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CX-005561: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Underwater Active Acoustic Monitoring Support for Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Projects
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Date: 04/06/2011
Location(s): New Hampshire
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

Scientific Solutions, Incorporated (SSI) is proposing to use Department of Energy and cost-share funding to further advance its existing Swimmer Detection Sonar Network (SDSN) system in a joint effort with Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) to fully develop, Integrate, test, and operate a full-scale active acoustic monitoring system for Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) and other offshore renewable energy projects; specifically for monitoring the region surrounding a tidal turbine. The monitoring system would be designed to detect, track and identify fish, marine mammals and debris.