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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-AU14 Publication ID: Spring 2008 
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  04/14/2008  73 FR 20008   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/14/2008    
Final Action  07/00/2008    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 0648-AK16, Related to 0648-AR88 
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
Email: james.balsiger@noaa.gov