• NOAA Withdraws Changes to Hawaii Humpback Whale Sanctuary Regulations

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2015 (80 FR 16224), to amend the regulations for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and to revise the sanctuary’s terms of designation and management plan. This withdrawal is in response to adverse comments by the State of Hawaii.

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