[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 211 (Wednesday, October 31, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 65815]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26563]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

15 CFR Part 922

[Docket No. 070726412-1300-02]
RIN 0648-BA24


Expansion of Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Regulatory 
Changes, and Sanctuary Name Change; Notice of Effective Date

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice of effective date.

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SUMMARY: NOAA published a final rule to add five additional discrete 
geographical areas to the sanctuary and change the name of the Fagatele 
Bay National Marine Sanctuary (FBNMS or sanctuary) to the National 
Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) on July 26, 2012 (77 FR 
43942). NOAA also amended existing sanctuary regulations and applied 
these regulations to activities in the sanctuary. Pursuant to Section 
304(b) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1434(b)) the 
final regulations take effect after 45 days of continuous session of 
Congress beginning on July 26, 2012. Through this notice, NOAA is 
announcing the regulations became effective on October 15, 2012.

DATES: Effective Date: The regulations published on July 26, 2012 (77 
FR 43942) are effective on October 15, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene Brighouse, Sanctuary 
Superintendent, at (684) 633 6504.

    Dated: October 23, 2012.
Holly A. Bamford,
Deputy, Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone 
Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-26563 Filed 10-30-12; 8:45 am]
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