Incidental Take Authorization: Kitty Hawk Wind, LLC Marine Site Characterization Surveys off of North Carolina and Virginia
NOAA Fisheries has received a request from Kitty Hawk Wind for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization surveys offshore of North Carolina. NOAA Fisheries is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. We are also requesting comments on a possible one-time, one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met. We will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.