Incidental Take Authorization: Hilcorp Alaska LLC Oil and Gas Activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Notice
Published
10/25/2018

Summary

NOAA Fisheries has received a request from Hilcorp Alaska, LLC (Hilcorp) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to oil and gas activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NOAA Fisheries is announcing receipt of the Hilcorp’s request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. 

Project area map includes most of Cook Inlet

Project Area

Diagram showing towed sound source behind a boat

Diagram of tow operations

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 11/28/2018