Final Settlement Agreement Outlining U.S. Navy's Use of LFA Sonar in Pacific Ocean, 2008

Legal Filings
August 12, 2008

NRDC v Gutierrez outlines the specific longitude and latitude of the Western Pacific and Hawaii regions permissable for Low Frequency Active (LFA) sonar tests and training exercises conducted by the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Navy is required by federal law to apply for renewal of their LFA permit every five years. NRDC made a similar agreement with the Navy during the 2002 permit process and engaged in negotiations in March and May of 2008 regarding the 2007 permit process.