Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Fishery, 26744-26745 [2012-10984]

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[FR Doc. 2012–10907 Filed 5–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC017 Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of reduction payment tender of Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon permits. AGENCY: The National Marine Fisheries Service published regulations implementing a fishing capacity reduction program in the Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon fishery. The program authorizes NMFS to make payments to permit holders who voluntarily relinquish their fishing permits. The Southeast Revitalization Association (SRA) conducted a bid selection process accepting sixty-four bids to remove Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon permits. It then submitted a reduction plan to NMFS to implement the program. NMFS conducted a referendum which approved the reduction loan repayment fees of $13,133,030 which post-reduction harvesters will repay over a 40-year period removing 64 permits. Accordingly, NMFS is preparing to tender reduction payments to the accepted bidders. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 May 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 The public has until June 6, 2012 to inform NMFS of any holding, owning, or retaining claims that conflict with the representations of bids as presented by the SRA. ADDRESSES: Send comments about this notice to Paul Marx, Chief, Financial Services Division, NMFS, Attn: SE Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Buyback, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Sturtevant at (301) 427– 8799, fax (301) 713–1306, or michael.a.sturtevant@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background The Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon fishery is a commercial fishery in Alaska state waters and adjacent Federal waters. It encompasses the commercial taking of salmon with purse seine gear, and participation is limited to fishermen designated by the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC). NMFS published proposed program regulations on May 23, 2011 (76 FR 29707), and final program regulations on October 6, 2011 (76 FR 61986), to implement the reduction program. Subsequently, the Southeast Revitalization Association submitted a capacity reduction plan to NMFS. NMFS approved the plan on February 24, 2012. NMFS published the list of eligible voters on March 1, 2012 (77 FR 12568) and the notice of referendum period on March 29, 2012 (77 FR 19004). Interested persons should review these for further program details. II. Present Status NMFS conducted a referendum to determine the industry’s willingness to repay a fishing capacity reduction loan to purchase the permits identified in the reduction plan. NMFS mailed ballots to 379 permanent permit holders in the fishery designated as S01A by CFEC who were eligible to vote in the referendum. The voting period opened on March 30, 2012, and closed on April 30, 2012. NMFS received 269 timely and valid votes. 215 of the votes approved the fees. This exceeded the majority of permit holders (190) required for industry fee system approval. Therefore, the referendum is deemed successful and permit holders are deemed to have approved the industry fee system. Accordingly, the reduction contracts are in full force and effect and NMFS is now preparing to tender and disburse reduction payments to selected bidders. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Purpose NMFS publishes this notice to inform the public before tendering reduction payments to the 64 accepted bidders. Upon receiving notice from CFEC that the permit has been relinquished and is no longer valid, NMFS will tender reduction payments on or about June 6, 2012. When NMFS tenders a reduction payment to a selected bidder, the selected bidder must permanently stop all further fishing represented by each reduction permit the bidder has relinquished. The selected bidder, in accordance with section 5 of the relinquishment contract, must notify all creditors or other parties with security interests in the reduction permit, that they have entered into the relinquishment contract. This notice provides the public (including creditors or other parties) 30 days from publication of this notice to advise NMFS in writing of any holding, owning, or retaining claims that conflict with the representations of bids as presented by the SRA. IV. Selected Bidders and Permits The table below lists the 64 permit holders who will receive reduction payments when NMFS receives confirmation from CFEC that the specified permits have been relinquished. Last name First name Permit No. Alfieri ............ Alfieri ............ Barrett .......... Beritich ......... Bill ................ Blair .............. Botsford ........ Buschmann .. Christensen .. DeGroen ...... Demmert ...... Dontos .......... Fanning ........ Finney .......... Gruenheit ..... Haldane ........ Haltiner ......... Hansen ......... Hanson ......... Haynes ......... Jensen ......... Johns ........... Jolibois ......... Jurlin ............ Kohlase ........ Krieger ......... Krigbaum ...... Kvernvik ....... MacDonald ... Mann ............ Manos .......... Manos .......... Maricich ........ Markusen ..... Joe ............... Anthony ........ Davis ............ Mitchell ......... David ............ Andrew ......... Wallace ........ Ronn ............ Dale ............. Johnny ......... Nicholas ....... Larry ............. Christine ....... Paul .............. Michael ........ Robert .......... Fred ............. William ......... Jeff ............... Bradley ......... Douglas ........ Justna .......... Timothy ........ Marie ............ Ernest .......... Kenneth ....... Michael ........ Carolyn ........ Clifford ......... Bruce ........... Andrew ......... Thomas ........ Timothy ........ Kenneth ....... S01A60791I S01A55646M S01A58501W S01A58923M S01A58338U S01A59085F S01A63175B S01A55479D S01A60803V S01A58505S S01A56948W S01A59705K S01A60909J S01A64933S S01A55083V S01A56620L S01A55617L S01A55442A S01A57976 S01A574950 S01A59714N S01A55403 S01A56018A S01A58547R S01A56199V S01A59613M S01A58031W S01A55231R S01A55545L S01A56187 S01A59222I S01A60642C S01A59569W S01A55584K E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2012 / Notices Permit No. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Andrew ......... Victoria ......... S01A57909W S01A58429X Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; (301) 427–8004; email: Mark.Holliday@noaa.gov. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Gary ............. John ............. Erik ............... Mercury ........ Paul .............. Matthew ....... Virginia ......... Chad ............ Michele ........ Ivan .............. Hartmut ........ Rick .............. Peter ............ Mart .............. Bradley ......... Douglas ........ Paige ............ James .......... Antril ............. John ............. Dominick ...... Peder ........... Daniel ........... Bruce ........... William ......... Charles ........ Michelle ........ Michelle ........ S01A56559 S01A56270P S01A57726X S01A55386C S01A57907M S01A55689G S01A57720 S01A55986F S01A56392F S01A55171A S01A578995 S01A58478 S01A56601I S01A56882A S01A56000N S01A57856A S01A58511U S01A59372G S01A57910N S01A56492N S01A56600P S01A59806J S01A56638X S01A55827B S01A60071B S01A58070V S01A57849F S01A568811 Last name Marrese ........ MarvinDenkinger. McGee ......... McLean ........ Menten ......... Michael ......... Nash ............. Nugent ......... Olney ............ Peterman ..... Pfundt ........... Reifenstuhl ... Reimnitz ....... Rocheleau .... Schonberg .... Schonberg .... Scudder ........ Selivanoff ..... Sorensen ...... Spearin ......... Suydam ........ Svensson ..... Tarabochia ... Thorstenson Veerhusen .... Wallace ........ Wamser ........ Wills ............. Zuanich ........ Zuanich ........ First name Dated: May 2, 2012. Lindsay Fullenkamp, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–10984 Filed 5–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC016 Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. DATES: The meeting will be held May 22–24, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101; 206–447– 5564. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 26745 18:11 May 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given of a meeting of MAFAC. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The complete charter and summaries of prior meetings are located online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ ocs/mafac/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Matters To Be Considered This agenda is subject to change. The meeting is convened to hear presentations and discuss policies and guidance on the following topics: NMFS budget and legislative issues, aquaculture policy implementation and the Washington State aquaculture initiative, National Standard 1 advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, fisheries certification and sustainability, working waterfronts, revisions to MAFAC’s Vision 2020 report, and current protected resources issues. Updates will be presented on Gulf of Mexico restoration activities, National Ocean Policy, recreational fisheries initiatives, and outlooks for 2012 regulatory and science activities. The meeting will include discussion of various MAFAC administrative and organizational matters and meetings of the standing subcommittees. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; 301–427– 8004 by May 16, 2012. Dated: May 1, 2012. Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–10963 Filed 5–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Council to convene public meetings. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a Web based meeting of the ABC Control Rule Working Group. DATES: The webinar meeting will convene on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The webinar will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected end by 12 noon, Eastern time. ADDRESSES: The webinar will be accessible via Internet. Please go to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Web site at www.gulfcouncil.org for instructions. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ABC Control Rule Working Group will meet to review the results of applying the Ralston et al. (2011) method of calculating ABC when the variances used are computed from GOM stocks, to review discussion on linking Tier 3 ABCs to data collection actions, continue reviews and edits to the ABC control rule, and decide what recommendation to carry forward to the Scientific and Statistical Committee for its June 2012 meeting. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Materials will also be available to download from the ABC Control Rule Working Group folder of the Council’s FTP site, which is accessible from the Quick Links section of the Council Web site (http:// www.gulfcouncil.org). Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the ABC Control Rule Working Group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Working Group will be E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC017


Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Southeast Alaska Purse 
Seine Salmon Fishery

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of reduction payment tender of Southeast Alaska purse 
seine salmon permits.

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SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service published regulations 
implementing a fishing capacity reduction program in the Southeast 
Alaska purse seine salmon fishery. The program authorizes NMFS to make 
payments to permit holders who voluntarily relinquish their fishing 
permits. The Southeast Revitalization Association (SRA) conducted a bid 
selection process accepting sixty-four bids to remove Southeast Alaska 
purse seine salmon permits. It then submitted a reduction plan to NMFS 
to implement the program. NMFS conducted a referendum which approved 
the reduction loan repayment fees of $13,133,030 which post-reduction 
harvesters will repay over a 40-year period removing 64 permits. 
Accordingly, NMFS is preparing to tender reduction payments to the 
accepted bidders.

DATES: The public has until June 6, 2012 to inform NMFS of any holding, 
owning, or retaining claims that conflict with the representations of 
bids as presented by the SRA.

ADDRESSES: Send comments about this notice to Paul Marx, Chief, 
Financial Services Division, NMFS, Attn: SE Alaska Purse Seine Salmon 
Buyback, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (see FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Sturtevant at (301) 427-
8799, fax (301) 713-1306, or michael.a.sturtevant@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon fishery is a commercial 
fishery in Alaska state waters and adjacent Federal waters. It 
encompasses the commercial taking of salmon with purse seine gear, and 
participation is limited to fishermen designated by the Alaska 
Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC).
    NMFS published proposed program regulations on May 23, 2011 (76 FR 
29707), and final program regulations on October 6, 2011 (76 FR 61986), 
to implement the reduction program. Subsequently, the Southeast 
Revitalization Association submitted a capacity reduction plan to NMFS. 
NMFS approved the plan on February 24, 2012. NMFS published the list of 
eligible voters on March 1, 2012 (77 FR 12568) and the notice of 
referendum period on March 29, 2012 (77 FR 19004). Interested persons 
should review these for further program details.

II. Present Status

    NMFS conducted a referendum to determine the industry's willingness 
to repay a fishing capacity reduction loan to purchase the permits 
identified in the reduction plan. NMFS mailed ballots to 379 permanent 
permit holders in the fishery designated as S01A by CFEC who were 
eligible to vote in the referendum. The voting period opened on March 
30, 2012, and closed on April 30, 2012. NMFS received 269 timely and 
valid votes. 215 of the votes approved the fees. This exceeded the 
majority of permit holders (190) required for industry fee system 
approval. Therefore, the referendum is deemed successful and permit 
holders are deemed to have approved the industry fee system. 
Accordingly, the reduction contracts are in full force and effect and 
NMFS is now preparing to tender and disburse reduction payments to 
selected bidders.

III. Purpose

    NMFS publishes this notice to inform the public before tendering 
reduction payments to the 64 accepted bidders. Upon receiving notice 
from CFEC that the permit has been relinquished and is no longer valid, 
NMFS will tender reduction payments on or about June 6, 2012. When NMFS 
tenders a reduction payment to a selected bidder, the selected bidder 
must permanently stop all further fishing represented by each reduction 
permit the bidder has relinquished. The selected bidder, in accordance 
with section 5 of the relinquishment contract, must notify all 
creditors or other parties with security interests in the reduction 
permit, that they have entered into the relinquishment contract.
    This notice provides the public (including creditors or other 
parties) 30 days from publication of this notice to advise NMFS in 
writing of any holding, owning, or retaining claims that conflict with 
the representations of bids as presented by the SRA.

