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EPA to preside over fish cases
NEWS-TIMES ^ | September 11, 2011 | mike shutak

Posted on 09/20/2011 5:34:07 PM PDT by george76

Commercial fishermen will no longer have their regulatory cases heard by Coast Guard Administrative Law Judges.

Instead, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that as of Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency ALJ’s will preside over all new fishing law enforcement cases.

This measure is being taken in response to an inquiry made by the Inspector General into complaints by commercial fishermen that NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service’s regulatory system was being excessive with its penalties and actions.

Jerry Slaff, NOAA public affairs officer, said the EPA will provide judges for regulatory cases for the next two years. He said NOAA is still looking for a permanent solution to its law enforcement issue.

(Excerpt) Read more at tidelandnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maine; US: Massachusetts; US: New Hampshire; US: North Carolina; US: Rhode Island; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: agenda21; animalrights; ar; commercial; epa; esa; fishermen; fishing; noaa; un21; unagenda21

1 posted on 09/20/2011 5:34:09 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

EPA... they’ll be unbiased, knowledgeable, and understanding. They’ll know a lot more about fishing than the seamen of the Coast Guard. /S


2 posted on 09/20/2011 5:36:12 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/agenda21.htm


3 posted on 09/20/2011 5:40:29 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: george76

Think about it. The EPA has judges? A swat team coming? Read “The Thor Conspiracy” by Larry Burkett ... maybe Larry’s book should not be listed as fiction!


4 posted on 09/20/2011 6:14:08 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: george76

I am glad beyond words that I left the life of the commercial fisherman behind. I feel for my friends who are still trying to make it in the industry.


5 posted on 09/20/2011 6:26:43 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: george76

It’s sad what has become of Amerika, we now resemble more the old Soviet Union than the land of the free. I got out of commercial fishing in the 1980’s, even then you could see the hand writing on the wall and that the government was intent on regulating it out of existence. Also, all the fish processing plants started to get bought out by foreign companies and were price fixing so that it was real though to make any money at it. I wonder sometimes what is going to happen when all the producers have been put out of business, who’s going to pay for everything then?


6 posted on 09/20/2011 6:37:29 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: george76
I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is the Coast Guard will no longer hear cases do to accusations of unfairness and impropriety. The bad news is the EPA will now oversee them and shag you 10 times more since you had the nerve to complain about our unfair treatment of you.

I think that about sums up the situation here.

7 posted on 09/20/2011 6:44:00 PM PDT by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: trapped_in_LA; jazusamo; girlangler; Flycatcher; LucyT

when all the producers have been put out of business, who’s going to pay for everything then?

The Obama stash ?


8 posted on 09/20/2011 6:47:09 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: trapped_in_LA
who’s going to pay for everything then?

And the next logical question that should follow is what are we going to eat as well? Control or restrict the food supply and you can control the popluation. Just ask "Uncle Joe' Stalin how that works or even Mao for that matter.
9 posted on 09/20/2011 6:48:36 PM PDT by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: DarkWaters; B4Ranch; Seadog Bytes; Grampa Dave; tubebender; Cicero; NVDave

The United Nations Agenda 21 at work.

What could go wrong ?


10 posted on 09/20/2011 6:53:08 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I thought NOAA just gave us a weather forecast.

September 8, 2011

NOAA to use EPA administrative law judges for newly docketed enforcement cases

Beginning today, NOAA will refer new law enforcement cases to administrative law judges (ALJs) from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Over the last several months, NOAA has worked with the Office of Personnel Management to find a new source for ALJs. OPM conducted a government-wide search for replacements.

In putting in place a new arrangement for ALJs, NOAA looked at a number of factors, including experience in hearing enforcement cases, experience in handling complex natural resource issues and a full support infrastructure, among other criteria. ALJs from the EPA have extensive experience handling enforcement cases involving complex federal natural resource statutes, including the Clean Water Act and the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, among many others. The EPA ALJs also have a full support infrastructure, and are able to fully handle NOAA’s caseload.

