Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Amendment 14; Essential Fish Habitat Descriptions for Pacific Salmon, 60987-60994 [E8-24515]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 947,057 lb (429,578 kg); and Florida, 673,748 lb (305,607 kg). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification This action is taken under 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 8, 2008. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–24415 Filed 10–9–08; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660 [Docket No. 080225278–81191–02] RIN 0648–AS96 Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Amendment 14; Essential Fish Habitat Descriptions for Pacific Salmon National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. erowe on PROD1PC64 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS issues this final rule to implement Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) identifications and descriptions for Pacific salmon included in Amendment 14 to the Pacific Salmon Fishery Management Plan (Salmon FMP). This final rule codifies the EFH identifications and descriptions for freshwater and marine habitats of Pacific salmon managed under the Salmon FMP, including Chinook, coho, and pink salmon. This action is necessary to comply with an order issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho which directed NMFS to codify the EFH identifications and descriptions contained in Amendment 14 to the Salmon FMP. DATES: Effective November 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Record of Decision, the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, and Amendment 14 to the Salmon FMP are available at www.nwr.noaa.gov or from D. Robert Lohn, Administrator, Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115–0070, phone: 206–526–6150. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Copps (Northwest Region, NMFS), 206–526–6140; fax: 206–526–6736. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 The Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson–Stevens Act) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to regulate domestic fisheries within the 200–mile U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) (16 U.S.C. 1811, 1853). Conservation and management of fish stocks is accomplished through Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). Eight regional fishery management councils develop FMPs and amendments to those plans for fisheries within their jurisdiction (16 U.S.C. 1853). To be effective, FMPs and FMP amendments developed by the councils must be approved by the Secretary and then implemented through regulation (16 U.S.C. 1854). More information on the FMP process can be found at 16 U.S.C. 1851–1854. Essential Fish Habitat The Magnuson–Stevens Act, originally enacted in 1976, has been amended several times. In 1996, the Sustainable Fisheries Act (SFA) amended the Magnuson–Stevens Act adding provisions intended to end overfishing and rebuild overfished fisheries, reduce bycatch, and assess and minimize the impacts of management measures on fishing communities. Congress articulated in its findings that one of the greatest long– term threats to the viability of commercial and recreational fisheries is the continuing loss of marine, estuarine, and other aquatic habitats. Habitat considerations should receive increased attention for the conservation and management of fishery resources of the United States (16 U.S.C. 1801(a)(9)). In making such findings, Congress declared one of the purposes of the Magnuson–Stevens Act to be the promotion of ‘‘the protection of [EFH] in the review of projects conducted under Federal permits, licenses, or other authorities that affect or have the potential to affect such habitat’’ (16 U.S.C. 1801(b)(7)). To ensure habitat considerations receive increased attention for the conservation and management of fishery resources, the amended Magnuson–Stevens Act required each existing, and any new, FMP to: describe and identify essential fish habitat for the fishery based on the guidelines established by the Secretary under section 1855(b)(1)(A) of this title; minimize to the extent practicable adverse effects on such habitat caused by fishing; and, identify other actions to encourage the conservation and enhancement of such habitat (16 U.S.C. 1853(a)(7)). ‘‘EFH’’ is defined in the Magnuson–Stevens Act as ‘‘those waters PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 60987 and substrate necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding, or growth to maturity’’ (16 U.S.C. 1802(10)). The EFH regulations (50 CFR 600.815) establish additional guidance to the councils on how to identify and describe EFH. The regulations indicate that councils should obtain information to describe and identify EFH from the best available sources, including peer reviewed literature, unpublished scientific reports, data files of government resource agencies, fisheries landing reports, and other sources of information. The regulations identify four classification levels to organize available information relevant to EFH identifications and descriptions. Level 1 information is limited to species distributional data; level 2 information includes habitat–related densities; level 3 includes growth, reproduction or survival rates within habitats; and level 4 consists of production rates by habitat. Councils are encouraged to identify and describe EFH based on the highest level of detail (i.e., level 4). The EFH regulations (50 CFR 600.815, subpart J) provide a complete description of each of these levels as well as guidance on how the councils should analyze the available information. To establish EFH, the regulations advise the councils to interpret the available information in a ‘‘risk–averse fashion to ensure adequate areas are identified as EFH for managed species’’ (50 CFR 600.815(a)(1)(iv)(A)). For Pacific salmon, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) obtained information at all four levels for certain freshwater areas, and the first three levels of information for the estuaries; only the first level of information was available for marine areas. Amendment 14 to the Pacific Salmon Fishery Management Plan The Secretary approved the Salmon FMP under the Magnuson–Stevens Act, (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), in 1978. The Pacific Council has amended the Salmon FMP 14 times since 1978. The Pacific Council identified and described EFH for Pacific Salmon in Amendment 14 to the Salmon FMP and submitted it on June 12, 2000 for Secretarial review. Following a public comment period, the Secretary approved Amendment 14 on September 27, 2000. NMFS codified some, but not all, components of Amendment 14. The Pacific Salmon EFH descriptions and identifications, however, were not codified. In September of 2003, the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho (Court) (Case No. CV02–C–EJL) held that the E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 60988 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations EFH identifications and descriptions for Pacific salmon included in Amendment 14 constitute a substantive rule under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553 et seq. The Court remanded Amendment 14’s EFH Pacific Salmon designations to NMFS and ordered that it undertake notice and comment rulemaking to codify the EFH identifications and descriptions. To comply with the Court’s order, NMFS published a proposed rule to codify EFH for Pacific salmon on April 20, 2007 (72 FR 19862). Public comments for this action were received through July 19, 2007. This final rule codifies the EFH identifications and descriptions for freshwater and marine habitats of Pacific salmon managed under the Salmon FMP for Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), coho (O. kisutch), and Puget Sound pink (O. gorbuscha) salmon in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. Changes from the Proposed Rule NMFS made minor, non–substantive changes to the proposed rule to improve the clarity and accuracy of the regulations. Such changes include corrections to United States Geological Survey Hydrological Unit Codes identified in the regulations, deletion of confusing and unnecessary language regarding the extent of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, as well as revisions to correct grammatical and spelling errors. erowe on PROD1PC64 with RULES Comments and Responses NMFS received one comment on the proposed rule. Comment: The U.S. Department of Interior commented that the following three Bureau of Reclamation dams should be included in table 1 of the proposed regulations as impassable man–made barriers and thereby function as the upstream extent of EFH: Bumping Lake Dam on the Bumping River (HUC 17090002); McKay Dam on McKay Creek in the Umatilla River basin (HUC 17070103); and Emigrant Dam on Emigrant Creek in the Middle Rogue River basin (HUC 17100308). In addition, the U.S. Department of Interior noted that the proposed rule would identify EFH for coho salmon in the Lower Deschutes River (HUC 17070306) and commented that based on NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS–NWRSC–66 entitled ‘‘Updated Status of Federally Listed ESUs of West Coast Salmon and Steelhead,’’ coho salmon did not historically, and do not presently, occur in the Deschutes River Basin. