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Letters - 2006

This section contains significant letters sent by the Commission beginning in 2006.

Letters to National Marine Fisheries Service
Letters to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Letters to other Government Agencies


Letters to National Marine Fisheries Service

Date Subject More Info
December 29, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding a proposed environmental impact statement for the establishment of annual quotas for the subsistence harvest of bowhead whales by Alaska natives.
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(pdf, 71 kb)
December 19, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding a proposed rule to amend regulations under the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan covering gillnet fishing in the right whale calving grounds off the southeastern United States.
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(pdf, 102 kb)
November 24, 2006 Comments and recommendations on issues that should be addressed in an environmental impact statement to assess the potential impacts on the human environment that could result from regulations being considered to protect wild Hawaiian spinner dolphins.
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(pdf, 103 kb)
October 30, 2006 Comments and recommendations on a proposal to issue regulations that would govern the taking of marine mammals incidental to operation of the U.S. Navy’s Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar
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(pdf, 100 kb)
October 26, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding the draft 2006 stock assessment reports for marine mammals
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(pdf, 102 kb)
September 28, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding closure of the Southeast U.S. Restricted Area to all gillnet fishing
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(pdf, 58 kb)
August 31, 2006 Comments and recommendations on the draft revised Steller Sea Lion Recovery Plan
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(pdf, 109 kb)
August 31, 2006 Comments and recommendations on the draft recovery plans for fin whales and sperm whales
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(pdf, 88 kb)
August 15, 2006 Comments and recommendations on a proposed rule to limit vessel speeds to 10 knots in certain areas to reduce collisions between ships and North Atlantic right whales
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(pdf, 93 kb)
August 14, 2006 Comments and recommendations on proposed critical habitat for the southern resident killer whale stock
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(pdf, 111 kb)
May 24, 2006 Comments and recommendations on the application submitted by the U.S. Navy seeking authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment incidental to conducting Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) antisubmarine warfare training exercises in waters around the Hawaiian Islands
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(pdf, 115 kb)
May 23, 2006 Comments and recommendations on a proposed rulemaking regarding the 2006 List of Fisheries
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(pdf, 114 kb)
May 15, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding protection of mother-calf pairs of right whales from entanglement in gillnet fisheries
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(pdf, 311 kb)
April 24, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding the status review of the Cook Inlet beluga whale under the Endangered Species Act
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(pdf, 79 kb)
March 8, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding the Administrative Law Judge's recommended decision concerning long-term regulations to govern the taking by Alaska Natives of Cook Inlet beluga whales
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(pdf, 79 kb)
January 27, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding subsistence following the Marine Mammal Commission's 2005 Annual Meeting
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(pdf, 75 kb)
January 25, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding coastal development following the Marine Mammal Commission's 2005 Annual Meeting
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(pdf, 121 kb)
January 25, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding fisheries following the Marine Mammal Commission's 2005 Annual Meeting
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(pdf, 86 kb)
January 25, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding contaminants following the Marine Mammal Commission's 2005 Annual Meeting
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(pdf, 96 kb)
January 25, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding National Marine Fisheries Service species following the Marine Mammal Commission's 2005 Annual Meeting
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(pdf, 102 kb)
January 13, 2006 Proposed rulemaking seeking public comment on whether to promulgate regulations to protect spinner dolphins in the main Hawaiian Islands
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(pdf, 124 kb)
January 3, 2006 Proposed rule to revise the current critical habitat designation for the northern right whale
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(pdf, 831 kb)


Letters to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Date
Subject
More Info
April 28, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding stock assessment reports for the California and Washington stocks of sea otters
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(pdf, 60 kb)
January 27, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding subsistence following the Marine Mammal Commission's 2005 Annual Meeting
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(pdf, 63 kb)
January 25, 2006 Comments and recommendations regarding Fish and Wildlife Service species following the Marine Mammal Commission's 2005 Annual Meeting
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(pdf, 99 kb)
January 3, 2006 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the translocation of southern sea otters
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(pdf, 64 kb)

Letters to other Government Agencies

Date
Agency
Subject
More Info
December 1, 2006 Council on Environmental Quality Comments and recommendations regarding proposed guidelines for establishing, revising, and using categorical exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
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(pdf, 72 kb)
December 1, 2006 Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic Division Comments and recommendations regarding the U.S. Navy's intention to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of mine warfare and antisubmarine warfare active sonar training exercises along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.
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(pdf, 72 kb)
November 17, 2006 Federal Highway Administration Comments and recommendations regarding the portions of the Knik Arm Crossing Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that pertain to marine mammals.
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(pdf, 101 kb)
October 30, 2006 U.S. Department of Commerce Comments on the National Marine Fisheries Service’s proposed survey for measuring the preferences of U.S. residents regarding programs for the conservation and recovery of the Steller sea lion
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(pdf, 98 kb)
October 23, 2006 Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology Comments regarding the draft Ocean Research Priorities Plan
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(pdf, 112 kb)
March 23, 2006 Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Comments and recommendations regarding the National Marine Fisheries Service's application for permits in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Refuge
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(pdf, 71 kb)
February 13, 2006 Hawaiian and Pacific Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex Comments and recommendations regarding comprehensive conservation planning for the Howland, Baker, and Jarvis Islands National Wildlife Refuges
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(pdf, 56 kb)
February 10, 2006 Department of the Navy Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) Sonar
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(pdf, 124 kb)
January 27, 2006 Indigenous People’s Council for Marine Mammals Comments and recommendations regarding subsistence following the Marine Mammal Commission's 2005 Annual Meeting
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(pdf, 63 kb)
January 25, 2006 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Comments and recommendations regarding ecosystem research and management following the Marine Mammal Commission's 2005 Annual Meeting
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(pdf, 128 kb)
January 18, 2006 Department of the Navy Draft Overseas Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Statement for an Undersea Warfare Training Range off the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
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(pdf, 149 kb)

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