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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BA84 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Restrictions on Fishing in Proximity to Data Buoys 
Abstract: This rule would prohibit highly migratory species fishing vessels of the United States, while on the high seas in the Commission's area of competence, from fishing within one nautical mile of a data buoy and from interacting with a data buoy; prohibit highly migratory species fishing vessels of the United States from taking on board a data buoy while in the Commission's area of competence; and require highly migratory species fishing vessels of the United States that become entangled with data buoys while in the Commission's area of competence to remove the entangled fishing gear with as little damage to the data buoy as possible. 
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 300   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  Rules implementing the WCPFC Implementation Act must be effective as soon as possible to satisfy the United States' international obligations.  05/15/2011 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2017 
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