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 Response: NMFS acknowledges DOI’s comments. NMFS will provide DOI’s comments to the Pacific Council for its consideration in the full EFH review required under 50 CFR 600.815(a)(10). During this review, the Council and NMFS will consider what changes to make to EFH in the FMP and will initiate the appropriate plan amendment process. Until this process is complete, NMFS will consider the information provided by DOI in any EFH consultations that may become necessary. Classification The NMFS Northwest Region completed an ESA section 7 consultation on November 18, 1999, on the effects of Amendment 14 on listed salmon evolutionarily significant units. Amendment 14 does not by itself authorize any fishing or other activity that would result in adverse effects to listed fish or designated critical habitat. Based on this and other considerations, NMFS concluded that Amendment 14 and its implementing regulations are not likely to adversely affect listed salmon or their critical habitat. This rule is consistent with the determination in Amendment 14 that the action does not jeopardize the continued existence of ESA listed salmon. This final rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. The Chief Counsel for Regulations of the Department of Commerce certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration during the proposed rule stage that this action would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The factual basis for the certification was published in the proposed rule and is not repeated here. No comments were received regarding this certification or the economic impacts of the rule. As a result, a regulatory flexibility analysis was not required and none was prepared. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 Administrative practice and procedure, Fisheries, Fishing, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: October 8, 2008. John Oliver Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, National Marine Fisheries Service. For the reasons set out in the preamble, NMFS is amending 50 CFR part 660 as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Part 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES 1. The authority citation for part 660 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. 2. Section 660.412 is added under subpart H to read as follows: ■ § 660.412 EFH identifications and descriptions for Pacific salmon. Pacific salmon essential fish habitat (EFH) includes all those water bodies occupied or historically accessible in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California in hydrologic units identified in Table 1 of this subpart H. Exceptions include cases in which man–made barriers (dams) identified in Table 1 of this subpart H represent the upstream extent of Pacific salmon access. EFH also includes the marine and estuarine areas shoreward of state boundaries and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington State. To clearly identify watersheds that contain EFH, NMFS uses fourth field hydrologic unit codes (HUCs) developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (defined in the Department of the Interior, USGS publication; Hydrologic Unit Maps, Water Supply Paper 2294, 1987). The geographic extent of HUCs range from first field (largest geographic extent) to sixth field (smallest geographic extent). Fourth field HUCs divide the landscape into distinct geographic areas that are identified by eight numbers unique to that hydrologic unit. (a) Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) EFH includes all streams, estuaries, marine waters, and other water bodies occupied or historically accessible to Chinook salmon in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California, in hydrologic units identified in Table 1 of this subpart H. Exceptions include cases in which man–made barriers (dams) identified in Table 1 of this subpart H represent the upstream extent of Pacific salmon access. EFH also includes the marine and estuarine areas shoreward of state boundaries and the EEZ off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California north or Point Conception. (b) Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) EFH includes all streams, estuaries, marine waters, and other water bodies occupied or historically accessible to coho in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California, in hydrologic units identified in Table 1 of this subpart H. Exceptions include cases in which man–made barriers (dams) identified in Table 1 of this subpart H represent the upstream extent of Pacific E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations salmon access. EFH also includes the marine and estuarine areas shoreward of state boundaries and the EEZ off the coasts Washington, Oregon, and California north of Point Conception. (c) Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) EFH includes all streams, estuaries, marine waters, and other water bodies occupied or historically accessible to pink salmon within Washington State, in hydrologic units identified in Table 1 of this subpart H. Exceptions include cases in which man–made barriers (dams) identified in Table 1 of this subpart H represent the 60989 upstream extent of Pacific salmon access. EFH also includes waters north and east of Cape Flattery, Washington, including Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Strait of Georgia. 3. Table 1 to part 660, subpart H, is added to read as follows: ■ TABLE 1 TO PART 660, SUBPART H—PACIFIC SALMON EFH IDENTIFIED BY USGS HYDROLOGIC UNIT CODE (HUC) USGS HUC State(s) Hydrologic Unit Name Salmon Species Impassible Man–made Barrier (if present) WA Fraser (Whatcom) Coho salmon n/a 17110002 WA Strait of Georgia Chinook, coho, and pink salmon n/a 17110003 WA San Juan Islands Chinook, coho, and pink salmon n/a 17110004 WA Nooksack River Chinook, coho, and pink salmon n/a 17110005 WA Upper Skagit Chinook, coho, and pink salmon Gorge Lake Dam 17110006 WA Sauk River Chinook, coho, and pink salmon n/a 17110007 WA Lower Skagit River Chinook, coho, and pink salmon n/a 17110008 WA Stillaguamish River Chinook, coho, and pink salmon n/a 17110009 WA Skykomish River Chinook, coho, and pink salmon n/a 17110010 WA Snoqualmie Chinook, coho, and pink salmon Tolt Dam (S. Fork Tolt R.) 17110011 WA Snohomish River Chinook, coho, and pink salmon n/a 17110012 WA Lake Washington Chinook and coho salmon Cedar Falls (Masonry) Dam (Cedar R.) 17110013 WA Duwamish River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17110014 WA Puyallup River Chinook, coho, and pink salmon n/a 17110015 WA Nisqually River Chinook, coho, and pink salmon n/a 17110016 WA Deschutes River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17110017 WA Skokomish River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17110018 WA Hood Canal Chinook, coho, and pink salmon n/a 17110019 WA Puget Sound Chinook, coho, and pink salmon n/a 17110020 erowe on PROD1PC64 with RULES 17110001 WA Dungeness – Elwha Chinook, coho, and pink salmon n/a 17110021 WA Hoko – Crescent Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100101 WA Hoh – Quillayute Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100102 WA Queets – Quinault Chinook and coho salmon n/a VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 60990 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1 TO PART 660, SUBPART H—PACIFIC SALMON EFH IDENTIFIED BY USGS HYDROLOGIC UNIT CODE (HUC)— Continued USGS HUC State(s) Hydrologic Unit Name Salmon Species Impassible Man–made Barrier (if present) WA Upper Chehalis River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100104 WA Lower Chehalis River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100105 WA Grays Harbor Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100106 WA Willapa Bay Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17080001 OR/WA Lower Columbia–Sandy River Chinook and coho salmon Impassable Man–made Barrier 17080002 WA Lewis River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17080003 OR/WA Lower Columbia – Clatskanie River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17080004 WA Upper Cowlitz River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17080005 WA Cowlitz River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17080006 OR/WA Lower Columbia Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17090001 OR Middle Fork Willamette River Chinook salmon Dexter Dam 17090002 OR Coast Fork Willamette River Chinook salmon Dorena Dam 17090003 OR Upper Willamette River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17090004 OR McKenzie River Chinook and coho salmon Cougar Dam 17090005 OR N. Santiam River Chinook and coho salmon Big Cliff Dam 17090006 OR S. Santiam River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17090007 OR Mid. Willamette River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17090008 OR Yamhill River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17090009 OR Molalla – Pudding River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17090010 OR Tualatin River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17090011 OR Clackamas River Chinook and coho salmon Oak Grove Dam 17090012 OR Lower Willamette River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17070101 OR/WA Mid. Columbia – Lake Wallula Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17070102 OR/WA Walla Walla River Chinook salmon n/a 17070103 OR Umatilla River Chinook salmon n/a 17070104 OR Willow Chinook salmon n/a 17070105 OR/WA Mid. Columbia – Hood Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17070106 WA Klickitat River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17070301 OR Upper Deschutes River Chinook salmon n/a 17070305 OR Lower Crooked River Chinook salmon Opal Springs Dam 17070306 erowe on PROD1PC64 with RULES 17100103 OR Lower Deschutes River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17070307 OR Trout Creek Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17070201 OR Upper John Day River Chinook salmon n/a VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 60991 TABLE 1 TO PART 660, SUBPART H—PACIFIC SALMON EFH IDENTIFIED BY USGS HYDROLOGIC UNIT CODE (HUC)— Continued USGS HUC State(s) Hydrologic Unit Name Salmon Species Impassible Man–made Barrier (if present) OR North Fork John Day River Chinook salmon n/a 17070203 OR Middle Fork John Day River Chinook salmon n/a 