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Welcome to the SURTASS LFA Environmental Impact Statement Website

The Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) Low Frequency Active (LFA) is a long range surveillance sonar the U.S. Navy requires for national security.
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Navy's August 2012 Record of Decision for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement / Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS/SOEIS) for Employment of SURTASS LFA SEIS is now available for download.

The Navy's June 2012 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement / Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS/SOEIS) for Employment of SURTASS LFA SEIS is now available for download.

The Navy's August 2011 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) / SOEIS for Employment of SURTASS LFA SEIS can be found here.

Federal, state, and local agencies and interested parties are invited and urged to provide written comments, which can be submitted by mail to: SURTASS LFA Sonar EIS Program Manager, 4100 Fairfax Drive, Ste 730, Arlington, VA 22203; or e-mail: eisteam@mindspring.com. All written comments must be postmarked by Monday, October 17, 2011, to ensure that they become part of the official record.

Single CDs and copies of the Draft SEIS/SOEIS and Executive Summary are available upon request by contacting: SURTASS LFA Sonar EIS Program Manager, 4100 Fairfax Drive, Suite 730, Arlington, VA 22203; or E-Mail: eisteam@mindspring.com.

The Navy's Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS/SOEIS) for Employment of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) Sonar was published in the Federal Register (74 FR 3574-75) on January 21, 2009.

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

The 2007 Record of Decision (ROD) for SURTASS LFA Sonar has been signed and is now available.

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) Sonar - May 2007
- Final SEIS Volume 1
- Final SEIS Volume 2

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Marine Fisheries Service has posted the SURTASS LFA Sonar 2007 Final Rule on their web site. 

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

Additional NMFS publications regarding the Navy's request for a small take authorization, (scroll down the NMFS page to see the list of publications.)
   
This Website provides the following information on SURTASS LFA:
  • What is the need for SURTASS LFA?
  • What is SURTASS LFA?
  • What are its environmental impacts?
  • What preventive measures will be used?

Website Highlights

   
| Highlights | Why the United States Needs SURTASS LFA |
| SURTASS LFA Systems Description | Key Facts | Environmental Impact Analysis |
| Scientific Research | Preventive Measures | Public Involvement |
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Frequently Asked Questions |Diver Studies | Terminology | Glossary |
| Files to Download | Contact Us |
| Home |

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