Endangered Species Act Critical Habitat Report (Rice's Whale) (ID452)

Description: This document is part of Endangered Species Act rulemaking to propose designation of critical habitat for the Rice's whale and contains: (1) the biological information used to determine the specific areas containing the features essential to the conservation of the species requiring special management, and (2) consideration of the national security, economic, and other relevant impacts of designating critical habitat.

ID: ID452 Info. Type: ISI

Start date of Peer Review: 11/4/2022

Estimated Initial Dissemination Date: 1/13/2023

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Contact Person: Carl Rhodes Get contact information

Review Type: Individual Letters

Expected Number of Peer Reviewers: 3 or fewer

Peer Reviewers will be selected by: The agency

Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers? No

Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? Yes

How: The proposed rule to designate critical habitat for Rice's whale will be published in the Federal Register and public comment period will be provided on the proposal prior to publication of the final rule. Electronic copies of the proposed rule (and the reports that support the rule) will be available upon publication at http://www.regulations.gov.

When: Public comments will be received within 60 days of publication of the proposed rule in the Federal Register.

Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? No

Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: Expertise in Rice’s whale biology, conservation, and ecology.

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