Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Amendment for the South Atlantic Region.

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0087
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
This amendment establishes Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) and Accountability Measures (AMs) for species not undergoing overfishing, including management measures to reduce the probability that catches will exceed the stocks' ACLs pursuant to reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) requirements. Actions include removal of species from the South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Unit; designating some Snapper Grouper species as ecosystem component species; considering multi-species groupings for specifying ACLs, ACTs, and AMs; specifying allocations among the commercial, recreational, and for-hire sectors for species not undergoing overfishing; and modifying management measures to limit total mortality to the ACL.
RIN: 0648-AY73
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 622
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
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
Notice of Availability10/20/201176 FR 65153
NPRM12/01/201176 FR 74757
Amended Proposed Rule12/30/201176 FR 82664
Final Rule03/16/201277 FR 15916
Final Rule Effective04/16/2012
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Related RINs: 0648-AY73
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 17, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/30/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0087-0118
Comment Period Closed
Dec 19, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/01/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0087-0049
Comment Period Closed
Dec 19, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 10/20/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0087-0024
Comment Period Closed
Aug 01, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 06/17/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0087-0018
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 03/16/2012
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0087-0123

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/20/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0087-0025
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/20/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0087-0026


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Comments Received*
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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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