Boundary Expansion of Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries; Intent to Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Meetings

 
Docket ID: NOAA-NOS-2012-0228
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Summary:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is considering extending the boundaries of the two sanctuaries to add the northern area from Bodega Bay, Sonoma County to Alder Creek, Mendocino County, and west to the edge of the continental shelf. NOAA is also considering amending the regulations and management plans for Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries to this area. The boundary expansion would protect the upwelling source waters of the sanctuaries as well as nationally-significant seascapes, wildlife, and shipwrecks, and would promote ecotourism and sustainable fishing practices. If expanded, the new sanctuary boundaries could protect up to an additional 2,771 square statute miles.
RIN: 0648-BD18
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 15 CFR 922
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal
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
Timetable
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM04/14/201479 FR 20981
NPRM Comment Period End06/30/2014
Final Action03/12/201580 FR 13078
Final Action Effective03/12/2015
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: 0648-BE95, 0648-BD18
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
 

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jun 30, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/14/2014
ID: NOAA-NOS-2012-0228-0321
Comment Period Closed
Jun 30, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Other
Posted: 04/14/2014
ID: NOAA-NOS-2012-0228-0324
Comment Period Closed
Jun 30, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Other
Posted: 04/14/2014
ID: NOAA-NOS-2012-0228-0323
Comment Period Closed
Jun 30, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Other
Posted: 04/14/2014
ID: NOAA-NOS-2012-0228-0322
Comment Period Closed
Mar 01, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/09/2013
ID: NOAA-NOS-2012-0228-0164

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NOAA/DOC
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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