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Biological Opinion on the Proposed Issuance of an Incidental Harassment Authorization to Hilcorp Alaska, LLC for Shallow Geohazard and Strudel Scour Surveys in Foggy Island Bay, Beaufort Sea, Alaska

June 26, 2015

Biological opinion on open water shallow geohazard surveys in the Beaufort Sea and potential effects on ESA-listed species. NMFS Consultation Number: AKR-2015-9454

The NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources, Permits and Conservation Division proposes to issue an incidental harassment authorization pursuant to section 101(a)(5)(D) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), to Hilcorp Alaska, LLC for harassment of marine mammals, endangered bowhead whales, threatened Arctic ringed seals, and Beringia Distinct Population Segment bearded seals, incidental to open water shallow geohazard surveys in the Beaufort Sea (80 FR 27901).

Action Agency: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 12/31/2019

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