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Incidental Take Authorization: Army Corps of Engineers Debris Dock Replacement Project, Sausalito, California

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Notice
Published
05/13/2024
Comments Close
05/28/2024

Summary

NOAA Fisheries received a request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the renewal of their currently active incidental harassment authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the Debris Dock Replacement Project in Sausalito, California. ACOE activities are identical to those covered in the current authorization. ACOE’s activities will not be completed prior to the renewal authorization. NOAA Fisheries requested comments on both the proposed IHA and the potential for renewing the initial authorization if certain requirements were satisfied. The renewal requirements have been satisfied, and NOAA Fisheries is now providing an additional 15-day comment period to allow for any additional comments on the proposed renewal not previously provided during the initial 30-day comment period.

NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change the effective dates of the second re-issuance of a previously issued incidental harassment authorization, with the only change being the effective dates. The IHA authorizes take of seven species of marine mammals, by Level A and Level B harassment, incidental to construction associated with the Debris Dock Replacement Project in Sausalito, California. The ACOE has requested re-issuance with new effective dates of July 15, 2023 through July 14, 2024. The scope of the activities and anticipated effects remain the same, authorized take numbers are not changed, and the required mitigation, monitoring, and reporting remains the same as included in the initial IHA. NOAA Fisheries is, therefore, issuing an identical IHA to cover the incidental take analyzed and authorized in the initial IHA.

NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a second re-issuance of a previously issued incidental harassment authorization, with the only change being the effective dates. The IHA authorizes take of seven species of marine mammals, by Level A and Level B harassment, incidental to construction associated with the Debris Dock Replacement Project in Sausalito, California. The ACOE has requested re-issuance with new effective dates of January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024. The scope of the activities and anticipated effects remain the same, authorized take numbers are not changed, and the required mitigation, monitoring, and reporting remains the same as included in the initial IHA. NOAA Fisheries is, therefore, issuing an identical IHA to cover the incidental take analyzed and authorized in the initial IHA.

NOAA Fisheries received a request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) for the re-issuance of a previously issued incidental harassment authorization (IHA) with the only change being effective dates. The initial IHA authorized take of seven species of marine mammals, by Level A and Level B harassment, incidental to construction associated with the Debris Dock Replacement Project in Sausalito, California. The project has been delayed and none of the work covered in the initial IHA has been conducted. The initial IHA was effective from September 1, 2021, through August 31, 2022. The ACOE has requested re-issuance with new effective dates of January 5, 2022 through January 4, 2023. The scope of the activities and anticipated effects remain the same, authorized take numbers are not changed, and the required mitigation, monitoring, and reporting remains the same as included in the initial IHA. We are, therefore, issuing a second identical IHA to cover the incidental take analyzed and authorized in the initial IHA.

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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 05/10/2024