NMFS proposes to authorize the taking, by Level B harassment only, of marine mammals incidental to pile driving in association with the Pier 6 pile replacement project at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton, WA (NBKB). This proposed IHA would be valid from December 1, 2013, through March 1, 2014. Two species of marine mammal are expected to be affected by the specified activities: California sea lion (Zalophus californianus californianus) and harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardii). These species may occur year-round in the action area, although California sea lions are less common and potentially absent in the summer months.
Comments and information must be received by NMFS no later than October 15, 2013.
The Federal Register notice of this proposed IHA and other information are available by scrolling down at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/incidental.htm