FWS Proposes Critical Habitat Designation for Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Opens 60-Day Comment Period

On March 25, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to designate critical habitat for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) under the Endangered Species Act. The proposed critical habitat is located in coastal counties in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Comments on the proposed rule are due by May 24, 2013.

  • The proposed rule from in the Federal Register, March 25, 2013.
  • To submit comments on this proposal, visit Regulations.gov.
  • Advocacy’s contact on this issue is Assistant Chief Counsel Kia Dennis, (202) 205-6936.

For more information on Regulatory Alerts, visit the Office of Advocacy’s webpage.

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Female loggerhead sea turtle at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Digital Library.

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