The National Marine Fisheries Service published notice of its issuance of a letter of authorization (LOA) to the U.S. Navy (USN) for the harassment of seven species of marine mammals during a five-year construction project at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. The LOA is effective from May 15, 2022, through May 14, 2027, and authorizes USN to incidentally, but not intentionally, harm or harass common dolphins, harbor porpoises, harbor seals, gray seals, harp seals, and hooded seals incidental to its construction project.