Biological Opinion on Operational Evaluations of Live Long Range Strike Weapon Systems and other Munitions Conducted by the U.S. Air Force off of the Western Shores of the Island of Kauai
NOAA Fisheries evaluates the U.S. Air Force's proposed action to conduct operational evaluations of live, long-range strike weapons off of the western coast of Kauai, Hawaii and surrounding marine areas.
For the actions described in this document, the action agency is the United States Air Force (Air Force), which proposes to conduct operational evaluations of live ordnance deployment (longrange strike weapons and other munitions) off of the island of Kauai, Hawaii. The consulting agency for this proposal is NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources, ESA Interagency Cooperation Division. The biological opinion (opinion) and incidental take statement were prepared by NOAA Fisheries ESA Interagency Cooperation Division in accordance with section 7(b) of the ESA and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 402.