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Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Navy Replacement of Pier 3 at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia (2022)


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule


NOAA Fisheries, upon request from the U.S. Navy, hereby issues regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to construction activities associated with the replacement of Pier 3 at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia 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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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 08/04/2023