NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE IN REGULATION
AND OF A PUBLIC HEARING
COMMERCIAL FISHERIES ENTRY COMMISSION
The Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission proposes to adopt a change in regulation that will allow holders of Southern Southeast Inside sablefish longline entry permits to operate pot gear in that fishery.
The Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission proposes to adopt a regulation change in Title 20, Chapter 05 of the Alaska Administrative Code, as follows
The Commission proposes to:
- Amend 20 AAC 05.220(a) to include pot gear for permits issued for the Southern Southeast Inside sablefish longline fishery.
A copy of the proposed regulation change is available online at the Alaska Online Public Notice System at https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Default.aspx or at the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission webpage at https://www.cfec.state.ak.us/mnu_Regulations.htm, or you may contact Doug Rickey, Law Specialist, Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, 8800 Glacier Highway, Suite 109, P.O. Box 110302, Juneau, AK 99811-0302, (907) 790-6963, fax: (907) 790-7063, email email@example.com.
You may comment on the proposed regulation change, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Doug Rickey at Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, 8800 Glacier Highway, Suite 109, P.O. Box 110302, Juneau, AK 99811-0302, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org., or by facsimile at (907) 790-7063. Comments may also be submitted through the Alaska Online Public Notice System by accessing this notice on the system and using the comment link. The comments must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 17, 2017.
You may also submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Doug Rickey, Law Specialist, Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, 8800 Glacier Highway, Suite 109, P.O. Box 110302, Juneau, AK 99811-0302, or by fax: (907) 790-7063, email email@example.com. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and https://www.cfec.state.ak.us/mnu_Regulations.htm.
Oral or written comments may also be presented at a public hearing to be held on February 17, 2017, at the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission Conference Room, 8800 Glacier Hwy., Suite 109, Juneau, Alaska. The hearing will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and may be extended to accommodate those present before 4:30 p.m. If you wish to participate in the meeting by telephone, please contact Doug Rickey at Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, 8800 Glacier Highway, Suite 109, P.O. Box 110302, Juneau, AK 99811-0302, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org., or by telephone at (907) 790-6963, or by facsimile at (907) 790-7063, and you will provided with the appropriate telephone number prior to the meeting.
If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Doug Rickey at (907) 790-6963 no later than February 3, 2017, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.
After the public comment period ends, the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission will either adopt these or other provisions dealing with the same subject without further notice, or decide to take no action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. YOU SHOULD COMMENT DURING THE TIME ALLOWED IF YOUR INTERESTS COULD BE AFFECTED. Written comments received are public records and are subject to public inspection.
Statutory Authority: AS 16.43.100; AS 16.43.110(a)
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 16.43.100; AS 16.43.110; and
Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.
The Commission keeps a list of individuals and organizations interested in its regulations. Those on the list will automatically be sent a copy of all of the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Regulation Changes. To be added to or removed from the list, send a request to CFEC at 8800 Glacier Highway, Suite 109, P.O. Box 110302, Juneau, AK 99811-0302, or email: email@example.com, giving your name, and either your email address or mailing address, as you prefer for receiving notices.
By Direction of the
Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission
Bruce Twomley, Chairman
Benjamin Brown, Commissioner
/s/ Bruce Twomley
Date: December 19, 2016.
ADDITIONAL REGULATION NOTICE INFORMATION
1. Adopting agency: Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission
2. General subject of regulation: Amend gear code regulation to allow Southern Southeast Inside sablefish longline permit holders to fish pot gear in that fishery.
3. Citation of regulation (may be grouped): 20 AAC 05.220(a)
4. Department of Law file number, if any: JU2016200943
5. Reason for the proposed action:
( ) Compliance with federal law or action (identify):
( ) Compliance with new or changed state statute
( ) Compliance with federal or state court decision (identify):
(x) Development of program standards
(x) Other (identify): request of Alaska Board of Fisheries
6. Appropriation/Allocation: Commercial Fisheries/Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.
7. Estimated annual cost to comply with the proposed action to:
A private person: -0-
Another state agency: -0-
A municipality: -0-
8. Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding (in thousands of dollars):
Initial Year Subsequent
FY 2017 Years
Operating Cost $ -0- $ -0-
Capital Cost $ -0- $ -0-
1002 Federal receipts $ -0- $ -0-
1003 General fund match $ -0- $ -0-
1004 General fund $ -0- $ -0-
1005 General fund/
program $ -0- $ -0-
Other (identify) $ -0- $ -0-
9. The name of the contact person for the regulation:
Name: Doug Rickey
Title: Law Specialist
Address: 8800 Glacier Hwy., Ste. 109; PO Box 110302, Juneau, AK 99811-0302
Telephone: (907) 790-6963
E-mail address: Doug.Rickey@alaska.gov
10. The origin of the proposed action:
_x____ Staff of state agency
_____ Federal government
_____ General public
_____ Petition for regulation change
_x___ Other (identify): Alaska Board of Fisheries
11. Date: December 20, 2016
Prepared by: /s/ Doug Rickey
Name (printed): Doug Rickey
Title (printed): Law Specialist
Telephone (907) 790-6963