Public Hearing for the Humpback Whale Critical Habitat Proposed Rule in Juneau, AK
NOAA Fisheries will hold hearings related to our proposed rule to designate critical habitat for humpback whales. This is one of five hearings.
This hearing will be held from 4pm to 7pm November 7, 2019 in the Egan Lecture Hall (room 112) at the University of Alaska Southeast, 11066 Auke Lake Way, Juneau, Alaska.
The hearings will begin with a brief presentation by NOAA Fisheries that gives an overview of critical habitat under the ESA and a summary of the relevant proposed critical habitat designation.
Proposed Rule: Critical Habitat for Distinct Population Segments of Humpback Whales
Following the presentation, members of the public will have the opportunity to provide oral comments on the record regarding the proposed designation. Members of the public will also have the opportunity to submit written comments at the hearing.
Written comments may also be submitted at any time during the relevant public comment period by mail or via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Please see the “Addresses” section of the relevant proposed rule for instructions.
Electronic copies of the proposed rule and supporting documents may be found at www.regulations.gov. Search on “NOAA-NMFS-2019-0066” for the humpback whale proposed rule.
Comments on the humpback whale proposed rule must be received by January 31, 2020.