Incidental Take Authorization: Dominion Energy Virginia Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Surveys off Virginia for the Research Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development OCS-A 0497 Lease Area


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In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act as amended, notification is hereby given that NOAA Fisheries has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Virginia Electric and Power Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Virginia (Dominion) for the take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to high-resolution geophysical (HRG) surveys associated with unexploded ordnance investigation activities off the coast of Virginia in the area of the Research Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Virginia (OCS-A 0497) and coastal waters where one or more cable route corridors will be established (the Survey Area).

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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 08/07/2018