Effects of Oil and Gas Activities in the Arctic Ocean - Final Environmental Impact Statement

October 24, 2016

Evaluation of the approaches for authorizing the take of marine mammals incidental to oil and gas exploration activities in the Arctic Ocean

On October 11, 2016, NOAA released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Effects of Oil and Gas Activities in the Arctic Ocean. The FEIS evaluates, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of implementing the alternative approaches for authorizing the take of marine mammals incidental to oil and gas exploration activities in the Arctic Ocean pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 07/24/2018

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