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NMFS Extends Comment Period on Arctic Draft EIS
On January 18, 2012, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service published Federal Register notice that NMFS has extended the public comment period on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Effects of Oil and Gas Activities in the Arctic Ocean. Written comments are now due to NMFS by February 28, 2012. Among other topics, this DEIS discusses the potential effects of oil and gas exploration on marine mammals in the Arctic, and mitigation measures for those effects. NMFS' Federal Register notice also included the following discussion of public meetings on the DEIS:

    "Public meetings will be held in the communities of Barrow, Kaktovik, Kivalina, Kotzebue, Nuiqsut, Point Hope, Point Lay, and Wainwright between January 30 and February 10, 2012. The exact dates, times, and locations will be announced in advance through local media. A DEIS public meeting will also be held in Anchorage at the Loussac Public Library in the Wilda Marston Theater located at 3600 Denali Street, Anchorage, AK on Monday, February 13, 2012, from 12-2 p.m. Comments will be accepted at all public meetings, as well as during the public comment period."
  • Click here to read NMFS' Federal Register notice extending comment period
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