17070204 OR Lower John Day River Chinook salmon n/a 17030001 WA Upper Yakima River Chinook and coho salmon Keechelus Dam Kachess Dam (Kachess R.) Cle Elum Dam (Cle Elum R.) 17030002 WA Naches River Chinook and coho salmon Rimrock Dam (Tieton R.) 17030003 WA Lower Yakima River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17020005 WA Columbia River Chinook and coho salmon Chief Joseph Dam 17020006 WA Okanogan River Chinook salmon n/a 17020007 WA Similkameen Chinook salmon n/a 17020008 WA Methow River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17020010 WA Upper Columbia – Entiat River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17020011 WA Wenatchee River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17020016 WA Upper Columbia – Priest Rapids Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17060101 OR/ID Hells Canyon Chinook salmon Hells Canyon Complex (Hells Canyon, Oxbow, and Brownlee Dams) 17060102 OR Imnaha River Chinook salmon n/a 17060103 OR/WA/ID Lower Snake – Asotin Creek Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17060104 OR Upper Grande Ronde Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17060105 OR Wallowa River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17060106 OR/WA Lower Grande Ronde Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17060107 WA Lower Snake – Tucannon River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17060110 WA Lower Snake River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17060201 ID Upper Salmon River Chinook salmon n/a 17060202 ID Pahsimeroi River Chinook salmon n/a 17060203 ID Mid. Salmon – Panther River Chinook salmon n/a 17060204 ID Lemhi River Chinook salmon n/a 17060205 erowe on PROD1PC64 with RULES 17070202 ID Upper Middle Fork Salmon River Chinook salmon n/a 17060206 ID Lower Middle Fork Salmon River Chinook salmon n/a VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 60992 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1 TO PART 660, SUBPART H—PACIFIC SALMON EFH IDENTIFIED BY USGS HYDROLOGIC UNIT CODE (HUC)— Continued USGS HUC State(s) Hydrologic Unit Name Salmon Species Impassible Man–made Barrier (if present) ID Mid. Salmon – Chamberlain Chinook salmon n/a 17060208 ID S.F. Salmon River Chinook salmon n/a 17060209 ID Lower Salmon River Chinook salmon n/a 17060210 ID Little Salmon River Chinook salmon n/a 17060301 ID Upper Selway River Chinook salmon n/a 17060302 ID Lower Selway River Chinook salmon n/a 17060303 ID Lochsa River Chinook salmon n/a 17060304 ID M.F. Clearwater River Chinook salmon n/a 17060305 ID S.F. Clearwater River Chinook salmon n/a 17060306 WA/ID Clearwater River Chinook and coho salmon Dworshak Dam (at border of HUCs 17060306 and 17060308) 17100201 OR Necanicum River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100202 OR Nehalem River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100203 OR Wilson – Trask – Nestucca Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100204 OR Siletz–Yaquina River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100205 OR Alsea River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100206 OR Siuslaw River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100207 OR Siltcoos River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100301 OR N. Umpqua River Chinook and coho salmon Soda Springs Dam 17100302 OR S. Umpqua River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100303 OR Umpqua River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100304 OR Coos River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100305 OR Coquille River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100306 OR Sixes River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100307 OR Upper Rogue River Chinook and coho salmon Lost Creek Dam 17100308 OR Middle Rogue River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100309 CA/OR Applegate River Chinook and coho salmon Applegate Dam 17100310 OR Lower Rogue River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100311 CA/OR Illinois River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 17100312 CA/OR Chetco River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18010101 CA/OR Smith River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18010206 CA/OR Upper Klamath River Chinook and coho salmon Iron Gate Dam 18010207 erowe on PROD1PC64 with RULES 17060207 CA Shasta River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18010208 CA Scott River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18010209 CA/OR Lower Klamath River Chinook and coho salmon n/a VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 60993 TABLE 1 TO PART 660, SUBPART H—PACIFIC SALMON EFH IDENTIFIED BY USGS HYDROLOGIC UNIT CODE (HUC)— Continued USGS HUC State(s) Hydrologic Unit Name Salmon Species Impassible Man–made Barrier (if present) CA Salmon River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18010211 CA Trinity River Chinook and coho salmon Lewiston Dam 18010212 CA S.F. Trinity River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18010102 CA Mad–Redwood Chinook and coho salmon Robert W. Matthews Dam 18010103 CA Upper Eel River Chinook and coho salmon Scott Dam 18010104 CA Middle Fork Eel River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18010105 CA Lower Eel River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18010106 CA South Fork Eel River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18010107 CA Mattole River Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18010108 CA Big – Navarro – Garcia Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18010109 CA Gualala – Salmon Creek Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18010110 CA Russian River Chinook and coho salmon Coyote Valley Dam (E. Fork Russian R.) Warm Springs Dam (Dry Cr.) 18010111 CA Bodega Bay Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18060001 CA San Lorenzo–Soquel Coho salmon Newell Dam (Newell Cr.) 18060006 CA Central Coastal Coho salmon n/a 18050001 CA Suisun Bay Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18050002 CA San Pablo Bay Chinook and coho salmon San Pablo Dam (San Pablo Cr.) 18050003 CA Coyote Creek Chinook and coho salmon LeRoy Anderson Dam 18050004 CA San Francisco Bay Chinook and coho salmon n/a 18050005 CA Tomales–Drakes Bay Coho salmon Nicasio Dam (Nicasio Cr.) Peters Dam (Lagunitas Cr.) 18050006 CA San Francisco–Coastal South Coho salmon n/a 18020101 CA Sac.–Lower Cow–Lower Clear Chinook salmon n/a 18020102 CA Lower Cottonwood Creek Chinook salmon n/a 18020103 CA Sacramento – Lower Thomes Chinook salmon n/a 18020104 CA Sacramento – Stone Corral Chinook salmon n/a 18020105 CA Lower Butte Creek Chinook salmon n/a 18020106 CA Lower Feather River Chinook salmon n/a 18020107 erowe on PROD1PC64 with RULES 18010210 CA Lower Yuba River Chinook salmon n/a 18020108 CA Lower Bear River Chinook salmon n/a 18020109 CA Lower Sacramento River Chinook salmon n/a 18020110 CA Lower Cache Chinook salmon n/a VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 60994 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1 TO PART 660, SUBPART H—PACIFIC SALMON EFH IDENTIFIED BY USGS HYDROLOGIC UNIT CODE (HUC)— Continued USGS HUC State(s) Hydrologic Unit Name Salmon Species Impassible Man–made Barrier (if present) 18020111 CA Lower American River Chinook salmon Nimbus Dam 18020112 CA Sacramento–Upper Clear Chinook salmon Whiskeytown Dam (Clear Cr.) 18020113 CA Cottonwood Headwaters Chinook salmon n/a 18020114 CA Upper Elder – Upper Thomas Chinook salmon n/a 18020118 CA Upper Cow – Battle Creek Chinook salmon n/a 18020119 CA Mill – Big Chico Chinook salmon n/a 18020120 CA Upper Butte Creek Chinook salmon n/a 18020125 CA Upper Yuba Chinook salmon n/a 18040001 CA Mid. San Joaquin– L. Cowchilla Chinook salmon n/a 18040002 CA Mid. San Joaquin– L. Merced– L. Stanislaus Chinook salmon La Grange Dam (Tuolumne R.) 18040003 CA San Joaquin Delta Chinook salmon n/a 18040004 CA L. Calaveras – Mormon Slough Chinook salmon n/a 18040005 CA L. Consumnes– L. Mokelumne Chinook salmon Camanche Dam 18040010 CA Upper Stanislaus Chinook salmon Goodwin Dam 18040011 CA Upper Calveras Chinook salmon New Hogan Dam 18040013 CA Upper Cosumnes Chinook salmon n/a BILLING CODE 3510–22–S the 2008 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DATES: [FR Doc. E8–24515 Filed 10–14–08; 8:45 am] Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), October 10, 2008, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2008. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 907–586–7228. 50 CFR Part 679 RIN 0648–XL22 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. erowe on PROD1PC64 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the GOA exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson– Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. The 2008 TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA is 13,640 metric tons (mt) as established by the 2008 and 2009 harvest specifications for SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Docket No. 071106671–8010–02] PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 groundfish of the GOA (73 FR 10562, February 27, 2008). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(i), the Regional Administrator has determined that the 2008 TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA will soon be reached. Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing a directed fishing allowance of 13,600 mt, and is setting aside the remaining 40 mt as incidental catch to support other anticipated groundfish fisheries. In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator finds that this directed fishing allowance has been reached. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA. After the effective date of this closure the maximum retainable amounts at § 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip. Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 660

