Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; North Pacific Observer Safety and Security Survey, 43221-43222 [2017-19507]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 177 / Thursday, September 14, 2017 / Notices Monday, September 25, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The meeting will be open to the public. ADDRESSES: Questions regarding the meeting should be sent to the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8611, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Anyone wishing to participate must register by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, September 18, 2017. For instructions on how to participate in the meeting, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Potts, Management and Program Analyst, NWIRP, Engineering Laboratory, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8611, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. He can also be contacted by email at Stephen.potts@nist.gov; or by phone at (301) 975–5412. 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It is imperative that the meeting be held on September 25, 2017 to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants, who must maintain a strict schedule of meetings in order to complete the Committee’s report by September 30, 2017, as required by Public Law 114–52. Notice of the meeting is also posted on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Web site at https://www.nist.gov/el/ materials-and-structural-systemsdivision-73100/national-windstormimpact-reduction-program-1. Kevin Kimball, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2017–19520 Filed 9–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; North Pacific Observer Safety and Security Survey National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43221 take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at pracomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Special Agent Jaclyn Smith, NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement, 222 W. 7th Ave., #10, Anchorage, AK 99513, (907) 271–1869 or Jaclyn.Smith@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) certified observers are a vital part of fisheries management. Observers are deployed to collect fisheries data in the field; observers often deploy to vessels and work alongside fishers for weeks and months at a time. The work environment observers find themselves in can be challenging, especially if observers find themselves a target for victim type violations such as sexual harassment, intimidation, or even assault. NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Law Enforcement prioritizes investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, hostile work environment, assault and other complaints, which may affect observers individually. However, it is difficult for a person to disclose if they have been a victim of a crime, and law enforcement cannot respond if no complaint is submitted. The true number of observers who have experienced victim type crimes is unknown, and the reasons why they do not report is also unclear. More information is needed to understand how many observers per year experience victim type crimes, and why they chose not to report to law enforcement. The Office of Law Enforcement, Alaska Division, is conducting a survey of North Pacific Observers to determine the number of observers who experienced victimizing behavior during deployments in 2016 and 2017. The survey will also investigate the reasons that prevented observers from E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 43222 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 177 / Thursday, September 14, 2017 / Notices reporting these violations. The results of the survey will provide the Office of Law Enforcement a better understanding of how often observers are victimized, which will enable them to reallocate resources as needed, conduct more training for observers to ensure they know how to report, conduct training to ensure people understand what constitutes a victim crime, and to increase awareness of potential victimizations. Additionally, the survey results will help law enforcement understand the barriers to disclosure, so enforcement may begin to address these impediments so they no longer prevent observers from disclosure. II. Method of Collection Data will be collected on a voluntary basis, via an electronic survey to ensure anonymity. The survey will be offered to all observers who deployed in 2016 and 2017 in the North Pacific Observer Program. Individual data will not be released for public use. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Sep 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: September 11, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–19507 Filed 9–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Web Survey To Collect Economic Data From Anglers in the Gulf of Mexico National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 2017. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at pracomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to David W. Carter, Economist, SEFSC, NMFS, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami FL 33149, (305) 361–4467 or david.w.carter@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. The objective of the short survey will be to understand how anglers respond to changes in trip costs and fishing regulations in the Gulf of Mexico. We are conducting this survey to improve our ability to predict changes the number of fishing trips anticipated with changes in economic conditions or fishing regulations. This will improve the analysis of the economic effects of proposed changes in fishing regulations and changes in economic factors that affect the cost of fishing such as fuel prices. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 The population consists of those anglers who fish in the Gulf of Mexico from Florida, including those who possess a license to fish, and those who are not required to have a license (e.g., seniors). We plan to independently sample from the frame designed for the Fishing Effort Survey (FES) of the Marine Recreational Fishing Program (MRIP). Anglers will be mailed a postcard that directs them to a Web site to complete the survey. II. Method of Collection The survey will be conducted using two modes: Mail and Internet. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1500. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 11, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–19508 Filed 9–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-19507]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; North Pacific 
Observer Safety and Security Survey

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at pracomments@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Special Agent Jaclyn Smith, NOAA Fisheries Office of Law 
Enforcement, 222 W. 7th Ave., #10, Anchorage, AK 99513, (907) 271-1869 
or Jaclyn.Smith@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for a new information collection.
    NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) certified observers 
are a vital part of fisheries management. Observers are deployed to 
collect fisheries data in the field; observers often deploy to vessels 
and work alongside fishers for weeks and months at a time. The work 
environment observers find themselves in can be challenging, especially 
if observers find themselves a target for victim type violations such 
as sexual harassment, intimidation, or even assault. NOAA Fisheries' 
Office of Law Enforcement prioritizes investigations into allegations 
of sexual harassment, hostile work environment, assault and other 
complaints, which may affect observers individually. However, it is 
difficult for a person to disclose if they have been a victim of a 
crime, and law enforcement cannot respond if no complaint is submitted. 
The true number of observers who have experienced victim type crimes is 
unknown, and the reasons why they do not report is also unclear. More 
information is needed to understand how many observers per year 
experience victim type crimes, and why they chose not to report to law 
enforcement.
    The Office of Law Enforcement, Alaska Division, is conducting a 
survey of North Pacific Observers to determine the number of observers 
who experienced victimizing behavior during deployments in 2016 and 
2017. The survey will also investigate the reasons that prevented 
observers from

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reporting these violations. The results of the survey will provide the 
Office of Law Enforcement a better understanding of how often observers 
are victimized, which will enable them to reallocate resources as 
needed, conduct more training for observers to ensure they know how to 
report, conduct training to ensure people understand what constitutes a 
victim crime, and to increase awareness of potential victimizations. 
Additionally, the survey results will help law enforcement understand 
the barriers to disclosure, so enforcement may begin to address these 
impediments so they no longer prevent observers from disclosure.

II. Method of Collection

    Data will be collected on a voluntary basis, via an electronic 
survey to ensure anonymity. The survey will be offered to all observers 
who deployed in 2016 and 2017 in the North Pacific Observer Program. 
Individual data will not be released for public use.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-xxxx.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular (request for a new information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 300.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: September 11, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-19507 Filed 9-13-17; 8:45 am]
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