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CRE Submits Comment to BOEM on Draft PEIS for OCS 5 Year Plans
The CRE submitted comments on the Draft Programmatic EIS published by BOEM on the 5 year plans for the OCS oil and gas leasing. The CRE recommended to BOEM that: (1) BOEM should encourage the use of PAMGUARD as part of the protected species observer program; (2) the final PEIS should reflect the conclusion that seismic does not adversely affect marine mammals under current BOEM regulations; (3) any new seismic regulations issued by BOEM will require a new proposed Information Collection Request (ICR); and (4) Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning violates the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and, accordingly, the primary emphasis of the Final PEIS should be on oil and gas leasing.

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