Incidental Take Authorization: Park City Wind, LLC New England Wind Project, Phase 1, Marine Site Characterization Surveys off of Massachusetts to New York
NOAA Fisheries has received a request from Park City Wind, LLC, for the re-issuance of a previously issued incidental harassment authorization with the only change being effective dates. The initial IHA authorized take of marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization surveys in coastal waters off of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. The project has been delayed and none of the work covered in the initial IHA has been conducted. The scope of the activities and anticipated effects remain the same, authorized take numbers are not changed, and the required mitigation, monitoring, and reporting remains the same as included in the initial IHA. NOAA Fisheries is, therefore, issuing a second identical IHA to cover the incidental take analyzed and authorized in the initial IHA.
NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Park City Wind, LLC to incidentally harass marine mammals during marine site characterization surveys offshore of Massachusetts south through Long Island, New York.