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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Marine and Anadromous Taxa: Additions, Removal, Updates, and Corrections to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are amending the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (List) by adding several marine taxa, removing one species, and revising the entries of many more in accordance with the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). These amendments are based on previously published determinations by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce, which has jurisdiction for these species.

DATES:

This rule is effective July 23, 2014. For the applicability date for the status of newly listed taxa, see the individual species documents referenced in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Michael Franz, 703-358-2171.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

In accordance with the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1970 (35 FR 15627; October 6, 1970), NMFS has jurisdiction over the marine and anadromous taxa specified in this rule. Under section 4(a)(2) of the Act, NMFS must decide whether a species under its jurisdiction should be classified as endangered or threatened. NMFS makes these determinations via its rulemaking process. We, the Service, are then responsible for publishing final rules to amend the List in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11(h).

As described below and set forth at the table in the rule portion of this document, NMFS has published rules regarding each of the species mentioned in this rule. Section 4(a)(2)(A) applies to all of the rules except that for the Steller sea lion (Eastern DPS); with respect to those rules, by publishing this final rule, Start Printed Page 42688we are simply taking the necessary administrative step to codify these changes in the CFR 4(a)(2)(B) applies to the NMFS's recommendation to delist the Steller sea lion (Eastern DPS); we have concurred with NMFS's recommendation, and this rule implements that action. In the lists below, DPS stands for distinct population segment, ESU stands for evolutionarily significant unit, and XN stands for nonessential experimental population.

Listings

We are adding the following 16 species to the List based on NMFS final rules:

  • Steelhead (Middle Columbia River DPS), designation of nonessential experimental population (XN) (78 FR 2893; January 15, 2013)
  • Seal, bearded (Beringia DPS), as threatened (77 FR 76740; December 28, 2012)
  • Seal, bearded (Okhotsk DPS), as threatened (77 FR 76740; December 28, 2012)
  • Seal, ringed (Arctic subspecies), as threatened (77 FR 76706; December 28, 2012)
  • Seal, ringed (Baltic subspecies), as threatened (77 FR 76706; December 28, 2012)
  • Seal, ringed (Ladoga subspecies), as endangered (77 FR 76706; December 28, 2012)
  • Seal, ringed (Okhotsk subspecies), as threatened (77 FR 76706; December 28, 2012)
  • Whale, false killer (Main Hawaiian Islands Insular DPS), as endangered (77 FR 70915; November 28, 2012)
  • Salmon, coho (Central California Coast ESU), reaffirmed as endangered but with range extension (77 FR 19552; April 2, 2012)
  • Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; Carolina DPS), as endangered (77 FR 5914; February 6, 2012)
  • Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; Chesapeake Bay DPS), as endangered (77 FR 5880; February 6, 2012)
  • Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; Gulf of Maine DPS), as threatened (77 FR 5880; February 6, 2012)
  • Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; New York Bight DPS), as endangered (77 FR 5880; February 6, 2012)
  • Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; South Atlantic DPS), as endangered (77 FR 5914; February 6, 2012)
  • Sawfish, largetooth, as endangered (76 FR 40822; July 12, 2011)
  • Salmon, coho (Oregon Coast ESU), as threatened with critical habitat (76 FR 35755; June 20, 2011) reaffirming listing (73 FR 7816; February 11, 2008)

Please note: The Oregon Coast coho salmon ESU was listed on August 10, 1998, as threatened (63 FR 42587), but in 2001, the U.S. District Court in Eugene, Oregon, set aside that listing (Alsea Valley Alliance v. Evans, 161 F. Supp 2d 1154, (D. Or. 2001)). On February 11, 2008, NMFS listed the Oregon Coast coho salmon ESU as threatened, issued protective regulations under section 4(d) of the Act (known as a 4(d) rule), and designated critical habitat (73 FR 7816). As a result of another court challenge (Douglas County v. Balsiger (Civ. No. 08-1547; D. Or. 2008)), NMFS reached a settlement with the litigants and agreed to conduct another status review of the ESU. After conducting the additional status review, NMFS affirmed the status for this ESU by promulgating a rule to supersede its February 11, 2008, listing determination (76 FR 35755; June 20, 2011).