[Docket No. 080225278-81191-02]
RIN 0648-AS96


Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; 
Amendment 14; Essential Fish Habitat Descriptions for Pacific Salmon

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: NMFS issues this final rule to implement Essential Fish 
Habitat (EFH) identifications and descriptions for Pacific salmon 
included in Amendment 14 to the Pacific Salmon Fishery Management Plan 
(Salmon FMP). This final rule codifies the EFH identifications and 
descriptions for freshwater and marine habitats of Pacific salmon 
managed under the Salmon FMP, including Chinook, coho, and pink salmon. 
This action is necessary to comply with an order issued by the U.S. 
District Court for the District of Idaho which directed NMFS to codify 
the EFH identifications and descriptions contained in Amendment 14 to 
the Salmon FMP.

DATES: Effective November 14, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Record of Decision, the Final Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement, and Amendment 14 to the Salmon FMP are 
available at www.nwr.noaa.gov or from D. Robert Lohn, Administrator, 
Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115-0070, 
phone: 206-526-6150.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Copps (Northwest Region, NMFS), 
206-526-6140; fax: 206-526-6736.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
(Magnuson-Stevens Act) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) 
to regulate domestic fisheries within the 200-mile U.S. Exclusive 
Economic Zone (EEZ) (16 U.S.C. 1811, 1853). Conservation and management 
of fish stocks is accomplished through Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). 
Eight regional fishery management councils develop FMPs and amendments 
to those plans for fisheries within their jurisdiction (16 U.S.C. 
1853). To be effective, FMPs and FMP amendments developed by the 
councils must be approved by the Secretary and then implemented through 
regulation (16 U.S.C. 1854). More information on the FMP process can be 
found at 16 U.S.C. 1851-1854.

