Proposed Rule to Supplement Amendment 26 and Amendment 29 to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish in the Gulf of Mexico

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0122
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)

Amendment 26 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan established the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota program. Amendment 29 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan established the Gulf of Mexico Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota program. The intended effect of this action was to make revisions and clarifications the requirements and procedures for collecting information in order to enhance the monitoring, enforcement, and review of the Individual Fishing Quota programs as specified in Amendment 26 and Amendment 29. In part, this administrative rule addressed the requirements for how to weigh and report Individual Fishing Quota landings; the extension of the advance notice of landing reporting window from 12 to 24 hours, the specifying of procedures for closing an Individual Fishing Quota account, the altering of requirements for submitting an advanced notice of landing, the requirement for landing transactions to be completed on the day of offload but no more than 72 hours from the time indicated on the landing notice, and the authorization of vessels to land early at an approved landing location, if authorized by a law enforcement officer.

RIN: 0648-BD36
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 622
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 U.S.C. 1801 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
NPRM03/19/201479 FR 15287
Final Action09/26/201479 FR 57830
Final Action Effective10/27/201479 FR 57830
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Related RINs: 0648-BD36
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Apr 18, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/19/2014
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0122-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/26/2014
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2013-0122-0022

Supporting Documents

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Agency Contact
Roy E. Crabtree
Regional Administrator, Southeast Region
727 824-5305
727 824-5308 (Fax)
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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