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Incidental Take Authorization: United States Space Force Operations at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California


Marine Mammal Protection Act
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NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the U.S. Space Force for authorization to take small numbers of six species of marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, incidental to rocket and missile launches and other base operations at Vandenberg Space Force Base. USSF is requesting a 5-year Letter of Authorization for takes resulting from these activities (2024-2029). NOAA Fisheries is announcing receipt of the Space Force’s request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals.

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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 07/18/2023