| Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7(a)(2) Biological Opinion for Construction at the City Dock and Ferry Terminal in Tenakee Springs, Alaska and Issuance of Incidental Harassment Authorization under 101(a)(5)(D) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act - :17858 | National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
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Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7(a)(2) Biological Opinion for Construction at the City Dock and Ferry Terminal in Tenakee Springs, Alaska and Issuance of Incidental Harassment Authorization under 101(a)(5)(D) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act
  • Published Date:
    2010
  • Language:
    English
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  • Description:
    "For the actions described in this document, the action agencies are the NMFS Office of Protected Resources Permits and Conservation Division (PR1), which proposes to permit Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Level B take of the endangered western Distinct Population Segment (WDPS) Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) and the threatened Mexico Distinct Population Segment (DPS) humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) in conjunction with construction activities at the Tenakee Springs Ferry Terminal (see Figure 1-2), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which proposes to fund this project. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being carried out by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 326 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated September 18, 2015 and executed by FHWA and ADOT&PF. The consulting agency for this proposal is NMFS's Alaska Regional Office (AKR). This document represents NMFS's biological opinion (opinion) on the effects of this proposal on endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitat for those species"--Introduction.

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