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Title and Description:

Designation of Critical Habitat for the Gulf of Maine, New York Bight, and Chesapeake Bay Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic sturgeon -- Biological Information, Economic Report and 4(b)(2) Impact Analysis.

The single source document includes the biological information, economic report, and 4(b)(2) Impact Analysis that compiles information on: 1) the habitat needs of Atlantic sturgeon belonging to the Gulf of Maine, New York Bight, and Chesapeake Bay distinct population segments (DPSs) in U.S. waters, including the physical and biological features essential to each DPS that may require special management; 2) the potential economic effects of designating such critical habitat; and, 3) the analyses of the economic, national security and other relevant impacts of designating critical habitat for each of these Atlantic sturgeon DPSs. The information compiled in this document is used in the designation of critical habitat for the Gulf of Maine, New York Bight, and Chesapeake Bay DPSs of Atlantic sturgeon under section 4 of the Endangered Species Act.

ID: 294 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 11/30/2015
Actual Dissemination Date: 6/3/2016
Contact Person:Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 1/22/2015

Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 1/15/2015
Review type: individual letters
Number of reviewers:
Peer reviewers will be selected by: the agency.

Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers? no

Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? no

How? NA.

When? NA.

Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? no.

Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: 1) Atlantic sturgeon biology, ecology, and habitat requirements - knowledge of Atlantic sturgeon and the specific habitat requirements of the life stages of Atlantic sturgeon; and 2) Economics - knowledge of the processes for collecting appropriate economics data to assess effects of the proposed action on communities and small businesses.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge to reviewers

Final peer review report

Final work product - DRAFT