Industry Trade Associations Joint Comments to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Proposed Expansion

Industry Trade Associations Joint Comments to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Proposed Expansion

The American Petroleum Institute (API), National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC), and the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) offer the following comments on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) request for comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (“DEIS”) for the proposed actions of boundary expansion and application of existing regulations and management plan actions to new geographic areas of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary published in the Federal Register on June 10, 2016. Comments submitted on behalf of the Associations are submitted without prejudice to any member’s right to have or express different or opposing views.

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