[MARMAM] NOAA Fisheries seeks comments on Monk Seal Critical Habitat Revision, deadline August 31, 2011

Jonathan Shannon Jonathan.Shannon at noaa.gov
Fri Jun 17 11:38:59 PDT 2011

NOAA's Fisheries Service has proposed 16 areas as critical habitat for 
the endangered Hawaiian monk seal under the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA), and is inviting public comment. The proposed revision includes 
expanding the 1988 critical habitat designation in the Northwestern 
Hawaiian Islands, and adding new areas throughout the main Hawaiian Islands.

 NOAA's Fisheries Service is accepting comments on the proposed revision 
through August 31, 2011. Dates, times and venues for public hearings 
will be available on our website at: http:www.fpir.noaa.gov. NOAA's 
Fisheries Service will review comments and issue a final rule, expected 
by June 2, 2012.

To submit comments on the proposed critical habitat revision for the 
Hawaiian monk seal, use any of the following methods:

. Submit comments online via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov, *RIN 0648--BA81*

. Mail or hand deliver written comments to:

Regulatory Branch Chief
Protected Resources Division
NMFS Pacific Islands Region
1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1110
Honolulu, HI 96814
Attn: Proposed Critical Habitat Revision for the Hawaiian monk seal

Thank you for your input.

Jonathan Shannon
NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources
Outreach Specialist
(301) 427-8404 
jonathan.shannon at noaa.gov

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