NMFS has requested public comment on a proposed Navy authorization to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities as part of a pier maintenance project. NMFS proposes to grant this IHA pursuant to NMFS authority under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Public comments on this proposal must be received by NMFS no later than October 15, 2013. The Navy has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (Pier 6 Pile Replacement Naval Base Kitsap) in accordance with the NationalEnvironmental Policy Act. This EIS and other relevant documents are posted here.
Click here to read NMFS’ Federal Register notice for this proposed IHA.