Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, 7019-7020 [E7-2529]

Download as PDF ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PRELIMS Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 14, 2007 / Notices fishing year. Stocks not determined to be undergoing overfishing will need ACLs and AMs by the 2011 fishing year, including stocks with unknown or undefined status regarding overfishing (i.e., the new requirement applies also to data poor stocks). MSRA section 104(c), which revises the requirements for rebuilding overfished fisheries, takes effect 30 months after the enactment of the MSRA, i.e., effective date of July 12, 2009. Thus, any fisheries determined to be overfished by the Secretary after that date would fall under the MSRA amendments to the rebuilding provisions of section 304(e)(3), instead of the current Magnuson-Stevens Act section 304(e)(3) provisions. Pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Act section 304(e)(3), within one year of being notified by NMFS, that a stock is overfished, a Council needs to prepare and submit an FMP, FMP amendment, or proposed regulations to rebuild the overfished stock and end overfishing. As discussed earlier, under the MSRA amendments to section 304(e)(3), within two years of being notified by NMFS, anytime on or after July 12, 2009, that a stock is overfished, a Council needs to prepare and NMFS needs to implement an FMP, FMP amendment, or proposed regulations to rebuild the overfished stock and end overfishing immediately. NMFS intends to complete its revisions of the NS1 guidelines pertaining to this action before the end of 2007. Upon implementation of the final rule, NMFS will review each Council’s current provisions for ACLs and AMs and recommend any revisions it deems are appropriate. Some FMPs may already contain management measures that will meet the definition (or forthcoming criteria) of ACLs and AMs. If not, the FMPs will need to be amended to establish or revise ACLs and associated AMs consistent with the MSRA requirement and revised NS1 guidelines, by the relevant statutory deadlines. NMFS previously issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (68 FR 7492, February 14, 2003), and a proposed rule (70 FR 36240, June 22, 2005), to revise the NS1 guidelines. NMFS did not issue a final rule because it decided to wait to see if the Magnuson-Stevens Act would be reauthorized before revising the NS1 guidelines. This action is not expected to make the full set of revisions to the NS1 guidelines as was proposed in 2005, because of the urgency to establish guidance related to new provisions in the MSRA. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Feb 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 Issues Under Consideration In considering potential guidance related to MSRA’s overfishing provisions, NMFS has identified the following list of issues related to ACLs, AMs, and overfishing. NMFS seeks public comment on the scope of this NOI generally and the list of issues and potential alternatives for this action set forth below. Issues for Developing Guidance for ACLs and AMs • The role of the SSC and other peer review processes in setting ACLs and AMs • The relationship between ACL and OY • Revision of existing overfishing definitions to include OFL • Variability in data currently available for each stock (e.g., data rich, data poor, and stocks with data quality falling between data rich and data poor) • Setting ACLs for stocks with unknown status • Circumstances in which a numerical ACL can not be set for a stock, and in such situations, recommendations for adequate and appropriate alternatives to setting a numerical ACL (e.g., prohibitions) • Setting ACLs for stock complexes, stock assemblages, and similar stock groupings • Variability in the accuracy of management approaches in achieving target fishing levels • Setting a buffer between ACL and OFL to prevent overfishing, and how to determine the size of the buffer needed • Establishing the appropriate probability that an ACL will prevent overfishing for a stock • Establishing recommendations for inseason management authority and methods to be used as AMs to prevent overfishing • Limiting the extent of overfishing, should it occur • Establishing corrective actions to ensure accountability in a subsequent year for an overage of the OFL for a stock in a previous year • Establishing AMs for various sectors of a stock, if an ACL is subdivided for a stock, and the need to still prevent exceeding the overall OFL for the stock Preliminary ACL and AM alternatives • No action. Do not publish ACL and AM guidelines. Councils are statutorily required to implement ACLs and AMs, but the statute provides little specificity about the meaning of these terms. Without guidelines, Councils may develop and submit FMP amendments that the Secretary determines to be PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7019 inadequate. Secretarial disapproval of an FMP amendment will require the Council to modify their amendment and resubmit it, making it unlikely that measures can be implemented by the statutory deadline of 2010, for stocks subject to overfishing and 2011, for all other stocks. • Alternative 2. Develop ACL and AM guidelines that provide performance standards that ACLs and AMs must meet, but do not provide guidance on specific mechanisms. Performance standards may be hard to develop, or it may be hard to adequately judge the degree to which proposed mechanisms will satisfy the performance standards. • Alternative 3. Develop ACL and AM guidelines that provide performance standards that ACLs must meet, and develop ACL and AM guidelines that provide specific guidance on one or more mechanisms to implementing ACLs and AMs that NMFS considers to meet the statutory requirement and the standards for Secretarial approval. Special Accommodations The public meeting to be held in NMFS Silver Spring headquarters on March 9, 2007, will be accessible to people with physical disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mark Millikin (301–713–2341), by March 4, 2007. Dated: February 9, 2007. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 07–681 Filed 2–9–07; 2:12 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled the Application for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 7020 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 14, 2007 / Notices Community Service, Mr. Robert Davidson at (202) 606–6906. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call (202) 606–3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in this Federal Register: (1) By fax to: (202) 395–6974, Attention: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and (2) Electronically by e-mail to: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov. The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PRELIMS Comments A 60-day public comment Notice was published in the Federal Register on December 6, 2006. This comment period ended February 5, 2007. No comments were received. However, the Honor Roll’s proposed new special focus area, college readiness services for underachieving disadvantaged youth, which was discussed in the earlier Notice, has received very positive support at several higher education community conferences over the last few months. Description: The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and Awards program supports the President’s Call to Service, the First Lady’s Helping America’s Youth VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Feb 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 initiative, and the Corporation’s strategic goals, especially the goal of significantly increasing community service by college students. The Application for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll collects information from institutions of higher education about student community service activities, and—in this second year of the program—will include a special focus on educational and other college readiness services to underachieving youth in disadvantaged circumstances. Data from this application provide the basis for a national honor roll and awards program designed to promote awareness of higher education community service efforts and to inspire expanded and more effective service efforts in the future. This year’s deadline for institutions to submit applications is July 31, 2007, based on information for the year ending June 30, 2007. It is expected that a similar application/ information collection activity will be repeated annually, with a similar annual deadline. Type of Review: Revision. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Application for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. OMB Number: 3045–0102. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: All accredited U.S. degree-granting colleges and universities interested in being recognized for student community service activities. Total Respondents: 1,000 estimated. Frequency: Annual. Average Time Per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,000 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Dated: February 8, 2007. Amy Cohen, Director, Learn and Serve America. [FR Doc. E7–2529 Filed 2–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 16, 2007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. DATES: Dated: February 6, 2007. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of Vocational and Adult Education Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Vocational Technical Education Annual Performance and Financial Reports. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs (primary). Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 14, 2007)]
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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service 
(hereinafter the ``Corporation''), has submitted a public information 
collection request (ICR) entitled the Application for the President's 
Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may 
be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and

