NMFS Requests Comments on Proposed SpaceX IHA

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has received a request from Space Exploration Technology Corporation for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to boost-back and landing of Falcon 9 rockets at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and at contingency landing locations in the Pacific Ocean. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS requests comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization to SpaceX to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, during the specified activity. Comments and information must be received no later than November 24, 2017. Click here for more details and relevant links.

Leave a Reply

Please Answer: *