Petitions Awaiting 90-Day Findings
Current endangered species petitions being evaluated for 90-day findings.
Under the Endangered Species Act, any person or organization can petition us to:
List a species as threatened or endangered.
Reclassify or delist a species.
Revise critical habitat.
Please see this Public Advisory: Information to Consider When Submitting a Petition under the Endangered Species Act for more information about submitting a petition, corresponding to the recent ESA petition regulations revision.
After receiving a petition, we evaluate whether it presents substantial information that the petitioned action may be warranted. Within 90 days (to the maximum extent practicable), we must publish a finding that states our decision whether to accept the petition. This is called a “90-day finding.”
We are currently evaluating the following petitions, which have pending 90-day findings.
|Petitioned Species||Date Received||Requested ESA Action|
|ray, giant devil
|02/10/2020||List as threatened or endangered|
(North Pacific subspecies)
(Phoca vitulina richardii)
(Phoca hispida hispida)
|03/26/2019||Delist the Arctic subspecies of ringed seal|