Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Available for Public Comment

December 4, 2015

NMFS announces the availability of the "Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (DPEA) for Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Conducted and Funded by the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)". The purpose of the DPEA is to evaluate, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of conducting and funding fisheries and ecosystem research in the Pacific Islands Region.

Comments and information on the DPEA must be received no later than January 4, 2016. A copy of the DPEA and Federal Register Notice of Availability is available at www.pifsc.noaa.gov/nepa.