National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration May 20, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Coastal Commercial Fireworks Displays at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, CA
Document Number: 2011-12487
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or sanctuary) for an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to permitting professional fireworks displays within the sanctuary in California waters. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to MBNMS to take, by Level B harassment only, two species of marine mammals during the specified activity.