Amendment 27 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan for the South Atlantic Region

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0085
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
In a notice of agency action published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2011 (76 FR 78245), the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council announced that it would no longer manage Nassau grouper and that the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) agreed to take over management of the species. However, the transfer of management authority of Nassau grouper would not be complete until the South Atlantic Council took action to assume management of the species in the Gulf of Mexico. The South Atlantic Council agreed to take over management of the species in the Gulf of Mexico because Nassau grouper is caught primarily in the South Atlantic region. Therefore, Amendment 27 extended the authority of the South Atlantic Council to manage Nassau grouper in the Gulf of Mexico.
RIN: 0648-BD05
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 622
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1801 et seq
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Notice09/18/201378 FR 57337
NPRM09/27/201378 FR 59635
Final Action12/27/201378 FR 78770
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Related RINs: 0648-BD05
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Nov 18, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/18/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0085-0001
Comment Period Closed
Oct 28, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/27/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0085-0007
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/27/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0085-0020

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/18/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0085-0002


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Agency Contact
Roy E. Crabtree
Southeast Regional Administrator
727 824-5305
727 824-5308 (Fax)
263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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