Low-Energy Offshore Geophysical Permit Program Update

Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) - September 2013


  • Appendix A - Summary of Low Energy Offshore Geophysical Permit File Review
  • Appendix B - Representative Survey Vessels
  • Appendix C - Air Quality Emissions Calculations
  • Appendix D - Marine Habitat Summary
  • Appendix E - Summary Information for Plankton and Ichthyoplankton
  • Appendix F - Essential Fish Habitat Assessment
  • Appendix G - Underwater Sound Modeling of Low Energy Geophysical Equipment Operations
  • Appendix H - Scientific Review: Acoustics and Low Energy Surveys and their Potential for Impact
  • Appendix I - Methodology for Estimation of Marine Mammal Take and Weighting or Correction Factors
  • Appendix J - Example of Marine Wildlife Contingency Plan

CEQA Documents


A CD version of the Final Environmental Document and any CEQA documents prior to 2001 may be requested from:

California State Lands Commission
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100-South
Sacramento, CA 95825
Attn: Eric Gillies
(916) 574-1897

Abbreviations Used

APTR = Analysis of Impacts to Public Trust Resources and Values
CEQA = California Environmental Quality Act
EA = Environmental Assessment
EIR = Environmental Impact Report
EIS = Environmental Impact Statement
FONSI = Finding of No Significant Impact
IS = Initial Study
MND = Mitigated Negative Declaration
ND = Negative Declaration
NEPA = National Environmental Policy Act
NOI = Notice of Intent
NOP = Notice of Preparation