Impact Zone Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 50 CFR 216.215 [Title 50 -- Wildlife and Fisheries Chapter Ii -- National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce], the term impact zone (required for all scenarios) means ‘the area around a decommissioning target measured by the horizontal radius, in which a marine mammal could be affected by the pressure or acoustic energy released during the detonation of an explosive-severance charge.”