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Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; National Standard Guidelines FR Notice

Complete FR Notice here

NMFS proposes revisions to the guidelines for National Standards (NS) 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and to the General section of the NS guidelines. This action is necessary to improve and clarify the guidance within the NS guidelines. The purpose of this action is to facilitate compliance with requirements of the MSA to end and prevent overfishing, rebuild overfished stocks and achieve optimum yield (OY).

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before June 30, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2012–0059, by any of the following methods:

• Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to: www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2012-0059, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.

• Mail: Submit written comments to

Wesley Patrick
National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA, Office of Sustainable Fisheries
1315 East-West Highway, Room 13357
Silver Spring, MD 20910.

• Fax: 301–713–1193; Attn: Wesley Patrick.