Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery, 67295 [2016-23709]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 190 / Friday, September 30, 2016 / Notices Dated: September 20, 2016. Edward M. Dean, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2016–23666 Filed 9–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE891 Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of sub-loan repayment. AGENCY: NMFS issues this notice to inform interested parties that the California Pink Shrimp sub-loan in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Capacity Reduction (Buyback) Program has been repaid. Therefore, Buyback fee collections on California Pink Shrimp sub-loan will cease for all landings after August 31, 2016. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. EST October 17, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments about this notice to Paul Marx, Chief, Financial Services Division, NMFS, Attn: California Pink Shrimp Buyback, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Michael A. Sturtevant at (301) 427–8799 or Michael.A.Sturtevant@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 16, 2004, NMFS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register (69 FR 67100) proposing to implement an industry fee system for repaying the California Pink Shrimp Buyback subloan. 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 California Pink Shrimp Buyback sub-loan in the amount of $674,202.18 will be repaid in full upon receipt of buyback fees on landings through August 31, 2016. NMFS has received $1,182,214.57 to repay the principal and interest on this sub-loan since fee collection began September 8, 2005. Based on Buyback fees received to date, landings after August 31, 2016, will not be subject to the Buyback fee. Therefore, 20:49 Sep 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Dated: September 26, 2016. Brian T. Pawlak, CFO/Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–23709 Filed 9–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee (Committee) in Seattle, WA and La Push, WA. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Seattle, WA. The meeting will continue in La Push, WA on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Thursday October 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. ADDRESSES: On Tuesday, October 11 the meeting will be held in the Hardisty Conference Room, 6th floor, Henderson Hall, University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory, 1013 NE 40th Street, Seattle, WA 98105. On Wednesday and Thursday, October 12– 13 the meeting will be held at the Quileute Tribal Administration SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Buyback fees will no longer be collected in the California Pink Shrimp fishery on future landings. Buyback fees not yet forwarded to NMFS for California Pink Shrimp landings through August 31, 2016, 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 based upon best available fish ticket landings data. The fish buyers should return excess Buyback fees collected to the harvesters, including Buyback fees collected but not yet remitted to NMFS for landings after August 31, 2016. Any discrepancies in fees owed and fees paid must be resolved immediately. After the subloan is closed, no further adjustments to fees paid and fees received can be made. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67295 Building, 90 Main Street, La Push, WA 98350. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Snowden, Designated Federal Official, U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, U.S. IOOS Program, 1315 East-West Highway, Second Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone 240– 533–9466; Fax 301–713–3281; Email jessica.snowden@noaa.gov or visit the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee Web site at http://www.ioos.noaa.gov/ advisorycommittee. The Committee was established by the NOAA Administrator as directed by Section 12304 of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act, part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111– 11). The Committee advises the NOAA Administrator and the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 12302 of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 and other appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the Committee for review and advice. The Committee will provide advice on: (a) Administration, operation, management, and maintenance of the System; (b) expansion and periodic modernization and upgrade of technology components of the System; (c) identification of end-user communities, their needs for information provided by the System, and the System’s effectiveness in dissemination information to end-user communities and to the general public; and (d) any other purpose identified by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere or the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee. The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on October 11, 2016, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., on October 12, 2016, from 4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., and on October 13, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (check agenda on Web site to confirm time.) The Committee expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by the Designated Federal Official by October 7, 2016 to provide sufficient time for Committee review. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2016-23709]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE891


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 sub-loan repayment.

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SUMMARY: NMFS issues this notice to inform interested parties that the 
California Pink Shrimp sub-loan in the Pacific Coast Groundfish 
Capacity Reduction (Buyback) Program has been repaid. Therefore, 
Buyback fee collections on California Pink Shrimp sub-loan will cease 
for all landings after August 31, 2016.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. EST October 17, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Send comments about this notice to Paul Marx, Chief, 
Financial Services Division, NMFS, Attn: California 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 
proposed rule in the Federal Register (69 FR 67100) proposing to 
implement an industry fee system for repaying the California Pink 
Shrimp Buyback sub-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 California Pink Shrimp Buyback sub-loan in the amount of 
$674,202.18 will be repaid in full upon receipt of buyback fees on 
landings through August 31, 2016. NMFS has received $1,182,214.57 to 
repay the principal and interest on this sub-loan since fee collection 
began September 8, 2005. Based on Buyback fees received to date, 
landings after August 31, 2016, will not be subject to the Buyback fee. 
Therefore, Buyback fees will no longer be collected in the California 
Pink Shrimp fishery on future landings.
    Buyback fees not yet forwarded to NMFS for California Pink Shrimp 
landings through August 31, 2016, 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 based upon best 
available fish ticket landings data. The fish buyers should return 
excess Buyback fees collected to the harvesters, including Buyback fees 
collected but not yet remitted to NMFS for landings after August 31, 
2016. 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.

    Dated: September 26, 2016.
Brian T. Pawlak,
CFO/Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-23709 Filed 9-29-16; 8:45 am]
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