Essential Fish Habitat

    The Magnuson-Stevens Act, originally enacted in 1976, has been 
amended several times. In 1996, the Sustainable Fisheries Act (SFA) 
amended the Magnuson-Stevens Act adding provisions intended to end 
overfishing and rebuild overfished fisheries, reduce bycatch, and 
assess and minimize the impacts of management measures on fishing 
communities. Congress articulated in its findings that one of the 
greatest long-term threats to the viability of commercial and 
recreational fisheries is the continuing loss of marine, estuarine, and 
other aquatic habitats. Habitat considerations should receive increased 
attention for the conservation and management of fishery resources of 
the United States (16 U.S.C. 1801(a)(9)). In making such findings, 
Congress declared one of the purposes of the Magnuson-Stevens Act to be 
the promotion of ``the protection of [EFH] in the review of projects 
conducted under Federal permits, licenses, or other authorities that 
affect or have the potential to affect such habitat'' (16 U.S.C. 
1801(b)(7)). To ensure habitat considerations receive increased 
attention for the conservation and management of fishery resources, the 
amended Magnuson-Stevens Act required each existing, and any new, FMP 
to: describe and identify essential fish habitat for the fishery based 
on the guidelines established by the Secretary under section 
1855(b)(1)(A) of this title; minimize to the extent practicable adverse 
effects on such habitat caused by fishing; and, identify other actions 
to encourage the conservation and enhancement of such habitat (16 
U.S.C. 1853(a)(7)). ``EFH'' is defined in the Magnuson-Stevens Act as 
``those waters and substrate necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, 
feeding, or growth to maturity'' (16 U.S.C. 1802(10)).
    The EFH regulations (50 CFR 600.815) establish additional guidance 
to the councils on how to identify and describe EFH. The regulations 
indicate that councils should obtain information to describe and 
identify EFH from the best available sources, including peer reviewed 
literature, unpublished scientific reports, data files of government 
resource agencies, fisheries landing reports, and other sources of 
information.
    The regulations identify four classification levels to organize 
available information relevant to EFH identifications and descriptions. 
Level 1 information is limited to species distributional data; level 2 
information includes habitat-related densities; level 3 includes 
growth, reproduction or survival rates within habitats; and level 4 
consists of production rates by habitat. Councils are encouraged to 
identify and describe EFH based on the highest level of detail (i.e., 
level 4). The EFH regulations (50 CFR 600.815, subpart J) provide a 
complete description of each of these levels as well as guidance on how 
the councils should analyze the available information.
    To establish EFH, the regulations advise the councils to interpret 
the available information in a ``risk-averse fashion to ensure adequate 
areas are identified as EFH for managed species'' (50 CFR 
600.815(a)(1)(iv)(A)). For Pacific salmon, the Pacific Fishery 
Management Council (Pacific Council) obtained information at all four 
levels for certain freshwater areas, and the first three levels of 
information for the estuaries; only the first level of information was 
available for marine areas.

Amendment 14 to the Pacific Salmon Fishery Management Plan

    The Secretary approved the Salmon FMP under the Magnuson-Stevens 
Act, (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), in 1978. The Pacific Council has amended 
the Salmon FMP 14 times since 1978. The Pacific Council identified and 
described EFH for Pacific Salmon in Amendment 14 to the Salmon FMP and 
submitted it on June 12, 2000 for Secretarial review. Following a 
public comment period, the Secretary approved Amendment 14 on September 
27, 2000. NMFS codified some, but not all, components of Amendment 14. 
The Pacific Salmon EFH descriptions and identifications, however, were 
not codified.
    In September of 2003, the U.S. District Court for the District of 
Idaho (Court) (Case No. CV02-C-EJL) held that the

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EFH identifications and descriptions for Pacific salmon included in 
Amendment 14 constitute a substantive rule under the Administrative 
Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553 et seq. The Court remanded Amendment 
14's EFH Pacific Salmon designations to NMFS and ordered that it 
undertake notice and comment rulemaking to codify the EFH 
identifications and descriptions. To comply with the Court's order, 
NMFS published a proposed rule to codify EFH for Pacific salmon on 
April 20, 2007 (72 FR 19862). Public comments for this action were 
received through July 19, 2007.
    This final rule codifies the EFH identifications and descriptions 
for freshwater and marine habitats of Pacific salmon managed under the 
Salmon FMP for Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), coho (O. kisutch), 
and Puget Sound pink (O. gorbuscha) salmon in Washington, Oregon, Idaho 
and California.

Changes from the Proposed Rule

    NMFS made minor, non-substantive changes to the proposed rule to 
improve the clarity and accuracy of the regulations. Such changes 
include corrections to United States Geological Survey Hydrological 
Unit Codes identified in the regulations, deletion of confusing and 
unnecessary language regarding the extent of the U.S. Exclusive 
Economic Zone, as well as revisions to correct grammatical and spelling 
errors.

Comments and Responses

    NMFS received one comment on the proposed rule.
    Comment: The U.S. Department of Interior commented that the 
following three Bureau of Reclamation dams should be included in table 
1 of the proposed regulations as impassable man-made barriers and 
thereby function as the upstream extent of EFH: Bumping Lake Dam on the 
Bumping River (HUC 17090002); McKay Dam on McKay Creek in the Umatilla 
River basin (HUC 17070103); and Emigrant Dam on Emigrant Creek in the 
Middle Rogue River basin (HUC 17100308).
    In addition, the U.S. Department of Interior noted that the 
proposed rule would identify EFH for coho salmon in the Lower Deschutes 
River (HUC 17070306) and commented that based on NOAA Technical 
Memorandum NMFS-NWRSC-66 entitled ``Updated Status of Federally Listed 
ESUs of West Coast Salmon and Steelhead,'' coho salmon did not 
historically, and do not presently, occur in the Deschutes River Basin.
    Response: NMFS acknowledges DOI's comments. NMFS will provide DOI's 
comments to the Pacific Council for its consideration in the full EFH 
review required under 50 CFR 600.815(a)(10). During this review, the 
Council and NMFS will consider what changes to make to EFH in the FMP 
and will initiate the appropriate plan amendment process. Until this 
process is complete, NMFS will consider the information provided by DOI 
in any EFH consultations that may become necessary.

