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Environmental assessment, issuance of a scientific research permit for sea turtle research in the northwest Atlantic Ocean (file no. 15112)
  • Published Date:
    2010
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    United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Office of Protected Resources, ; United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration., Office of Program Planning and Integration, ;
  • Description:
    "The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to issue a scientific research permit, File No. 15112, to NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center (Responsible Party: Nancy Thompson). The purpose of the research is to determine the size and composition of sea turtle populations found in the commercial fishing areas of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and to establish individual identities of turtles which would permit subsequent determination of growth rates, possible stock origins, and movement patterns. The research would contribute to the understanding of the pelagic ecology of these species, permit more complete models of their population dynamics, and allow more reliable assessments of commercial fishery impacts. Under NOAA Administrative Order 216-6, NMFS' issuance of scientific research permits is generally categorically excluded from the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) requirements to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) or environmental impact statement (EIS). However, for this permit NMFS prepared an EA to facilitate a more thorough assessment of potential impacts on endangered and threatened sea turtles. This EA evaluates the potential impacts to the human environment from issuance of the proposed permit"--Abstract; Portfolio comprised of three related PDF documents digitized and organized by: NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration (PPI) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) staff.

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