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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BF78 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Marine Mammal Protection Act List of Fisheries for 2017 
Abstract: The Marine Mammal Protection Act requires that the National Marine Fisheries Service evaluate U.S. Fisheries annually and classify fisheries based on the extent of mortality or serious injury of marine mammals caused by each fishery. The List of Fisheries does not impose any regulatory changes on a fishery. This rule makes minor changes to the classification of certain fisheries, the number of vessels/persons currently in each fishery, and other administrative changes for the 2017 List of Fisheries. 
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 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 229   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/15/2016  81 FR 54019   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/14/2016 
Final Action  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Donna Wieting
Director, Office of Protected Resources
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone:301 427-8400