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Endangered and Threatened Species: Final Listing Determinations for Elkhorn Coral and Staghorn Coral; Correction

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AGENCY:

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION:

Final rule; correction.

SUMMARY:

We, the National Marine Fisheries Service, are correcting a previously published Federal Register rule that contained incorrect data. On June 2, 2006, a correction was published in the Federal Register to add citations for elkhorn and staghorn corals to the published table of threatened species. The effective date for this correction was inadvertently set for a date prior to the effective date of the final rule to list these corals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. In addition, the citation for the North American green sturgeon was inadvertently omitted from the table. This rule therefore serves to correct the effective date of the June 2, 2006 rule and to add the citation for green sturgeon to the table of threatened species.

DATES:

This correction is effective on July 7, 2006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Marta Nammack or Lisa Manning, (301)713-1401.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In the May 9, 2006, issue of the Federal Register, we published a final rule to implement our determination to list elkhorn (Acropora palmata) and staghorn (A. cervicornis) corals as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973. The table printed in this rule contained inadequate data and was subsequently corrected in a June 2, 2006 Federal Register Notice. The effective date of this correction, however, was June 2, 2006, which was prior to the effective date for the final rule to list elkhorn and staghorn corals. In addition, the June 2, 2006, correction omitted the citation for the Southern distinct population segment (DPS) of the North American green sturgeon from the table. Therefore in this rule, we seek to correct the effective date of the June 2, 2006 correction and revise the table of threatened species.

In rule document 06-4988 beginning on page 31965 in the issue of Friday, June 2, 2006, make the following corrections:

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1. On page 31965, in the third column, under the

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§ 223.102 [Corrected]

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2. On pages 31966 through 31977, correct the table in § 223.102 to read as follows:

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Species1Where ListedCitation(s) for Listing Determination(s)Citation for Critical Habitat Designation
Common nameScientific name
(a) Marine Mammals
(1) Guadalupe fur sealArctocephalus townsendiWherever found U.S.A. (Farallon Islands of CA) south to Mexico (Islas Revillagigedo)50 FR 51252; Dec 16, 1985NA
(2) Steller sea lionEumetopias jubatusEastern population, which consists of all Steller sea lions from breeding colonies located east of 144° W. longitude55 FR 13488; Apr 10, 1990 55 FR 50006; Dec 4, 1990 62 FR 30772; Jun 5, 199758 FR 45278; Aug 27, 1993 64 FR 14067; Mar 23, 1999
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(b) Sea Turtles
(1) Green turtle 2Chelonia mydasWherever found, except where listed as endangered under § 224.101(c); circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas and oceans43 FR 32808; Jul 28, 197863 FR 46701; Sep 2, 1998 64 FR 14067; Mar 23, 1999
(2) Loggerhead turtle 2Caretta carettaWherever found; circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas and oceans43 FR 32808; Jul 28, 1978NA
(3) Olive ridley turtle 2Lepidochelys olivaceaWherever found, except where listed as endangered under § 224.101(c); circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas.43 FR 32808; Jul 28, 1978NA
(c) Fishes
(1) Green sturgeon - southern DPSAcipenser medirostrisU.S.A., CA. The southern DPS includes all spawning populations of green sturgeon south of the Eel River (exclusive), principally including the Sacramento River green sturgeon spawning population.71 FR 17757; April 7, 2006; 71 FR 19241; April 13, 2006
(2) Gulf sturgeonAcipenser oxyrinchus desotoiWherever found.56 FR 49653; Sep 30, 199168 FR 13370; Mar 19, 2003
(3) Ozette Lake sockeyeOncorhynchus nerkaU.S.A.- WA, including all naturally spawned populations of sockeye salmon in Ozette Lake and streams and tributaries flowing into Ozette Lake, Washington, as well as two artificial propagation programs: the Umbrella Creek and Big River sockeye hatchery programs.64 FR 14528; Mar 25, 1999 70 FR 37160; Jun 28, 200570 FR 52630; Sep 2, 2005
(4) Central Valley spring-run ChinookOncorhynchus tshawytschaU.S.A.- CA, including all naturally spawned populations of spring-run Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River and its tributaries in California, including the Feather River, as well as the Feather River Hatchery spring-run Chinook program.64 FR 50394; Sep 16, 1999 70 FR 37160; Jun 28, 200570 FR 52488; Sep 2, 2005
(5) California Coastal ChinookOncorhynchus tshawytschaU.S.A.-CA, including all naturally spawned populations of Chinook salmon from rivers and streams south of the Klamath River to the Russian River, California, as well as seven artificial propagation programs: the Humboldt Fish Action Council (Freshwater Creek), Yager Creek, Redwood Creek, Hollow Tree, Van Arsdale Fish Station, Mattole Salmon Group, and Mad River Hatchery fall-run Chinook hatchery programs.64 FR 50394; Sep 16, 1999 70 FR 37160; Jun 28, 200570 FR 52488; Sep 2, 2005
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(6) Upper Willamette River ChinookOncorhynchus tshawytschaU.S.A.- OR, including all naturally spawned populations of spring-run Chinook salmon in the Clackamas River and in the Willamette River, and its tributaries, above Willamette Falls, Oregon, as well as seven artificial propagation programs: the McKenzie River Hatchery (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) stock #24), Marion Forks/North Fork Santiam River (ODFW stock #21), South Santiam Hatchery (ODFW stock #23) in the South Fork Santiam River, South Santiam Hatchery in the Calapooia River, South Santiam Hatchery in the Mollala River, Willamette Hatchery (ODFW stock # 22), and Clackamas hatchery (ODFW stock #19) spring-run Chinook hatchery programs.64 FR 14308; Mar. 24 1999 70 FR 37160; Jun 28, 200570 FR 52630; Sep 2, 2005
(7) Lower Columbia River ChinookOncorhynchus tshawytschaU.S.A.- OR, WA, including all naturally spawned populations of Chinook salmon from the Columbia River and its tributaries from its mouth at the Pacific Ocean upstream to a transitional point between Washington and Oregon east of the Hood River and the White Salmon River, and includes the Willamette River to Willamette Falls, Oregon, exclusive of spring-run Chinook salmon in the Clackamas River, as well as seventeen artificial propagation programs: the Sea Resources Tule Chinook Program, Big Creek Tule Chinook Program, Astoria High School (STEP) Tule Chinook Program, Warrenton High School (STEP) Tule Chinook Program, Elochoman River Tule Chinook Program, Cowlitz Tule Chinook Program, North Fork Toutle Tule Chinook Program, Kalama Tule Chinook Program, Washougal River Tule Chinook Program, Spring Creek NFH Tule Chinook Program, Cowlitz spring Chinook Program in the Upper Cowlitz River and the Cispus River, Friends of the Cowlitz spring Chinook Program, Kalama River spring Chinook Program, Lewis River spring Chinook Program, Fish First spring Chinook Program, and the Sandy River Hatchery (ODFW stock #11) Chinook hatchery programs.64 FR 14308; Mar. 24, 1999 70 FR 37160; Jun 28, 200570 FR 52630; Sep 2, 2005
