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Former Species of Concern: Proactive Conservation Program

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Former Species of Concern (SOC)

The following species were removed from the Species of Concern list because they were either listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) or concerns about their status were removed because of new information and completion of a Species of Concern status report.

Former Species of Concern Years Current Status
1997-
2009
*Endangered - Gulf of Maine DPS; (74 FR 29344 [pdf],
06/19/2009)
1988*-2012

*formally 1998
*5 DPSs listed:
**Endangered:
-New York Bight
-Chesapeake Bay
-Carolina
-South Atlantic
**Threatened:
-Gulf of Maine

(Southeast DPSs: 77 FR 5914 [pdf], 02/06/2012;
Northeast DPSs: 77 FR 5880, 02/06/2012)
1999-
2010
Removed from Species of Concern list on 02/02/2010
1988-
2008
*Endangered - Cook Inlet DPS
(73 FR 62919 [pdf],
10/22/2008)
1999-
2009

*Endangered
(74 FR 1937 [pdf], 01/14/2009)

1999-2011 *Endangered
(76 FR 40822 [pdf]; 07/12/2011)
1997-2010 *Decision Memo [pdf]
(08/02/2010)
1991-2011 *Decision Memo [pdf]
(09/02/2011)
* 90-day finding on petition to list [pdf] (76 FR 49412; 08/10/2011)
2002-
2008
*Negative 90-day finding on petitions to list
(78 FR 6299, 01/30/2013)
*Decision Memo [pdf]
(11/06/2008)
*Removal Request [pdf]
(03/26/2008)
*Not warranted for ESA listing [pdf] (73 FR 843, 01/04/2008)

Updated: January 30, 2013

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