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Letters - 2012

This section contains significant letters sent by the Commission beginning in 2012.

 

Date
Agency
Subject
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Dec. 28 , 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Recommendations and rationale to assist the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council in developing a restoration plan to address injuries from the oil spill, including those to marine mammals and their habitats.

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(pdf, 1.9 mb)

Dec. 21, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on pinnipeds along the U.S. east coast over five years

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(pdf, 115kb)

Dec. 11, 2012

Fish and Wildlife Service

Permit application from the Alaska SeaLife Center to change the authorization under which non-releasable rehabilitated northern sea otters are being maintained by the facility

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(pdf, 102kb)

Nov. 14, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Recommendations regarding the draft 2012 stock assessment reports for marine mammals occurring in U.S. waters

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(pdf, 191kb)

Nov. 13, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from the Partnership for the Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) at the University of California Santa Cruz to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to rocky intertidal monitoring activities along the California and Oregon coasts

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(pdf, 101kb)

Nov. 13, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Dan Engelhaupt, Ph.D. for authorization to conduct systematic line transect surveys for marine mammals for five years in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

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(pdf, 101kb)

Nov. 9, 2012

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Marine Fisheries Service’s decision to postpone fall gillnet closures in certain New England fisheries

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(pdf, 231kb)

Nov. 5, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from the Navy for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to training and research, development, testing, and evaluation activities from 2014 through 2018 within the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing study area

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(pdf, 179kb)

Nov. 5, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from the Navy for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to training and research, development, testing, and evaluation activities from 2014 through 2018 within the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing study area

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(pdf, 178kb)

Nov. 5, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit request from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center for authorization to conduct research on 37 specified cetacean species and unidentified Mesoplodon spp. for five years in waters of the exclusive economic zones of the United States and Canada from Florida to the Scotian Shelf

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(pdf, 112kb)

Nov. 5, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit request from Mystic Aquarium for authorization to collect, receive, import, and export samples from up to 5,000 cetaceans and 5,000 pinnipeds for five years for scientific research

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(pdf, 94kb)

Oct. 29, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Georgia Aquarium Inc. for authorization to import 18 beluga whales from Russia for five years for public display

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(pdf, 426kb)

Oct. 25, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from Port Dolphin Energy LLC seeking regulations regarding taking of marine mammals incidental to construction and operation of an offshore liquefied natural gas facility, Port Dolphin Deepwater Port, in the Gulf of Mexico

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(pdf, 164kb)

Oct. 19, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request for public comments on a forthcoming environmental impact statement (EIS) that will evaluate Steller sea lion protection measures for Alaska groundfish fisheries

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(pdf, 171kb)

Oct. 11, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, along with Pacific Gas and Electric Co., for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to a marine geophysical survey in the vicinity of a nuclear power plant near Morro Bay, California

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(pdf, 171kb)

Oct. 11, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Request from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, along with Pacific Gas and Electric Co., for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to a marine geophysical survey near a nuclear power plant close to Morro Bay, California

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(pdf, 171kb)

Oct. 9, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from the PRBO Conservation Science to renew its authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to research activities on Southeast Farallon Island, Aņo Nuevo Island, and Point Reyes National Seashore, California from November 2012 to November 2013

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(pdf, 171kb)

Oct. 9, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Permit request from Sea World Parks and Entertainment, Inc., to import one female captive-born walrus from Kamogawa SeaWorld in Kamogawa, Japan, in March 2013 for public display

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(pdf, 171kb)

Oct. 2, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Revision to National Standard 1 Guidelines that affect the conservation and protection of marine mammals

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(pdf, 171kb)

Oct. 1, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Proposed rule to list the Hawaiian insular false killer whale population as endangered (comment period extended)

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(pdf, 72kb)

Oct. 1, 2012

U.S. Department of Commerce

Draft policy on American Indian and Alaska Native Consultation and Coordination

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(pdf, 140kb)

Sept. 26, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from the California Department of Transportation for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to construction activities associated with replacement of the east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

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(pdf, 1.3mb)

Sept. 24, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Permit application from Shannon Atkinson, Ph.D., for authorization to acquire and possess samples from northern sea otters for purposes of scientific research over five years

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(pdf, 544kb)

Sept. 24, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to collect, receive, import, and export samples from up to 26 species of cetaceans or pinnipeds for purposes of scientific research during a five-year period

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(pdf, 568kb)

Sept. 24, 2012

Selected Members of the United States Congress

National Marine Fisheries Services’ consideration of National Seafood Coalition proposal to modify regulation aimed at reducing takes of harbor porpoises in the Gulf of Maine

