Comments Sought on Proposed Coastal Beach Habitat Data Collection Effort

The Interior Department’s U.S. Geological Survey has announced that it is seeking comments by Wednesday, November 12 on its intention to seek Office of Management and Budget approval of a new information collection involving the study of habitats on coastal beaches and surrounding environments. According to the announcement, the study will involve the collection of… More »


Report Cites Offshore O&G Activity as Potential Threat to Birds

The Interior Department recently  announced the release of the 2014 State of the Birds report.  The report, which has been issued annually since 2009, is authored by the 23-member U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative.  The report includes a “watch list” of 233 species of birds said to be most in need… More »


Officials Witness Skimming Vessel Test at Oil Spill Research Facility

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) recently announced that BSEE Oil Spill Response Division Chief David Moore and U.S. Coast Guard Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy Chief Capt. Claudia Gelzer and Lt. Commander Wes James viewed a 42-foot long skimming vessel test at BSEE’s National Oil Spill Response Research and… More »


Climate Change and Natural Resource Science Advisory Cmte. to Hold Public Meeting

The Interior Department’s U.S. Geological Survey has announced that the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (Committee) will hold a public meeting in Portland, OR on Wednesday, September 17 – Thursday, September 18.  The meeting will include two public comment opportunities. According to the announcement, the purpose of the meeting is to… More »