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Regulatory Impact Review For a Proposed Regulatory Amendment to Remove GOA Sablefish IFQ Pot Gear Tags and Notary Certification Requirements

December 13, 2021

Analysis of changes to regulations to remove recordkeeping and reporting requirements for a notary certification as well as the requirement for IFQ fishermen using longline pot gear in the GOA to obtain and mark their gear with pot tags

This Secretarial Review Final Regulatory Impact Review analyzes proposed changes to regulations to remove recordkeeping and reporting requirements. This action is intended to reduce administrative burden on the regulated fishing industry and the Agency. In April 2021, the Council requested that NOAA Fisheries initiate rulemaking under the authority of section 305(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act to remove the requirement for a notary certification on IFQ Program transfer applications as well as remove the requirement for IFQ fishermen using longline pot gear in the GOA to obtain and mark their gear with pot tags. Upon review of the suite of application forms used in the administration of Alaska fisheries management programs, NOAA Fisheries identified additional changes to application forms that are described in this document.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/01/2022

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