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(pdf, 156kb)

Sept. 21, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from ION Geophysical for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment incidental to a seismic survey in the Alaskan Beaufort and Chukchi Seas between October and December 2012

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(pdf, 3mb)

Sept. 17, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Robert Pilley to take by Level B harassment up to 196 bottlenose dolphins per year over five years during filming activities to document dolphin strand-feeding behavior in South Carolina and Florida

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(pdf, 902kb)

Sept. 12, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from the Fish and Wildlife Service for authorization to take small numbers of pinnipeds by harassment incidental to research on bird hazing methods in the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge in California

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(pdf, 102kb)

Sept. 4, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Application from the U.S. Geological Survey to renew a permit to allow it to continue research activities on polar bears in Alaska for five years

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(pdf, 99kb)

Aug. 31, 2012

Alaska Fisheries Science Center

National Marine Fisheries Service’s draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for issuing quotas to the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission for a subsistence hunt of bowhead whales between 2012 and 2017-2018

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(pdf, 101kb)

Aug. 30, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit renewal application from PRBO Conservation Science (formerly Point Reyes Bird Observatory) for research on pinnipeds along the central California coast during for five years

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(pdf, 106kb)

Aug. 30, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary to take small numbers of pinnipeds by harassment incidental to black abalone research in the Farallon Islands, California

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(pdf, 106kb)

Aug. 30, 2012

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific

Navy’s draft environmental assessment of the effects of collecting young California sea lions for its Marine Mammal Program

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(pdf, 101kb)

Aug. 30, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Request from the Monterey Bay Aquarium for a permit amendment to conduct research on sea otters that have been rescued from the wild, are undergoing rehabilitation, and could be returned to the wild under the Aquarium’s Sea Otter and Conservation Program

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(pdf, 94kb)

Aug. 27 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Draft environmental impact statement on the Makah Tribe’s proposal to take gray whales for ceremonial and subsistence purposes

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(pdf, 136kb)

Aug. 24, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Changes to regulations in subsistence harvesting of northern fur seals on St. Paul Island, Alaska, proposed by the Pribilof Island Community of St. Paul Island and the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island-Tribal Government

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(pdf, 142kb)

Aug. 22, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from the Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC, to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to construction of a seawater air conditioning project in the waters off Honolulu, Hawaii

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(pdf, 130kb)

Aug. 9, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to take harbor seals by harassment incidental to a habitat restoration project in the Woodard Bay Natural Resource Conservation Area in Puget Sound

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(pdf, 124kb)

Aug. 7, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Permit application from John Wise, Ph.D., to import and export samples from seven marine mammal species for scientific research

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(pdf, 94kb)

Aug. 7, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Permit renewal application from the Marine Mammals Management Office for research on walruses in the Bering and Chukchi Seas over four years

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(pdf, 93kb)

Aug. 7, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Permit application from Darlene Ketten, Ph.D., to import and export samples from nine species of marine mammals for scientific research over five years

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(pdf, 94kb)

Aug. 6, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from James Shine, Ph.D. to import and receive samples from long-finned pilot whales for scientific research over five years

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(pdf, 106kb)

Aug. 3, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Revised stock assessment report for the southern sea otter

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(pdf, 74kb)

Aug. 3, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Proposed rule that would re-instate the special rule for polar bears

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(pdf, 101kb)

Aug. 2, 2012

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Draft environmental assessment on Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts

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(pdf, 459kb)

Jul. 26, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from the Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to reconstruction of the Port Townsend Ferry Terminal Transfer Span in Puget Sound

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(pdf, 116kb)

Jul. 24, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request for permit amendment from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center to add procedures and surveys to its research on cetaceans, pinnipeds, and sea turtles in the Pacific, Southern, Arctic, and Indian Oceans

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(pdf, 93kb)

Jul. 24, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from James Lloyd-Smith, Ph.D., to conduct research on California sea lions at Aņo Nuevo Island, California, for five years

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(pdf, 94kb)

Jul. 24, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Request from Terrie Williams, Ph.D., to add the use of Evans blue dye and serial blood sampling to current permit authorizing research on non-releasable sea otters or those undergoing rehabilitation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter and Conservation Program

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(pdf, 92kb)

Jul. 11, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Todd Robeck, DVM, Ph.D., for authorization to receive, import, and export samples from 14 species of marine mammals for scientific research during a five-year period

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(pdf, 91kb)

Jul. 11, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from the Air Force for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to precision strike weapon and air-to-surface gunnery missions within Eglin Air Force Base’s Gulf of Mexico Test and Training Range

