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DMR Home > NEFMC Habitat Meeting June 18, 2014

NEFMC to Host Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 Session, June 18, 2014 in Portland

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) will host a Habitat Listening Session next week on Wednesday, June 18 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay located at 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME from 6:00-7:30 pm. A brief overview of Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2 alternatives along with an opportunity to ask questions about the alternatives or results of impact analysis will be provide by Michelle Bachman from the NEMFC. This meeting is open to the public.

The New England Fishery Management Council announced on May 20, 2014 that it has made the most recent version of its Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), including its appendices, available on its website. Volume 1 contains the executive summary, background and purpose, and a description of the affected environment. The document sections can be found at http://www.nefmc.org/habitat/index.html. Please be aware that this is a draft document that has been submitted to NOAA Fisheries for review and is subject to change. Once the agency’s review is complete and the document has been formally accepted, NOAA Fisheries will publish a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. In addition to announcing the issuance and public availability of the accepted Draft EIS, the notice also will include specific details about the formal public comment period.

If you have any questions regarding the Omnibus Habitat Amendment, please contact Michelle Bachman at mbachman@nefmc.org or email Terry Stockwell at DMR.