National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration June 18, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Low-Energy Marine Seismic Survey in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, August 2009
Document Number: E9-14380
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from Rice University (Rice), for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine seismic survey in the Northwest Atlantic during August 2009. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS requests comments on its proposal to authorize Rice to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, small numbers of marine mammals during the aforementioned activity.