Delisting

We are removing the following species from the List based on a NMFS final rule:

  • Sea lion, Steller (Eastern DPS) (78 FR 66140; November 4, 2013)

Critical Habitat

We are adding critical habitat to the following species based on a NMFS final rule:

  • Abalone, black (76 FR 66806; October 27, 2011)
  • Eulachon, Pacific (Southern DPS) (76 FR 65324; October 20, 2011)
  • Whale, beluga (Cook Inlet DPS) (76 FR 20180; April 11, 2011)

Updating

We are updating 42 entries on the List by referencing the respective NMFS Lists at 50 CFR 223.102 or 50 CFR 224.101 in the “Vertebrate population where endangered or threatened” column to make it easier for the public to identify and obtain the current descriptions of the following listed marine taxa:

  • Bocaccio (Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS)
  • Eulachon, Pacific (Southern DPS)
  • Rockfish, canary (Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS)
  • Rockfish, yelloweye (Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS)
  • Salmon, Atlantic (Gulf of Maine DPS)
  • Salmon, Chinook (California Coastal ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Central Valley spring-run ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Lower Columbia River ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Puget Sound ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Sacramento River winter-run ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Snake River fall-run ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Snake River spring/summer-run ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Upper Columbia River spring-run ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Upper Willamette River ESU)
  • Salmon, chum (Columbia River ESU)
  • Salmon, chum (Hood Canal summer-run ESU)
  • Salmon, coho (Central California Coast ESU)
  • Salmon, coho (Lower Columbia River ESU)
  • Salmon, coho (Oregon Coast ESU)
  • Salmon, coho (Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast ESU)
  • Salmon, sockeye (Ozette Lake ESU)
  • Salmon, sockeye (Snake River ESU)
  • Sawfish, smalltooth (United States DPS)
  • Sea lion, Steller (Western DPS)
  • Sea turtle, green
  • Sea turtle, olive ridley
  • Seal, spotted (Southern DPS)
  • Steelhead (California Central Valley DPS)
  • Steelhead (Central California Coast DPS)
  • Steelhead (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  • Steelhead (Middle Columbia River DPS)
  • Steelhead (Northern California DPS)
  • Steelhead (Puget Sound DPS)
  • Steelhead (Snake River Basin DPS)
  • Steelhead (South-Central California Coast DPS)
  • Steelhead (Southern California DPS)
  • Steelhead (Upper Columbia River DPS)
  • Steelhead (Upper Willamette River DPS)
  • Sturgeon, North American green (Southern DPS)
  • Whale, beluga (Cook Inlet DPS)
  • Whale, gray (Western North Pacific DPS)
  • Whale, killer (Southern Resident DPS)

Correcting

We are updating 53 entries on the List based on NMFS final rules and to make these entries easier to understand for the public. Updates include: corrections to the scientific and common names of species that were either misspelled or omitted in error in previous Federal Register notices; grouping change; corrections to the “Vertebrate population where endangered or threatened” column where previously “NA” was used in error; and, additions Start Printed Page 42689to the “Special rules” column for some marine taxa where previously “NA” was used or the rule was not included. Below are the marine taxa for which updates are being applied:

  • Abalone, black
  • Abalone, white
  • Bocaccio (Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS)
  • Coral, elkhorn
  • Coral, staghorn
  • Dolphin, Indus River
  • Eulachon, Pacific (Southern DPS)
  • Rockfish, canary (Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS)
  • Rockfish, yelloweye (Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS)
  • Salmon, Atlantic (Gulf of Maine DPS)
  • Salmon, Chinook (California Coastal ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Central Valley spring-run ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Lower Columbia River ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Puget Sound ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Sacramento River winter-run ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Snake River fall-run ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Snake River spring/summer-run ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Upper Columbia River spring-run ESU)
  • Salmon, Chinook (Upper Willamette River ESU)
  • Salmon, chum (Columbia River ESU)
  • Salmon, chum (Hood Canal summer-run ESU)
  • Salmon, coho (Central California Coast ESU)
  • Salmon, coho (Lower Columbia River ESU)
  • Salmon, coho (Oregon Coast ESU)
  • Salmon, coho (Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast ESU)
  • Salmon, sockeye (Ozette Lake ESU)
  • Salmon, sockeye (Snake River ESU)
  • Sawfish, smalltooth (United States DPS)
  • Sea lion, Steller (Western DPS)
  • Sea turtle, loggerhead (Mediterranean Sea DPS)
  • Sea turtle, loggerhead (North Indian Ocean DPS)
  • Sea turtle, loggerhead (North Pacific Ocean DPS)
  • Sea turtle, loggerhead (Northeast Atlantic Ocean DPS)
  • Sea turtle, loggerhead (Northwest Atlantic Ocean DPS)
  • Sea turtle, loggerhead (South Atlantic Ocean DPS)
  • Sea turtle, loggerhead (South Pacific Ocean DPS)
  • Sea turtle, loggerhead (Southeast Indo-Pacific Ocean DPS)
  • Sea turtle, loggerhead (Southwest Indian Ocean DPS)
  • Seal, spotted (Southern DPS)
  • Steelhead (California Central Valley DPS)
  • Steelhead (Central California Coast DPS)
  • Steelhead (Lower Columbia River DPS)
  • Steelhead (Middle Columbia River DPS)
  • Steelhead (Northern California DPS)
  • Steelhead (Puget Sound DPS)
  • Steelhead (Snake River Basin DPS)
  • Steelhead (South-Central California Coast DPS)
  • Steelhead (Southern California DPS)
  • Steelhead (Upper Columbia River DPS)
  • Steelhead (Upper Willamette River DPS)
  • Sturgeon, North American green (Southern DPS)
  • Whale, beluga (Cook Inlet DPS)
  • Whale, killer (Southern Resident DPS)

