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NMFS Proposes Rules for Marine Mammal Takes Incidental to Construction and Operation of a Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port in the Gulf of Mexico
On September 10, 2012, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service published Federal Register notice of, and requested public comment on, proposed rules authorizing Port Dolphin Energy LLC to take marine mammals incidental to port construction and operations at its Port Dolphin Deepwater Port in the Gulf of Mexico. These proposed rules authorize Port Dolphin Takes over the course of five years, approximately June 2013 through May 2018. These rules are proposed pursuant to NMFS' authority under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Comments and information on the proposed rules must be received by NMFS no later than October 25, 2012.

  • Click here to read NMFS' Federal Register notice of proposed rules
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