Biological Opinion - Auke Bay Ferry Terminal Modifications Project, Juneau, Alaska
Endangered Species Act Section 7(a)(2) Biological Opinion Auke Bay Ferry Terminal Modifications Project, Juneau, Alaska. NMFS Consultation Number: AKRO-2019-02254.
In this document, the action agencies are the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF), acting on behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation and proposing construction activities associated with the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal Modifications and Improvements Project, and the NMFS Office of Protected Resources, Permits and Conservation Division (PR1), which proposes to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA), pursuant to section 101(a)(5)(D) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. § 1361 et seq.), to ADOT for the harassment of marine mammals incidental to construction operations (84 FR 22453). The consulting agency for this proposal is NMFS’s Alaska Region. This document represents NMFS’s Biological Opinion (Opinion) on the effects of this proposal on endangered and threatened species.