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Biological Opinion on the Use of Dispersants and In-Situ Burning in the U.S. Caribbean

February 06, 2020

NOAA Fisheries' evaluation of the use of dispersants and in-situ burning in the U.S. Caribbean and the effects on endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitat in the action area.

The action agencies for this consultation are the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) District Seven, the Co-Chairs of the Caribbean Regional Response Team (CRRT). The CRRT proposes the authorization of the use of dispersants and in-situ burning (ISB) in waters of the U.S. Caribbean during emergency response actions associated with an oil spill.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 05/28/2020