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(pdf, 166kb)

Jul. 10, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from United Launch Alliance to renew its authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to Delta Mariner operations, cargo unloading activities, and harbor maintenance activities at south Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, between September 2012 and August 2013

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(pdf, 106kb)

Jul. 10, 2012

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific

Draft EIS/OEIS for training and research, development, test, and evaluation activities between January 2014 and January 2019 within the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing study areas and their impacts on marine mammals in the central North Pacific Ocean

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(pdf, 175kb)

Jul. 10, 2012

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic

Draft EIS/OEIS for training and research, development, test, and evaluation activities between January 2014 and January 2019 within the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing study areas and their impacts on marine mammals in the western North Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico

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(pdf, 167kb)

Jul. 9, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit amendment request from The Whale Museum to conduct research on eight cetacean species or stocks, including the southern resident killer whale, in the inland waters of Washington

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(pdf, 104kb)

Jul. 9, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit amendment request from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on 42 species or groups of marine mammals in the Pacific Ocean over a five-year period

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(pdf, 92kb)

Jul. 5, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from the Navy to renew and modify a letter of authorization to conduct training operations in the Mariana Islands Range Complex

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(pdf, 125kb)

Jul. 3, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from North Slope Borough for authorization to receive, import, and export samples from nine marine mammal species for purposes of scientific research during a five-year period

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(pdf, 92kb)

Jul. 3, 2012

National Science Foundation

Permit modification request from the Alaska SeaLife Center regarding research on Weddell seals in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

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(pdf, 99kb)

Jul. 2, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Proposed rule to delist the eastern stock (or distinct population segment) of Steller sea lions under the Endangered Species Act

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(pdf, 149kb)

Jul. 2, 2012

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on Geological and Geophysical Exploration of the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf

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(pdf, 203kb)

Jun. 27, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from the Navy for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to pile driving and removal during wharf construction in Hood Canal at Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor, Washington

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(pdf, 157kb)

Jun. 27, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Support for announced closing of New England fishing area to reduce bycatch of Gulf of Maine harbor porpoise in commercial gillnets

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(pdf, 86kb)

Jun. 26, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from the America’s Cup Event Authority and the Port of San Francisco for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to construction, helicopter overflights, and firework displays to support the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco

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(pdf, 132kb)

Jun. 26, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from Geo-Marine, Inc., to amend a current permit by increasing the number of sei whale takes each year to gain more information on their distribution and habitat use

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(pdf, 103kb)

Jun. 25, 2012

National Science Foundation

Permit application from Robert Garrott, Ph.D., for authorization to conduct research on Weddell seals at Cape Evans, Backdoor Bay, Hut Point, Cape Royds, Terra Nova Bay, and northwest White Island, Antarctica

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(pdf, 93kb)

Jun. 25, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from the Navy for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to pile removal during wharf repair at Kitsap Naval Base in Bangor, Washington

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(pdf, 147kb)

Jun. 25, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Confidentiality of observer information collected under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act

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(pdf, 110kb)

Jun. 20, 2012

Fish and Wildlife Service

Listing of the polar bear, walrus, and narwhal on CITES Appendices

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(pdf, 152kb)

Jun. 18, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Bruce Mate, Ph.D., for authorization to conduct research on cetaceans and pinnipeds in U.S., foreign, and international waters

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(pdf, 121kb)

Jun. 18, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Amendments to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, and for the Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska

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(pdf, 125kb)

Jun. 18, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Stephen Trumble, Ph.D., for authorization to obtain and conduct analyses on mysticete earplugs during a five-year period

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(pdf, 99kb)

Jun. 11, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Robert Garrott, Ph.D., for authorization to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica during a five-year period

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(pdf, 95kb)

Jun. 11, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Shannon Atkinson, Ph.D., for authorization to receive, import, and export samples from unidentified cetaceans and pinnipeds for purposes of scientific research and education during a five-year period

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(pdf, 100kb)

Jun. 11, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Mark Baumgartner, Ph.D., for authorization to study eight mysticete species in the northwest Atlantic, northeast Pacific, and Arctic Oceans during a five-year period

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(pdf, 108kb)

Jun. 8, 2012

Chevron Energy Technology Company

Letter in support of the Sound and Marine Life Joint Industry Programme

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(pdf, 65kb)

Jun. 1, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc., for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to a seismic survey in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea during the 2012 Arctic open-water season

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(pdf, 160kb)

May 31, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game  to amend its current permit to conduct research on Steller sea lions throughout their range in Alaska

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(pdf, 107kb)

