Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery, 70016 [2013-28103]

Download as PDF 70016 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2013 / Notices II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dockside and telephone interviews are used. In lieu of telephone interviews, respondents may also provide information online via a web tool. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC994 Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0380. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Unduplicated Respondents: 15,024. Estimated Time per Response: 11 minutes for a telephone interview; 5 minutes for a dockside interview; 11⁄2 minutes to respond to a follow-up validation call for dockside interviews; 1 minute for a biological sampling of catch. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,608. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: November 18, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–28009 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of loan repayment. AGENCY: NMFS issues this notice to inform interested parties that the Washington pink shrimp sub-loan in the fishing capacity reduction program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery has been repaid. Therefore, buyback fee collections on Washington pink shrimp will cease for all landings after October 31, 2013. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. EST December 9, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send comments about this notice to Paul Marx, Chief, Financial Services Division, NMFS, Attn: Washington 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 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 Washington pink shrimp subloan of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Capacity Reduction (Buyback) loan in the amount of $259,399.63 will be repaid in full upon receipt of buyback fees on landings through October 31, 2013. NMFS has received $402,528.12 to repay the principal and interest on this sub-loan since fee collection began September 8, 2005. Buyback fees in the Washington pink shrimp fishery increased rapidly in the 2012 and 2013 seasons which reduced the 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 Washington pink shrimp fishery. Based on buyback fees received to date, landings after October 31, 2013 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will not be subject to the buyback fee. Buyback fees not yet forwarded to NMFS for Washington pink shrimp landings through October 31, 2013 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 October 31, 2013. 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 2013 were not yet due as they have accumulated less than $100 in fees should forward their fees at this time for landings through October 31, 2013. Dated: November 18, 2013. Donna Rivelli, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–28103 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC989 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Implementation Team will meet in Anchorage, AK. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 9, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council conference room, 650 W. 4th Avenue, Room 205, Anchorage, AK. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane DiCosimo, Council staff, telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Team will review: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC994


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 
Washington pink shrimp sub-loan in the fishing capacity reduction 
program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery has been repaid. 
Therefore, buyback fee collections on Washington pink shrimp will cease 
for all landings after October 31, 2013.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. EST December 9, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Send comments about this notice to Paul Marx, Chief, 
Financial Services Division, NMFS, Attn: Washington 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 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 Washington pink shrimp sub-loan of the Pacific Coast Groundfish 
Capacity Reduction (Buyback) loan in the amount of $259,399.63 will be 
repaid in full upon receipt of buyback fees on landings through October 
31, 2013. NMFS has received $402,528.12 to repay the principal and 
interest on this sub-loan since fee collection began September 8, 2005. 
Buyback fees in the Washington pink shrimp fishery increased rapidly in 
the 2012 and 2013 seasons which reduced the 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 Washington 
pink shrimp fishery.
    Based on buyback fees received to date, landings after October 31, 
2013 will not be subject to the buyback fee. Buyback fees not yet 
forwarded to NMFS for Washington pink shrimp landings through October 
31, 2013 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 October 31, 2013. 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 2013 were not 
yet due as they have accumulated less than $100 in fees should forward 
their fees at this time for landings through October 31, 2013.

    Dated: November 18, 2013.
Donna Rivelli,
Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-28103 Filed 11-21-13; 8:45 am]
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