Notice of Availability of Draft Policy for Public Comment: Distinguishing Serious from Non-serious Injuries to Marine Mammals

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0169
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) requires NMFS to estimate annual levels of human-caused mortality and serious injury of marine mammal stocks (section 117) and to categorize commercial fisheries based on their level of incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals (section 118). NMFS developed a draft national policy, comprised of a Policy Directive and associated Procedural Directive, for distinguishing serious from non-serious injuries of marine mammals. The draft Directives were developed by reviewing injury determinations from 1997-2008, current scientific information, and a new analysis of existing NMFS data.
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Type: Nonrulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Posted: 07/18/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0169-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/18/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0169-0002
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/18/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0169-0003


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