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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BL29 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Framework Action: Modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Vermilion Snapper Overfishing Limit, Acceptable Biological Catch, and Annual Catch Limits  

The proposed rule would implement  a framework action developed by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) to modify the overfishing limit (OFL), acceptable biological catch (ABC), and annual catch limit (ACL) for the Gulf vermilion snapper stock consistent with recommendations from the  Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee.  The proposed rulewould increase the OFL from 3.58 million pounds whole weight (mp ww) to 8.6 mp ww. The ABC would increase from 3.11 mp ww to 7.27 mp ww, and the ACL would increase from 3.11 mp ww to 5.4525 mp ww for the years 2022-2025.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 622   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Andrew J. Strelcheck
Acting Regional Administrator, Southeast Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
263 13th Avenue South,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone:727 824-5305