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Conduct military training and testing activities in the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing (HSTT) Study Area
Training and testing activities proposed in the 2018 Final EIS/OEIS are generally consistent with those activities analyzed in the 2013 Final EIS/OEIS and earlier environmental planning documents. In the 2018 Final EIS/OEIS, the Navy:
In response to new science, comments on the Draft EIS/OEIS and regulatory consultation, the following new mitigation measures are added:
The terms of the settlement agreement were temporary in nature and expire in December 2018. The Navy carefully reviewed all of the biologically important areas within the Study Area and conducted a scientifically based assessment to determine the most effective protection to the marine species that still allowed the Navy to meet its purpose and need. The results of this assessment were used to develop the temporal, geographic and procedural mitigation measures that will be implemented.
The Navy consulted with multiple regulatory agencies regarding all applicable environmental laws and regulations including but not limited to Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Essential Fish Habitat (EFH), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA). See Chapter 6 of the Final EIS/OEIS for more detail on Regulatory Considerations.
The Record of Decision is anticipated in December 2018.