Loggerhead Critical Habitat

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0079
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
This action would designate critical habitat for the Loggerhead sea turtle pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The loggerhead sea turtle was originally listed worldwide as a threatened species on July 28, 1978. No critical habitat was designated for the loggerhead at that time. On September 22, 2011, NMFS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service jointly published a final rule revising the loggerheads listing from a single worldwide threatened species to nine Distinct Population Segments. The two Distinct Population Segments occurring in U.S. jurisdiction are the Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment (range defined as north of the equator, south of 60 N. lat., and west of 40 W. long.) and the North Pacific Ocean Distinct Population Segments (range defined as north of the equator and south of 60 N. lat.). For the 2011 final listing rule, NMFS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found designation of critical habitat to be not determinable. This action will satisfy the provisions under the Endangered Species Act requiring critical habitat to be designated for these Distinct Population Segments.
RIN: 0648-BD27
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 226
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1531 et seq
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM07/18/201378 FR 43006
Proposed Rule Correction08/01/201378 FR 46563
Notice08/21/201378 FR 51705
NPRM Comment Period Reopened09/30/201378 FR 59907
Public Hearing11/04/201378 FR 65959
Final Action07/10/201479 FR 39855
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Related RINs: 0648-BD27
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): sea turtle, marine turtle, loggerhead, critical habitat
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Nov 29, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/30/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0079-0187
Comment Period Closed
Sep 16, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/01/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0079-0194
Comment Period Closed
Sep 16, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/18/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0079-0002
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 07/10/2014
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0079-0216
Comment Period Closed
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/04/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0079-0215

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Agency Contact
Donna Wieting
Fishery Biologist, Office of Protected Resources
301 713-2322
National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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