Process for Divestiture of Excess Quota Shares

This rule makes narrow procedural additions to regulations to clarify how divestiture and revocation of excess quota share will occur in November 2015, and establishes procedures for the future if divestiture becomes necessary.

Chronology of Publications for the Rulemaking Establishing a Process for Divestiture of Excess Quota Share
11/09/2015 80FR69138: Procedures for how divestiture and revocation of excess quota share will occur in the Pacific coast groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program, beginning in November 2015
11/04/2015 Small Entity Compliance Guide explaining the process for divestiture of excess quota shares in the Shorebased IFQ Program, effective November 4, 2014
11/04/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-25: Announcing that the new process for divestiture of excess quota shares in the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) fishery, effective November 4, 2015
09/04/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-21: Proposed process for divestiture of excess quota shares in the IFQ Pacific Coast groundfish fishery, public comment period closes October 2, 2015
09/02/2015 80FR53088: Proposed process for divestiture of excess quota shares in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery, public comment period closes October 2, 2015