Changes to Common Names

We are changing the presentation of the common names of the following species to conform with the way that NMFS refers to these species:

  • “Dolphin, Indus River” will now appear on the List as “Dolphin, South Asian River (Indus River subspecies).”
  • “Eulachon, Pacific (Southern DPS)” will now appear on the List as “Eulachon (Southern DPS).”
  • “Sea-lion, Steller” will now appear on the List as “Sea lion, Steller (Western DPS).”
  • “Seal, Saimaa” will now appear on the List as “Seal, ringed (Saimaa subspecies).”
  • “Sturgeon, Gulf” will now appear on the List as “Sturgeon, Atlantic (Gulf subspecies).”
  • “Sturgeon, North American green (Southern DPS)” will now appear on the List as “Sturgeon, green (Southern DPS).”
  • “Sturgeon, white” will now appear on the List as “Sturgeon, white (Kootenai River DPS).”

Administrative Procedure Act

Because NMFS provided a public comment period on each of the proposed rules for these taxa, we find good cause that the notice and public comment procedures of 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary for this action. We also find good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to make this rule effective immediately under publication. The NMFS rules extended protection under the Act to these species and listed them in 50 CFR parts 223 and 224 or designated critical habitat under 50 CFR part 226; this rule is an administrative action to add the species to or update their status on the List in 50 CFR 17.11(h). The public would not be served by delaying the effective date of this rulemaking action.

Required Determinations

National Environmental Policy Act

We have determined that an environmental assessment, as defined under the authority of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, need not be prepared in connection with regulations adopted pursuant to section 4(a) of the Act. We outlined our reasons for this determination in the Federal Register on October 25, 1983 (48 FR 49244).

Paperwork Reduction Act

We have examined this regulation under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and found it to contain no information collection requirements. We may not conduct or sponsor, and you are not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number.

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List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 17

  • Endangered and threatened species
  • Exports
  • Imports
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Transportation
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Regulation Promulgation

Accordingly, we amend part 17, subchapter B of chapter I, title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as set forth below:

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PART 17—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 17 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1361-1407; 1531-1544; and 4201-4245, unless otherwise noted.

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2. Amend § 17.11(h) by:

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a. Removing entries under Mammals for Dolphin, Indus River (Platanista minor); both entries for Sea-lion, Steller (Eumetopias jubatus); and Seal, Saimaa (Phoca hispida saimensis);

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b. Removing entries under Reptiles for Sea turtle, loggerhead, Mediterranean Sea (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead, North Indian Ocean (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead, North Pacific Ocean (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead, Northeast Atlantic Ocean (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead, Northwest Atlantic Ocean (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead, South Atlantic Ocean (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead, South Pacific Ocean (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead, Southeast Indo-Pacific Ocean (Caretta caretta); and Sea turtle, Start Printed Page 42690loggerhead, Southwest Indian Ocean (Caretta caretta);

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c. Removing entries under Fishes for Eulachon, Pacific (Southern DPS) (Thaleichthyspacificus); Sturgeon, Gulf (Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi); Sturgeon, North American green (Southern DPS) (Acipensermedirostris); and Sturgeon, white (Acipenser transmontanus);

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d. Removing the entry under Clams for Abalone, white (Haliotis sorenseni);

