(a) An FNP shall terminate upon either:
(1) Submission of a report prepared in accordance with § 600.758; or
(2) Submission of a written statement from the FNP to the Council or NMFS that no consensus can be reached.
(b) In no event shall an FNP exist for longer than 1 year from the date of establishment unless granted an extension. Upon written request by the FNP to the Council or NMFS, and written authorization from the Council or NMFS (whichever is appropriate), the Secretary may authorize an extension for a period not to exceed 6 months. No more than one extension may be granted per FNP.