→ Take of Marine Mammals Incidental to Restoration of Pier 62, Seattle Waterfront

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The National Marine Fisheries Service 'has received a request from the Seattle Department of Transportation for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to pile driving activities for the restoration of Pier 62, Seattle Waterfront, Elliot Bay in Seattle, Washington. The primary potential impacts to marine mammal habitat are associated with elevated sound levels produced by pile driving and removal associated with marine mammal prey species. Construction will also have temporary effects on salmonids and other fish species in the project area due to disturbance, turbidity, noise, and the potential resuspension of contaminants.' The National Marine Fisheries Service is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization for the specified activities.