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e. Adding entries in alphabetical order under Mammals for Dolphin, South Asian River (Indus River subspecies) (Platanista gangetica minor); Sea lion, Steller (Western DPS) (Eumetopias jubatus); Seal, bearded (Beringia DPS) (Erignathus barbatus nauticus); Seal, bearded (Okhotsk DPS) (Erignathus barbatus nauticus); Seal, ringed (Arctic subspecies) (Phoca (= Pusa) hispida hispida); Seal, ringed (Baltic subspecies) (Phoca (= Pusa) hispida botnica); Seal, ringed (Ladoga subspecies) (Phoca (=Pusa) hispida ladogensis); Seal, ringed (Okhotsk subspecies) (Phoca (=Pusa) hispida ochotensis); Seal, ringed (Saimaa subspecies) (Phoca hispida saimensis); and Whale, false killer (Main Hawaiian Islands Insular DPS) (Pseudorca crassidens);

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f. Adding entries in alphabetical order under Reptiles for Sea turtle, loggerhead (Mediterranean Sea DPS) (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead (North Indian Ocean DPS) (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead (North Pacific Ocean DPS) (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead (Northeast Atlantic Ocean DPS) (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead (Northwest Atlantic Ocean DPS) (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead (South Atlantic Ocean DPS) (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead (South Pacific Ocean DPS) (Caretta caretta); Sea turtle, loggerhead (Southeast Indo-Pacific Ocean DPS) (Caretta caretta); and Sea turtle, loggerhead (Southwest Indian Ocean DPS) (Caretta caretta);

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g. Adding entries in alphabetical order under Fishes for Eulachon (Southern DPS) (Thaleichthys pacificus); Salmon, Chinook (Central Valley spring-run ESU—XN) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), to follow the current entry for “Salmon, Chinook (California Coastal ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)”; Sawfish, largetooth (Pristis perotteti); Steelhead (Middle Columbia River DPS—XN) (Oncorhynchus mykiss), to follow the current entry for “Steelhead (Middle Columbia River DPS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss)”; Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; Carolina DPS) (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus); Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; Chesapeake Bay DPS) (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus); Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; Gulf of Maine DPS) (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus); Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; New York Bight DPS) (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus); Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; South Atlantic DPS) (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus); Sturgeon, Atlantic (Gulf subspecies) (Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi); Sturgeon, green (Southern DPS) (Acipenser medirostris); and Sturgeon, white (Kootenai River DPS) (Acipenser transmontanus);

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h. Adding an entry in alphabetical order under Snails for Abalone, white (Haliotis sorenseni);

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i. Revising entries under Mammals for Seal, spotted (Southern DPS) (Phoca largha); Whale, beluga (Cook Inlet DPS) (Delphinapterus leucas); Whale, gray (Western North Pacific DPS) (Eschrichtius robustus); and Whale, killer (Southern Resident DPS) (Pseudorca crassidens);

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j. Revising under Reptiles both entries for Sea turtle, green (Chelonia mydas) and both entries for Sea turtle, olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea);

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k. Revising entries under Fishes for Bocaccio (Puget Sound—Georgia Basin DPS) (Sebastes paucispinis); Rockfish, canary (Puget Sound—Georgia Basin DPS) (Sebastes pinniger); Rockfish, yelloweye (Puget sound—Georgia Basin DPS) (Sebastes ruberrimus); Salmon, Atlantic (Gulf of Maine DPS) (Salmo salar); Salmon, Chinook (California Coastal ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha); Salmon, Chinook (Central Valley spring-run ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha); Salmon, Chinook (Lower Columbia River ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha); Salmon, Chinook (Puget Sound ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha); Salmon, Chinook (Sacramento River winter-run ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha); Salmon, Chinook (Snake River fall-run ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha); Salmon, Chinook (Snake River spring/summer-run ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha); Salmon, Chinook (Upper Columbia River spring-run ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha); Salmon, Chinook (Upper Willamette River ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha); Salmon, chum (Columbia River ESU) (Oncorhynchus keta); Salmon, chum (Hood Canal summer-run ESU) (Oncorhynchus keta); Salmon, coho (Central California Coast ESU) (Oncorhynchus kisutch); Salmon, coho (Lower Columbia River ESU) (Oncorhynchus kisutch); Salmon, coho (Oregon Coast ESU) (Oncorhynchus kisutch); Salmon, coho (Southern Oregon—Northern California Coast ESU) (Oncorhynchus kisutch); Salmon, sockeye (Ozette Lake ESU) (Oncorhynchus nerka); Salmon, sockeye (Snake River ESU) (Oncorhynchus nerka); Sawfish, smalltooth (United States DPS) (Pristis pectinata); Steelhead (California Central Valley DPS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss); Steelhead (Central California Coast DPS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss); Steelhead (Lower Columbia River DPS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss); Steelhead (Middle Columbia River DPS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss); Steelhead (Northern California DPS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss); Steelhead (Puget Sound DPS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss); Steelhead (Snake River Basin DPS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss); Steelhead (South-Central California Coast DPS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss); Steelhead (Southern California DPS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss); Steelhead (Upper Columbia River DPS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss); and Steelhead (Upper Willamette River DPS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss);

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l. Revising the entry under Snails for Abalone, Black (Haliotiscracherodii); and

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m. Revising the entries under Corals for Coral, elkhorn (Acropora palmata) and Coral, staghorn (Acropora cervicornis.)

