Endangered and Threatened Species, Designation of Critical Habitat for Southern Distinct Population Segment of Eulachon

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0013
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), issue a final rule to designate critical habitat for the southern Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Pacific eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus), pursuant to section 4 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have designated 16 specific areas as critical habitat within the states of California, Oregon, and Washington. The designated areas are a combination of freshwater creeks and rivers and their associated estuaries comprising approximately 539 km (335 mi) of habitat. The tribal lands of four Indian tribes are excluded from designation after evaluating the impacts of designation and benefits of exclusion associated with tribal land ownership and management by the tribes. However, no areas were excluded from designation based on economic impacts.
RIN: 0648-BA38
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 223
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1533
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM01/05/201176 FR 515
NPRM Comment Period End03/07/2011
Final Action10/20/201176 FR 65324
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Mar 07, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/05/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0013-0001

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