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On November 23, 2011 notice was published in the
The permit authorizes vessel approach for photo-identification and behavioral observation of humpback whales and incidental harassment of Hawaiian insular false killer whales (
An environmental assessment (EA) was prepared analyzing the effects of the permitted activities on the human environment in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321
As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA.