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Incidental Take Authorization: Hilcorp Alaska Construction and Operation of the Liberty Drilling and Production Island in Foggy Island Bay, Beaufort Sea, Alaska


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule


NOAA Fisheries issued regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to construction and operation of the Liberty Drilling and Production Island (LDPI) in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska over the course of five years.  These regulations, which allow for the issuance of a Letter of Authorization for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and specified timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, as well as requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking.

3'D rendering of project

3-D rendering of project

Location of Project and Noise Sources map

Location of Project and Noise Sources

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 12/31/2020