List of Fisheries for 2012

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0146
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
This action publishes the annual List of Fisheries (LOF), as required by section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The LOF for 2012 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. The National Marine Fisheries Service must categorize each commercial fishery on the LOF into one of three categories under the MMPA based upon the levels of mortality and serious injury of marine mammals that occurs within each fishery. The categorization of a fishery in the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan requirements.
RIN: 0648-BA76
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 229
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1361 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
NPRM06/28/201176 FR 37716
NPRM Comment Period End07/28/2011
Final Rule11/29/201176 FR 73912
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Related RINs: 0648-BA76
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jul 28, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/28/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0146-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 11/29/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0146-0032

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/29/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0146-0043
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/29/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0146-0044
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/29/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0146-0045


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Helen Golde
301 427-8400
Marine Sanctuaries Division, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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