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Petitions Awaiting 90-Day Findings
|Petitioned Species||Date Received||Requested ESA Action
(linked to petition)
|3 manta rays||11/10/2015||List the Giant Manta Ray, Reef Manta Ray, and Caribbean Manta Ray as Threatened or Endangered and Designate Critical Habitat|
|06/29/2015||List the Puget Sound Winter-run Chum Salmon Population as Threatened or Endangered|
|shark, oceanic whitetip
|09/21/2015||List the Oceanic Whitetip Shark as an Endangered, or Alternatively as a Threatened Species Pursuant to the ESA and for the Concurrent Designation of Critical Habitat|
If a petition to list a species presents substantial information that the petitioned action may be warranted, a positive 90-day finding is published in the Federal Register and the species becomes a Candidate for listing under the ESA.
If a petition to delist a species presents substantial information that the petitioned action may be warranted, a positive 90-day finding is published in the Federal Register and the species goes under review for delisting under the ESA.
If a petition does not present substantial information, a negative 90-day finding denying the petition is published in a Federal Register notice.
More information on how species are listed under the ESA is also available.
Updated: November 11, 2015