[MARMAM] Navy exempts itself from MMPA

Jasny, Michael mjasny at nrdc.org
Wed Jan 24 05:08:59 PST 2007

FYI:  the U.S. Navy yesterday issued itself a 2-year exemption from the
U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) for its training with
mid-frequency sonar.  


The exemption covers all of the Navy's sonar training on its ranges and
operations areas and all of its major exercises, which take place in
various sites around the globe.  It follows a decision from the
California Coastal Commission a few weeks ago, under a different law, to
require additional mitigation when the Navy uses sonar off the
California coast.


Please contact me if you'd like a copy of the Navy's exemption or the
Coastal Commission's decision.






Michael Jasny

Senior Policy Analyst

Natural Resources Defense Council

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tel. 604-736-9386

fax 310-434-2399

mjasny at nrdc.org




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