Federal Register: March 25, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 57)
DOCID: FR Doc 05-5954
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
CFR Citation: 50 CFR Part 17
RIN ID: RIN 1018-AI20
ACTION: Endangered and threatened species:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Final rule; correction.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Designation of Critical Habitat for Topeka Shiner
DATES: Effective August 26, 2004.
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce corrections to the final rule designating critical habitat for the Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka), published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2004. In the final rule, the map legends incorrectly referred to stream segments as ``proposed'' critical habitat rather than ``designated'' critical habitat, and six transcription errors were included in legal descriptions of critical habitat from Unit 1 (Iowa) and Unit 4 (Minnesota). This document corrects these errors.
Critical habitat designations—; Topeka shiner; correction,
On July 27, 2004, we published a final rule designating critical habitat for the Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka), a species of fish native to small streams in the Central Plains Region (69 FR 44736). The map legends on the five maps included in the final rule incorrectly referred to ``proposed critical habitat'' rather than ``designated critical habitat'' and ``not proposed as critical habitat'' rather than ``not designated as critical habitat.'' In addition, the final rule included six transcription errors in legal descriptions of critical habitat from Unit 1 (North Raccoon River Watershed, Iowa) and Unit 4 (Big Sioux River/Rock Rivers Watershed, Minnesota). Finally, Map 4 had one typographical error in the title. We are providing corrected maps and corrected legal coordinates for the description of designated critical habitat for Topeka shiner.
In the final rule, we designated as critical habitat a total of 83 stream segments, representing 1,356 kilometers (836 miles) of stream in the States of Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska. We excluded from designation all previously proposed critical habitat in the States of Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota under authority of sections 3(5)(A) and 4(b)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (Act), and excluded critical habitat from designation on the Fort Riley Military Installation in Kansas under authority of section 4(a)(3) of the Act. The number of stream segments and length of stream channel designated as critical habitat do not change with this correction document, nor do the exclusions provided by the final rule.
List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 17
Endangered and threatened species, Exports, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation.
For reasons set forth in the preamble, 50 CFR part 17 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments:
1. The authority citation for part 17 continues to read as follows:
Authority: 16 U.S.C. 13611407; 16 U.S.C. 15311544; 16 U.S.C.
42014245; Pub. L. 99625, 100 Stat. 3500; unless otherwise noted.
2. In Sec. 17.95 for the ``Topeka Shiner'' amend paragraphs (e)(5)(i)
and (ii), by revising ``R35W'' to read ``R36W'' wherever it appears.
3. In Sec. 17.95(e)(5)(x), correct the legal description for Unit 1 to read as follows:
Sec. 17.95 Critical habitatfish and wildlife.
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(x) Reach 6b. West Cedar Creek from its confluence with East Cedar Creek (T87N, R31W, Sec. 31), upstream to a point 2,000 feet west of the east section line of T87N, R31W, Sec. 18.
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4. In Sec. 17.95(e)(6), revise Map 1 to read as follows:
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5. In Sec. 17.95(e)(8), revise Map 2 to read as follows:
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6. In Sec. 17.95(e)(10), revise Map 3 to read as follows:
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7. In Sec. 17.95(e)(11)(xvi), remove the words ``Sec. 22'' and ``Sec. 23'' and add in their place, respectively, ``Sec. 23'' and ``Sec. 22''. 8. In Sec. 17.95(e)(11)(xxi), remove the words ``its confluence with Beaver Creek'' and add in their place ``the Minnesota/South Dakota border''.
9. In Sec. 17.95(e)(11)(xlii), remove the words ``Sec. 33'' and add in their place ``Sec. 13''.
10. In Sec. 17.95(e)(12), revise Map 4 to read as follows: [[Page 15244]]
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11. In Sec. 17.95(e)(14), revise Map 5 to read as follows: [[Page 15245]]
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Dated: March 17, 2005.
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Vernon Tabor, Kansas Ecological
Services Field Office, 315 Houston Street, Suite E, Manhattan, Kansas
66502 (telephone 7855393474; facsimile 7855398567). The complete
file for this correction document and the rule are available for public
inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the above
address. Copies of the rule, draft economic analysis, and draft
environmental assessment are available by writing to the above address or by connecting to the Service
Internet Web site at http://mountainprairie.fws.gov/ topekashiner/ch.