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New Frontiers: Environmental Considerations for US Geological & Geophysical Activities

On March 27, 2014, IAGC presented a workshop, New Frontiers: Environmental Considerations for US Geological & Geophysical Activities.

IAGC President Comments on the Release of the Atlantic Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

  Chip Gill, International Association of Geophysical Contractors President, today issued the following statement regarding the Department of the Interior’s Atlantic OCS Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement: “The release of the PEIS is an important step in the process of allowing ...
Category: americas_chapter_offshore | Sub Category: atlantic_peis_g&g

U.S. rules would allow ‘seismic air guns’ in search for offshore oil, gas

  By Lenny Bernstein, columnists for Washington Post The federal government proposed rules Thursday that would allow the use of “seismic air guns” and other methods of exploring the ocean floor off a huge swath of the southeastern United States ...
Category: americas_chapter_offshore | Sub Category: atlantic_peis_g&g

IAGC Issues New Towed Passive Acoustic Monitoring Guidance for Geophysical Operations to Further Protect Marine Animals

  The International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) has released new Guidance on the Use of Towed Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) during geophysical operations.  IAGC has taken steps to inform the geophysical industry and has developed recommended guidance for PAM ...
Category: marine_enviro_engagement | Sub Category: global_sml_wkgrp

IAGC’s Global Environmental Manual Provides Guidance for Care of the Environment

  At their December 2013 meeting, the IAGC Board of Directors formally endorsed the Environmental Manual for Worldwide Geophysical Operations – 2013 Edition. First published in 1994 as the Environmental Guidelines for Worldwide Operations and  then in 2001with its current ...
Category: global hse | Sub Category: guidelines

IAGC co-sponsors BOEM and NOAA Fisheries Sound Exposure Modeling Workshop

  IAGC participated in the Sound Exposure Modeling Workshop, which was held January 7-9, 2014 in Washington, DC.  This workshop was co-sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the American Petroleum Institute ...
Category: marine_enviro_research | Sub Category: workshops_conferences

NOAA Fisheries Proposes New Acoustic Thresholds for PTS and TTS – IAGC Requests Extension

  On December 27, 2013, NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) published notice of its Draft Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals-Acoustic Threshold Levels for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold Shifts (PTS and TTS) in the Federal ...
Category: marine_enviro_developments | Sub Category: guidance

US Agencies Release Recommended Standards for Protected Species Observers

  In November, NOAA, BOEM and BSEE released “National Standards for a Protected Species Observer (PSO) and Data Management Program: A Model Using Geological and Geophysical Surveys.”  (See: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/publications/techmemo/observers_nmfsopr49.pdf).  The Report is the product of an interagency Protected Species Observer ...
Category: americas_chapter_offshore | Sub Category: ocean_policy

IAGC Responds to FWS’ Proposed Lesser Prairie-Chicken Threatened Listing and Management Plan

  On December 11, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) re-opened the comment period for the proposed designation of the lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened species and proposed a “special 4(d) rule” under the Endangered Species Act based on ...
Category: americas_chapter_western us | Sub Category: governance

IAGC Submit Comments regarding Proposed Wyoming SHPO Policies

  The IAGC has submitted comments to the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) on behalf of the geophysical industry regarding the draft State Protocol that was developed between the Wyoming SHPO and the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ...
Category: americas_chapter_western us | Sub Category: legislation_wy

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