Categorical Exclusion for a Proposed Rule to Revise Regulations Regarding Transfers of Quota, Administrative Measures, and Housekeeping Revisions for Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off the Coast of Alaska
NAO 216-6, Environmental Review Procedures, requires all proposed actions to be reviewed with respect to environmental consequences on the human environment. This memorandum summarizes the determination that a proposed rule to implement online quota transfers qualifies to be categorically excluded from further NEPA review.
Analysis of a non-controversial proposed rule to modify the procedure for submittal of quota transfers. NOAA Fisheries proposes regulations to provide harvesting cooperatives, crab processing quota share holders, and Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) groups with an option to make intercooperative transfers and crab individual processing quota transfers through an automated, online process.