IV. Selected Bidders and Permits

    The table below lists the 64 permit holders who will receive 
reduction payments when NMFS receives confirmation from CFEC that the 
specified permits have been relinquished.

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           Last name                 First name           Permit No.
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Alfieri........................  Joe...............  S01A60791I
Alfieri........................  Anthony...........  S01A55646M
Barrett........................  Davis.............  S01A58501W
Beritich.......................  Mitchell..........  S01A58923M
Bill...........................  David.............  S01A58338U
Blair..........................  Andrew............  S01A59085F
Botsford.......................  Wallace...........  S01A63175B
Buschmann......................  Ronn..............  S01A55479D
Christensen....................  Dale..............  S01A60803V
DeGroen........................  Johnny............  S01A58505S
Demmert........................  Nicholas..........  S01A56948W
Dontos.........................  Larry.............  S01A59705K
Fanning........................  Christine.........  S01A60909J
Finney.........................  Paul..............  S01A64933S
Gruenheit......................  Michael...........  S01A55083V
Haldane........................  Robert............  S01A56620L
Haltiner.......................  Fred..............  S01A55617L
Hansen.........................  William...........  S01A55442A
Hanson.........................  Jeff..............  S01A57976
Haynes.........................  Bradley...........  S01A574950
Jensen.........................  Douglas...........  S01A59714N
Johns..........................  Justna............  S01A55403
Jolibois.......................  Timothy...........  S01A56018A
Jurlin.........................  Marie.............  S01A58547R
Kohlase........................  Ernest............  S01A56199V
Krieger........................  Kenneth...........  S01A59613M
Krigbaum.......................  Michael...........  S01A58031W
Kvernvik.......................  Carolyn...........  S01A55231R
MacDonald......................  Clifford..........  S01A55545L
Mann...........................  Bruce.............  S01A56187
Manos..........................  Andrew............  S01A59222I
Manos..........................  Thomas............  S01A60642C
Maricich.......................  Timothy...........  S01A59569W
Markusen.......................  Kenneth...........  S01A55584K

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Marrese........................  Andrew............  S01A57909W
Marvin-Denkinger...............  Victoria..........  S01A58429X
McGee..........................  Gary..............  S01A56559
McLean.........................  John..............  S01A56270P
Menten.........................  Erik..............  S01A57726X
Michael........................  Mercury...........  S01A55386C
Nash...........................  Paul..............  S01A57907M
Nugent.........................  Matthew...........  S01A55689G
Olney..........................  Virginia..........  S01A57720
Peterman.......................  Chad..............  S01A55986F
Pfundt.........................  Michele...........  S01A56392F
Reifenstuhl....................  Ivan..............  S01A55171A
Reimnitz.......................  Hartmut...........  S01A578995
Rocheleau......................  Rick..............  S01A58478
Schonberg......................  Peter.............  S01A56601I
Schonberg......................  Mart..............  S01A56882A
Scudder........................  Bradley...........  S01A56000N
Selivanoff.....................  Douglas...........  S01A57856A
Sorensen.......................  Paige.............  S01A58511U
Spearin........................  James.............  S01A59372G
Suydam.........................  Antril............  S01A57910N
Svensson.......................  John..............  S01A56492N
Tarabochia.....................  Dominick..........  S01A56600P
Thorstenson....................  Peder.............  S01A59806J
Veerhusen......................  Daniel............  S01A56638X
Wallace........................  Bruce.............  S01A55827B
Wamser.........................  William...........  S01A60071B
Wills..........................  Charles...........  S01A58070V
Zuanich........................  Michelle..........  S01A57849F
Zuanich........................  Michelle..........  S01A568811
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    Dated: May 2, 2012.
Lindsay Fullenkamp,
Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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