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Incidental Take Authorization: US Wind, Inc. Construction and Operation of the Maryland Offshore Wind Project off of Maryland


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Proposed Rule


NOAA Fisheries has received a request from US Wind, Inc., for Incidental Take Regulations and an associated Letter of Authorization pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The requested regulations would govern the authorization of take, by Level A harassment and Level B harassment, of small number of marine mammals over the course of 5 years (2025-2029) incidental to construction of the Maryland Offshore Wind Project offshore of Maryland within the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf Lease Area OCS-A 0490 and associated Export Cable Routes. Project activities likely to result in incidental take include impact pile driving and site assessment surveys using high-resolution geophysical equipment. The proposed regulations, if issued, would be effective January 1, 2025 through December 31, 2029.

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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 03/12/2024