Biological Opinion - Port of Alaska’s Petroleum and Cement Terminal, Anchorage, Alaska

March 23, 2020

Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7(a)(2) Biological Opinion on plans to issue two incidental harassment authorizations (IHAs) for the first phase of the Port of Alaska Modernization Program. NMFS Consultation Number: AKRO-2018-01332

In this document, the action agencies are NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources, Permits and Conservation Division (hereafter referred to as “the Permits Division”) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The Permits Division plans to issue two incidental harassment authorizations (IHA) pursuant to section 101(a)(5)(D) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. § 1361 et seq.), to the Port of Alaska (POA) for harassment of marine mammals incidental to the proposed action. The USACE plans to issue a permit for the proposed action (POA-2003-00502). The consulting agency for this proposal is NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region. This document represents NOAA Fisheries’ biological opinion (opinion) on the effects of this proposal on endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitat.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 05/12/2020

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