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Information on the ALWTRP DEIS and Proposed Rule

Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register announcing the issuance of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The DEIS identifies alternatives for amending the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP) and analyzes the impacts of the proposed amendments to the ALWTRP on the human environment.  NOAA Fisheries Service has also published a proposed rule in the Federal Register, which describes how modifications to the ALWTRP will be implemented.


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DEIS for Amending the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan: Broad-Based Gear Modifications

 
     

North Atlantic Right Whale
 
North Atlantic Right Whale

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  Questions?
 

Contact Diane Borggaard
ALWTRP Coordinator
(978) 281-9300 ext. 6503
National Marine Fisheries Service
Protected Resources Division
One Blackburn Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930

 
     

Last Updated: May 30, 2007

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