August 30th Public Hearing for the Proposed Rule to Designate Critical Habitat for Rice’s Whales Under the Endangered Species Act
CANCELED: Virtual public hearing on the proposed rule on Wednesday, August 30 from 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT. As a reminder, the comment period closes on September 22, 2023.
The virtual public hearing scheduled for August 30, 2023 is canceled ahead of Hurricane Idalia's expected landfall.
We have rescheduled a public hearing related to the proposed rule to designate critical habitat for the Rice's whale. The comment period has been extended and will now close on October 6, 2023 (88 FR 62522). See NMFS’ Request for Comments on the Proposed Rule to Designate Critical Habitat for Endangered Rice’s Whale for more information.