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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BF73 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Enhanced Document Requirements and Captain Training Requirements to Support Use of the Dolphin Safe Label on Tuna Products 

The National Marine Fisheries Service issued this interim final rule to revise regulations governing the use of "dolphin safe" labels on tuna products under the Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act. This rule modified the requirements for the certifications that must accompany the Fisheries Certificate of Origin; broadened the scenarios under which the Secretary of Commerce may make a determination that regular and significant mortality and/or regular and significant association of dolphins is occurring in tuna fisheries. This interim final rule was intended to ensure that the United States satisfies its obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade.

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: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 216   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1385   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule Effective  03/22/2016 
Interim Final Rule  03/23/2016  81 FR 15444   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  04/22/2016 
Final Action  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Barry Thom
Regional Administrator, West Coast Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1201 NE Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100,
Portland, OR 97232
Phone:503 231-6266