NMFS to Hold Meeting in Advance of Int’l Whaling Commission Conference

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service has announced that it will hold a public meeting in Silver Spring, MD on Thursday, August 7 in preparation for the 65th International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) meeting to be held in September in Slovenia.  To protect the confidentiality of U.S. negotiating positions, public attendance is limited to U.S. citizens with an identifiable interest in U.S. whale conservation policy. The… More »


Comments Sought on USCG’s Private Aid to Navigation-related Information Collection

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that it is seeking comments on its intention to seek Office of Management and Budget approval of a Reinstatement (with change) of a previously approved but expired information collection pertaining to applications for private aids to navigation and for Class I private aids to navigation on artificial islands and fixed structures.  Comments are due by Monday,… More »


Comments Sought on Information Collection Extension

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced that it is seeking comments on its intention to seek Office of Management and Budget approval to renew an information collection concerning the following: Ancillary activities; Contents of exploration plans, development and production plans (DPPs), and development operations coordination documents (DOCDs); Review and decision processes for DPPs and DOCDs; Post-approval… More »


BSEE, Texas A&M Host Oil Spill Response Training Course

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) recently announced that its Ohmsett national oil spill response research and renewable energy test facility, in partnership with the Texas A&M National Spill Control School, held a 4-day Oil Spill Response Strategies and Tactics Training course. Fourteen individuals representing the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay participated in… More »