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Final Environmental Assessment

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) has issued a final Environmental Assessment (EA). ONMS prepared this environmental assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) §§ 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ’s) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §§ 1500-1508), and NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 216-6A and its Companion Manual, “Policy and Procedures for Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and Related Authorities.” This EA presents to the decision-makers and the public an analysis of the potential environmental consequences of the proposed action and alternatives.

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Final Environmental Assessment

  Cover, Consultations, Table of Contents 564K PDF
  Chapter 1 Introduction 308K PDF
  Chapter 2 Proposed Action and Purpose and Need 65K PDF
  Chapter 3 Description of Alternatives 1.2M PDF
  Chapter 4 Affected Environment 926K PDF
  Chapter 5 Environmental Consequences 621K PDF
  References 147K PDF
  Appendices 4M PDF

Complete MBNMS Final Environmental Assessment 6.9M PDF
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) 208K PDF