Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Port of Nome Modification Project in Nome, Alaska
NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the Port of Nome Modification Project in Nome, Alaska. NOAA Fisheries is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NOAA Fisheries is also requesting comments on a possible one-time, 1-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met. NOAA Fisheries will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested authorization and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.