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Community Service, Mr. Robert Davidson at (202) 606-6906. Individuals 
who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call 
(202) 606-3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday 
through Friday.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for 
the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the 
following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in 
this Federal Register:
    (1) By fax to: (202) 395-6974, Attention: Ms. Katherine Astrich, 
OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community 
Service; and
    (2) Electronically by e-mail to: Katherine--T.--
Astrich@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in 
comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Corporation, including whether the information will have practical 
utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected; and
     Propose ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., 
permitting electronic submissions of responses.

Comments

    A 60-day public comment Notice was published in the Federal 
Register on December 6, 2006. This comment period ended February 5, 
2007. No comments were received. However, the Honor Roll's proposed new 
special focus area, college readiness services for underachieving 
disadvantaged youth, which was discussed in the earlier Notice, has 
received very positive support at several higher education community 
conferences over the last few months.
    Description: The President's Higher Education Community Service 
Honor Roll and Awards program supports the President's Call to Service, 
the First Lady's Helping America's Youth initiative, and the 
Corporation's strategic goals, especially the goal of significantly 
increasing community service by college students. The Application for 
the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll collects 
information from institutions of higher education about student 
community service activities, and--in this second year of the program--
will include a special focus on educational and other college readiness 
services to underachieving youth in disadvantaged circumstances. Data 
from this application provide the basis for a national honor roll and 
awards program designed to promote awareness of higher education 
community service efforts and to inspire expanded and more effective 
service efforts in the future. This year's deadline for institutions to 
submit applications is July 31, 2007, based on information for the year 
ending June 30, 2007. It is expected that a similar application/ 
information collection activity will be repeated annually, with a 
similar annual deadline.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Application for the President's Higher Education Community 
Service Honor Roll.
    OMB Number: 3045-0102.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: All accredited U.S. degree-granting colleges and 
universities interested in being recognized for student community 
service activities.
    Total Respondents: 1,000 estimated.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Average Time Per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,000 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.

    Dated: February 8, 2007.
Amy Cohen,
Director, Learn and Serve America.
[FR Doc. E7-2529 Filed 2-13-07; 8:45 am]
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