propagules). The definitions do not provide distinct criteria for assessing the temporal and spatial scale of the impact, and hence limit the effectiveness with which the DEIS conveys the impacts of DBOC operations on the Drakes Estero ecosystem and its natural resources.

TABLE 5.2. Summary of impact intensities from the DEIS and the committee’s assessment of the analyses and conclusions reached in the DEIS for each resource category. Level of uncertainty for each resource category, as estimated by the committee, is indicated by a white dot (low uncertainty), gray dot (moderate uncertainty) or black dot (high uncertainty); the level of uncertainty applies to conclusions reached in the DEIS and by the committee. For additional details see Chapter 3.



2 Since Drakes Estero does not contain the habitat required for leatherback turtles, this resource category is not included here.

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