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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was formed on October 3, 1970, by Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1970 (5 U.S.C. app.).

NOAA's mission entails environmental assessment, prediction, and stewardship. It is dedicated to monitoring and assessing the state of the environment in order to make accurate and timely forecasts to protect life, property, and natural resources, as well as to promote the economic well-being of the United States and to enhance its environmental security. NOAA is committed to protecting America's ocean, coastal, and living marine resources while promoting sustainable economic development.

This agency has published 20,958 documents since 1994.

Most Recent Significant Regulations

Listing Of All Recent Documents

May 2015

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Domestic Fisheries; General Provisions:

Exclusive Licenses:

Fisheries Off West Coast States:

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska:

Requests for Nominations:

Takes of Marine Mammals:

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals:

Domestic Fisheries; General Provisions:

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants:

Fisheries Off West Coast States:


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