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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-AU14 Publication ID: Spring 2007 
Title: Subsistence Halibut Program Amendments 
Abstract: The action would amend regulations for the Subsistence Halibut Program by: (1) Revising the subsistence gear restrictions in Kodiak and adding seasonal gear and vessel limits in the Sitka Sound Local Area Management Plan (LAMP) area; (2) adding the village of Naukati to the list of eligible subsistence halibut communities; (3) implementing a possession limit equal to two daily bag limits to enhance enforcement; (4) revising the definition of charter vessel; (5) revising regulations allowing customary trade; and (6) allowing the use of special permits within non-subsistence use areas by tribes eligible for the permits. 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 679    50 CFR 300    50 CFR 902   
Legal Authority: 16 USC 1801 et seq    16 USC 773 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2007    
NPRM Comment Period End  09/00/2007    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Related RINs: Related to 0648-AK16, Related to 0648-AR88 
Agency Contact:
Barry Thom
Regional Administrator, West Coast Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1201 NE Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100,
Portland, OR 97232
Phone:503 231-6266
Email: barry.thom@noaa.gov