Arctic Marine Mammal Disaster Response Guidelines Technical Memo and Appendices, 2017

November 02, 2017

NOAA Fisheries guidance for the immediate and effective protection, rescue, rehabilitation of, and the minimization of damage to, fish and wildlife resources and their habitat that are harmed or that may be jeopardized by a discharge.

The Arctic Marine Mammal Disaster Response Guidelines were developed pursuant to statutory obligations under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990,  the Clean Water Act, as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act, and regulatory obligations under the National Contingency Plan (NCP). NCP regulations require a fish and wildlife response plan, developed in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and other interested parties (including State fish and wildlife trustee agencies), for the immediate and effective protection, rescue, rehabilitation of, and the minimization of damage to, fish and wildlife resources and their habitat that are harmed or that may be jeopardized by a discharge.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 09/28/2018

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