Response to two Petitions to List Great Hammerhead Sharks under the ESA

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0046
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
A petition to list the great hammerhead shark as threatened or endangered under the ESA was received in December 2012. A second petition to list the great hammerhead shark range-wide, or, alternatively, the Northwest Atlantic population as threatened under the ESA was received in March 2013. Initial response is for NMFS to make a 90-day finding to determine if the petitions present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. If so, then a status review is conducted, which leads to a 12-month finding of either not warranted or warranted. If warranted, a proposed listing rule is published, which may lead to a final listing rule.
RIN: Not Assigned
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Related RINs: 0648-XC508
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jun 25, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/26/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0046-0001

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Comments Received*
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