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Record of Decision for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) Sonar

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Department of the Navy, DoD.


Notice of decision and availability.


The Department of the Navy (DON), after carefully weighing the operational, scientific, technical, and environmental implications of the alternatives considered, announces its decision to employ up to four SURTASS LFA sonar systems with certain geographical restrictions and monitoring mitigation designed to reduce potential adverse effects on the marine environment. This decision, which pertains to the employment of up to four SURTASS LFA sonar systems (as originally analyzed in the Final Overseas Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Statement [FOEIS/EIS] for SURTASS LFA Sonar and augmented in the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement [SEIS]), implements the preferred alternative, Alternative 2, identified in the Final SEIS for SURTASS LFA sonar.

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The full text of the Record of Decision (ROD) is available for public viewing at Single copies of the ROD will be made available upon request by contacting the SURTASS LFA Sonar SEIS Team, 4100 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 730, Arlington, VA 22203, or e-mail:

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Dated: August 17, 2007.

T.M. Cruz,

Lieutenant, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Administrative Law Division, Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. E7-16653 Filed 8-22-07; 8:45 am]