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MMS Publishes Final Arctic Ocean PEA
On August 17, 2006, the Minerals Management Service published notice that it has prepared a final Progammatic Environmental Assessment for proposed seismic surveys in the Arctic Ocean Outer Continental Shelf. In the PEA, the MMS chooses proposed Alternative 6 , which is "Seismic Surveys for Geophysical Exploration Activities would be permitted with existing guidelines and additional protective measures for marine mammals, including a 180/190 dB specified-Exclusion Zone."

  • Click here to read Federal Register Notice of final Alaska PEA

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