Incidental Take Authorization: City of San Diego Coast Boulevard Improvements in La Jolla, California
NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the City of San Diego (the City) for an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to take three species of marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, incidental to Coast Boulevard improvements in La Jolla, California. The project has been delayed, such that none of the work covered in the identical IHA issued in 2017 was initiated and, therefore, the City requested that an identical IHA be issued to cover the same work in 2018. NOAA Fisheries is, therefore, issuing a second IHA to cover the incidental take analyzed and authorized in the initial IHA. The scope of the activities and anticipated effects remain the same, authorized take numbers would not change, and the required mitigation, monitoring, and reporting would remain the same as authorized in the 2017 IHA referenced above. NOAA Fisheries is therefore notifying the public about the issuance of an IHA to the City to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, during the City’s Coast Boulevard improvements.