May 29, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from James Hain, Ph.D., to extend a current permit authorizing aerial and vessel surveys of humpback and North Atlantic right whales off the U.S. southeast coast during a five-year period

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(pdf, 91kb)

May 29, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from Alaska SeaLife Center for amendments to a current permit authorizing research on Weddell seals in Antarctica

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(pdf, 99kb)

May 25, 2012 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Draft environmental assessment on Lease Issuance for Marine Hydrokinetic Testing Technology on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Florida

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(pdf, 111kb)

May 21, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Eye of the Whale for authorization to conduct research on humpback whales in Alaskan waters during a five-year period

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(pdf, 94kb)

May 15, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request on behalf of the Columbia River Crossing project, for authorization to take pinnipeds incidental to construction and demolition activities in the Columbia River and North Portland Harbor, Washington and Oregon

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(pdf, 156kb)

May 14, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to three marine geophysical surveys in the Northeast Pacific Ocean from June through July 2012

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(pdf, 163kb)

May 14, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from John Calambokidis for authorization to conduct research on cetaceans and pinnipeds in the eastern North Pacific Ocean during a five-year period

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(pdf, 115kb)

May 10, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit request from the Pacific Whale Foundation to change its principal investigator in its application to study humpback
whales in Hawaii during a five- year period

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(pdf, 73kb)

May 10, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Permit application from Milton Levin, Ph.D., for authorization to conduct analyses on manatee and polar bear samples during a five-year period

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(pdf, 101kb)

May 10, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Permit amendment request from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to add procedures to its permit to conduct research on walruses throughout their range in Alaska

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(pdf, 92kb)

May 10, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Permit renewal request from Edmund Gerstein, Ph.D., for authorization to take Florida manatees by deliberate harassment to test the effectiveness of an acoustic device for alerting them of approaching vehicles

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(pdf, 93kb)

May 7, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Status review of the ringed seal
under the Endangered Species
Act

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(pdf, 110kb)

May 7, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Status review of the bearded
seal under the Endangered
Species Act

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(pdf, 111kb)

May 7, 2012

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Proposed Cook Inlet Special
Interest Lease Sale 244

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(pdf, 113kb)

May 1, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Proposed rule to amend the Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Plan

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(pdf, 95kb)

Apr. 30, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from the Navy for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to military training operations at the Silver Strand Training Complex in San Diego, California

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(pdf, 109kb)

Apr. 26, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from the Saint Louis Zoo for authorization to import four female captive harbor seals from Storybrook Gardens in London, Ontario, Canada

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(pdf, 75kb)

Apr. 25, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Colleen Reichmuth, Ph.D., for authorization to capture from the wild and maintain in captivity two bearded seals for the purpose of scientific research

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(pdf, 30kb)

Apr. 20, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Whether the Service should extend or modify the final rule to implement vessel speed restrictions to reduce the threat of vessel collisions with North Atlantic right whales

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(pdf, 111kb)

Apr. 12, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, on behalf of Fishermen’s Atlantic City Windfarm, for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to the installation of wind turbines off the New Jersey coast

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(pdf, 113kb)

Apr. 12, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, on behalf of Fishermen’s Atlantic City Windfarm, for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to the installation of wind turbines off the New Jersey coast

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(pdf, 113kb)

Apr. 12, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit amendment request from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to add procedures to a current permit authorizing research on harbor seals through their range in Alaska

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(pdf, 83kb)

Apr. 12, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application by Simon Nash for authorization to take up to 1,300 spinner dolphins per year during filming near Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean over five years

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(pdf, 83kb)

Apr. 11, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to firework displays between 4 July 2012 and 3 July 2017

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(pdf, 94kb)

Apr. 9, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to a marine geophysical survey in the central Pacific Ocean in May and June 2012

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(pdf, 129kb)

Apr. 9, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science for authorization to import samples from four phocid species for scientific research

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(pdf, 74kb)

Apr. 2, 2012

Department of the Interior

Status of exploration and drilling activities in the Arctic and actions that are being or will be taken to prevent, contain, and respond to an oil spill

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(pdf, 95kb)

Mar. 30, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service and Fish and Wildlife Service

Draft revisions to the Guidelines for Assessing Marine Mammal Stocks

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(pdf, 130kb)

Mar. 27, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to a marine geophysical survey to be conducted in the southeastern Pacific Ocean in May 2012

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(pdf, 121kb)

Mar. 26, 2012

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Review of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management final environmental assessment on Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf, and repeated recommendations from the Commission

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(pdf, 71kb)

