Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery, 31587 [2012-12969]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 103 / Tuesday, May 29, 2012 / Notices proposed sampling for scientific research involves activities that could otherwise be prohibited by regulations at 50 CFR part 622, as they pertain to reef fish managed by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). The applicant requires authorization through the EFP to not vent these Council-managed species using recompression gears as part of the normal fishing activities of the recreational sector of the Gulf reef fish fishery. Florida Sea Grant is requesting that selected participants use various types of recompression gears instead of venting tools as currently required by regulation. The goal of the research is to provide evaluation of the various recompression gears for industry use. NMFS finds this application warrants further consideration. Possible conditions the agency may impose on this permit, if it is indeed granted, include but are not limited to, a prohibition of conducting research within marine protected areas, marine sanctuaries, or special management zones, without additional authorization. A report on the research would be due at the end of the collection period, to be submitted to NMFS and reviewed by the Council. A final decision on issuance of the EFP will depend on NMFS’s review of public comments received on the application, consultations with the affected states, the Council, and the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as a determination that it is consistent with all applicable laws. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 22, 2012. Carrie Selberg, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–12961 Filed 5–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC048 Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. EST June 13, 2012. DATES: Send comments about this notice to Paul Marx, Chief, Financial Services Division, NMFS, Attn: Oregon Pink Shrimp Buyback, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Sturtevant at (301) 427– 8799, fax (301) 713–1306, or michael.a.sturtevant@noaa.gov. On November 16, 2004, NMFS published a Federal Register document (69 FR 67100) proposing regulations to implement an industry fee system for repaying the reduction loan. The final rule was published July 13, 2005 (70 FR 40225) and fee collection began on September 8, 2005. Interested persons should review these for further program details. The Oregon pink shrimp sub-loan of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Capacity Reduction (Buyback) loan in the amount of $2,228,844.53 has now been repaid in full. NMFS has received $3,253,336.34 to repay the principal and interest on this sub-loan since fee collection began September 8, 2005. Landings in the Oregon pink shrimp fishery increased in recent seasons, particularly in the 2011 season, which resulted in this sub-loan being repaid on or about May 17, 2012. As a result, buyback loan fees will no longer be collected in the Oregon pink shrimp fishery. Based upon the best available data from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, landings after April 19, 2012, will not be subject to the buyback fee. Any funds submitted to NMFS for landings after this date will be refunded on a pro-rata basis to the fish buyers/ processors. The fish buyers/processors should return excess fees collected to the harvesters, including buyback fees collected but not yet remitted to NMFS. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of loan repayment. Dated: May 23, 2012. Cherish Johnson, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine Fisheries Service. NMFS issues this notice to inform interested parties that the Oregon Pink Shrimp sub-loan in the BILLING CODE 3510–22–P AGENCY: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES fishing capacity reduction program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery has been repaid. Therefore, buyback fee collections on Oregon pink shrimp will cease. SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:12 May 25, 2012 Jkt 226001 [FR Doc. 2012–12969 Filed 5–25–12; 8:45 am] COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. TIME AND DATE: 10:00 a.m., Friday June 29, 2012. 1155 21st St. NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC048


Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Pacific Coast 
Groundfish Fishery

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

ACTION: Notice of loan repayment.

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SUMMARY: NMFS issues this notice to inform interested parties that the 
Oregon Pink Shrimp sub-loan in the fishing capacity reduction program 
for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery has been repaid. Therefore, 
buyback fee collections on Oregon pink shrimp will cease.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. EST June 13, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Send comments about this notice to Paul Marx, Chief, 
Financial Services Division, NMFS, Attn: Oregon Pink Shrimp 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: On November 16, 2004, NMFS published a 
Federal Register document (69 FR 67100) proposing regulations to 
implement an industry fee system for repaying the reduction loan. The 
final rule was published July 13, 2005 (70 FR 40225) and fee collection 
began on September 8, 2005. Interested persons should review these for 
further program details.
    The Oregon pink shrimp sub-loan of the Pacific Coast Groundfish 
Capacity Reduction (Buyback) loan in the amount of $2,228,844.53 has 
now been repaid in full. NMFS has received $3,253,336.34 to repay the 
principal and interest on this sub-loan since fee collection began 
September 8, 2005. Landings in the Oregon pink shrimp fishery increased 
in recent seasons, particularly in the 2011 season, which resulted in 
this sub-loan being repaid on or about May 17, 2012. As a result, 
buyback loan fees will no longer be collected in the Oregon pink shrimp 
fishery.
    Based upon the best available data from the Oregon Department of 
Fish and Wildlife, landings after April 19, 2012, will not be subject 
to the buyback fee. Any funds submitted to NMFS for landings after this 
date will be refunded on a pro-rata basis to the fish buyers/
processors. The fish buyers/processors should return excess fees 
collected to the harvesters, including buyback fees collected but not 
yet remitted to NMFS.

    Dated: May 23, 2012.
Cherish Johnson,
Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-12969 Filed 5-25-12; 8:45 am]
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