Title and Description:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals: Noise Exposure Levels for Permanent and Threshold Shift Onset and Behavioral Response Zones (Seismic Surveys)
This document provides guidance for assessing the effects of anthropogenic sound on marine mammal species, under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) jurisdiction. Specifically, it summarizes available data on noise exposure levels for onset of permanent threshold shift (PTS) and temporary threshold shifts (TTS) for all sound sources and behavioral response zones for seismic surveys (e.g., primary sound source is airguns). It is intended to be used by NOAA analysts/managers and other relevant user groups/stakeholders, including other federal agencies.
ID: 43 Info. Type: HISA
Estimated Dissemination Date: 8/5/2013
Contact Person:Michael Liddel NOAA Locator
Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 12/16/2005
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 7/5/2013
Review type: individual letters
Expected number of peer reviewers: 4-10
Peer reviewers will be selected by: a designated outside agency
Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers?
The Marine Mammal Commission will nominate reviewers.
Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? yes
How? Proposed comment period and potential public meeting(s) will occur after the peer review
When? August /September 2013
Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? no
Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: Reviewers will have expertise in acoustics, acoustics in the marine environment, acoustic ecology, behavior, and marine mammal hearing.
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