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(8) Puget Sound ChinookOncorhynchus tshawytschaU.S.A.- WA, including all naturally spawned populations of Chinook salmon from rivers and streams flowing into Puget Sound including the Straits of Juan De Fuca from the Elwha River, eastward, including rivers and streams flowing into Hood Canal, South Sound, North Sound and the Strait of Georgia in Washington, as well as twenty-six artificial propagation programs: the Kendal Creek Hatchery, Marblemount Hatchery (fall, spring yearlings, spring subyearlings, and summer run), Harvey Creek Hatchery, Whitehorse Springs Pond, Wallace River Hatchery (yearlings and subyearlings), Tulalip Bay, Issaquah Hatchery, Soos Creek Hatchery, Icy Creek Hatchery, Keta Creek Hatchery, White River Hatchery, White Acclimation Pond, Hupp Springs Hatchery, Voights Creek Hatchery, Diru Creek, Clear Creek, Kalama Creek, George Adams Hatchery, Rick's Pond Hatchery, Hamma Hamma Hatchery, Dungeness/Hurd Creek Hatchery, Elwha Channel Hatchery Chinook hatchery programs.64 FR 14308; Mar. 24, 1999 70 FR 37160; Jun 28, 200570 FR 52630; Sep 2, 2005
(9) Snake River fall-run ChinookOncorhynchus tshawytschaU.S.A.- OR, WA, ID, including all naturally spawned populations of fall-run Chinook salmon in the mainstem Snake River below Hells Canyon Dam, and in the Tucannon River, Grande Ronde River, Imnaha River, Salmon River, and Clearwater River, as well as four artificial propagation programs: the Lyons Ferry Hatchery, Fall Chinook Acclimation Ponds Program, Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery, and Oxbow Hatchery fall-run Chinook hatchery programs.57 FR 14653; Apr 22, 1992 57 FR 23458; Jun 3, 1992 70 FR 37160; Jun 28, 200558 FR 68543; Dec 28, 1993
(10) Snake River spring/summer-run ChinookOncorhynchus tshawytschaU.S.A.- OR, WA, ID, including all naturally spawned populations of spring/summer-run Chinook salmon in the mainstem Snake River and the Tucannon River, Grande Ronde River, Imnaha River, and Salmon River subbasins, as well as fifteen artificial propagation programs: the Tucannon River conventional Hatchery, Tucannon River Captive Broodstock Program, Lostine River, Catherine Creek, Lookingglass Hatchery, Upper Grande Ronde, Imnaha River, Big Sheep Creek, McCall Hatchery, Johnson Creek Artificial Propagation Enhancement, Lemhi River Captive Rearing Experiment, Pahsimeroi Hatchery, East Fork Captive Rearing Experiment, West Fork Yankee Fork Captive Rearing Experiment, and the Sawtooth Hatchery spring/summer-run Chinook hatchery programs.57 FR 14653; Apr 22, 1992 57 FR 23458; Jun 3, 1992 70 FR 37160; Jun 28, 200558 FR 68543; Dec 28, 1993 64 FR 57399; Oct 25, 1999
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(11) Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast cohoOncorhynchus kisutchU.S.A.- CA, OR, including all naturally spawned populations of coho salmon in coastal streams between Cape Blanco, Oregon, and Punta Gorda, California, as well three artificial propagation programs: the Cole Rivers Hatchery (ODFW stock # 52), Trinity River Hatchery, and Iron Gate Hatchery coho hatchery programs.62 FR 24588; May 6, 1997 70 FR 37160; Jun 28, 200564 FR 24049; May 5, 1999
(12) Lower Columbia River cohoOncorhynchus kisutchU.S.A.- OR, WA, including all naturally spawned populations of coho salmon in the Columbia River and its tributaries in Washington and Oregon, from the mouth of the Columbia up to and including the Big White Salmon and Hood Rivers, and includes the Willamette River to Willamette Falls, Oregon, as well as twenty-five artificial propagation programs: the Grays River, Sea Resources Hatchery, Peterson Coho Project, Big Creek Hatchery, Astoria High School (STEP) Coho Program, Warrenton High School (STEP) Coho Program, Elochoman Type-S Coho Program, Elochoman Type-N Coho Program, Cathlamet High School FFA Type-N Coho Program, Cowlitz Type-N Coho Program in the Upper and Lower Cowlitz Rivers, Cowlitz Game and Anglers Coho Program, Friends of the Cowlitz Coho Program, North Fork Toutle River Hatchery, Kalama River Type-N Coho Program, Kalama River Type-S Coho Program, Lewis River Type-N Coho Program, Lewis River Type-S Coho Program, Fish First Wild Coho Program, Fish First Type-N Coho Program, Syverson Project Type-N Coho Program, Eagle Creek National Fish Hatchery, Sandy Hatchery, and the Bonneville/Cascade/Oxbow complex coho hatchery programs.70 FR 37160; Jun 28, 2005NA
(13) Columbia River chumOncorhynchus ketaU.S.A.- OR, WA, including all naturally spawned populations of chum salmon in the Columbia River and its tributaries in Washington and Oregon, as well as three artificial propagation programs: the Chinook River (Sea Resources Hatchery), Grays River, and Washougal River/Duncan Creek chum hatchery programs.64 FR 14508; Mar. 25, 1999 70 FR 37160; Jun 28, 200570 FR 52630; Sep 2, 2005
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(14) Hood Canal summer-run chumOncorhynchus ketaU.S.A.- WA, including all naturally spawned populations of summer-run chum salmon in Hood Canal and its tributaries as well as populations in Olympic Peninsula rivers between Hood Canal and Dungeness Bay, Washington, as well as eight artificial propagation programs: the Quilcene NFH, Hamma Hamma Fish Hatchery, Lilliwaup Creek Fish Hatchery, Union River/Tahuya, Big Beef Creek Fish Hatchery, Salmon Creek Fish Hatchery, Chimacum Creek Fish Hatchery, and the Jimmycomelately Creek Fish Hatchery summer-run chum hatchery programs.64 FR 14508; Mar. 25, 1999 70 FR 37160; Jun 28, 200570 FR 52630; Sep 2, 2005
