50 CFR 600.1008 - Implementation plan and implementation regulations.

§ 600.1008 Implementation plan and implementation regulations.
(a) As soon as practicable after deciding to initiate a program, NMFS will prepare and publish, for a 60-day public comment period, a proposed implementation plan and implementation regulations. During the public comment period, NMFS will conduct a public hearing of the proposed implementation plan and implementation regulations in each state that the program affects.
(b) To the greatest extent practicable, NMFS will base the implementation plan and implementation regulations for a financed program on the business plan. The implementation plan for a financed program will describe in detail all relevant aspects of implementing the program, including:
(1) The reduction fishery;
(2) The reduction methodology;
(3) The maximum reduction cost;
(4) The maximum reduction loan amount, if different from the maximum reduction cost;
(5) The reduction cost funding, if any, other than a reduction loan;
(6) The minimum acceptable reduction level;
(7) The potential amount of the fee;
(8) The criteria for determining the types and number of fishing permits or fishing permits and fishing vessels eligible to participate in the program;
(9) The invitation to bid and bidding procedures;
(10) The criteria for determining bid acceptance;
(11) The referendum procedures; and
(12) Any relevant post-referendum reduction procedures other than those in the implementation regulations or this subpart.
(c) NMFS will base each implementation plan and implementation regulations for a subsidized program on the final development plan. The implementation plan will describe in detail all relevant aspects of implementing the program, including:
(1) The reduction fishery;
(2) The reduction methodology;
(3) The maximum reduction cost;
(4) The reduction-cost funding, if any, other than Federal appropriations;
(5) The criteria for determining the types and number of fishing permits or fishing permits and fishing vessels eligible to participate in the program;
(6) The invitation to bid and bidding procedures;
(7) The criteria for determining bid acceptance; and
(8) Any relevant post-bidding program procedures other than those in the implementation regulations or this subpart.
(d) The implementation regulations will:
(1) Specify, for invitations to bid, bids, and reduction contracts under § 600.1009:
(i) Bidder eligibility,
(ii) Bid submission requirements and procedures,
(iii) A bid opening date, before which a bidder may not bid, and a bid closing date, after which a bidder may not bid,
(iv) A bid expiration date after which the irrevocable offer contained in each bid expires unless NMFS, before that date, accepts the bid by mailing a written acceptance notice to the bidder at the bidder's address of record,
(v) The manner of bid submission and the information each bidder shall supply for NMFS to deem a bid responsive,
(vi) The conditions under which NMFS will accept or reject a bid,
(vii) The manner in which NMFS will accept or reject a bid, and
(viii) The manner in which NMFS will notify each bidder of bid acceptance or rejection;
(2) Specify any other special referendum procedures or criteria; and
(3) Specify such other provisions, in addition to and consistent with those in this subpart, necessary to regulate the individual terms and conditions of each program and reduction loan. This includes, but is not limited to:
(i) Provisions for the payment of costs and penalties for non-payment, non-collection, non-deposit, and/or non-disbursement of the fee in accordance with § 600.1013 and § 600.1014,
(ii) Prospective fee rate determinations, and
(iii) Any other aspect of fee payment, collection, deposit, disbursement, accounting, record keeping, and/or reporting.
(e) NMFS will issue final implementation regulations and adopt a final implementation plan within 45 days of the close of the public-comment period.
(f) NMFS may repeal the final implementation regulations for any program if:
(1) For a financed program, the bidding results do not conform to the fishing capacity reduction specifications or a post-bidding referendum does not subsequently approve an industry fee system based on the bidding results;
(2) For a subsidized program, NMFS does not accept bids; and
(3) For either a financed program or a subsidized program, if NMFS is unable to make all reduction payments due to a material adverse change.

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  • 2014-08-28; vol. 79 # 167 - Thursday, August 28, 2014
    1. 79 FR 51424 - Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf, and South Atlantic; Aquaculture
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Proposed rule; request for comments.
      Written comments on this proposed rule must be received on or before October 27, 2014.
      50 CFR Parts 600 and 622