TECHNICAL REPORTS


Mr. Juan C. Levesque, Marine Biologist, has led or assisted in drafting numerous technical reports describing the results of complex environmental projects. Depending on the project, the technical reports are based on either field or desktop studies. The reports also vary in analytical complexity. Some of the technical reports have been written to fulfill government requirements while others were written specifically for private industry. Some of the technical reports are confidential given the business-connection while others are publicly available.

Juan C. Levesque, Fishery Biologist, has written in variety of Technial Reports.
Juan C. Levesque, Fishery Biologist, has written in variety of Technial Reports.

Technical Reports

 

  1. D4 Environmental Testing Final Report. 2017. Confidential Report Prepared by ERM, Libertyville, IL. Silicones, Environmental, Health, and Safety Center. Washington, DC.
  2. Suitable Freshwater Mussel Habitat in the Ohio River. 2016. Prepared by ERM, Tampa, Florida. Nucor Steel Gallatin, Ghent Kentucky. 43 pp.
  3. Rainey Generating Station Clean Water Act Section 316(b) 40 CFR §122.21(r)(2) through (r)(8) Application Submittals. 2015. Prepared by ERM, Charleston, South Carolina. Santee Cooper, South Carolina. 40 pp
  4. The Gillette Company Clean Water Act Section 316(b) 40 CFR §122.21(r)(2) through (r)(8) Application Submittals. 2015. Prepared by ERM, Charleston, South Carolina. Santee Cooper, South Carolina. 45 pp.
  5. BASF Corporation, The Chemical Company Clean Water Act Section 316(b) 40 CFR §122.21(r)(2) through (r)(8) Application Submittals. 2015. Prepared by ERM, Charleston, South Carolina. Santee Cooper, South Carolina. 43 pp.
  6. Levesque, J.C., Hager, C., and Dickey, J.R. 2015. Technological innovation to reduce interactions between Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) and commercial gillnet fisheries in the southeast and mid-Atlantic region. NMFS Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program. Silver Springs, MD. 64 pp.
  7. EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment): Multibeam Sonar Data Acquisition Survey in the Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Yucatan, Offshore Mexico. 2015. Confidential Client. 154 pp.
  8. EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment): 2D Seismic Data Acquisition Survey in the Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Yucatan, Offshore Mexico. 2015.  Confidential Client. 174 pp.
  9. Cross Generating Station Clean Water Act Section 316(b) 40 CFR 122.21(r)(2)(4) Source Water Physical and Baseline Biological Characterization. 2014. Prepared by ERM, Charleston, South Carolina. Santee Cooper Cross, South Carolina. 118 pp.
  10. FIA (Fisheries Impact Assessment). 2014. New Zealand Fisheries (hoki, ling, and hake): Impact Assessment and Potential Implications associated with Commercial Activities on the Chatham Rise. Expert Testimony Prepared by ERM, Tampa, Florida. Confidential Fisheries Organization Client. 45 pp.
  11. ESHIA (Environmental, Social, and Health) Impact Assessment Report. 2014. Oil and Gas. Gulf of Mexico. Prepared by ERM, Houston, Texas. Confidential Oil and Gas Client. 205 pp.
  12. ESHIA (Environmental, Social, and Health Impact Assessment). 2014. Offshore Oil and Gas. Gulf of Mexico. Prepared by ERM, Houston, Texas. Confidential Oil and Gas Client. 325 pp.
  13. ESHIA (Environmental, Social, and Health Impact Assessment). 2014. Offshore Oil and Gas. Gulf of Mexico. Prepared by ERM, Houston, Texas. Confidential Oil and Gas Client. 275 pp
  14. EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment). 2014. Potential Impacts associated with the Installation of an Automated Water Supply System, Bucharest, Romania. Prepared by ERM, Tampa, Florida. Confidential Client. 40 pp.
  15. Characterization of the Fish Community within the vicinity of a Power Plant in South Carolina. 2013-2014. Monthly Status Reports. South Carolina. Prepared by ERM, Charleston, South Carolina. Confidential Power/Energy Client. 10 pp.
  16. EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment). 2013. Grand Cayman Waste Management Facility. Prepared by Cardno ENTRIX, Vero Beach, Florida. 80 pp.
  17. Peace River Annual Water Quality and Biological Monitoring Report: Fisheries Assessment. 2013. Prepared for Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC.  Prepared by Cardno ENTRIX, Riverview, Florida. 25 pp.
  18. Technical Comments Regarding EPA’s Proposed Rule for Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida’s Estuaries, Coastal Waters, and South Florida Inland Flowing Waters. 2013. Cardno ENTRIX Internal Proprietary Report. Prepared by Cardno ENTRIX, Riverview, Florida. 25 pp.
  19. Draft Injury Assessment Report: Species Specific Report for bay anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli). 2012. Cardno ENTRIX. Internal Proprietary Report. Prepared by Cardno ENTRIX, Riverview, Florida. 40 pp.
  20. Draft Injury Assessment Report: Species Specific Report for Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus). 2012. Cardno ENTRIX. Internal Proprietary Report. Prepared by Cardno ENTRIX, Riverview, Florida. 40 pp.
  21. Hydroacoustics: Planning Framework for Preliminary Data Processing and Analysis. 2012. Cardno ENTRIX. Internal Proprietary Report. Prepared by CARDNO Entrix, Riverview, Florida. 38 pp.
  22. BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management). 2011. Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Proposed Geological and Geophysical Activities in the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic Planning Areas. Volume 1. Chapter 1-8, Figures, Tables, and Keyword Index. Prepared by CSA International, Inc., Stuart, Florida. Prepared under GSA Task Order No. M11PD00013. 788 pp.
