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Environmental assessment on the effects of the issuance of a scientific research permit (file no. 15677) to conduct scientific research on shortnose sturgeon in South Carolina rivers
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    2011
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Environmental assessment on the effects of the issuance of a scientific research permit (file no. 15677) to conduct scientific research on shortnose sturgeon in South Carolina rivers
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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, ;
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    "The current EA analyzed the effects of shortnose sturgeon research on the environment within South Carolina river basins. Specificall y, the Savannah, ACE Basin, including the Ashepoo, Combabee and Edisto Rivers, Cooper, and Santee Rivers, Lake Marion and its tributaries, and the Winyah Bay system, including the Black, Waccamaw, Sampit, Little Pee Dee and Great Pee Dee Rivers, would be surveyed with gill nets and trawls to the first impassible dam. If authorized, the applicant would also assess shortnose sturgeon usage of the upper Santee River Basin (Wateree, Saluda, and Congaree Rivers) as part of two Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relicensing projects: the Duke Energy Catawba Wateree and the SCANA Services Saluda Hydroelectric Projects. The proposed action analyzed in the EA would not have significant environmental effects on the target or non-target species; public health and safety would not [be] affected; no unique geographic area would be affected; and the effects of this study would not be highly uncertain, nor would they involve unique or unknown risks. Issuance of this permit would not set a precedent for future actions with significant effects, nor would it represent a decision in principle about a future consideration. There would not be individually insignificant but cumulatively significant impacts associated with the proposed action, and there would not be adverse effects on historic resources. The permit would contain mitigating measures to avoid unnecessary stress to the subject animals"--Cover letter; 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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