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CX-011388: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Interactions of Aquatic Animals with the Ocean Renewable Power Company TidGen(R) in Cobscook Bay, Maine: Monitoring Behavior Change and Assessing the Probability of Encounter with a Deployed Marine Hydrokinetic Device
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.3
Date: 12/17/2013
Location(s): Maine, Maine
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing to provide funding to the University of Maine which would build on research started in 2010 under award DE-EE0000298 in Cobscook Bay, near Eastport, Maine. This would enable the continuation of long-term monitoring of fish near a marine hydrokinetic (MHK) device, improve acoustic target identification to aid in assessing the possible effects of an MHK device on species or groups of species, and implement a probability of encounter model pertinent to understanding large-scale, long-term effects of an MHK device on local fish abundance and distribution.