50 CFR 424.02 - Definitions.
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(a) The definitions of terms in 50 CFR 402.02 shall apply to this part 424, except as otherwise stated.
(b) Candidate means any species being considered by the Secretary for listing as an endangered or a threatened species, but not yet the subject of a proposed rule.
(c) Conservation, conserve, and conserving mean to use and the use of all methods and procedures that are necessary to bring any endangered or threatened species to the point at which the measures provided pursuant to the Act are no longer necessary. Such methods and procedures include, but are not limited to, all activities associated with scientific resources management such as research, census, law enforcement, habitat acquisition and maintenance, propagation, live trapping, and transplantation, and, in the extraordinary case where population pressures within a given ecosystem cannot be otherwise relieved, may include regulated taking.
(d) Critical habitat means (1) the specific areas within the geographical area currently occupied by a species, at the time it is listed in accordance with the Act, on which are found those physical or biological features (i) essential to the conservation of the species and (ii) that may require special management considerations or protection, and (2) specific areas outside the geographical area occupied by a species at the time it is listed upon a determination by the Secretary that such areas are essential for the conservation of the species.
(e) Endangered species means a species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range.
(f) List or lists means the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants found at 50 CFR 17.11(h) or 17.12(h).
(g) Plant means any member of the plant kingdom, including, without limitation, seeds, roots, and other parts thereof.
(h) Public hearing means an informal hearing to provide the public with the opportunity to give comments and to permit an exchange of information and opinion on a proposed rule.
(i) Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Commerce, as appropriate, or their authorized representatives.
(j) Special management considerations or protection means any methods or procedures useful in protecting physical and biological features of the environment for the conservation of listed species.
(k) Species includes any species or subspecies of fish, wildlife, or plant, and any distinct population segment of any vertebrate species that interbreeds when mature. Excluded is any species of the Class Insecta determined by the Secretary to constitute a pest whose protection under the provisions of the Act would present an overwhelming and overriding risk to man.
(l) State agency means any State agency, department, board, commission, or other governmental entity that is responsible for the management and conservation of fish, plant, or wildlife resources within a State.
(m) Threatened species means any species that is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.
Title 50 published on 2014-10-01
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