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Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Coast Guard Programmatic Maintenance at 8 Facilities in Alaska

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
03/01/2024

Summary

NOAA Fisheries, upon request from the United States Coast Guard, hereby issues regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to maintenance and repair at facilities in Alaska, over the course of 5 years (2023-2028). These regulations, which allow for the issuance of a Letter of Authorization for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and specified timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, as well as requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking.

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Map of 8 Coast Guard Facilities in Alaska

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 12/19/2023