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DOT/MARAD RIN: 2133-AB86 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: American Fisheries Act 

This rule will update part 356 to conform to the amendments made to 46 U.S.C. 12113 by Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 and Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012. The rule adds two exceptions to the restrictions on vessels over 165 feet in registered length to be documented with fishery endorsements, eliminates the 15-day application deadline for vessels whose fishery endorsements have become invalid, limits fishery endorsement eligibility for certain large fishing vessels, and eliminates certain exemptions for specific vessels.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  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: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 356   
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 12113(d)    sec. 602 of Pub. L.111-281, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010    sec. 307 Pub. L. 112-213, The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act 2012   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/10/2014  79 FR 33160   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/11/2014  79 FR 33160   
Final Rule  11/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mitch Hudson
Department of Transportation
Maritime Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-9373