NOAA reviews critical habitat for Southern Resident Killer Whale

NOAA today announces the beginning of a 90 day review of 2006 established Southern Resident Killer Whale critical habitat.

“We find that the petition [submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity] to revise critical habitat, viewed in the context of information readily available in our files, presents substantial scientific information indicating the petitioned action may be warranted. We are hereby initiating a review of the currently designated critical habitat to determine whether revision is warranted. To ensure a comprehensive review, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information pertaining to this action.”

Scientific and commercial information pertinent to the petitioned action must be received by June 24, 2014.

You may submit comments, information, or data on this document, identified by the code NOAA–NMFS– 2014–0041, by any of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2014- 0041.

Click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.

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