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The additions and revisions read as follows:

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SpeciesHistoric RangeVertebrate population where endangered or threatenedStatusWhen listedCritical habitatSpecial rules
Common nameScientific name
Mammals
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Dolphin, South Asian River (Indus River subspecies)Platanista gangetica minorPakistan (Indus R. and tributaries)EntireE417NANA
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Sea lion, Steller (Western DPS)Eumetopias jubatusU.S.A. (AK, CA, OR, WA), Canada, Russia; North Pacific OceanWestern DPS—see 50 CFR 224.101E384E, 408, 614226.202224.103, 226.202
Seal, bearded (Beringia DPS)Erignathus barbatus nauticusArctic and Pacific OceansBeringia DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T816NANA
Seal, bearded (Okhotsk DPS)Erignathus barbatus nauticusPacific OceanOkhotsk DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T816NANA
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Seal, ringed (Arctic subspecies)Phoca (=Pusa) hispida hispidaArctic OceanEntireT816NANA
Seal, ringed (Baltic subspecies)Phoca (=Pusa) hispida botnicaBaltic SeaEntireT816NANA
Seal, ringed (Ladoga subspecies)Phoca (=Pusa ) hispida ladogensisRussia (Lake Ladoga)EntireE816NANA
Seal, ringed (Okhotsk subspecies)Phoca (=Pusa) hispida ochotensisPacific OceanEntireT816NANA
Seal, ringed (Saimaa subspecies)Phoca hispida saimensisFinland (Lake Saimaa)EntireE508NANA
Seal, spotted (Southern DPS)Phoca larghaPacific Ocean; Sea of Japan and northern Yellow SeaSouthern DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T776NA223.212
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Whale, beluga (Cook Inlet DPS)Delphinapterus leucasOceanic; Cook Inlet, northern Gulf of AlaskaCook Inlet DPS—see 50 CFR 224.101E776226.220NA
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Whale, false killer (Main Hawaiian Islands Insular DPS)Pseudorca crassidensMain Hawaiian IslandsMain Hawaiian Islands Insular DPS—see 50 CFR 224.101E816NANA
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Whale, gray (Western North Pacific DPS)Eschrichtius robustusNorth Pacific Ocean—coastal and Bering Sea, formerly North Atlantic OceanWestern North Pacific DPS—see 50 CFR 224.101E3, 540NANA
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Whale, killer (Southern Resident DPS)Orcinus orcaPacific OceanSouthern Resident DPS—see 50 CFR 224.101E756226.206224.103
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Reptiles
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Sea turtle, greenChelonia mydasCircumglobal in tropical and temperate seas and oceansBreeding colony populations in FL and on Pacific coast of MexicoE42226.208224.104
Sea turtle, greenChelonia mydasCircumglobal in tropical and temperate seas and oceansEntire species, except when listed as endangered under 50 CFR 224.101T42226.20817.42(b), 223.205, 223.206, 223.207
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Sea turtle, loggerhead (Mediterranean Sea DPS)Caretta carettaMediterranean Sea BasinLoggerhead sea turtles originating from the Mediterranean Sea east of 5°36′ W. LongE794NA224.104
Sea turtle, loggerhead (North Indian Ocean DPS)Caretta carettaNorth Indian Ocean BasinLoggerhead sea turtles originating from the North Indian Ocean north of the equator and south of 30° N. LatE794NA224.104
Sea turtle, loggerhead (North Pacific Ocean DPS)Caretta carettaNorth Pacific Ocean BasinLoggerhead sea turtles originating from the North Pacific north of the equator and south of 60° N. LatE794NA224.104
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Sea turtle, loggerhead (Northeast Atlantic Ocean DPS)Caretta carettaNortheast Atlantic Ocean BasinLoggerhead sea turtles originating from the Northeast Atlantic Ocean north of the equator, south of 60° N. Lat., and east of 40° W. Long., except in the vicinity of the Strait of Gibraltar where the eastern boundary is 5°36′ W. LongE794NA224.104
Sea turtle, loggerhead (Northwest Atlantic Ocean DPS)Caretta carettaNorthwest Atlantic Ocean BasinLoggerhead sea turtles originating from the Northwest Atlantic Ocean north of the equator, south of 60° N. Lat., and west of 40° W. LongT794NA223.205, 223.206, 223.207
Sea turtle, loggerhead (South Atlantic Ocean DPS)Caretta carettaSouth Atlantic Ocean BasinLoggerhead sea turtles originating from the South Atlantic Ocean south of the equator, north of 60° S. Lat., west of 20° E. Long., and east of 67° W. LongT794NA223.205, 223.206, 223.207
