3 AAC 149.020 - Application development period

Current through September 28, 2021

(a) At least 20 days before the application period begins under 3 AAC 149.030(a), the department will announce an application development period for each seafood development region established in AS 44.33.065(b). The department will
(1) publish the announcement in each seafood development region, in at least one newspaper of general circulation in that region; and
(2) send the announcement to each commercial fishing permit holder on record with the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission for each fishery in that seafood development region.
(b) After the department announces the application development period, an organization may submit written notice of its intention to apply for designation as a qualified regional seafood development association and describe its
(1) proposed mission statement;
(2) proposed management structure;
(3) proposed economic development goals and strategies;
(4) plan to involve all eligible commercial fishing permit holders from fisheries in each seafood development region for which the association seeks designation as a qualified regional seafood development association;
(5) mechanisms to administer state financial assistance under AS 44.33.065(d) fairly; and
(6) attempts to gain support from commercial fishing permit holders from fisheries in each seafood development region for which the organization seeks designation as a qualified regional seafood development association.
(c) The department will conduct an in-person or telephonic meeting with each organization to discuss the organization's proposal.
(d) If the department receives more than one response from a seafood development region, the department will encourage and assist the responding organizations to work together to develop an application that addresses the interests of all the responding organizations.
(e) The department will prepare a summary report after each meeting that the department has under this section with an organization. The department will make the summary report available for public inspection.

Notes

3 AAC 149.020
Eff. 2/24/2005, Register 173

Authority:AS 44.33.065

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