NMFS Seeks Comment on Proposed IHA for Massachusetts LNG

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has received an application from Neptune LNG LLC for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to maintenance, repair, and decommissioning activities at its liquefied natural gas deepwater port off the coast of Massachusetts. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to Neptune to take, by Level B harassment only, fourteen species of marine mammals during the specified activity. NMFS must receive any comments and information no later than September 26, 2016.

Click here to read NMFS’ Federal register notice of this proposed IHA.

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