Sea turtle, loggerhead (South Pacific Ocean DPS)Caretta carettaSouth Pacific Ocean BasinLoggerhead sea turtles originating from the South Pacific south of the equator, north of 60° S. Lat., west of 67° W. Long., and east of 141° E. LongE794NA224.104
Sea turtle, loggerhead (Southeast Indo-Pacific Ocean DPS)Caretta carettaSoutheast Indian Ocean Basin; South Pacific Ocean Basin as far east as 141° E. LongLoggerhead sea turtles originating from the Southeast Indian Ocean south of the equator, north of 60° S. Lat., and east of 80° E. Long.; South Pacific Ocean south of the equator, north of 60° S. Lat., and west of 141° E. LongT794NA223.205, 223.206, 223.207
Sea turtle, loggerhead (Southwest Indian Ocean DPS)Caretta carettaSouthwest Indian Ocean BasinLoggerhead sea turtles originating from the Southwest Indian Ocean north of the equator, south of 30° N. Lat., east of 20° E. Long., and west of 80° E. LongT794NA223.205, 223.206, 223.207
Sea turtle, olive ridleyLepidochelys olivaceaCircumglobal in tropical and temperate seasBreeding colony populations on Pacific coast of MexicoE42NA224.104
Sea turtle, olive ridleyLepidochelys olivaceaCircumglobal in tropical and temperate seasEntire species, except when listed as endangered under 50 CFR 224.101T42NA17.42(b), 223.205, 223.206, 223.207
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Fishes
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Bocaccio (Puget Sound-Georgia Basin DPS)Sebastes paucispinisPacific coast from Punta Blanca, Baja California, to the Gulf of Alaska off Krozoff and Kodiak IslandsPuget Sound-Georgia Basin DPS—see 50 CFR 224.101E776NANA
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Eulachon (Southern DPS)Thaleichthys pacificusEastern Pacific Ocean, from northern California to southwestern Alaska and into the southeastern Bering SeaSouthern DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T776226.222NA
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Rockfish, canary (Puget Sound-Georgia Basin DPS)Sebastes pinnigerPacific coast from Punta Colnett, Baja California, to the Western Gulf of AlaskaPuget Sound-Georgia Basin DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T776NANA
Rockfish, yelloweye (Puget Sound-Georgia Basin DPS)Sebastes ruberrimusPacific coast from northern Baja California to the Aleutian Islands, AlaskaPuget Sound-Georgia Basin DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T776NANA
Salmon, Atlantic (Gulf of Maine DPS)Salmo salarU.S.A., Canada, Greenland, western EuropeGulf of Maine DPS—see 50 CFR 224.101E705226.217NA
Salmon, Chinook (California Coastal ESU)Oncorhynchus tshawytschaNorth America from Ventura River in California to Point Hope, Alaska, and the Mackenzie River area in Canada; northeast Asia from Hokkaido, Japan, to the Anadyr River, RussiaCalifornia Coastal ESU—see 50 CFR 223.102T674226.211223.203
Salmon, Chinook (Central Valley spring-run ESU)Oncorhynchus tshawytschaNorth America from Ventura River in California to Point Hope, Alaska, and the Mackenzie River area in Canada; northeast Asia from Hokkaido, Japan, to the Anadyr River, RussiaCentral Valley spring-run ESU—see 50 CFR 223.102T674226.211223.203
Salmon, Chinook (Central Valley spring-run ESU—XN)Oncorhynchus tshawytschaNorth America from Ventura River in California to Point Hope, Alaska, and the Mackenzie River area in Canada; northeast Asia from Hokkaido, Japan, to the Anadyr River, RussiaCentral Valley spring-run ESU—XN—see 50 CFR 223.102XN816NA223.301
Salmon, Chinook (Lower Columbia River ESU)Oncorhynchus tshawytschaNorth America from Ventura River in California to Point Hope, Alaska, and the Mackenzie River area in Canada; northeast Asia from Hokkaido, Japan, to the Anadyr River, RussiaLower Columbia River ESU—see 50 CFR 223.102T664226.212223.203
Salmon, Chinook (Puget Sound ESU)Oncorhynchus tshawytschaNorth America from Ventura River in California to Point Hope, Alaska, and the Mackenzie River area in Canada; northeast Asia from Hokkaido, Japan, to the Anadyr River, RussiaPuget Sound ESU—see 50 CFR 223.102T664226.212223.203
Salmon, Chinook (Sacramento River winter-run ESU)Oncorhynchus tshawytschaNorth America from Ventura River in California to Point Hope, Alaska, and the Mackenzie River area in Canada; northeast Asia from Hokkaido, Japan, to the Anadyr River, RussiaSacramento River winter-run ESU—see 50 CFR 224.101E383E, 407, 534226.204NA
Salmon, Chinook (Snake River fall-run ESU)Oncorhynchus tshawytschaNorth America from Ventura River in California to Point Hope, Alaska, and the Mackenzie River area in Canada; northeast Asia from Hokkaido, Japan, to the Anadyr River, RussiaSnake River fall-run ESU—see 50 CFR 223.102T516, 557E226.205223.203
