NMFS Plans to Prepare a New Programmatic EIS for the Marine Mammal Stranding Program

The National Marine Fisheries Service just announced that they have embarked upon a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program. Public comments can be submitted through June 1, 2018 electronically through: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAA-NMFS-2018-0036 or via mail at the address provided in the FR notice.

Three web-based scoping meetings will be held and one in-person scoping meeting will be held in Silver Spring Maryland.

1. May 1, 2018, 3 p.m. EDT—Webinar (Registration Required)

2. May 15, 2018, 3:30 p.m. EDT—Webinar (Registration Required)

3. May 18, 2018, 3 p.m. EDT—(valid ID compliant with the REAL ID Act required)—NOAA Science Center, 1301 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD

4. May 21, 2018, 10:30 a.m. EDT—Webinar (Registration Required)


The Federal Register notice may be found here.

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