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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-AI95 Publication ID: Spring 1997 
Title: Amendment 47 to the BSAI FMP; Amendment 47 to the GOA FMP and Amendment 6 to the Commercial King and Tanner Crab FMP of the BSAI 
Abstract: Amendments would repeal the North Pacific Fisheries Research Plan that would terminate the comprehensive North Pacific groundfish and crab observer program and the associated user-fee system developed by NMFS and the Council. Amendments 47 and 47 to the groundfish FMPs would establish an interim groundfish observer program to supersede the Research Plan and authorize mandatory groundfish observer coverage requirements for 1997. Amendment 6 to the crab FMP would remove reference to the Research Plan. 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 679   
Legal Authority: 16 USC 1801 et seq   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory     
Final  Statutory  Final regulations to be published within 30 days of the end of the comment period on the proposed rule.   
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/02/1996  61 FR 40380   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/16/1996    
Final Action  11/01/1996  61 FR 56425   
Final Action Effective  01/01/1997    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
James Balisger
Regional Administrator
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, P.O. Box 21668,
Juneau, AK 99802
Phone:907 586-7221
Fax:907 586-7249