service

Comments and recommendations on plans to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan for the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

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(pdf, 86 kb)

Feb. 25, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Additional comments on the draft environmental assessment on reducing the impact of California sea lions on salmon near Bonneville Dam, Oregon.

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(pdf, 46 kb)

Feb. 19, 2008

National Marine Fisheries Service

Comments and recommendations on the draft environmental assessment on reducing the impact of California sea lions on salmon near Bonneville Dam, Oregon.

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(pdf, 46 kb)

Feb. 19, 2008

 

Comments and recommendations on the final environmental impact statement on the proposed Knik Arm bridge, Alaska.

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(pdf, 65 kb)

Jan. 7, 2008

Department of Homeland

Comments and recommendations on Coast Guard plans to prepare a port access route study for waters off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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(pdf, 65 kb)

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