Environmental Assessment of the Promulgation of Regulations Authorizing Take of Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocket Launches at Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, and the Issuance of Subsequent Letters of Authorization

January 04, 2006

Environmental Assessment

On June 26, 2001, the NOAA Fisheries received an application from Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation requesting NOAA Fisheries promulgate a 5­ year rule and subsequently issue Letters of Authorization under section 101 (a)(5)(A) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The regulations and associated LOAs would authorize the take of small numbers ofmarine mammals incidental to rocket launches conducted at the Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

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