Mon, Apr 12 | Virtual (GoToMeeting)

Gulf of Mexico Incidental Take Rule (ITR) Letter of Authorization (LOA) Seminar

This seminar is designed to inform companies on how to apply for a Letter of Authorization (LOA) under the NOAA Fisheries GOM Incidental Take Rule (ITR). This seminar is being sponsored by API, IAGC, NOIA and OOC.
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Gulf of Mexico Incidental Take Rule (ITR) Letter of Authorization (LOA) Seminar

Time & Location

Apr 12, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Virtual (GoToMeeting)

About The Event

Darren Ireland, Vice President and Senior Wildlife Biologist at LGL, will provide an overview of the LOA application process, including:

  • brief background on the ITR
  • what activities will require an LOA
  • who should apply for an LOA
  • nuts and bolts of LOA applications (how to complete an LOA)
  • overview of the Incidental Take Calculator
  • ITR reporting requirements

This seminar is only open to oil and gas industry professionals.

This seminar is not open to government agency staff, the general public, or the media.

Registration closes Friday, April 9 at noon CST.

Darren Ireland joined LGL in 2005 as a wildlife biologist working mostly with marine mammals. Since 2006 he has worked primarily on projects related to oil and gas activities in Alaska and their potential anthropogenic sound impacts on marine mammals. During this time, Darren has authored or co-authored >30 Marine Mammal Protection Act permit applications and supporting Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act documents. Darren has gained broad experience with the scientific and policy issues related to sound in the marine environment as well as the recent evolution of regulatory policies within multiple agencies. He has worked closely with industry representatives to prepare scientifically supported comments to federal policy statements and has routinely engaged closely with federal regulators during permit application review, project activities, and follow-up reporting.  Beginning in late 2013, Darren shifted his focus to supporting clients with offshore activities in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic, bringing with him experiences gained in the Alaskan regulatory framework now being adopted in those regions.

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