Biological Opinion on U.S. Navy Activities in the East Coast Range Complexes and Associated Letters of Authorization to Take Marine Mammals
NOAA Fisheries' biological opinion on the proposed training activities of the U.S. Navy. This document considers the effects on endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitat.
This document presents the results of Section 7 consultations on several actions that are all proposed to occur along the Atlantic Coast of the United States:
(1) The U.S. Navy's proposal to conduct training activities in (a) the Northeast Operating Area; (b) the Virginia Capes Range Complex; (c) the Cherry Point Range Complex; and (d) the Jacksonville Range Complex from June 2010 to June 2011.
(2) The National Marine Fisheries Service's Permits, Conservation, and Education Division's (Permits Division) proposal to issue an annual Letter of Authorization to the U.S. Navy to 'take' marine mammals incidental to the conduct of training in the Virginia Capes, Cherry Point, and Jacksonville Range Complexes for a one-year period beginning in June 2010 and ending in June 2011.