Alaska annual studies plan.
Anchorage, Alaska : Minerals Management Service, Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region
Began with Dec. 1998, for FY 2000-2001.
Summary: The Alaska Environmental Studies Program (ESP) was initiated by the U.S. Department of the Interior (USDOI) in 1974 in response to the Federal Government’s decision to propose areas of Alaska for offshore gas and oil development. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) requires the Secretary of the Interior to conduct environmental studies to obtain information pertinent to sound leasing decisions as well as to monitor the human, marine, and coastal environments. The Plan contains brief profiles of ongoing and proposed studies. The Plan also describes background, strategic overview, projected Outer Continental Shelf activities, examples of affected decisions, information by discipline, and information needs.
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