Review of Draft EIS for Drakes Bay Oyster Company – Report Release Aug. 30
A new National Research Council report will be released on Thursday, Aug. 30, that assesses the scientific information, analysis, and conclusions presented in the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) prepared to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposed 10-year Special Use Permit extension of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company's operations. The report also looks at whether the peer review of the document conducted by Atkins, North America is sound. However, the committee that wrote the report did not perform an independent evaluation of the environmental impacts of the proposed alternatives.
Advance copies of Scientific Review of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit will be available to reporters only beginning at 3 p.m. EDT/Noon PDT Wednesday, Aug. 29. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT Thursday, Aug. 30. Reporters: To obtain an embargoed copy and arrange interviews with members of the committee that wrote the report, contact the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.