Classification

    The NMFS Northwest Region completed an ESA section 7 consultation 
on November 18, 1999, on the effects of Amendment 14 on listed salmon 
evolutionarily significant units. Amendment 14 does not by itself 
authorize any fishing or other activity that would result in adverse 
effects to listed fish or designated critical habitat. Based on this 
and other considerations, NMFS concluded that Amendment 14 and its 
implementing regulations are not likely to adversely affect listed 
salmon or their critical habitat. This rule is consistent with the 
determination in Amendment 14 that the action does not jeopardize the 
continued existence of ESA listed salmon.
    This final rule has been determined to be not significant for 
purposes of Executive Order 12866.
    The Chief Counsel for Regulations of the Department of Commerce 
certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business 
Administration during the proposed rule stage that this action would 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. The factual basis for the certification was published in the 
proposed rule and is not repeated here. No comments were received 
regarding this certification or the economic impacts of the rule. As a 
result, a regulatory flexibility analysis was not required and none was 
prepared.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660

    Administrative practice and procedure, Fisheries, Fishing, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: October 8, 2008.
John Oliver
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.

0
For the reasons set out in the preamble, NMFS is amending 50 CFR part 
660 as follows:

Part 660--FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES

0
1. The authority citation for part 660 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.


0
2. Section 660.412 is added under subpart H to read as follows:


Sec.  660.412  EFH identifications and descriptions for Pacific salmon.

    Pacific salmon essential fish habitat (EFH) includes all those 
water bodies occupied or historically accessible in Washington, Oregon, 
Idaho, and California in hydrologic units identified in Table 1 of this 
subpart H. Exceptions include cases in which man-made barriers (dams) 
identified in Table 1 of this subpart H represent the upstream extent 
of Pacific salmon access. EFH also includes the marine and estuarine 
areas shoreward of state boundaries and the Exclusive Economic Zone 
(EEZ) off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington State. To 
clearly identify watersheds that contain EFH, NMFS uses fourth field 
hydrologic unit codes (HUCs) developed by the U.S. Geological Survey 
(USGS) (defined in the Department of the Interior, USGS publication; 
Hydrologic Unit Maps, Water Supply Paper 2294, 1987). The geographic 
extent of HUCs range from first field (largest geographic extent) to 
sixth field (smallest geographic extent). Fourth field HUCs divide the 
landscape into distinct geographic areas that are identified by eight 
numbers unique to that hydrologic unit.
    (a) Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) EFH includes all 
streams, estuaries, marine waters, and other water bodies occupied or 
historically accessible to Chinook salmon in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, 
and California, in hydrologic units identified in Table 1 of this 
subpart H. Exceptions include cases in which man-made barriers (dams) 
identified in Table 1 of this subpart H represent the upstream extent 
of Pacific salmon access. EFH also includes the marine and estuarine 
areas shoreward of state boundaries and the EEZ off the coasts of 
Washington, Oregon, and California north or Point Conception.
    (b) Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) EFH includes all streams, 
estuaries, marine waters, and other water bodies occupied or 
historically accessible to coho in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and 
California, in hydrologic units identified in Table 1 of this subpart 
H. Exceptions include cases in which man-made barriers (dams) 
identified in Table 1 of this subpart H represent the upstream extent 
of Pacific

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salmon access. EFH also includes the marine and estuarine areas 
shoreward of state boundaries and the EEZ off the coasts Washington, 
Oregon, and California north of Point Conception.
    (c) Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) EFH includes all streams, 
estuaries, marine waters, and other water bodies occupied or 
historically accessible to pink salmon within Washington State, in 
hydrologic units identified in Table 1 of this subpart H. Exceptions 
include cases in which man-made barriers (dams) identified in Table 1 
of this subpart H represent the upstream extent of Pacific salmon 
access. EFH also includes waters north and east of Cape Flattery, 
Washington, including Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and 
Strait of Georgia.

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3. Table 1 to part 660, subpart H, is added to read as follows:

  Table 1 to Part 660, Subpart H--Pacific Salmon EFH Identified by USGS
                       Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Impassible
                                                               Man-made
          USGS HUC            State(s)  Hydrologic   Salmon     Barrier
                                         Unit Name   Species      (if
                                                               present)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110001                      WA        Fraser      Coho      n/a
                                         (Whatcom)   salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110002                      WA        Strait of   Chinook,  n/a
                                         Georgia     coho,
                                                     and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110003                      WA        San Juan    Chinook,  n/a
                                         Islands     coho,
                                                     and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110004                      WA        Nooksack    Chinook,  n/a
                                         River       coho,
                                                     and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110005                      WA        Upper       Chinook,  Gorge Lake
                                         Skagit      coho,     Dam
                                                     and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110006                      WA        Sauk River  Chinook,  n/a
                                                     coho,
                                                     and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110007                      WA        Lower       Chinook,  n/a
                                         Skagit      coho,
                                         River       and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110008                      WA        Stillaguam  Chinook,  n/a
                                         ish River   coho,
                                                     and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110009                      WA        Skykomish   Chinook,  n/a
                                         River       coho,
                                                     and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110010                      WA        Snoqualmie  Chinook,  Tolt Dam
                                                     coho,     (S. Fork
                                                     and       Tolt R.)
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110011                      WA        Snohomish   Chinook,  n/a
                                         River       coho,
                                                     and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110012                      WA        Lake        Chinook   Cedar
                                         Washingto   and       Falls
                                         n           coho      (Masonry)
                                                     salmon    Dam
                                                               (Cedar
                                                               R.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110013                      WA        Duwamish    Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110014                      WA        Puyallup    Chinook,  n/a
                                         River       coho,
                                                     and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110015                      WA        Nisqually   Chinook,  n/a
                                         River       coho,
                                                     and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110016                      WA        Deschutes   Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110017                      WA        Skokomish   Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110018                      WA        Hood Canal  Chinook,  n/a
                                                     coho,
                                                     and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110019                      WA        Puget       Chinook,  n/a
                                         Sound       coho,
                                                     and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110020                      WA        Dungeness - Chinook,  n/a
                                          Elwha      coho,
                                                     and
                                                     pink
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17110021                      WA        Hoko -      Chinook   n/a
                                         Crescent    and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100101                      WA        Hoh -       Chinook   n/a
                                         Quillayut   and
                                         e           coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100102                      WA        Queets -    Chinook   n/a
                                         Quinault    and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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17100103                      WA        Upper       Chinook   n/a
                                         Chehalis    and
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100104                      WA        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Chehalis    and
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100105                      WA        Grays       Chinook   n/a
                                         Harbor      and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100106                      WA        Willapa     Chinook   n/a
                                         Bay         and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17080001                      OR/WA     Lower       Chinook   Impassable
                                         Columbia-   and       Man-made
                                         Sandy       coho      Barrier
                                         River       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17080002                      WA        Lewis       Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17080003                      OR/WA     Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Columbia -  and
                                          Clatskan   coho
                                         ie River    salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17080004                      WA        Upper       Chinook   n/a
                                         Cowlitz     and
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17080005                      WA        Cowlitz     Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17080006                      OR/WA     Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Columbia    and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17090001                      OR        Middle      Chinook   Dexter Dam
                                         Fork        salmon
                                         Willamett
                                         e River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17090002                      OR        Coast Fork  Chinook   Dorena Dam
                                         Willamett   salmon
                                         e River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17090003                      OR        Upper       Chinook   n/a
                                         Willamett   and
                                         e River     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17090004                      OR        McKenzie    Chinook   Cougar Dam
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17090005                      OR        N. Santiam  Chinook   Big Cliff
                                         River       and       Dam
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17090006                      OR        S. Santiam  Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17090007                      OR        Mid.        Chinook   n/a
                                         Willamett   and
                                         e River     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17090008                      OR        Yamhill     Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17090009                      OR        Molalla -   Chinook   n/a
                                         Pudding     and
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17090010                      OR        Tualatin    Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17090011                      OR        Clackamas   Chinook   Oak Grove
                                         River       and       Dam
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17090012                      OR        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Willamett   and
                                         e River     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17070101                      OR/WA     Mid.        Chinook   n/a
                                         Columbia -  and
                                          Lake       coho
                                         Wallula     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17070102                      OR/WA     Walla       Chinook   n/a
                                         Walla       salmon
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17070103                      OR        Umatilla    Chinook   n/a
                                         River       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17070104                      OR        Willow      Chinook   n/a
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17070105                      OR/WA     Mid.        Chinook   n/a
                                         Columbia -  and
                                          Hood       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17070106                      WA        Klickitat   Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17070301                      OR        Upper       Chinook   n/a
                                         Deschutes   salmon
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17070305                      OR        Lower       Chinook   Opal
                                         Crooked     salmon    Springs
                                         River                 Dam
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17070306                      OR        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Deschutes   and
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17070307                      OR        Trout       Chinook   n/a
                                         Creek       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17070201                      OR        Upper John  Chinook   n/a
                                         Day River   salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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17070202                      OR        North Fork  Chinook   n/a
                                         John Day    salmon
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17070203                      OR        Middle      Chinook   n/a
                                         Fork John   salmon
                                         Day River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17070204                      OR        Lower John  Chinook   n/a
                                         Day River   salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17030001                      WA        Upper       Chinook   Keechelus
                                         Yakima      and       Dam
                                         River       coho     Kachess
                                                     salmon    Dam
                                                               (Kachess
                                                               R.)
                                                              Cle Elum
                                                               Dam (Cle
                                                               Elum R.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17030002                      WA        Naches      Chinook   Rimrock
                                         River       and       Dam
                                                     coho      (Tieton
                                                     salmon    R.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17030003                      WA        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Yakima      and
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17020005                      WA        Columbia    Chinook   Chief
                                         River       and       Joseph
                                                     coho      Dam
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17020006                      WA        Okanogan    Chinook   n/a
                                         River       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17020007                      WA        Similkamee  Chinook   n/a
                                         n           salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17020008                      WA        Methow      Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17020010                      WA        Upper       Chinook   n/a
                                         Columbia -  and
                                          Entiat     coho
                                         River       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17020011                      WA        Wenatchee   Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17020016                      WA        Upper       Chinook   n/a
                                         Columbia -  and
                                          Priest     coho
                                         Rapids      salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060101                      OR/ID     Hells       Chinook   Hells
                                         Canyon      salmon    Canyon
                                                               Complex
                                                               (Hells
                                                               Canyon,
                                                               Oxbow,
                                                               and
                                                               Brownlee
                                                               Dams)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060102                      OR        Imnaha      Chinook   n/a
                                         River       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060103                      OR/WA/ID  Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Snake -     and
                                         Asotin      coho
                                         Creek       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060104                      OR        Upper       Chinook   n/a
                                         Grande      and
                                         Ronde       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060105                      OR        Wallowa     Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060106                      OR/WA     Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Grande      and
                                         Ronde       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060107                      WA        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Snake -     and
                                         Tucannon    coho
                                         River       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060110                      WA        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Snake       and
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060201                      ID        Upper       Chinook   n/a
                                         Salmon      salmon
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060202                      ID        Pahsimeroi  Chinook   n/a