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Salmon, Chinook (Snake River spring/summer-run ESU)Oncorhynchus tshawytschaNorth America from Ventura River in California to Point Hope, Alaska, and the Mackenzie River area in Canada; northeast Asia from Hokkaido, Japan, to the Anadyr River, RussiaSnake River spring/summer-run ESU—see 50 CFR 223.102T516, 557E226.205223.203
Salmon, Chinook (Upper Columbia River spring-run ESU)Oncorhynchus tshawytschaNorth America from Ventura River in California to Point Hope, Alaska, and the Mackenzie River area in Canada; northeast Asia from Hokkaido, Japan, to the Anadyr River, RussiaUpper Columbia River spring-run ESU—see 50 CFR 224.101E664226.212NA
Salmon, Chinook (Upper Willamette River ESU)Oncorhynchus tshawytschaNorth America from Ventura River in California to Point Hope, Alaska, and the Mackenzie River area in Canada; northeast Asia from Hokkaido, Japan, to the Anadyr River, RussiaUpper Willamette River ESU—see 50 CFR 223.102T664226.212223.203
Salmon, chum (Columbia River ESU)Oncorhynchus ketaNorth Pacific Rim from Korea and the Japanese Island of Honshu east to Monterey Bay, California; Arctic Ocean from the Laptev Sea in Russia to Mackenzie River in CanadaColumbia River ESU—see 50 CFR 223.102T664226.212223.203
Salmon, chum (Hood Canal summer-run ESU)Oncorhynchus ketaNorth Pacific Rim from Korea and the Japanese Island of Honshu east to Monterey Bay, California; Arctic Ocean from the Laptev Sea in Russia to Mackenzie River in CanadaHood Canal summer-run ESU—see 50 CFR 223.102T664226.212223.203
Salmon, coho (Central California Coast ESU)Oncorhynchus kisutchNorth Pacific Basin from U.S.A. (CA to AK) to Russia and JapanCentral California Coast ESU—see 50 CFR 224.101E598226.210NA
Salmon, coho (Lower Columbia River ESU)Oncorhynchus kisutchNorth Pacific Basin from U.S.A. (CA to AK) to Russia and JapanLower Columbia River ESU—see 50 CFR 223.102T776NA223.203
Salmon, coho (Oregon Coast ESU)Oncorhynchus kisutchNorth Pacific Basin from U.S.A. (CA to AK) to Russia and JapanOregon Coast ESU—see 50 CFR 223.102T776226.212223.203
Salmon, coho (Southern Oregon—Northern California Coast ESU)Oncorhynchus kisutchNorth Pacific Basin from U.S.A. (CA to AK) to Russia and JapanSouthern Oregon—Northern California Coast ESU—see 50 CFR 223.102T618226.210223.203
Salmon, sockeye (Ozette Lake ESU)Oncorhynchus nerkaNorth Pacific Basin from U.S.A. (CA) to RussiaOzette Lake ESU—see 50 CFR 223.102T664226.212223.203
Salmon, sockeye (Snake River ESU)Oncorhynchus nerkaNorth Pacific Basin from U.S.A. (CA) to RussiaSnake River ESU—see 50 CFR 224.101E455226.205NA
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Sawfish, largetoothPristis perottetiEastern and Western Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of MexicoEntireE816NANA
Sawfish, smalltooth (United States DPS)Pristis pectinataNorth Atlantic (Mediterranean, U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico) and the Southwest AtlanticUnited States DPS—see 50 CFR 224.101E748226.218NA
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Steelhead (California Central Valley DPS)Oncorhynchus mykissNorth Pacific Ocean from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia to the northern Baja PeninsulaCalifornia Central Valley DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T638226.211223.203
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Steelhead (Central California Coast DPS)Oncorhynchus mykissNorth Pacific Ocean from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia to the northern Baja PeninsulaCentral California Coast DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T638226.211223.203
Steelhead (Lower Columbia River DPS)Oncorhynchus mykissNorth Pacific Ocean from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia to the northern Baja PeninsulaLower Columbia River DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T638226.212223.203
Steelhead (Middle Columbia River DPS)Oncorhynchus mykissNorth Pacific Ocean from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia to the northern Baja PeninsulaMiddle Columbia River DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T664226.212223.203
Steelhead (Middle Columbia River DPS—XN)Oncorhynchus mykissNorth Pacific Ocean from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia to the northern Baja PeninsulaMiddle Columbia River DPS—XN—see 50 CFR 223.102XN816NA223.301
