Headlines: Jacksonville – river closed due to presence of whale; MARAD – Liberty Natural Gas LNG DWP license application; BOEMRE – withdrawal of direct final rule; and National Sea Grant Advisory Board – meeting.
January 25, 2011
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Jacksonville – river closed due to presence of whale
The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that it closed the St. Johns River at Jacksonville to commercial navigation due to the presence in the river of a North Atlantic right whale. A second news release announced the reopening of the river after the whale returned to the ocean. The North Atlantic right whale is extremely endangered. (1/24/11).
MARAD – Liberty Natural Gas LNG DWP license application
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice stating that it and the US Coast Guard are going to prepare an environmental assessment with regard to an application received from Liberty Natural Gas for a license to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP) to be located 16.2 miles off the coast of New Jersey. Public scoping meetings will be held in Rockaway Park, New York (February 8); Long Branch, New Jersey (February 9); and Edison, New Jersey (February 10). Written comments should be submittal by February 23. 76 Fed. Reg. 4417 (January 25, 2011).
BOEMRE – withdrawal of direct final rule
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement BOEMRE) has withdrawn its direct final rule with regard to acquiring a noncompetitive lease for renewable energy alternative uses of existing outer continental shelf (OCS) facilities. A proposed rule on this topic will be published at a later date. 76 Fed. Reg. 4244 (January 25, 2011).
National Sea Grant Advisory Board – meeting
The National Sea Grant Advisory Board, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will meet in Washington, DC on February 8-9. 76 Fed. Reg. 4299 (January 25, 2011).
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