                                         River       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060203                      ID        Mid.        Chinook   n/a
                                         Salmon -    salmon
                                         Panther
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060204                      ID        Lemhi       Chinook   n/a
                                         River       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060205                      ID        Upper       Chinook   n/a
                                         Middle      salmon
                                         Fork
                                         Salmon
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060206                      ID        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Middle      salmon
                                         Fork
                                         Salmon
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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17060207                      ID        Mid.        Chinook   n/a
                                         Salmon -    salmon
                                         Chamberla
                                         in
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060208                      ID        S.F.        Chinook   n/a
                                         Salmon      salmon
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060209                      ID        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Salmon      salmon
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060210                      ID        Little      Chinook   n/a
                                         Salmon      salmon
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060301                      ID        Upper       Chinook   n/a
                                         Selway      salmon
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060302                      ID        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Selway      salmon
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060303                      ID        Lochsa      Chinook   n/a
                                         River       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060304                      ID        M.F.        Chinook   n/a
                                         Clearwate   salmon
                                         r River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060305                      ID        S.F.        Chinook   n/a
                                         Clearwate   salmon
                                         r River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060306                      WA/ID     Clearwater  Chinook   Dworshak
                                         River       and       Dam (at
                                                     coho      border of
                                                     salmon    HUCs
                                                               17060306
                                                               and
                                                               17060308)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100201                      OR        Necanicum   Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100202                      OR        Nehalem     Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100203                      OR        Wilson -    Chinook   n/a
                                         Trask -     and
                                         Nestucca    coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100204                      OR        Siletz-Yaq  Chinook   n/a
                                         uina        and
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100205                      OR        Alsea       Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100206                      OR        Siuslaw     Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100207                      OR        Siltcoos    Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100301                      OR        N. Umpqua   Chinook   Soda
                                         River       and       Springs
                                                     coho      Dam
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100302                      OR        S. Umpqua   Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100303                      OR        Umpqua      Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100304                      OR        Coos River  Chinook   n/a
                                                     and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100305                      OR        Coquille    Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100306                      OR        Sixes       Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100307                      OR        Upper       Chinook   Lost Creek
                                         Rogue       and       Dam
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100308                      OR        Middle      Chinook   n/a
                                         Rogue       and
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100309                      CA/OR     Applegate   Chinook   Applegate
                                         River       and       Dam
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100310                      OR        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Rogue       and
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100311                      CA/OR     Illinois    Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100312                      CA/OR     Chetco      Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010101                      CA/OR     Smith       Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010206                      CA/OR     Upper       Chinook   Iron Gate
                                         Klamath     and       Dam
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010207                      CA        Shasta      Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010208                      CA        Scott       Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010209                      CA/OR     Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Klamath     and
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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18010210                      CA        Salmon      Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010211                      CA        Trinity     Chinook   Lewiston
                                         River       and       Dam
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010212                      CA        S.F.        Chinook   n/a
                                         Trinity     and
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010102                      CA        Mad-Redwoo  Chinook   Robert W.
                                         d           and       Matthews
                                                     coho      Dam
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010103                      CA        Upper Eel   Chinook   Scott Dam
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010104                      CA        Middle      Chinook   n/a
                                         Fork Eel    and
                                         River       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010105                      CA        Lower Eel   Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010106                      CA        South Fork  Chinook   n/a
                                         Eel River   and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010107                      CA        Mattole     Chinook   n/a
                                         River       and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010108                      CA        Big -       Chinook   n/a
                                         Navarro -   and
                                         Garcia      coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010109                      CA        Gualala -   Chinook   n/a
                                         Salmon      and
                                         Creek       coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010110                      CA        Russian     Chinook   Coyote
                                         River       and       Valley
                                                     coho      Dam (E.
                                                     salmon    Fork
                                                               Russian
                                                               R.)
                                                              Warm
                                                               Springs
                                                               Dam (Dry
                                                               Cr.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010111                      CA        Bodega Bay  Chinook   n/a
                                                     and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18060001                      CA        San         Coho      Newell Dam
                                         Lorenzo-S   salmon    (Newell
                                         oquel                 Cr.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18060006                      CA        Central     Coho      n/a
                                         Coastal     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18050001                      CA        Suisun Bay  Chinook   n/a
                                                     and
                                                     coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18050002                      CA        San Pablo   Chinook   San Pablo
                                         Bay         and       Dam (San
                                                     coho      Pablo
                                                     salmon    Cr.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18050003                      CA        Coyote      Chinook   LeRoy
                                         Creek       and       Anderson
                                                     coho      Dam
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18050004                      CA        San         Chinook   n/a
                                         Francisco   and
                                         Bay         coho
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18050005                      CA        Tomales-Dr  Coho      Nicasio
                                         akes Bay    salmon    Dam
                                                               (Nicasio
                                                               Cr.)
                                                              Peters Dam
                                                               (Lagunita
                                                               s Cr.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18050006                      CA        San         Coho      n/a
                                         Francisco   salmon
                                         -Coastal
                                         South
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020101                      CA        Sac.-Lower  Chinook   n/a
                                         Cow-Lower   salmon
                                         Clear
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020102                      CA        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Cottonwoo   salmon
                                         d Creek
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020103                      CA        Sacramento  Chinook   n/a
                                         - Lower     salmon
                                         Thomes
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020104                      CA        Sacramento  Chinook   n/a
                                         - Stone     salmon
                                         Corral
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020105                      CA        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Butte       salmon
                                         Creek
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020106                      CA        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Feather     salmon
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020107                      CA        Lower Yuba  Chinook   n/a
                                         River       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020108                      CA        Lower Bear  Chinook   n/a
                                         River       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020109                      CA        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Sacrament   salmon
                                         o River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020110                      CA        Lower       Chinook   n/a
                                         Cache       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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18020111                      CA        Lower       Chinook   Nimbus Dam
                                         American    salmon
                                         River
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020112                      CA        Sacramento  Chinook   Whiskeytow
                                         -Upper      salmon    n Dam
                                         Clear                 (Clear
                                                               Cr.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020113                      CA        Cottonwood  Chinook   n/a
                                         Headwater   salmon
                                         s
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020114                      CA        Upper       Chinook   n/a
                                         Elder -     salmon
                                         Upper
                                         Thomas
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020118                      CA        Upper Cow - Chinook   n/a
                                          Battle     salmon
                                         Creek
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020119                      CA        Mill - Big  Chinook   n/a
                                         Chico       salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020120                      CA        Upper       Chinook   n/a
                                         Butte       salmon
                                         Creek
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020125                      CA        Upper Yuba  Chinook   n/a
                                                     salmon
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18040001                      CA        Mid. San    Chinook   n/a
                                         Joaquin-    salmon
                                         L.
                                         Cowchilla
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18040002                      CA        Mid. San    Chinook   La Grange
                                         Joaquin-    salmon    Dam
                                         L. Merced-            (Tuolumne
                                          L.                   R.)
                                         Stanislau
                                         s
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18040003                      CA        San         Chinook   n/a
                                         Joaquin     salmon
                                         Delta
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18040004                      CA        L.          Chinook   n/a
                                         Calaveras   salmon
                                         - Mormon
                                         Slough
------------------------------------------------------------------------
18040005                      CA        L.          Chinook   Camanche
                                         Consumnes   salmon    Dam
                                         - L.
                                         Mokelu