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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 21,290 documents since 1994.

Public Inspection Documents Pending Publication

Most Recent Significant Regulations

Listing Of All Recent Documents

August 2015

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Additions of Species to Annexes of Protocols Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife:

Atlantic Coastal Fisheries:

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species:

Domestic Fisheries; General Provisions:

Environmental Assessments; Availability, etc.:

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska:

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States:

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions:

Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries:

Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Geophysical Surveys in the Atlantic Ocean:

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Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities

Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities:

Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities:

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

Atlantic Coastal Fisheries:

Domestic Fisheries; General Provisions:

Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic:

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States:

Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries:

Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities:

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