NMFS Seeks Comment on Proposed IHA for LNG Plant in Massachusetts Bay

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has received a request from Excelerate Energy, L.P. and Tetra Tech, Inc. on behalf of the Northeast Gateway® Energy BridgeTM, L.P.  and Algonquin Gas Transmission, L.L.C. for an authorization to take small numbers of 14 species of marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to operating, maintaining, and repairing a liquefied natural gas port and the Algonquin Pipeline Lateral facilities by NEG and Algonquin, in Massachusetts Bay.

Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS requests comments on its proposal to issue an authorization to NEG and Algonquin to incidentally take, by Level B harassment, small numbers of marine mammals during the specified activity for a period of one year.

Comments and information on this proposed action must be received by NMFS no later than December 15, 2016.

Click here to read NMFS’ Federal Register notice of this proposed action.

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