Marine Mammal Commission

2006 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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Please note that a complete list of the 2006 Commission letters and agency responses can be found in Appendix A of the Commission’s 2006 Annual Report.

 

Comments and recommendations regarding a proposed environmental impact statement for the establishment of annual quotas for the subsistence harvest of bowhead whales by Alaska natives.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations regarding a proposed rule to amend regulations under the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan covering gillnet fishing in the right whale calving grounds off the southeastern United States.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations regarding proposed guidelines for establishing, revising, and using categorical exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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Council on Environmental Quality

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Comments and recommendations regarding the U.S. Navy’s intention to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of mine warfare and antisubmarine warfare active sonar training exercises along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.

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Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic Division

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Comments and recommendations on issues that should be addressed in an environmental impact statement to assess the potential impacts on the human environment that could result from regulations being considered to protect wild Hawaiian spinner dolphins.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations regarding the portions of the Knik Arm Crossing Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that pertain to marine mammals.

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Federal Highway Administration

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Comments on the National Marine Fisheries Service’s proposed survey for measuring the preferences of U.S. residents regarding programs for the conservation and recovery of the Steller sea lion

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U.S. Department of Commerce

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Comments and recommendations on a proposal to issue regulations that would govern the taking of marine mammals incidental to operation of the U.S. Navy’s Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations regarding the draft 2006 stock assessment reports for marine mammals

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments regarding the draft Ocean Research Priorities Plan

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Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology

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Comments and recommendations regarding closure of the Southeast U.S. Restricted Area to all gillnet fishing

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations on the draft revised Steller Sea Lion Recovery Plan

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations on the draft recovery plans for fin whales and sperm whales

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations on a proposed rule to limit vessel speeds to 10 knots in certain areas to reduce collisions between ships and North Atlantic right whales

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations on proposed critical habitat for the southern resident killer whale stock

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations on the application submitted by the U.S. Navy seeking authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment incidental to conducting Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) antisubmarine warfare training exercises in waters around the Hawaiian Islands

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations on a proposed rulemaking regarding the 2006 List of Fisheries

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations regarding protection of mother-calf pairs of right whales from entanglement in gillnet fisheries

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations regarding the status review of the Cook Inlet beluga whale under the Endangered Species Act

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations regarding the National Marine Fisheries Service’s application for permits in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Refuge

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Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

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Comments and recommendations regarding the Administrative Law Judge’s recommended decision concerning long-term regulations to govern the taking by Alaska Natives of Cook Inlet beluga whales

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations regarding comprehensive conservation planning for the Howland, Baker, and Jarvis Islands National Wildlife Refuges

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Hawaiian and Pacific Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) Sonar

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Department of the Navy

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Comments and recommendations regarding subsistence following the Marine Mammal Commission’s 2005 Annual Meeting

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Indigenous People’s Council for Marine Mammals

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Comments and recommendations regarding subsistence following the Marine Mammal Commission’s 2005 Annual Meeting

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations regarding ecosystem research and management following the Marine Mammal Commission’s 2005 Annual Meeting

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Comments and recommendations regarding coastal development following the Marine Mammal Commission’s 2005 Annual Meeting

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations regarding fisheries following the Marine Mammal Commission’s 2005 Annual Meeting

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations regarding contaminants following the Marine Mammal Commission’s 2005 Annual Meeting

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations regarding National Marine Fisheries Service species following the Marine Mammal Commission’s 2005 Annual Meeting

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft Overseas Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Statement for an Undersea Warfare Training Range off the Atlantic coast of the U.S.

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Department of the Navy

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Proposed rulemaking seeking public comment on whether to promulgate regulations to protect spinner dolphins in the main Hawaiian Islands

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule to revise the current critical habitat designation for the northern right whale

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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