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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BL70 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Rulemaking 

On September 15, 2016, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument was designated in waters of the North Atlantic (Presidential Proclamation 9496; 81 FR 65161; September 21, 2016). This Proclamation prohibited commercial fishing within the monument, with a 7-year exemption for the American lobster and Atlantic deep-sea red crab fisheries. On June 5, 2020, Monument prohibitions were revised via Proclamation 10049 (85 FR 35793, June 11, 2020) removing commercial fishing from the list of prohibited activities set forth in the 2016 Proclamation. Most recently, on October 8, 2021, Proclamation 10287 (86 FR 57349; October 15, 2021) again modified the activities allowed within the Monument. This 2021 proclamation restored commercial fishing to the list of prohibited activities, providing for the prohibition of all commercial fishing in the monument, except for red crab and American lobster commercial fishing, which may be permitted until September 15, 2023. This omnibus action would incorporate the Monument area and the fishery prohibition into all Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Council fishery management plans. NMFS is proposing this action pursuant to the rulemaking authority(s) under MSA and the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act to comply with Presidential Proclamations 9496 and 10287.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 600   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.    16 U.S.C. 5101-5109   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/19/2023  88 FR 72038   
NPRM Comment Period Ends  11/20/2023 
Final Action  01/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael Pentony
Regional Administrator, Greater Atlantic Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
55 Great Republic Drive,
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone:978 281-9283