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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BE97 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: Emergency Action to Implement Commercial and Recreational Possession Limits for Blueline Tilefish 
Abstract: This temporary rule implemented commercial and recreational possession limits for blueline tilefish in the U.S. Atlantic Exclusive Economic Zone north of the jurisdiction of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Virginia/North Carolina border) where the species was unregulated. The temporary measures were put in place to constrain harvest rates while the Councils develop a long-term solution for the management of this stock. 
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 648   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  06/04/2015  80 FR 31864   
Final Rule Effective  06/04/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
John K. Bullard
Regional Administrator, Greater Atlantic Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
55 Great Republic Drive,
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone:978 281-9287