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Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Assessment on Issuing Incidental Take Authorizations in Cook Inlet, Alaska


Intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Assessment
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Affected Species


NOAA Fisheries announces its intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the environmental impacts of issuing annual Incidental Take Authorizations (ITAs) pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) for the taking of marine mammals incidental to anthropogenic activities in the waters of Cook Inlet, AK, for the 2016 season and; its intent to institute an MMPA authorization cycle wherein companies planning to submit MMPA incidental harassment authorization applications for work to be conducted in Cook Inlet in 2016 do so by no later than October 1, 2015.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 10/25/2019

Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Steller Sea Lion