[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 109 (Friday, June 6, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 32677]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13204]



Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

[Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2009-0044; 4500030113]
RIN 1018-AW86

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designating 
Critical Habitat for the California Tiger Salamander; Correction

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule; Correction.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, published a final rule 
in the Federal Register on August 31, 2011, that designated critical 
habitat for the Sonoma County population of the California tiger 
salamander. Inadvertently, we made an error in our amendatory 
instructions, which resulted in an error in the Code of Federal 
Regulations. With this document, we correct our error.

DATES: Effective June 6, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Wilkinson, (703) 358-2506.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
recently became aware that, in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR), we have two entries for the Sonoma County 
distinct population segment of the California tiger salamander. This 
error in Sec.  17.95(d) is the result of an incorrect amendatory 
instruction that published in a 2011 final rule. This document corrects 
the error in 50 CFR 17.95(d).

Proposed and Final Rules

    In a proposed rule that published August 18, 2009 (74 FR 41662), 
the third amendatory instruction reads as follows:
    ``3. Amend Sec.  17.95(d) by revising critical habitat for the 
California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) in Sonoma County 
to read as follows:''
    However, in the final rule that published August 31, 2011 (76 FR 
54346), the third amendatory instruction reads like this:
    ``3. In Sec.  17.95, amend paragraph (d) by adding an entry for 
``California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense) in Sonoma 
County'' in the same order that the species appears in the table at 
Sec.  17.11(h), to read as follows:''
    The proposed rule was correct in using the word ``revising,'' as a 
critical habitat designation already existed for the Sonoma County 
distinct population segment of the California tiger salamander as the 
result of a final rule of December 14, 2005 (70 FR 74137). The August 
31, 2011, final rule erroneously used the word ``adding,'' which 
resulted in an additional critical habitat entry being added to the CFR 
instead of replacing the entry that was already there. Therefore, with 
this document, we remove from 50 CFR 17.95(d) the entry pertaining to 
the California tiger salamander in Sonoma County, CA, that was added to 
the CFR following the 2005 final rule and which should have been 
removed in 2011.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 17

    Endangered and threatened species, Exports, Imports, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Transportation.

Regulation Promulgation

    For the reasons given in the preamble, we amend part 17, subchapter 
B of chapter I, title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as set 
forth below:


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

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

Sec.  17.95  [Amended]

2. Amend Sec.  17.95(d) by removing the words ``California Tiger 
Salamander in Sonoma County--Pursuant to section 4(b)(2) of the Act, we 
have excluded all areas determined to meet the definition of critical 
habitat under section 4(b)(2) of the Act for California tiger 
salamander in Sonoma County. Therefore, no specific areas are 
designated as critical habitat for this species.''.

Susan L. Wilkinson,
Alternate Federal Register Liaison, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-13204 Filed 6-5-14; 8:45 am]