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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-AV53 Publication ID: Spring 2008 
Title: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act (MSRA) Environmental Review Procedure 
Abstract: NOAA fisheries amends its regulations to develop procedures pursuant to section 107 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act (MSRA) (Pub. L. 109-479), which requires NOAA Fisheries to revise and update agency procedures for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in context of fishery management actions. The MSRA provides that the resulting procedures will be the sole environmental impact assessment procedure for fishery management actions, and that they must: Conform to the time lines for review and approval of fishery management plans and plan amendments; and integrate applicable environmental analytical procedures, including the time frames for public input, with the procedure for the preparation and dissemination of fishery management plans, plan amendments, and other actions taken or approved pursuant to this Act in order to provide for timely, clear, and concise analysis that is useful to decision makers and the public, reduce extraneous paperwork, and effectively involve the public. 
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 700   
Legal Authority: 16 USC 1801   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    01/11/2008 
NPRM  Statutory    07/11/2007 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2008    
NPRM Comment Period End  08/00/2008    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Roy Crabtree
Regional Administrator, Southeast Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service, 263 Thirteenth Avenue South,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone:727 570-5305
Fax:727 570-5583