68B-13.010: Stone Crab Trap Limitation Program
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this rule amendment is to make the time frame in which endorsements may be transferred consistent among all of the Commission’s commercial transferable endorsement programs. The endorsement programs that contain transferable endorsements are in the blue crab, spiny lobster, ballyhoo, marine life and stone crab fisheries. The proposed time period would be aligned with the current time period in the Commission’s Blue Crab Rule, which is May 1 through the end of February. These proposed draft rules would increase the time a commercial fisher has to transfer their endorsement each year and would simplify the transfer process by aligning the rules governing the transfer process for all of these fisheries.
SUMMARY: Rule 68B-13.010, F.A.C. (Stone Crab Trap Limitation Program) would be amended by modifying the transfer window in which stone crab trap certificates may be transferred, from June 15 through March 1, to May 1 through the end of February each year.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: The Agency has determined that this will not have an impact on small business. 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.
A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: During the regular meeting of the Commission, February 23-24, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., each day
PLACE: Franklin County Courthouse, 3rd Floor Courtroom, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320
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, at (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-13.010 Stone Crab Trap Limitation Program.
(1) through (2) No change.
(3) No change.
(a) Transfer window. Trap certificates shall only be transferred from the trap certificate account of one person to the account of another between May 1 and the end of February
during the period June 15 through March 1 each year. Requests received by the Commission before May 1 or postmarked after the end of February of the current license year will not be processed. However, requests to transfer trap certificates received after February 15 may not be completed during the current season if all required information and fees are not also received at that time.
(b) through (k) No change.
(4) through (7) No change.
PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE: May 1, 2011.
Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History–New 7-1-00, Amended 7-22-01, 6-2-02, 7-1-03, 7-15-04, 7-13-08, 5-1-11.
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.