Mar. 26, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from Sonoma County Water Agency to renew its authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to construction and maintenance activities associated with estuary management at the Russian River near Jenner, California

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(pdf, 91kb)

Mar. 23, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Permit application from Mote Marine Laboratory for authorization to collect, conduct analyses on, and archive manatee blood samples during a five-year period

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(pdf, 74kb)

Mar. 20, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from the Navy for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to testing the AN/AQS-20A Mine Reconnaissance Sonar System (Q-20) in the Gulf of Mexico during a one-year period

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(pdf, 97kb)

Mar. 19, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from The Whale Museum to amend a permit that authorized monitoring of vessel activities in the state of Washington, by changing its principal investigator

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(pdf, 69kb)

Mar. 19, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from Glenn VanBlaricom, Ph.D., for an incidental harassment authorization to take seals and sea lions incidental to abalone research on San Nicolas Island, California

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(pdf, 86kb)

Mar. 19, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Jooke Robbins, Ph.D., for authorization to conduct research on cetaceans in the Gulf of Maine, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea during a five-year period

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(pdf, 84kb)

Mar. 19, 2012

National Ocean Council

Commission comments on the National Ocean Council's draft National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan

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(pdf, 121kb)

Mar. 15, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from James Harvey, Ph.D., to renew his permit to conduct research on harbor seals along the U.S. west coast during a five-year period

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(pdf, 83kb)

Mar. 13, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Request from Robin Baird, Ph.D., for authorization to conduct research on 27 specified cetacean species and unidentified Mesoplodon spp. in all U.S. and international waters in the western Atlantic Ocean during a five-year period

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(pdf, 101kb)

Mar. 12, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
and National Marine Fisheries
Service

Commission comments on the draft policy interpreting the phrase "significant portion of its range" as used in the Endangered Species Act

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(pdf, 145kb)

Mar. 5, 2012

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Commission comments on the draft National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy

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(pdf, 111kb)

Feb.28, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Commission comments on the draft environmental impact statement on effects of oil and gas activities in the Arctic Ocean

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(pdf, 145kb)

Feb.27, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from the Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to a marine geophysical survey in the northwest Pacific Ocean from March through May 2012

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(pdf, 126kb)

Feb. 23, 2012

National Wildlife Health Center

The Commission expressed its desire to facilitate cooperation among agencies and thereby improve response to wildlife health and disease events

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(pdf, 50kb)

Feb. 21, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from Ocean Renewable Power Company Maine, LLC, for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment associated with the installation of a tidal energy turbine in Cobscook Bay, Maine

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(pdf, 111kb)

Feb. 15, 2012

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Draft environmental impact statement for proposed 2012-2017 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico Western and Central Planning Areas

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(pdf, 106kb)

Feb. 9, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Matson’s Laboratory for authorization to import, export, and analyze pinniped teeth during a five-year period

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(pdf, 82kb)

Feb. 9, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Dorian Houser, Ph.D. for authorization to conduct research on hearing sensitivities of cetaceans in the United States during a five-year period

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(pdf, 76kb)

Feb. 7, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from NHK Enterprises for authorization to take up to 300 killer whales up to three times and 100 gray whales up to two times during filming of the hunting behavior of transient killer whales for TV, internet, DVD and other media

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(pdf, 93kb)

Feb. 7, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Shane Moore for authorization to take 35 killer whales and 10 gray whales during filming for a National Geographic Channel program

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(pdf, 76kb)

Feb. 6, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Application from the Navy seeking authorization to take marine mammals incidental to training, testing, and routine military operations using the Navy’s Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar source

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(pdf, 103kb)

Feb. 3, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez, Ph.D., for authorization to conduct research on harbor seals in Washington waters during a five-year period

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Feb. 3, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Gregory Walker, University of Alaska Fairbanks, for authorization to conduct unmanned aerial surveys of Steller sea lion terrestrial habitat from Kodiak Island to Attu Island, Alaska

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Jan. 31, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from Kenneth Balcomb, The Center for Whale Research for authorization to conduct research on cetaceans, primarily killer whales, in the eastern North Pacific over a five-year period

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Jan. 18, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on 26 specified cetacean species

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Jan. 17, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service and the Department of the Navy

Corrections to 7 and 14 December letters pertaining to authorizations for taking marine mammals incidental to training operations in the Virginia Capes, Cherry Point and Jacksonville Range Complexes, as well as the Hawaii Range Complex

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Jan. 3, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service

Permit application from the St. George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society for authorization to take pinnipeds by harassment incidental to restoration and maintenance on Northwest Seal Rock light station off the coast of Crescent City, California

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