Today’s announcement builds on NOAA’s previous actions to reform every aspect of its enforcement program. In response to reviews of the program by the Inspector General that were requested by NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco, the agency has implemented a number of sweeping changes since January 21, 2010, including:

* New policies and procedures such as a new and uniform nationwide penalty policy for the Office of General Counsel for Enforcement and Litigation (GCEL);
* New leadership in the Office of Law Enforcement and GCEL;
* Greater oversight of lawyers and enforcement agents; and greater oversight of funds spent on the enforcement program.

Any cases docketed with the Coast Guard ALJs prior to today are expected to remain with the Coast Guard ALJs.

To get more information on the reforms to NOAA’s enforcement program, visit NOAA’s Timeline of Enforcement Program Improvements.

NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Join us on Facebook, Twitter and our other social media channels.

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ole/news/2011/09/090811_noaa_aljs.htm


11 posted on 09/20/2011 6:55:51 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: george76
He said NOAA is still looking for a permanent solution to its law enforcement issue.

I have a very permanent solution to the issue. NOAA employees won't like it much, but it would be a permanent solution.

12 posted on 09/20/2011 6:57:46 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: george76

Out of the frying pan and into the fire.


13 posted on 09/20/2011 7:10:50 PM PDT by Valpal1 ("I’ll work every day to make Washington DC as inconsequential in your life as I can." Rick Perry)
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To: Nachum; Jet Jaguar; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; maggief; Dog; BP2; Candor7; martin_fierro; ...

‘unelected crazy despots controlling our futures’ ping!


14 posted on 09/20/2011 7:10:59 PM PDT by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: george76

Most pathetic but not surprising. The EPA can make short work of commercial fishing in the Obama administration.


15 posted on 09/20/2011 7:18:39 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: hedgetrimmer

in 1990, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) began systematically eliminating climate measuring stations in cooler locations around the world.

Yes, that’s right. They began eliminating stations that tended to record cooler temperatures and drove up the average measured temperature. The eliminated stations had been in higher latitudes and altitudes, inland areas away from the sea, as well as more rural locations.

The drop in the number of weather stations was dramatic, declining from more than 6,000 stations to fewer than 1,500.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/02/09/john-lott-joseph-daleo-climate-change-noaa-james-hansen/


16 posted on 09/20/2011 7:21:02 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
SCTV's Fish Police
17 posted on 09/20/2011 7:23:17 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: bitt

I never thought I would see human waste like this in our government be allowed to destroy us from within while the US Congress was out looking for their spine and guts.


18 posted on 09/20/2011 7:35:22 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: george76

Frying pan into fire.


19 posted on 09/20/2011 7:37:30 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 09/20/2011 7:48:31 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: george76

Everthing, and by design!


21 posted on 09/20/2011 7:58:08 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: bitt; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Don’t they have to go to school for that? Thanks bitt.


22 posted on 09/20/2011 8:03:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Naaah, they must have stuck some Haavard profs in there and they probably think they know everything about everything, like ‘You Know Who’ does....


23 posted on 09/20/2011 8:07:57 PM PDT by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: bitt
‘unelected crazy despots controlling our futures’
Lisa Jackson must be thrilled to death over this one.
24 posted on 09/21/2011 12:51:16 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: george76

Could someone point me to the Article/Section # of the constitution where it states the EPA is part of the judicial branch?


25 posted on 09/21/2011 2:37:42 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Write the “Law.” Check
Enforce it. Check
Adjudicate it. Check

Classic Tyranny. Check


26 posted on 09/21/2011 3:32:08 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: Jacquerie
"Classic Tyranny. Check."
Bingo! Give the Freeper a cigar.
27 posted on 09/21/2011 6:39:27 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Lurker

...thinking “sleep” “fishes”


28 posted on 09/21/2011 6:56:20 PM PDT by BlueDragon (tonto he got smart said listenkimmosabe, kissmyass I boughtaboat, I'm headedout to sea)
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To: george76
Perhaps this action is merely a governmental attempt to make EPA look more 'important' by giving it more responsibility, so as to provide EPA some excuse for not being completely shut down, when the super-committe comes looking for budget cuts. (...Certainly they might well have reason to be concerned that their current dual 'mission' - that of scr*wing up America's energy supply, while simultaneously scr*wing over American businesses and private land owners - might be judged 'inadequate', by 'some', in that regard.)
29 posted on 09/25/2011 6:19:29 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM: The Liberal solution to every societal problem... Other People's Money.)
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