Final RIR/IRFA for Amendment 45 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Area
Amendment 45 will permanently extend the allocation of 7.5 percent of the pollock total allowable catch in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands to the Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program.
In addition, Amendment 45 would remove the Pollock CDQ Program from the inshore/offshore section of the FMP and reorganize three separate CDQ-related sections of the FMP into one section.
The environmental review process led us to conclude that this action will not have a significant impact on the environment. Therefore, an environmental impact statement was not prepared. A copy of the finding of no significant impact, including the environmental assessment, is enclosed for your information.