Killer Whale Federal Register Notices

Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)
05/13/2017 82FR4276: NMFS received a petition to establish a whale protection zone in Puget Sound supporting recovery of endangered Southern Resident killer whales. NMFS requests and will consider all comments and information. Comments must be received by April 13, 2017.
01/26/2016 81FR4264: Notice; Initiation of 5-Year Status Review for Southern Resident Killer Whales; comments due April 25, 2016
02/24/2015 80FR9682: Critical Habitat designation for Southern Resident Killer Whales, 12 month finding
02/10/2015 80FR7380: NOAA Fisheries issues final rule including captive killer whale, Lolita, in the endangered species listing for Southern Resident killer whales.
05/06/2014 79FR20802: Final Rule to Revise the Code of Federal Regulations for Species Under the Jurisdiction of the National Marine Fisheries Service
04/25/2014 79FR22933: NOAA accepted a petition and will consider whether revising critical habitat for Southern Resident killer whales is warranted
01/27/2014 79FR4313: NOAA announces 12-month finding on petition to include killer whale, Lolita, in ESA listing of Southern Resident killer whales
08/05/2013 78FR47277: NOAA Fisheries determines that delisting the Southern Resident killer whale distinct population segment is not warranted
04/29/2013 78FR25044: Petition to Include Lolita in the ESA Listing of Southern Resident killer whales.pdf
11/27/2012 77FR70733: Acceptance of ESA petition to delist Southern Resident killer whales; request for comments
04/14/2011 76 FR 20870: Regulations to protect killer whales in Washington State from the effects of various vessel activities, 4/14/2011.
03/16/2011 76 FR 14299: Correcting amendment to Code of Federal Regulations to identify Southern Resident killer whales as endangered under the ESA, 3/16/2011.
12/08/2010 75 FR 76399: Extension of public comment period on application for killer whale scientific research permit amendment published Nov. 9, 2010, in 75FR68757, 12/8/2010.
11/09/2010 75 FR 68757: Application for killer whale scientific research permit amendment; request for comments, 11/9/2010.
04/06/2010 75 FR 17377: Initiation of killer whale 5-year ESA review; request for information, 4/6/2010.
10/19/2009 74 FR 53454: Extension of public comment period for proposed killer whale vessel regulations, 10/19/2009
09/17/2009 74 FR 47779: Public meetings on proposed protective vessel regulations for Puget Sound killer whales, 9/17/2009.
07/29/2009 74 FR 37674: Proposed regulations to protect killer whales in Washington State from the effects of various vessel activities, 7/29/2009.
01/24/2008 73 FR 4176: Release of final ESA Recovery Plan for Puget Sound killer whales, 1/24/2008.
03/22/2007 72 FR 13464: Public comment period on potential regulations to protect killer whales in Washington State from the effects of various vessel activities, 3/22/2007.
11/29/2006 71 FR 69101: Availability of proposed ESA Recovery Plan for Southern Resident killer whales; request for comments, 11/29/2006.
11/29/2006 71 FR 69054: Designation of ESA critical habitat for Southern Resident killer whales, 11/29/2006.
06/15/2006 71 FR 34571: Proposed ESA critical habitat for Southern Resident killer whales, 6/15/2006.
11/18/2005 70 FR 69903: ESA Listing Southern Resident Killer Whales as "endangered", 11/18/2005.
10/03/2005 70 FR 57565: Proposed MMPA Conservation Plan for Southern Resident Killer Whales, 10/3/2005.
12/22/2004 69 FR 76673: Proposed ESA listing for Southern Resident killer whales, 12/22/2004.
03/02/2004 69 FR 9809: Status review update and request for information on Eastern North Pacific Southern Resident killer whales, 3/2/2004.
05/29/2003 68 FR 31980: Designation of Southern Resident Killer Whales as Depleted under the MMPA, 5/29/2003.
01/30/2003 68 FR 4747: Proposal to designate Southern Resident killer whales as depleted under Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA); request for comments, 1/30/2003.
07/01/2002 67 FR 44132: Potential regulations to designate Southern Resident killer whales as depleted under MMPA; request for comments, 7/1/2002.
07/01/2002 67 FR 44133: ESA "not warranted" finding for Southern Resident killer whales, 7/1/2002.
08/13/2001 66 FR 42499: ESA petition to list Southern Resident killer whales; request for comments, 8/13/2001.