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Incidental Take Authorization: Ocean Wind, LCC Construction of the Ocean Wind 1 Wind Energy Facility off of New Jersey


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Affected Species
North Atlantic Right Whale
Blue Whale
Fin Whale
Humpback Whale
Minke Whale
Sei Whale
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin
Common Bottlenose Dolphin
Short-Beaked Common Dolphin
Long-Finned Pilot Whale
Short-Finned Pilot Whale
Risso’s Dolphin
Harbor Porpoise
Gray Seal
Harbor Seal


NOAA Fisheries promulgates regulations to govern the incidental taking of marine mammals incidental to Ocean Wind, LLC, a subsidiary wholly owned by Orsted Wind Power North America, LLC, construction of the Ocean Wind 1 Offshore Wind Energy Project in Federal and State waters off of New Jersey, specifically within the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf Lease Area OCS-A 0498 and along two export cable routes to sea-to-shore transition points, over the course of 5 years (October 13, 2023 through October 12, 2028). These regulations, which allow for the issuance of a Letter of Authorization for the incidental take of marine mammals during construction-related activities within the Project Area during the effective dates of the regulations, 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.

Project Location
Project location

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 09/12/2023