Incidental Take Authorization: State Route 520 Pontoon Pile Removal Project, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington
NOAA Fisheries has received a request from Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to State Route 520 Pontoon Construction Site – Marine Piling Removal Project in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington. NOAA Fisheries is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization 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, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of the Federal Register notice. We 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.