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NMFS Asks for Comment on Proposed IHA for L-DEO Seismic in the Mariana Islands
On December 14, 2011, the U.S. national marine Fisheries Service published Federal Register notice that the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University has applied for an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine geophysical (seismic) survey in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth in a political union with the U.S., February to March, 2012. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS' Federal Register notice requests comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to L-DEO to incidentally harass, by Level harassment only, 22 species of marine mammals during the specified activity. Any comments and information on this proposal must be received by NMFS no later than January 13, 2012.

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