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Regulatory Impact Review/Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for a Final Rule to Amend Regulations for Observer At-Sea Electronic Communication Equipment Requirements for Vessels and Shoreside Processors in the North Pacific Groundfish Fisheries

September 06, 2005

Analysis of the potential impacts of a regulatory amendment to require upgrades to certain data processing and communications technology carried by groundfish catcher vessels, catcher/processors, motherships, and on-shore processors, and other regulations.

Data processing and communications upgrades are needed to support the groundfish observer program. The analyses in this document address the cost-benefit analysis requirements of Presidential Executive Order 12866, and the small entity impact analysis requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 12/14/2018

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