Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery, 55191-55192 [2012-22119]

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DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. EST September 24, 2012. SUMMARY: Send comments about this notice to Paul Marx, Chief, Financial Services Division, NMFS, Attn: California Dungeness Crab 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. ADDRESSES: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 55192 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2012 / Notices The California Dungeness crab subloan of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Capacity Reduction (Buyback) loan in the amount of $2,334,334.20 will be repaid in full upon receipt of buyback fees on landings through June 30, 2012. NMFS has received $3,446,217.69 to repay the principal and interest on this sub-loan since fee collection began September 8, 2005. Buyback fees in the California Dungeness crab fishery increased rapidly in December 2011 through March 2012 which reduced the $1 million balance on the loan in a short period of time resulting in early loan repayment. Therefore, these buyback loan fees will no longer be collected in the California Dungeness crab fishery. Based on buyback fees received to date, landings after June 30, 2012 will not be subject to the buyback fee. Buyback fees not yet forwarded to NMFS for California Dungeness crab landings through June 30, 2012 should be forwarded to NMFS immediately. Any overpayment of buyback fees submitted to NMFS will be refunded on a pro-rata basis to the fish buyers/ processors based upon best available fish ticket landings data. The fish buyers/processors should return excess buyback fees collected to the harvesters, including buyback fees collected but not yet remitted to NMFS for landings after June 30, 2012. Any discrepancies in fees owed and fees paid must be resolved immediately. After the sub-loan is closed, no further adjustments to fees paid and fees received can be made. Fish dealers whose fees for 2012 were not yet due as they have accumulated less than $100 in fees should forward their fees at this time for landings through June 30, 2012. Dated: August 31, 2012. Cherish Johnson, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–22119 Filed 9–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RIN 0648–XC216 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid-Atlantic VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Sep 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 The SSC will meet Wednesday and Thursday, September 26–27, 2012 beginning at 9 a.m. on September 26 and conclude by 3 p.m. on September 27. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Admiral Fell Inn, 888 South Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 telephone: (410) 539–2000. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. 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Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SUMMARY: Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings. The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 4, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465–0492. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Following introductions and any announcements, the annual election of Council officers will take place once all newly appointed members have been sworn in by the NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator/Northeast Region. Brief reports will then be provided by the NEFMC Chairman and Executive Director, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, NOAA General Counsel, representatives of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and staff from the regional Vessel Monitoring Systems Operations and NOAA Law Enforcement offices. 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[FR Doc No: 2012-22119]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC219


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 
California Dungeness crab sub-loan in the fishing capacity reduction 
program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery has been repaid. 
Therefore, buyback fee collections on California Dungeness crab will 
cease for all landings after June 30, 2012.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. EST September 24, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Send comments about this notice to Paul Marx, Chief, 
Financial Services Division, NMFS, Attn: California Dungeness Crab 
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.

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    The California Dungeness crab sub-loan of the Pacific Coast 
Groundfish Capacity Reduction (Buyback) loan in the amount of 
$2,334,334.20 will be repaid in full upon receipt of buyback fees on 
landings through June 30, 2012. NMFS has received $3,446,217.69 to 
repay the principal and interest on this sub-loan since fee collection 
began September 8, 2005. Buyback fees in the California Dungeness crab 
fishery increased rapidly in December 2011 through March 2012 which 
reduced the $1 million balance on the loan in a short period of time 
resulting in early loan repayment. Therefore, these buyback loan fees 
will no longer be collected in the California Dungeness crab fishery.
    Based on buyback fees received to date, landings after June 30, 
2012 will not be subject to the buyback fee. Buyback fees not yet 
forwarded to NMFS for California Dungeness crab landings through June 
30, 2012 should be forwarded to NMFS immediately. Any overpayment of 
buyback fees submitted to NMFS will be refunded on a pro-rata basis to 
the fish buyers/processors based upon best available fish ticket 
landings data. The fish buyers/processors should return excess buyback 
fees collected to the harvesters, including buyback fees collected but 
not yet remitted to NMFS for landings after June 30, 2012. Any 
discrepancies in fees owed and fees paid must be resolved immediately. 
After the sub-loan is closed, no further adjustments to fees paid and 
fees received can be made. Fish dealers whose fees for 2012 were not 
yet due as they have accumulated less than $100 in fees should forward 
their fees at this time for landings through June 30, 2012.

    Dated: August 31, 2012.
Cherish Johnson,
Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-22119 Filed 9-6-12; 8:45 am]
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