Special Management Zones for Five Delaware Artificial Reefs

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2014-0060
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
NMFS proposes management measures to implement Special Management Zones for five Delaware artificial reefs under the black sea bass provisions of the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan. The implementing regulations for the Special Management Zones require NMFS to publish proposed measures to provide an opportunity for public comment. The intent of these measures is to promote orderly use of the resource by reducing user group conflicts, and help maintain the intended socioeconomic benefits of the artificial reefs to the maximum extent practicable.
RIN: 0648-BD13
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 648
Priority: Routine and Frequent
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Publication Period: Fall 2013
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: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM04/29/201378 FR 25052
Final Action06/21/201378 FR 37475
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Related RINs: 0648-BD42
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 19, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/16/2014
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2014-0060-0006
Comment Period Closed
Aug 04, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/19/2014
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2014-0060-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
John K. Bullard
Northeast Regional Administrator
978 281-9287
55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930
Gloucester, MA 01930
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