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2014 NOTICE OF INTENT TO PREPARE SEIS/SOEIS can be found: here

2012 (JUNE) FINAL SURTASS LFA SEIS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY can be found: here

2012 (JUNE) FINAL SURTASS LFA SEIS can be found: here

2011 DRAFT SURTASS LFA SEIS (Chapters 1-10) can be found: here

2011 DRAFT SURTASS LFA SEIS (Appendices A-E): here

2009 NOTICE OF INTENT TO PREPARE SEIS/SOEIS can be found: here

2007 SURTASS LFA SEIS Vol. 1 can be found: here

2007 SURTASS LFA SEIS Vol. 2 can be found: here

 

Additional documents available for downloading: 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Marine Fisheries Service has posted the SURTASS LFA Letter of Authorization on their web site.

The Record of Decision (ROD) for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) Sonar - 15 August 2007.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Marine Fisheries Service has posted the SURTASS LFA Sonar Final Rule on their web site.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Marine Fisheries Service has posted the SURTASS LFA Sonar Annual Report on their web site.

Final Environmental Impact Statement for SURTASS LFA Sonar - January 2001

SURTASS LFA Final Rule - 16 July 2002

The ROD for SURTASS LFA Sonar - 23 July 2002.

SURTASS LFA High Frequency Marine Mammal Monitoring (HF/M3) Sonar: System Description and Test & Evaluation, 26 November 1999, Rev November 2001.

Selection of 180 dB as the Upper Reference Point in the Risk Continuum for SURTASS LFA Sonar Signals.

Review of the potential for in vivo tissue damage by exposure to underwater sound

Click HERE for a link to additional NMFS publications regarding the Navy's request for a small take authorization (scroll down the NMFS page to see the list of publications.)

The NDRC report: Sounding the Depths: Supertankers, Sonar, and the Rise of Undersea Noise is available on their web site.  Click HERE to read the report.

The Joint Interim Report - Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Event of 15-16 March 2000 is available on the NOAA/NMFS web site.  Click HERE to read the report.

GAO Report to the Honorable Patsy Mink, House of Representatives, Testing Needed to Prove SURTASS/LFA Effectiveness in Littoral Waters. Click Here to read the report.

Video and Audio Files to Download

SURTASS LFA EIS Video (282 MB mpeg file)
Note: This video contains the Phase I, Phase II and Phase III video frames.

SURTASS LFA transmissions (with whale songs) (979K Audio file) 

SURTASS LFA Sonar handling system deployment (1867K Video file) 

Note: If you downloaded the SURTASS LFA EIS Video above, you will not need to download the Phase I, Phase II and Phase III video files below as they are included in the complete video.

Scientific Research Program Phase I (2988K Video file) 

Scientific Research Program Phase II (6148K Video file) 

Scientific Research Program Phase III (5638K Video file) 

Diver Low Frequency Sound Research Program (6432K Video file)

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