Incidental Take Authorization: Replacement of Pier 3 at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia
NOAA Fisheries received a request from the United States Department of the Navy for the renewal of their currently active incidental harassment authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the replacement of Pier 3 at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia. These activities are identical to those covered in the current authorization. NOAA Fisheries requested comments on both the proposed IHA and the potential for renewing the initial authorization if certain requirements were satisfied. The renewal requirements have been satisfied, and NOAA Fisheries is now providing an additional 15-day comment period to allow for any additional comments on the proposed renewal not previously provided during the initial 30-day comment period.
NOAA Fisheries has issued a modified incidental harassment authorization to the U.S. Navy to incidentally harass, by Level A and Level B harassment, marine mammals during construction activities associated with the replacement of Pier 3 at Naval Station Norfolk at Norfolk, Virginia.
NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Navy for the take of marine mammals incidental to construction activities at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia.