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Biological Opinion on Kodiak Ferry Dock and Terminal Improvements

July 31, 2015

Biological opinion on likely impacts of pile driving associated with improvements and repairs to the Kodiak Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Dock and Terminal to listed marine species. NMFS Consultation Number: AKR-2015-9446

On April 30, 2015, FHWA/DOT requested formal Section 7 consultation for the proposed project, including harassment (Level B) and injurious (Level A), take of western DPS Steller sea lions, and submitted a Biological Assessment (BA) for the proposed action. Effects to humpback whales and Steller sea lion critical habitat would continue to be covered by the 2013 informal consultation on this project (NMFS# AKR-2013-9277). NOAA Fisheries AKR and NOAA Fisheries OPR raised questions regarding the exposure analyses presented in the BA. FHWA/DOT submitted a revised BA on June 16, 2015. On June 23, 2015, NOAA Fisheries OPR submitted to NOAA Fisheries AKR a request for section 7 consultation for the proposed Incidental Harassment Authorization for the proposed action.

Action Agencies: Federal Highway Administration, Alaska Division and NOAA Fisheries

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 12/27/2019

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