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Permit application and approval chronology for a small airgun survey offshore southern California, June 1999

Open-File Report 99-572

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Abstract

Offshore geophysical surveys are subject to increased restrictions resulting from new or revised Federal legislation and increased authority of State agencies that deal with environmental issues. This report reviews the process followed by the U.S. Geological Survey to obtain necessary approvals for a marine geophysical survey conducted in June, 1999, offshore Southern California. Discussions and negotiations between the USGS, National Marine Fisheries Service, the California Coastal Commission, the California State Lands Commission, and various other interested parties during six months prior to the survey are documented. A suggested timeframe that should be followed for obtaining the approvals and permits for future work offshore California is based on the outcome of the permitting process for the 1999 cruise, as well as continuing dialog with representatives of the Federal and State entities involved.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Permit application and approval chronology for a small airgun survey offshore southern California, June 1999
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
99-572
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
HTML Document
Country:
United States
State:
California
Online Only (Y/N):
Y