Incidental Take Authorization: Port of Alaska Petroleum and Cement Terminal (PCT) in Anchorage, Alaska

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Notice
Published
12/30/2019
Comments Close
01/29/2020

Summary

NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the Port of Alaska (POA) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to pile driving associated with the construction of a new Petroleum and Cement Terminal (PCT) in Knik Arm, Alaska. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NOAA Fisheries is requesting comments on its proposal to issue two successive incidental harassment authorizations (IHAs) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. We are also requesting comments on possible one-year renewals that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NOAA Fisheries will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.

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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 01/09/2020