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NMFS Publishes New Marine Mammal SARs
The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness submitted comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement on two BOEMRE Information Collection Requests under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The two ICRs concern oil and gas exploration and production on the Outer Continental Shelf. In its comments CRE recommended:

  1. BOEMRE should clearly state that it is not submitting any ICRs for seismic regulation that are more stringent than current regulation, including NTL 2007-G02.

  2. BOEMRE should defer submitting this ICR to OMB until a reasonable time after the end of the settlement stay in the New Orleans litigation. If there is any settlement, then BOEMRE should prepare a new ICR/burden estimates that addresses the settlement, and allow public comment on them, before sending the ICR to OMB.
  • Click here to read ICR comments for 30 CFR Part 250
  • Click here to read ICR comments for 30 CFR Part 251
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