NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization to the Navy to take marine mammals,by harassment,incidental to conducting training exercises
at the Silver Strand Training Complex (SSTC) in the vicinity of San Diego Bay, California. This authorization is effective from July 18, 2013, until July 17, 2014.
It is noteworthy in that NMFS continues to use the historical acoustic criteria for Navy pile driving,even though NMFS has stated that it is developing new acoustic
criteria for oil and gas sound producing activities. Click here to read NMFS’ IHA and response to comments on it.