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Incidental Take Authorization: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company Construction Activities Associated with the Raritan Bay Pipeline off New York

NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco), a subsidiary of Williams Partners L.P., to incidentally harass, by Level A and Level B harassment, marine mammals incidental…
Effective
05/01/2021

Incidental Take Authorization: Ørsted Wind Power North America, LLC Site Characterization Survey off New York to Massachusetts

NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Ørsted Wind Power North America, LLC, (Ørsted) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during marine site characterization surveys in coastal waters…
Published
10/08/2020

Incidental Take Authorization: Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project, Hampton-Norfolk, Virginia (2021-2026)

NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the Hampton Roads Connector Partners (HRCP) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to pile driving and removal activities at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project (HRBT…
Comments Close
11/06/2020

Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Marine Corps Training Operations at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point Range Complex

NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the U.S. Marine Corp (USMC) for authorization to take bottlenose dolphin incidental to training operations at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point Range Complex over the course of seven years from…
Comments Close
11/05/2020

Final Annual Determination for 2020

NOAA Fisheries publishes the final Annual Determination (AD) for 2020, pursuant to its authority under the Endangered Species Act. Through the AD, NOAA Fisheries identifies U.S. fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific…
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Effective
09/30/2020

Final Annual Determination for 2021

NOAA Fisheries will not identify additional fisheries to observe on the 2021 Annual Determination (AD), pursuant to its authority under the Endangered Species Act. Through the AD, NMFS identifies U.S. fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of…
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Published
09/29/2020

MMPA List of Fisheries for 2021 Proposed Rule

NOAA Fisheries publishes its proposed List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2021, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The LOF for 2021 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NOAA Fisheries…
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Published
09/21/2020

Incidental Take Authorization: Equinor Wind, LLC Marine Site Characterization Surveys off of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and

NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Equinor Wind, LLC to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during site characterization surveys off the coast in the Atlantic Ocean in the area of the…
Effective
09/20/2020

Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for NEFSC Research Now Available for Comment

NOAA Fisheries is inviting public comments on a Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for fisheries research conducted and funded by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC). The purpose of this draft SPEA is to…
Issued
09/18/2020

Nominations to the Marine Mammal Scientific Review Groups

As required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Secretary of Commerce established three independent regional scientific review groups (SRGs) to provide advice on a range of marine mammal science and management issues. NOAA Fisheries conducted a…
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Published
09/03/2020