  23. Levesque, J.C. 2011. Preliminary Review of Remediation Techniques and Technologies for Contaminated Marine Sediments. CSA International, Inc. Internal Proprietary Report. Stuart, Florida. 25 pp.
  24. Levesque, J.C. 2011. Characteristics of Mid-water Trawl Gear Operations for Sampling Deep-water Oceanic Nekton. CSA International, Inc. Internal Proprietary Report. Stuart, Florida. 27 pp.
  25. RCN (Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland). 2010. Desktop Study for the St. Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Kitts Submarine Cable System (SSCS). Prepared by CSA International, Inc., Stuart, Florida. 65 pp.
  26. NJDEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection), Division of Science, Research & Technology (DSRT). 2010. Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies. Final Report. Volume IV. Fish and Fisheries. Prepared by Geo-Marine, Inc., Plano, Texas. 200 pp.
  27. Levesque, J.C., and Richardson, A. 2009. Fisheries and Marine Protected Area Management: A Case Study of the Flower Garden Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Contract number GS10F0207J. National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, Flower Garden Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Prepared by Geo-Marine, Inc., Plano, Texas. 81 pp.
  28. NJDEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection), Division of Science, Research & Technology (DSRT). 2009. Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies. Interim Report. Prepared by Geo-Marine, Inc., Plano, Texas. 313 pp.
  29. Levesque, J.C., Gibbs, K., Perry, A.F., and Richardson, A. 2008. Evaluation of the United States Essential Fish Habitat Consultation Process. Contract number WCI33F08SE1978. National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Habitat. Prepared by Geo-Marine, Inc., Plano, Texas. 60 pp.
  30. Romanov, E.V., Ward, P., Levesque, J.C., and Lawrence, E. 2008. Preliminary analysis of crocodile shark (Pseudocarcharias kamoharai) distribution and abundance trends in pelagic longline fisheries. Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Working Party on Environment and Bycatch (WPEB) Bangkok, Thailand. 20-22 October, 2008. 24 pp.
  31. DoN (Department of the Navy). 2008. Assessment of the Marine Resources in the European Waters-Final Report. Contract number N62470-02-D09997, CTO 0025. Pacific Division, Dept. of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, NAVFAC Atlantic. Prepared by Geo-Marine, Inc., Plano, Texas.
  32. DoN (Department of the Navy). 2008. Assessment of the Protected and Commercial Marine Resources in the Gulf of Mexico Complex Operating Areas, Gulf of Mexico-Final Report. Contract number N62470-02-D09997, CTO 0025. Pacific Division, Dept. of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, NAVFAC Atlantic. Prepared by Geo-Marine, Inc., Plano, Texas.
  33. DoN (Department of the Navy). 2007. Marine Resources Assessment for the Southern California and Point Mugu Operating Area--Final Report.  Contract number N62470-02-D09997, CTO 0025. Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Prepared by Geo-Marine, Inc., Plano, Texas.
  34. DoN (Department of the Navy). 2007. Draft Overseas Environmental Impact Statement: Undersea Warfare Training Range.  Prepared for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia. Prepared by Geo-Marine, Inc., Plano, Texas.
  35. DoN (Department of the Navy). 2007. Marine Resources Assessment for the Mediterranean Sea, Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea--Final Report.  Prepared for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia. Prepared by Geo-Marine, Inc., Plano, Texas.
  36. Levesque, J.C. 2007.  A Comprehensive Review of the Biology and Preliminary Investigation of the Interactions with the U.S. Pelagic Longline Fishery for the Shortfin (Isurus oxyrinchus) and Longfin (Isurus paucus) Mako Sharks. Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center.  Dania, Florida. Master of Science Thesis.  265 pp.
  37. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2007. Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Observer Health and Safety; Proposed rule; Federal Register Vol. 72, p. 4226-4230.
  38. Levesque, J.C. 2006. Harborview Marina Benthic Survey Report. Birkitt Environmental Services, Inc. Proprietary Report. June 21-23, 2006. Tampa, Florida. p. 25.
  39. Levesque, J.C. 2006. Taylor County, Florida Marina Facilities and Preliminary Usage Assessment Report. Birkitt Environmental Services, Inc. Proprietary Report. July 3-4, 2006. Tampa, Florida. 20 pp.
  40. Levesque, J.C.  2006. Magnolia Bay and Marina Resort Benthic Survey Report.  Birkitt Environmental Services, Inc. Proprietary Report. July 21-25, Sept. 20-25, 2006. Tampa, Florida. 15 pp.
  41. Levesque, J.C. 2006. Potential Effluent Discharge Impacts on the Florida Manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostrus, Technical Report. Birkitt Environmental Services, Inc. Proprietary Report. October, 2006. Tampa, Florida. 30 pp.
  42. Levesque, J.C.  2006.  Florida Gas Transmission Phase IV, V, VI Pipeline 2006 Fall Vegetation Monitoring Report. Birkitt Environmental Services, Inc. Proprietary Report. November, 2006. Tampa, Florida. 15 pp.
  43. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2006. Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan and Endangered Species Conservation. Final Rule. Federal Register Vol. 71, p. 8223-8227.
