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Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Navy Construction at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
05/15/2022

Summary

NOAA Fisheries, upon request of the U.S. Navy (Navy), has issued regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to construction activities for bulkhead replacement and repairs at Naval Station Newport over the course of five years (2022-2027). These regulations, which allow for the issuance of a Letter of Authorization (LOA) 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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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 02/02/2022