Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; American Fisheries Act; Amendment 106

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0097
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
This action would allow owners of American Fisheries Act vessels to replace and rebuild American Fisheries Act vessels to improve vessel safety and improve operational efficiencies without limit on the size and horsepower of the replacement or rebuilt vessel. This action would also allow the owner of an American Fisheries Act catcher vessel to remove the vessel from an American Fisheries Act vessel cooperative. This action preserves restrictions that prevent American Fisheries Act vessels from expanding fishing effort outside of Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands beyond historical catch levels in the Gulf of Alaska.
RIN: 0648-BD35
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 679
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1801 et seq, PL 111-281
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Notice06/03/201479 FR 31914
NPRM06/18/201479 FR 34696
NPRM Comment Period End08/04/2014
Final Action09/12/201479 FR 54590
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Related RINs: 0648-BD35
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 04, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/18/2014
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0097-0005
Comment Period Closed
Aug 04, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/03/2014
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0097-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/12/2014
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0097-0011

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/12/2014
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0097-0012
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/03/2014
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0097-0004
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/03/2014
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0097-0002


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
Pre Rule
Current Stage
Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Current Stage
Agency Contact
James Balsiger
Administrator, Alaska Region
907 586-7221
907 586-7465 (Fax)
709 West Ninth Street, Juneau, AK 99801
Juneau, AK 99801
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