(15) South-Central California Coast SteelheadOncorhynchus mykissU.S.A.- CA, including all naturally spawned populations of steelhead (and their progeny) in streams from the Pajaro River (inclusive), located in Santa Cruz County, California, to (but not including) the Santa Maria River.62 FR 43937; Aug 18, 1997 71 FR 834; January 5, 200670 FR 52488; Sep 2, 2005
(16) Central California Coast SteelheadOncorhynchus mykissU.S.A.- CA, including all naturally spawned populations of steelhead (and their progeny) in streams from the Russian River to Aptos Creek, Santa Cruz County, Californian (inclusive), and the drainages of San Francisco and San Pablo Bays eastward to the Napa River (inclusive), Napa County, California. Excludes the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basin of the Central Valley of California.62 FR 43937; Aug 18, 1997 71 FR 834; January 5, 200670 FR 52488; Sep 2, 2005
(17) California Central Valley SteelheadOncorhynchus mykissU.S.A.- CA, including all naturally spawned populations of steelhead (and their progeny) in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and their tributaries, excluding steelhead from San Francisco and San Pablo Bays and their tributaries.63 FR 13347; Mar. 19, 1998 71 FR 834; January 5, 200670 FR 52488; Sep 2, 2005
(18) Northern California SteelheadOncorhynchus mykissU.S.A.- CA, including all naturally spawned populations of steelhead (and their progeny) in California coastal river basins from Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California, to the Gualala River, inclusive, in Mendocino County, California.65 FR 36074; June 7, 2000 71 FR 834; January 5, 200670 FR 52488; Sep 2, 2005
(19) Upper Willamette River SteelheadOncorhynchus mykissU.S.A.- OR, including all naturally spawned populations of winter-run steelhead in the Willamette River, Oregon, and its tributaries upstream from Willamette Falls to the Calapooia River, inclusive.62 FR 43937; Aug 18, 1997 71 FR 834; January 5, 200670 FR 52630; Sep 2, 2005
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(20) Lower Columbia River SteelheadOncorhynchus mykissU.S.A.- OR, WA, including all naturally spawned populations of steelhead (and their progeny) in streams and tributaries to the Columbia River between the Cowlitz and Wind Rivers, Washington, inclusive, and the Willamette and Hood Rivers, Oregon, inclusive. Excluded are steelhead in the upper Willamette River Basin above Willamette Falls, Oregon, and from the Little and Big White Salmon Rivers, Washington.63 FR 13347; Mar 19, 1998 71 FR 834; January 5, 200670 FR 52630; Sep 2, 2005
(21) Middle Columbia River SteelheadOncorhynchus mykissU.S.A.- OR, WA, including all naturally spawned populations of steelhead in streams from above the Wind River, Washington, and the Hood River, Oregon (exclusive), upstream to, and including, the Yakima River, Washington. Excluded are steelhead from the Snake River Basin.57 FR 14517; Mar 25, 1999 71 FR 834; January 5, 200670 FR 52630; Sep 2, 2005
(22) Snake River Basin SteelheadOncorhynchus mykissU.S.A.- OR, WA, ID, including all naturally spawned populations of steelhead (and their progeny) in streams in the Snake River Basin of southeast Washington, northeast Oregon, and Idaho.62 FR 43937; Aug 18, 1997 71 FR 834; January 5, 200670 FR 52630; Sep 2, 2005
(d) Marine Invertebrates
(1) Elkhorn coralAcropora palmataWherever found. Includes United States Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Navassa; and wider Caribbean Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela and all the islands of the West Indies.71 FR 26852, May 9, 2006NA
(2) Staghorn coralAcropora cervicornisWherever found. Includes United States Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Navassa; and wider Caribbean Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela and all the islands of the West Indies.-71 FR 26852, May 9, 2006NA
(e) Marine Plants
(1) Johnson's seagrassHalophila johnsoniiWherever found. U.S.A. - Southeastern FL between Sebastian Inlet and north Biscayne Bay.63 FR 49035; Sep 14, 199865 FR 17786; Apr 5, 2000
1 Species includes taxonomic species, subspecies, distinct population segments (DPSs) (for a policy statement, see 61 FR 4722, February 7, 1996), and evolutionarily significant units (ESUs) (for a policy statement, see 56 FR 58612, November 20, 1991).
2 Jurisdiction for sea turtles by the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, is limited to turtles while in the water.
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Start Printed Page 38277 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531-1543; subpart B, § 223.201-202 also issued under 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 5503(d) for § 223.206(d)(9).

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Dated: June 27, 2006.

John Oliver,

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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