Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Navy Marine Structure Maintenance and Pile Replacement, WA

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
05/17/2019

Summary

NOAA Fisheries, upon request of the U.S. Navy (Navy), hereby issues regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities related to marine structure maintenance and pile replacement at facilities in Washington, over the course of five years. These regulations, which allow for the issuance of Letters 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.

Map of Navy installations included in project

Map of Navy installations included in project

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 05/28/2019