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

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Notice
Effective
06/12/2019

Summary

NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during target and missile launch activities on San Nicolas Island, California for the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Point Mugu Sea Range. The Navy’s activity is considered a military readiness activity pursuant to MMPA, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004.    

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Project Location

Photo of Coyote missile with booster and launcher at the Alpha Launch Complex on SNI

Coyote missile with booster and launcher at the Alpha Launch Complex on SNI

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