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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BG55 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Marine Mammal Non-Lethal Deterrents 
Abstract: The Marine Mammal Protection Act allows for persons to employ measures to deter marine mammals from damaging fishing gear and catch, damaging personal or public property, or endangering personal safety, as long as these measures do not result in death or serious injury of marine mammals. This action proposes national guidelines for safely deterring marine mammals under NOAA's jurisdiction (e.g., whales, dolphins, seals, and sea lions) and specific measures for marine mammals listed under the Endangered Species Act. It also proposes prohibitions on deterrents that would have a significant adverse effect on marine mammals. 
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: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 216   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1371 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2019 
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