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                   Hopper rebate guidelines




                                                                                                                 Hopper rebate
                                                                                                                                 Guidelines
BY-CATCH PROJECT




                   How to apply for a hopper rebate




                                                 1. Background                        technology is restrained by the cost
                   Rebate guidelines             Queensland’s commercial fishers
                                                                                      and expertise in hopper installation.
                   1. Background                 provide a wide range of fresh,       The Queensland Government’s
                                                 high-quality seafood for the         ‘Taking By-catch off our Beaches’
                   2. Terms of reference         domestic and export markets.         policy of 5 September 2006
                      2.1 Purpose                The Queensland Government has        provides funding to assist the
                                                 worked with the commercial fishing   commercial fishing industry reduce
                      2.2 The rebate             industry to develop and implement    by-catch through the deployment
                      2.3 Eligibility criteria   reforms to protect fish stocks       of on-board hoppers.
                                                 and industry sustainability. The
                                                 commercial fishing industry has      2. Terms of Reference
                   3. Conditions of rebate
                                                 worked pro-actively to improve its   2.1 Purpose
                   4. How to apply               environmental performance through    Hopper rebates offer assistance
                   5. Assessment                 the development and adoption of      to commercial fishers to install
                                                 new techniques and technologies      hoppers on their vessels.
                   6. Payment                    to reduce by-catch.
                                                                                      2.2 The rebate
                   7. Amendments to              On-board hoppers that allow
                                                 by-catch to be kept alive            The EPA is offering commercial
                      the program                                                     fishers a rebate of up to $30,000
                                                 before release provides further
                   8. Additional                 opportunities to lower by-catch      for the design, certification,
                                                                                      purchase and installation costs
                      information                mortality but development of this
of hoppers specifically for existing      install the hopper at the vessels     and Survey and/or receipts for
vessels. Rebates are limited to           next scheduled slipping.              the cost of accredited services
a maximum of 80 percent of total                                                to achieve compliance.
project cost. The rebate offer will    3. Conditions of rebate                • Copy of hopper design and
cease 4 September 2010, subject                                                 installation details.
to availability of funding.            • Vessels must be compliant
                                         with the Transport Operations        • Correctly rendered invoices for
                                         (Marine Safety) Regulation             the purchase and installation
2.3 Eligibility criteria                                                        costs of the hopper:
                                         2004. For example the vessel
Eligible                                 must have the required                 – From a registered
• Must be Queensland based               Certificates, (e.g. Certificates         manufacturing or engineering
   vessels which are permitted           of Compliance for Design,                business responsible for the
   to trawl in Queensland’s east         Stability and Survey). A copy            construction of the hopper. If
   coast waters within the T1, T2,       of the Regulation is available           the hopper is not constructed
   T4,T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, M1 and M2      from the Queensland Office of            by a registered manufacturing
   fisheries, as shown on their          Parliamentary Counsel’s website          or engineering business
   commercial fisher licence.            http://www.legislation.qld.              include listing of legitimate
   Note: The rebate does not             gov.au. Additional information           and reasonable purchase
   apply to Commonwealth trawl           can be obtained from Mr Tommy            receipts for materials and
   fisheries within Queensland           Ericson, Senior Naval Architect,         components required to
   waters (e.g. Torres Strait Prawn      Maritime Safety Queensland,              construct the hopper.
   Fishery, Northern Prawn Fishery       telephone (07) 3120 7358.              – From registered trade service
   and Northern Finfish Trawl).        • Information including hopper             providers. Trade service costs
• Hoppers must be installed after        design and installation be               must be calculated at award
   5 September 2006 and prior to         made available to the EPA                wages during normal
   the cessation of the program.         if requested, to encourage               business hours.
                                         the wider uptake of hopper           • Photographs of installed
• Design costs for a hopper to           technology.
   match the vessel on which the                                                hopper.
   hopper is to be installed.          • Hoppers subject to the rebate
                                         are to be maintained in service      Following receipt of the
• Certification costs for                for three years following            Rebate Application:
   Compliance for Design,                commissioning, subject to the
   Stability and Survey.                                                      • The EPA will provide written
                                         vessel continuing to operate            acknowledgement of the
• Materials, components and              as a fishing vessel.                    rebate application within
   services directly attributable to   • Permit the EPA or its agents            ten working days of receipt.
   the manufacture, construction         to inspect the vessel during            This acknowledgement will
   and installation of the hopper        the first three years after hopper      also request any additional
   type catch handling system.           commissioning to confirm                information (if necessary).
• Independent testing costs to           project effectiveness, following     • The EPA will assess applications
   determine the functionality           two weeks written notice.               against the eligibility criteria.
   and efficiency of the installed     • Acknowledge that the EPA gives
   hopper.                                                                    • The EPA will provide written
                                         or implies no warranty on any           notice of the outcome of
   Note: Rebates will only be            aspect of the hopper, its design,       the application.
   considered when a hopper              installation or maintenance.
   type catch handling system has                                             Applications may be posted to:
   been successfully designed,         4. How to apply                        By-catch Project Manager
   certified and installed.
                                       Following the installation of the      Sustainable Industries Branch
Ineligible                             hopper the owner/s of the vessel       Sustainable Communities Division
• Costs of hoppers installed prior     must complete and submit the           Environmental Protection Agency
   to 5 September 2006.                hopper rebate application form         PO Box 15155
                                       (attached). The owner must attach      CITY EAST QLD 4002
• Standard operating costs such
   as financial reimbursement          to the application form:
                                                                              Or delivered to:
   for crew (including skippers        • Copy of notice (Notification         By-catch Project Manager
   and engineers), stores and            of Intent to Build Application:      Sustainable Industries Branch
   fuel while undertaking hopper         form F3438) given to Maritime        Sustainable Communities Division
   installation.                         Safety Queensland prior              Environmental Protection Agency
• Slipping costs. If slipping            to hopper installation.              Level 4, 160 Ann Street
   is required to enable the           • Copy of Certificates of              BRISBANE QLD 4002
   installation of the hopper it         Compliance for Design, Stability
   is expected that the owner will
5. Assessment                         6. Payment
• An assessment panel chaired         Following approval, rebates will
  by the EPA and consisting of a      be paid by either cheque or an
  representative from Maritime        electronic transfer of funds.
  Safety Queensland will assess
  each application against the        7. Amendments to the
  eligibility criteria. Additional       rebate program
  subject matter specialists may
  be consulted as required.           The Queensland Government
• The EPA will provide notice of      maintains the right to alter or
  the outcome of the application      amend the program at any time
  within 20 business days of the      without notice.
  application being received by       8. Additional Information
  the By-catch Project Manager
  as follows:                         For more information
  – If the application is not         visit: www.epa.qld.gov.au/bycatch
    complete or further               email: by.catch@epa.qld.gov.au
    information is required to        call: 1300 130 372
    complete the assessment,
    the applicant will be             mail:
    requested to supply the           By-catch Project Manager
    necessary information.            Sustainable Industries Branch
    The EPA will then provide         Sustainable Communities Division
    notice of the outcome of          Environmental Protection Agency
    the application within            PO Box 15155
    20 business days of the           CITY EAST QLD 4002
    requested information being
    received by the By-catch
    Project Manager.
  – If the application is declined,
    written advice will address
    the areas of deficiency within
    the application.




