OMB Reviewing Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Ringed Seals

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget is reviewing the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service’s proposed rule designating critical habitat for ringed seals.  NMFS’ proposed rules would be issued under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.  OMB is reviewing the proposals pursuant to OMB’s authority under Executive Order 12866. Stakeholders including oil and gas companies have met with OMB regarding these proposals.  Click here for OMB’s website regarding its review.



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