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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BF83 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Regulatory Amendment to Require Tender Vessel Operators to use "tLandings" to Prepare Electronic Landing Reports in the Groundfish Fisheries off Alaska 
Abstract: This rule would require the operators of tender vessels taking deliveries of groundfish in the federally managed fisheries off Alaska to use the National Marine Fisheries Service-developed applications software "tLandings" to prepare electronic landing reports. Adding the tLandings component to the electronic data collection system would improve the timeliness and accuracy of the landing reports for catcher vessels delivering to tenders and would allow the National Marine Fisheries Service to more accurately identify deliveries made to a tender. These requirements would affect approximately 11 tender vessel operators that deliver groundfish to seven processors in the Gulf of Alaska. Although most deliveries of groundfish currently occur in the Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries, the requirement to use tLandings also would apply to any tender vessel deliveries that may occur in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area in the future. 
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 679   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/01/2016  81 FR 50436   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/31/2016 
Final Action  11/00/2016 
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: No 
Agency Contact:
James Balsiger
Regional Administrator, Alaska Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
709 West Ninth Street,
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone:907 586-7221
Fax:907 586-7465
Email: jim.balsiger@noaa.gov