Steelhead (Northern California DPS)Oncorhynchus mykissNorth Pacific Ocean from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia to the northern Baja PeninsulaNorthern California DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T701226.211223.203
Steelhead (Puget Sound DPS)Oncorhynchus mykissNorth Pacific Ocean from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia to the northern Baja PeninsulaPuget Sound DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T776NA223.203
Steelhead (Snake River Basin DPS)Oncorhynchus mykissNorth Pacific Ocean from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia to the northern Baja PeninsulaSnake River Basin DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T638226.212223.203
Steelhead (South-Central California Coast DPS)Oncorhynchus mykissNorth Pacific Ocean from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia to the northern Baja PeninsulaSouth-Central California Coast DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T638226.211223.203
Steelhead (Southern California DPS)Oncorhynchus mykissNorth Pacific Ocean from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia to the northern Baja PeninsulaSouthern California DPS—see 50 CFR 224.101E638226.211NA
Steelhead (Upper Columbia River DPS)Oncorhynchus mykissNorth Pacific Ocean from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia to the northern Baja PeninsulaUpper Columbia River DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T638226.212223.203
Steelhead (Upper Willamette River DPS)Oncorhynchus mykissNorth Pacific Ocean from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia to the northern Baja PeninsulaUpper Willamette River DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T664226.212223.203
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Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; Carolina DPS)Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchusNorthwestern Atlantic OceanCarolina DPS—see 50 CFR 224.101E816NANA
Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; Chesapeake Bay DPS)Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchusNorthwestern Atlantic OceanChesapeake Bay DPS—see 50 CFR 224.101E816NANA
Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; Gulf of Maine DPS)Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchusNorthwestern Atlantic OceanGulf of Maine DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T816NA223.211
Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; New York Bight DPS)Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchusNorthwestern Atlantic OceanNew York Bight DPS—see 50 CFR 224.101E816NANA
Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies; South Atlantic DPS)Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchusNorthwestern Atlantic OceanSouth Atlantic DPS—see 50 CFR 224.101E816NANA
Sturgeon, Atlantic (Gulf subspecies)Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi)U.S.A. (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS)EntireT44417.95(e), 226.21417.44(v)
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Sturgeon, green (Southern DPS)Acipenser medirostrisU.S.A. (CA)Southern DPS—see 50 CFR 223.102T756226.219223.210
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Sturgeon, white (Kootenai River DPS)Acipenser transmontanusU.S.A. (AK, CA, ID, MT, OR, WA), Canada (BC)U.S.A. (ID, MT), Canada (BC), (Kootenai R. system)E54917.95(e)NA
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Snails
Abalone, blackHaliotis cracherodiiNorth America (West coast from Crescent City, CA, USA, to Cape San Lucas, Baja California, MexicoEntireE776226.221NA
Abalone, whiteHaliotis sorenseniNorth America (West coast from Point Conception, CA, U.S.A., to Punta Abreojos, Baja California, Mexico)EntireE748NANA
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Corals
Coral, elkhornAcropora palmataU.S.A. (FL, PR, VI, Navassa); and wider Caribbean—Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela, and all the islands of the West IndiesEntireT756226.216223.208
Coral, staghornAcropora cervicornisU.S.A. (FL, PR, VI, Navassa); and wider Caribbean—Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela, and all the islands of the West IndiesEntireT756226.216223.208
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Dated: June 20, 2014.

Stephen Guertin,

Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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[FR Doc. 2014-16756 Filed 7-22-14; 8:45 am]

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