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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BI88 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Review of Vessel Speed Restrictions to Reduce the Threat of Ship Collisions With North Atlantic Right Whales 

NOAA Fisheries is currently conducting a review of the final rule titled Vessel Speed Restrictions to Reduce the Threat of Ship Collisions with North Atlantic Right Whales, pursuant to 50 CFR 224.105. The review will culminate in a report that will assess: vessel traffic compliance with the rule, economic impacts to the maritime community, impacts to navigational safety, conservation benefits to right whales, and outreach activities conducted to date. At the conclusion of that review, NOAA Fisheries may issue a rule to adjust the current vessel speed restrictions. Such a rule may exempt vessels operating in federally maintained navigation channels from compliance with the rule.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 224   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.    16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
To Be Determined  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 0648-AS36 
Agency Contact:
Samuel D. Rauch III
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1315 East-West Highway, Room 14657,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone:301 427-8000