[Federal Register: March 25, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 57)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
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Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

RIN 1018-AI20

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Designation 
of Critical Habitat for Topeka Shiner

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.


SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: Effective August 26, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vernon Tabor, Kansas Ecological 
Services Field Office, 315 Houston Street, Suite E, Manhattan, Kansas 
66502 (telephone 785-539-3474; facsimile 785-539-8567). 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

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Internet Web site at http://mountain-prairie.fws.gov/ topekashiner/ch.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.

Regulation Correction


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. 1361-1407; 16 U.S.C. 1531-1544; 16 U.S.C. 
4201-4245; Pub. L. 99-625, 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 habitat--fish and wildlife.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (5) * * *
    (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.
* * * * *

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 
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:

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11. In Sec.  17.95(e)(14), revise Map 5 to read as follows:

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    Dated: March 17, 2005.
Craig Manson,
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 05-5954 Filed 3-24-05; 8:45 am]