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Shell Applies for Alaska IHAs
Shell Offshore, Inc., and WesternGeco, Inc., have applied to the National Marine Fisheries Service for Incidental hazard Authorizations to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine geophysical program, including deep seismic surveys, on oil and gas lease blocks located on Outer Continental Shelf waters in the mid- and eastern-Beaufort Sea and on pre-lease areas in the Northern Chukchi Sea. The NMFS published a Federal Register notice proposing to grant the Shell IHAs on terms and conditions described in the notice. Public comment on the Shell IHAs is due June 2, 2006.

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