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Incidental Take Authorization: Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Naval Magazine Indian Island Ammunition Wharf Maintenance and Pile Replacement Project


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule


NOAA Fisheries, upon request from the U.S. Navy, issues these regulations to govern the taking of marine mammals during the maintenance and pile replacement construction activities at the Ammunition Wharf at Naval Magazine Indian Island in Puget Sound, Washington, over the course of 5 years (2024 to 2029). These regulations, which allow for the issuance of Letters of Authorization for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species and their habitat, and establish requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking.

Location of Ammunition Wharf on Naval Magazine Indian Island
Project location

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 01/26/2024