Incidental Take Authorization: Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Liquefied Natural Gas Construction in Cook Inlet, Alaska

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
01/01/2021

Summary

NOAA Fisheries has issued regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act for the taking of marine mammals incidental to the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas project in Cook Inlet, Alaska, over the course of five years (2021-2025). These regulations allow NOAA Fisheries to issue a Letter of Authorization for the incidental take of marine mammals during the specified construction activities carried out during the rule’s period of effectiveness, set forth the permissible methods of taking, set forth other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, and set forth requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of the incidental take.

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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 09/18/2020