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Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Navy Target and Missile Launch Activities at San Nicolas Island, CA (2014–2019)

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Published
06/06/2014

Summary

NOAA Fisheries issued regulations under the MMPA and a Letter of Authorization (LOA) to the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division to take marine mammals incidental to missile launch operations at San Nicolas Island, California.

Map of launch complexes, typical missile azimuths, and pinniped haulout beaches

Map of launch complexes, typical missile azimuths, and pinniped haulout beaches

Photo of RAM launcher at Building 807 launch complex

RAM launcher at Building 807 launch complex

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 11/04/2019