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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BI12 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Replace Historical Captain Permits With Standard Federal Charter/Headboat Permits in the Gulf of Mexico 

This rulemaking action proposes to provide an opportunity for historical captain permit holders to replace their historical captain permits in the reef fish and coastal migratory pelagic fisheries with standard Federal for-hire permits. Historical captain permits were issued to qualifying captains when the Federal for-hire permits for those fisheries became limited access in 2006. Historical captain permits are not transferable and require the endorsement holder to be on the vessel. This action provides more flexibility because standard for-hire permits are transferable and the holder of the permit does not need to be on board while operating. The rule would apply to individuals that had a historical captain permit as of October 25, 2019.

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: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 622   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 0648-BI13 
Agency Contact:
Roy E. Crabtree
Regional Administrator, Southeast Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
263 13th Avenue South,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone:727 824-5305
Fax:727 824-5308