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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BA98 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, Rose Atoll Marine National Monument 
Abstract: NOAA Fisheries implements terms of the Presidential Proclamations that created the Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments in the western Pacific. NOAA and the Department of the Interior share management and enforcement responsibilities for the Pacific marine national monuments. This rule, based on recommendations of the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, codifies the monument boundaries, prohibits commercial fishing within the monuments, and provides for non-commercial fishing with permits and reporting in the Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands Monuments, including allowing the customary, or non-market, exchange of fish harvested in the Rose Atoll and Marianas Trench monuments. Customary, non-market exchanges occur between fishermen and community residents for goods, services, and/or social support for cultural, social, or religious reasons. Additionally, the rule establishes no-take areas within 12 miles of each island in the Pacific Remote Islands Monument and Rose Atoll Monument 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 665   
Legal Authority: 16 USC 1801 et seq    16 USC 431 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Availability  02/01/2013  78 FR 7385   
NPRM  02/21/2013  78 FR 12015   
Final Action  07/00/2013 
Additional Information: This action replaces a previous action identified by 0648-AX64.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael Tosatto
Regional Administrator, Pacific Islands Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176,
Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone:808 725-5000
Email: michael.tosatto@noaa.gov