Regulatory Impact Review/Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis - Revised Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures
Cost benefit analysis of proposals to modify regulations providing protections to Steller sea lions from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, groundfish fisheries.
This Regulatory Impact Review (RIR) provides a cost benefit analysis of proposals to modify regulations providing protections to Steller sea lions that permit groundfish fisheries to take place in the Aleutian Islands without jeopardizing the sea lion populations or adversely modifying their critical habitat, as jeopardy and adverse modification are understood in the Endangered Species Act. This RIR complies with the provisions of Presidential Executive Order 12866, as modified by subsequent executive orders. This Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) describes the small entity implications of this action and addresses the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, as subsequently amended.