Incidental Take Authorization: City of Seattle Pier 58 Reconstruction Project, Seattle, WA
NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the City of Seattle (City) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the Pier 58 Reconstruction Project in Seattle, Washington. NOAA Fisheries is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the City to incidentally take, by Level A and Level B harassment only, marine mammals during the specified activities. NOAA Fisheries is also requesting comments on possible one-time, one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments. NOAA Fisheries will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested authorization and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.