National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration May 12, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Site Characterization Surveys Off the Coast of New York
Document Number: 2017-09706
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from Deepwater Wind, LLC, (DWW) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to high-resolution geophysical (HRG) and geotechnical survey investigations associated with marine site characterization activities off the coast of New York in the area of the Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS-A 0486) (Lease Area) and along potential submarine cable routes to a landfall location in Easthampton, New York (``Submarine Cable Corridor'') (collectively the Lease Area and Submarine Cable Corridor are the Project Area). Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to DWW to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities.
Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09642
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) will hold a public meeting to discuss the draft National Charting Plan and other related topics on navigation services such as: The draft External Source of Data for Nautical Charting; the draft OCS Autonomous Systems Strategy; and the draft Coast Survey Hydrographic Plan. Public comments are requested. The HSRP meeting agenda, webinar and background documents can be found online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ ocs/hsrp/hsrp.htm.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental To Conducting Subsea Cable Operations and Maintenance Activities in the Arctic Ocean
Document Number: 2017-09599
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from Quintillion Subsea Operations, LLC (Quintillion) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting subsea cable-laying and maintenance activities in the Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi seas. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities.