View Rule

View EO 12866 Meetings Printer-Friendly Version     Download RIN Data in XML

DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BJ33 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Establish National Insurance Requirements for Observer Providers  

NMFS is proposing to establish uniform, nationally applicable minimum insurance requirements for companies that provide observer or at-sea monitor services for federally managed fisheries subject to monitoring requirements. This action would supersede outdated or inappropriate regulatory insurance requirements thereby easing the regulatory and cost burden for observer/at-sea monitor providers. Additionally, this action would mitigate potential liability risks associated with observer and at-sea monitor deployments for vessel owners and shore side processors that are subject to monitoring requirements.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 600   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1855(d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/22/2021  86 FR 66259   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/21/2022 
Final Action  06/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Evan Howell
Director, Office of Science and Technology, National Marine Fisheries Service
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1315 East-West Highway,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone:301 427-8100