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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BB80 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Identification of 14 Distinct Population Segments of the Humpback Whale and Revision of the Species-Wide Listing 

We will amend the current species-level listing of the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) by listing four distinct population segments (DPSs) of the humpback whale as endangered species and one DPS as threatened. Nine DPSs are no longer threatened or endangered and will be removed from the list. This rule is based on previously published listing determinations by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Don R. Morgan
Chief, Branch of Delisting and Foreign Species, Ecological Services
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
ARLSQ-420, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: ES,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3808
Phone:703 358-2444
Fax:703 358-1735