Biological Opinion on the Marine Terminal Redevelopment Project at the Port of Anchorage, Alaska
This opinion considers the effects of the Marine Terminal Redevelopment Project on the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale.
This opinion will address the Marine Terminal Redevelopment Project at the Port of Anchorage, Alaska. Its purpose is to provide an assessment of this action on the continued existence of the Cook Inlet beluga whale, as well as to provide measures to conserve the species and mitigate impact.
Action Agencies: The U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration is the lead Federal agency for this project. The U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska is a cooperating action agency with responsibilities for issuance of permits under the Rivers and Harbors Act and Clean Water Act, as well as dredging activities under Congressional authorization.
NMFS Consultation Number: AKR-2009-2523