    For more information
    > visit www.epa.qld.gov.au/bycatch
    > email by.catch@epa.qld.gov.au
    > call  1300 130 372                                                  00551 January 2009
 By-catch Project Hopper Rebate Application
                                                                                                                      Privacy Statement
     This information is collected for the purpose of assisting the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) in assessing the suitability of a
     person or business to receive funding under the By-catch Project. The contact details provided may be made available to the public
     upon request where By-catch Project funding is granted. All other personal information will only be disclosed to third parties in
     accordance with the current Queensland Government Information Privacy Standard.


Please ensure copies of the following are attached:                                                                                                                                                            FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

  q Copy of notice (Notification of Intent to Build Application:                                                                                                                                               Date received:
    form F3438) given to Maritime Safety Queensland prior to
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Further
    hopper installation
                                                                                                                                                                                                               information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              q Yes
  q Certificates of Compliance for Design, Stability and Survey                                                                                                                                                requested:                                     q No
  q Copy of correctly rendered invoices for the costs of accredited                                                                                                                                            Application                                    q Yes
    services for hopper design and to achieve compliance                                                                                                                                                       approved:                                      q No
  q Copy of hopper design and installation details                                                                                                                                                             Date payment
  q Photographs of hopper installed on vessel                                                                                                                                                                  made:


1. Applicant details: (principle contact for By-catch Project Rebate communication)
Title: (e.g. Mr, Mrs, Ms)........................................................................................                                        ACN/ABN: ....................................................................................................................
Surname:........................................................................................................................                         First Name: .................................................................................................................
Business Name: ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Business Address: ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telephone: ....................................................................................................................                          Fax:.....................................................................................................................................
Mobile: .............................................................................................................................                    Email: ...............................................................................................................................

2. Vessel Details: (details of vessel to which the hopper is installed)
Vessel Name: ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
License/Authority Number: ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

3. Hopper Details: (details of the hopper installed)
Name and address of supplier of hopper (if applicable):                                                                                                                                                                                                     Date supplied:
.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................        .............................................

Name and address of installer of hopper (if applicable): ...................................................................................................................................................
..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Location of installation (e.g. Midtown Marina, Bundaberg, etc. )                                                                                                                                    Date installation                                       Date installation
                                                                                                                                                                                                    started:                                                completed:
.............................................................................................................................................................................................        ..............................................         .............................................

4. Applicant signature:
I declare that the information provided in this Application Form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorise the EPA to
undertake any necessary credit and financial probity checks and to seek information from referees and government agencies relevant to
the business or proposed project. I agree to a brief summary of the proposal being provided to other government funding agencies which
may have an interest in the project.

Name: ................................................................................................................................                   Position: .......................................................................................................................

Signature: .....................................................................................................................                         Date: .................................................................................................................................

				
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