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Title and Description:
Endangered Species Act Critical Habitat Designation for 7 Caribbean Corals Information Report

This report is part of the information basis for the proposed designation of critical habitat for 7 Caribbean corals under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). It contains: (1) the biological information used to determine the physical and biological features essential to the conservation of the species that require special management, and the specific areas containing the features, and (2) the economic impact of designating critical habitat.

ID346 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 3/31/2018
Contact Person: Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 3/23/2016
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 4 /1/2016
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Peer reviewers will be designated by an outside agency, ERM Group, Inc.

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 and 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: Biology, ecology, distribution, habitat requirements, and threats to Caribbean corals. Economic impacts that stem from critical habitat designations.

Comments on Peer Review:

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