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Categorical Exclusion for the Temporary Rule for Emergency Action to implement Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program

July 15, 2022

Categorial Exclusion to examine the Temporary Rule for Emergency Action to implement Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program; Crew Quota Share Emergency Rule for its potential to impact the quality of the human environment.

NOAA has determined that the action falls within NAO 216-6A, Appendix E, A1- Trust Resource Management Actions, a category of actions that does not normally have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment, is not connected to a larger action (40 CFR 1501.9(e)(1)),  and does not involve extraordinary circumstances precluding use of the CE. As such, NOAA has determined that it is categorically excluded from further NEPA review.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 07/15/2022

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