[MARMAM] Draft Monk Seal Recovery Actions Programmatic EIS open for comment

Jonathan Shannon Jonathan.Shannon at noaa.gov
Fri Aug 19 10:25:13 PDT 2011


The National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Regional Office 
(PIRO) announces the opening of public review for the Draft Hawaiian 
Monk Seal Recovery Actions Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement 
(PEIS).   Public comments must be submitted by October 17, 2011 and will 
be accepted in three ways:

·         Written comments sent by mail to NMFS PIRO, Hawaiian Monk Seal 
Recovery Actions PEIS at 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 
96814.  Mailed comments must be postmarked by October 17, 2011

·         Written comments sent by e-mail to monkseal at noaa.gov 
<mailto:monkseal at noaa.gov> by October 17, 2011, please indicate "Monk 
Seal PEIS" in the subject line

·         Oral and written comments provided during the scheduled public 
hearings in Hawaii, September 12 through 17, 2011.

You can find the list of public hearing locations, dates, and times, as 
well as where to find paper and electronic copies of the PEIS for public 
review, online at: 

The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing to implement specific 
management actions and administer the associated research and 
enhancement program for Hawaiian monk seals in the Hawaiian Islands. In 
accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we have 
prepared this Draft PEIS to evaluate reasonable alternatives, potential 
impacts, and propose mitigation for this action.

The Notice of Availability (NOA) for this Draft PEIS was published in 
the Federal Register on August 19, 2011. A link to the NOA can be found 
on the project website at: 

If you would like to be added to a mailing list and receive project 
updates and newsletters, please send an email to: monkseal at noaa.gov 
<mailto:monkseal at noaa.gov?subject=Subscribe> with "Subscribe" in the 
subject line.


Jonathan Shannon
NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources
Outreach Specialist
* (301) 427-8431 * New phone number 
jonathan.shannon at noaa.gov

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