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NMFS Proposes IHA for BP Seismic in the Beaufort
On May 1, 2012, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service published Federal Register notice of its intent to issue an Incidental Harassment Authorization to BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. This IHA would be issued under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. It would authorize BP to take marine mammals, by harassment only, incidental to a proposed 3-dimensional ocean bottom cable seismic survey in the Simpson Lagoon area of the Alaskan Beaufort Sea during the open water season of 2012. Comments and information on this proposed IHA must be received by NMFS no later than May 31, 2012.

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