68B-13.006: Licenses, Endorsements, and Permits
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this rule amendment is to increase the enforceability of the Commission’s stone crab rule when the state of Florida assumes management of stone crab in adjacent federal waters as the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council repeals its federal Fishery Management Plan.
SUMMARY: Rule 68B-13.006, F.A.C., (Licenses, Endorsements, and Permits) would be amended to state that a stone crab endorsement is required to possess stone crabs for commercial purposes.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. An SERC has not been prepared by the agency.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: Article IV, Section 9, Florida Constitution.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: Article IV, Section 9, Florida Constitution.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAW.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: The ADA Coordinator, (850)488-6411.. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Mark Robson, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries Management, 2590 Executive Center Circle East, Suite 201, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, (850)487-0554
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
68B-13.006 Licenses, Endorsements, and Permits.
(1)(a) Except as provided in subsection 68B-13.010(5), F.A.C., in addition to a saltwater products license, a stone crab endorsement is required in order to harvest and possess stone crabs for commercial purposes. This endorsement shall only be issued to a person, firm or corporation that possess a valid restricted species endorsement on their saltwater products license issued pursuant to Section 379.361, F.S.
(b) No change.
(2) No change.
PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE: August 31, 2011
Specific Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History–New 7-1-00, Amended 8-5-01, 3-1-05, 8-31-11.
BE ADVISED THAT THESE PROPOSED RULES MAY BE FILED FOR ADOPTION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOLLOWING THE COMMISSION MEETING AT WHICH THEY ARE CONSIDERED IF THE RULES ARE NOT CHANGED. IF CHANGED, THE RULES MAY BE FILED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER PUBLICATION OF A NOTICE OF CHANGE IN THE F.A.W.