Incidental Take Authorization: Alaska DOT Sand Point City Dock Replacement Project, Sand Point, AK
NMFS has issued an IHA to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to the Sand Point City Dock Replacement Project in Sand Point, Alaska.
NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) previously issued to ADOT&PF to incidentally take nine species of marine mammal, by Level A and Level B harassment, during construction activities associated with the Sand Point City Dock Replacement Project in Sand Point, Alaska. ADOT&PF reported that the project has been delayed. The IHA issued on October 13, 2017 has effective dates of August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. ADOT&PF requested that a new IHA be issued to conduct their work between May 31, 2019 and May 30, 2020. NOAA Fisheries is, therefore, issuing a second IHA to cover the incidental take analyzed and authorized in the first IHA. The authorized take numbers would be the same as authorized previously, and the required mitigation, monitoring, and reporting would remain the same as authorized for the 2018 IHA referenced above. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NOAA Fisheries is notifying the public about the issuance of an IHA to ADOT&PF to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level A and Level B harassment only, during the specified activity.
Photo of existing city dock; new dock would be to right
Map of Project Location