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Incidental Take Authorization: Venoco, LLC, Fender Pile Replacement at Casitas Pier, Carpinteria, CA


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status


NOAA Fisheries issued an IHA to Venoco, LLC, for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to fender pile replacement at Casitas Pier in Carpinteria, CA.

NOAA Fisheries received and granted a request from Venoco, LLC, (Venoco) and Chevron USA, Inc., (Chevron) to transfer, from Venoco to Chevron, a Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) one-year Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to the Casitas Pier Fender Pile Replacement Project, following the sale of Casitas Pier to Chevron. 

Photo of Casitas Pier

Casitas pier

Aerial image and map of project area

Aerial image and map of project area



Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 11/01/2019