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NSF Publishes ROD for Seismic PEIS
The U.S. National Science Foundation has published its Record of Decision for Marine Seismic Research Funded by the National Science Foundation. This ROD, which is dated June 2012, is the culmination of NSF's Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement process under the U.S National Environmental Policy Act. The ROD selects Alternative B, which provides that NSF-funded marine seismic research will be conducted using cruise-specific mitigation measures with generic mitigation measures for low-energy seismic sources. This was NSF's preferred alternative in its Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. The selected mitigation measures are designed to protect marine mammals and other species, and are discussed in the ROD.

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