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Agencies Extend Comment Period for Alaska DPEIS
The National Marine Fisheries Service and the Minerals Management Service have proposed for public comment a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for seismic oil and gas exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska.

The original public comment period ended May 14, 2007. The agencies have extended the public comment period until June 29, 2007.

They extended the comment period in response to verbal requests at public hearings on the PEIS, and in response to two written requests for more time.

Among other issues, the PEIS addresses seismic effects, if any, on marine mammals such as whales.

  • Click to read PEIS and extension notice

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