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Marine Mammal Protection Act Waiver for Select Louisiana Coastal Master Plan Projects


Marine Mammal Protection Act
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On February 9, 2018, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Budget Act), Public Law 115-123, which included a requirement that the Secretary of Commerce, as delegated to the Assistant Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, issue a waiver of the Marine Mammal Protection Act moratorium and prohibitions for the following projects in the Louisiana Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast:

  • the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion
  • the Mid-Breton Sound Sediment Diversion
  • the Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Measures

NOAA Fisheries has issued the waiver.

See the below Federal Register Notice and supporting documents for more information. 

Federal Register

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 06/07/2021