[MARMAM] Request for comments or information on Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale status review

Laura Engleby - NOAA Federal laura.engleby at noaa.gov
Fri May 29 11:08:01 PDT 2015

On April 6, 2015, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced a
90-day finding on a petition to list the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whale
edeni*) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
​ We
determined that the petition presented substantial scientific or commercial
information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted.
​we ​
are conducting a review of the status of this species to determine if the
petitioned action is warranted.  To ensure that the status review is
comprehensive, we opened a 60-day public comment period on April 6, 2015,
to solicit information pertaining to this species. The public comment
period is coming to a close soon.  Any information or comments on the
subject action must be received by June 5, 2015.

For more information on the listing petition, 90-day finding please visit:


You may submit comments, information, or data by any of the following

Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic comments via the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Go to
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<http://www.regulations.gov/%23!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2014-0157>, click
the “Comment Now!” icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach
your comments.

   - Facsimile (fax):  727-824-5309
   - Mail:
   , Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL
   - Hand delivery:  You may hand deliver written information to our office
   during normal business hours at the street address given above.

All information received is a part of the public record and may be posted
to  http://www.regulations.gov/
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without change.  All personally identifiable information (for example,
name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly
accessible.  Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise
sensitive or protected information.  We will accept anonymous submissions.
Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word,
Excel, Corel WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only.

For more information contact: Calusa Horn, NMFS Southeast Region,

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