  44. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2006. Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan and Endangered Species Conservation. Environmental Assessment to Implement Commercial Fishing Regulations in Southeast Waters. U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington D.C.
  45. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2006. Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Plan; Sea Turtle Conservation; Restrictions to Fishing Activities. Final Rule. Federal Register Vol. 70, p. 24775-24797.
  46. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2006. Environmental Assessment, Regulatory Impact Review, and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Act Analysis to Implement the Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Plan and Reduce Sea Turtle/Fishery Interactions in State Waters of North Carolina and Virginia. U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington D.C.
  47. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2006. Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations: Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan. Draft Environmental Impact Statement, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington D.C.
  48. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2006. Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Authorization for Commercial Fisheries; List of Fisheries for 2006. Final Rule. Federal Register Vol. 71, p. 20941-20965.
  49. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2006. Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Authorization for Commercial Fisheries; List of Fisheries for 2005. Final Rule. Federal Register Vol. 71, p. 247-273.
  50. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2006. Biological Opinion:  Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation on Golden Beach Residential Boat Dock, Miami-Dade County, Florida. 20 pp.
  51. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2006. Biological Opinion:  Draft Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation on Expansion and Improvements of Port Everglades, Broward County, Florida. 31 pp.
  52. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2005. Biological Opinion:  Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation on Hopper and Hydraulic Cutterhead Dredging Associated with Sand Mining for Coastal Restoration Projects Along the Coast of Louisiana Using Sand from Ship Shoal in the Gulf of Mexico Central Planning Area, South Pelto Blocks 12, 13, and 19, and Ship Shoal Block 88 in the Galveston and New Orleans Districts of the Army Corps of Engineers. 95 pp.
  53. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2005. Biological Opinion:  Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation on Bayou Caddy, Mississippi Sound, Harrison County, Mississippi: Construction of a concrete rubble breakwater to protect the entrance channel for Bayou Caddy. 24 pp.
  54. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2005. Commercial Fishing Authorizations.  List of Fisheries.  Environmental Assessment of the List of Fisheries under Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington D.C. 46 pp.
  55. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2005. Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Regulations. Final Rule. Federal Register Vol. 70, p. 35894-35944.
  56. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2004. Commercial Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Authorization for Commercial Fisheries; Final List of Fisheries for 2004. Final Rule.  Federal Register Vol. 69, p. 48407-48423.
  57. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2004. NOAA Fisheries and United States Coast Guard Memorandum of Agreement of Observer Safety. U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington D.C. 8 pp.
  58. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2003. Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Authorization for Commercial Fisheries; Final List of Fisheries for 2003. Final Rule. Federal Register Vol. 68, p. 41725-41741.
  59. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2003. Issues and Options for Modifications to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan. Public Scoping Document. U.S. Department of Commerce, NMFS Northeast Regional Office. July 3, 2003. 37 pp.
  60. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2002. A Review of the Current Small Coastal Shark Assessments for Fisheries Management Implications. Final Report. Prepared for the Highly Migratory Species Division, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS, Silver Spring, Maryland. 41 pp.
  61. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service).  2002.  A Preliminary Report of the Recreational Swordfish Fishery off Southeast Florida during 2002. Final Report.  Prepared for the Highly Migratory Species Division, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS, Silver Spring, Maryland. 22 pp.
  62. NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2000. An Investigation of the Escolar, Lepidocybium flavobrunneum (Smith), Fishery: Bycatch of the U.S. Pelagic Longline Fishery. Final Report. Prepared for the Sustainable Fisheries Division, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, SEFSC NMFS, Miami, Florida. 40 pp.
  63. FDEP (Florida Department of Environmental Protection). 1995. Abundance, Distribution, and Size Composition of the juvenile Ladyfish, Elops saurus, in Tampa Bay, Florida. Final Report. St. Petersburg, Florida. 50 pp.