Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northwest Region Federal Fisheries Permits, 18687-18688 [E9-9415]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 78 / Friday, April 24, 2009 / Notices members. However, persons who wish to bring recreation fee matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. A public input session will be provided during the meeting and individuals who wish to address the Recreation RAC will have an opportunity at 10:30 a.m. on May 13. Comments will be limited to three minutes per person. The Recreation RAC is authorized by the Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act, which was signed into law by President Bush in December 2004. Dated: April 17, 2009. Marlene Finley, Designated Federal Official, Recreation RAC, Pacific Southwest Region. [FR Doc. E9–9323 Filed 4–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Hood/Willamette Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA Forest Service Action: Action of Meeting. SUMMARY: The Hood/Willamette Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet on Thursday, May 28, 2009. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 12:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Salem Office of the Bureau of Land Management Office; 1717 Fabry Road SE; Salem, Oregon; (503) 375–5646. The tentative agenda includes: (1) Recommendations on 2009 and 2010 Projects; and (2) Public Forum. The Public Forum is tentatively scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Time allotted for individual presentations will be limited to 4–5 minutes. Written comments are encouraged, particularly if the material cannot be presented within the time limits for the Public Forum. Written comments may be submitted prior to the May meeting by sending them to Designated Federal Official Donna Short at the address given below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information regarding this meeting, contact Designated Federal Official Donna Short; Sweet Home Ranger District; 4431 Highway 20; Sweet Home, Oregon 97386; (541) 367– 3540. Dated: April 15, 2009. Dallas J. Emch, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. E9–9326 Filed 4–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:20 Apr 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Wyoming Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the regulations of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the Wyoming Advisory Committee will convene at 10 a.m. and adjourn at 1 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Holland Hart LLP, 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 450, Cheyenne, WY 82003. The purpose of the meeting is to brief the committee on civil rights issues that include voting rights and responsibilities of the U.S. Attorneys office of Wyoming. The committee will discuss recent Commission and regional activities, discuss current civil rights issues in the state, and plan future activities. Persons desiring additional information, or planning a presentation to the Committee, should contact Malee V. Craft, Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, (303) 866–1040 (TDD 303–866–1049). Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission. Dated at Washington, DC, April 21, 2009. Christopher Byrnes, Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. E9–9460 Filed 4–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northwest Region Federal Fisheries Permits AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18687 DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Kevin A. Ford, (206) 526– 6115 or e-mail at kevin.ford@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) seeks comment on the renewal of permit information collections required to: (1) Renew and transfer of Pacific Coast Groundfish limited entry permits; (2) implement certain provisions of the sablefish permit stacking program as provided for at 50 CFR 660.372 and 660.334; and (3) issue and fulfill the terms and conditions of certain exempted fishing permits (EFP). NMFS, Northwest Region manages the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon, and California under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan. The regulations implementing the Pacific Groundfish Fishery require that those individuals participating in the limited entry fishery have a valid limited entry permit. Participation in the fishery and access to a limited entry permit has been restricted to control the overall harvest capacity. Each year permit owners are required to renew their permits by reviewing their current permit information, providing updated contact information and certifying that the permit information is correct. Similarly, a permit owner is required to request in writing a permit transfer which may involve either registering another vessel to the permit and/or conveying the permit to another person or business entity. Additional information may be requested from the permit owner to determine compliance with groundfish regulations. The regulations implementing the limited entry program are found at 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G. Also, NMFS requires information collections to implement a sablefish permit stacking program which will allow NMFS to prevent excessive fleet consolidation. This information collection requires a corporation or E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1 18688 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 78 / Friday, April 24, 2009 / Notices partnership that owns or holds a sablefish endorsed permit to provide an ownership interest form listing all individuals with ownership interest in the entity as part of the annual renewal process and as part of any sablefish endorsed permit transfer involving a business entity either given as the permit owner or as the vessel owner. Also, for transfer requests after April 1st and October 30th, the permit owner is required to report the remaining pounds (not yet harvested) on a sablefish endorsed permit at the time of transfer. Applicants for exempted fishing permit must submit written information that allows NMFS to evaluate the exempted fishing activity and weigh the benefits and costs of the proposed activities. The information included in an application is specified at 50 CFR 600.745(b)(2). Permit holders are required to file preseason plans, summary reports on the results of the experiments or data collection and in some cases individual vessels and other permit holders are required to provide data reports. There is also a requirement of a call-in notification prior to the fishing trip. This information allows NMFS to evaluate the techniques used and decide if management regulations should be approved as is, modified, or disapproved. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Renewal forms are mailed to all permit owners and are submitted by mail to NOAA, NMFS, Northwest Region. Transfer forms are available from the region’s Web site but must be submitted by mail or in person. Applications for an exempted fishing permit must be submitted in a written format. The exempted fishing permit data reports may be submitted in person, faxed, submitted by telephone or e-mailed by the monitor, plant manager, vessel owner or operator to NMFS or the states of Washington, Oregon, or California. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0203. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, state government, individuals or households, and business or other for-profits organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 336. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes per exempted fishing permit (EFP) application; 24 hours for an EFP summary report; 43 minutes for an EFP data report; 2 minutes for EFP trip notification; 20 minutes for a limited entry permit transfer form; 20 minutes VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:20 Apr 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 for a renewal form; 10 minutes to provide mid season transfer information for a sablefish endorsed limited entry permit; and 30 minutes for a sablefish permit ownership interest form. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,015. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $757,728. III. 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: April 21, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–9415 Filed 4–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Docket No. 090420688–9689–01] Assessment of the Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internet’s Domain Name and Addressing System AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Inquiry. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) seeks comment regarding the upcoming expiration of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This agreement has been in existence since November 25, 1998, and is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: Comments are due on or before June 8, 2009. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail to Fiona M. Alexander, Associate Administrator, Office of International Affairs, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room 4701, Washington, DC 20230. Paper submissions should include a three and one–half inch computer diskette or compact disc (CD) in HTML, ASCII, Word, WordPerfect, rtf, or pdf format (please specify version). Diskettes or CDs should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer and the name of the word processing program used to create the document. Alternatively, comments may be submitted electronically to DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov. Comments provided via electronic mail also should be submitted in one or more of the formats specified above. Comments will be posted to NTIA’s website at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ comments/2009/dnstransition. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this Notice contact: Suzanne R. Sene, Office of International Affairs, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room 4701, Washington, DC 20230, telephone (202) 482–3180; email ssene@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to the Office of Public Affairs, NTIA, at (202) 482–7002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background A July 1, 1997, Executive Memorandum directed the Secretary of Commerce to privatize the Internet’s domain name and addressing system (DNS) in a manner that increases competition and facilitates international participation in its management.1 In order to fulfill this Presidential directive, the Department of Commerce in June 1998, issued a statement of policy on the privatization of the Internet DNS, known as the DNS White Paper.2 In the DNS White Paper, the Department of Commerce articulated, based upon public input, four principles that would guide the development of an entity called ‘‘NewCo’’ to be established by the private sector. These principles were: stability; competition; private, bottom–up coordination; and 1 Memorandum on Electronic Commerce, 2 Pub. Papers 898 (July 1, 1997). 2 Management of Internet Names and Addresses, 63 Fed. Reg. 31,741 (June 10, 1998). E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northwest 
Region Federal Fisheries Permits

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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 June 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Kevin A. Ford, (206) 526-6115 or e-mail at 
kevin.ford@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) seeks comment on the 
renewal of permit information collections required to: (1) Renew and 
transfer of Pacific Coast Groundfish limited entry permits; (2) 
implement certain provisions of the sablefish permit stacking program 
as provided for at 50 CFR 660.372 and 660.334; and (3) issue and 
fulfill the terms and conditions of certain exempted fishing permits 
(EFP).
    NMFS, Northwest Region manages the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery 
in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon, and 
California under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan. 
The regulations implementing the Pacific Groundfish Fishery require 
that those individuals participating in the limited entry fishery have 
a valid limited entry permit. Participation in the fishery and access 
to a limited entry permit has been restricted to control the overall 
harvest capacity.
    Each year permit owners are required to renew their permits by 
reviewing their current permit information, providing updated contact 
information and certifying that the permit information is correct. 
Similarly, a permit owner is required to request in writing a permit 
transfer which may involve either registering another vessel to the 
permit and/or conveying the permit to another person or business 
entity. Additional information may be requested from the permit owner 
to determine compliance with groundfish regulations. The regulations 
implementing the limited entry program are found at 50 CFR Part 660, 
Subpart G.
    Also, NMFS requires information collections to implement a 
sablefish permit stacking program which will allow NMFS to prevent 
excessive fleet consolidation. This information collection requires a 
corporation or

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partnership that owns or holds a sablefish endorsed permit to provide 
an ownership interest form listing all individuals with ownership 
interest in the entity as part of the annual renewal process and as 
part of any sablefish endorsed permit transfer involving a business 
entity either given as the permit owner or as the vessel owner. Also, 
for transfer requests after April 1st and October 30th, the permit 
owner is required to report the remaining pounds (not yet harvested) on 
a sablefish endorsed permit at the time of transfer.
    Applicants for exempted fishing permit must submit written 
information that allows NMFS to evaluate the exempted fishing activity 
and weigh the benefits and costs of the proposed activities. The 
information included in an application is specified at 50 CFR 
600.745(b)(2). Permit holders are required to file preseason plans, 
summary reports on the results of the experiments or data collection 
and in some cases individual vessels and other permit holders are 
required to provide data reports. There is also a requirement of a 
call-in notification prior to the fishing trip. This information allows 
NMFS to evaluate the techniques used and decide if management 
regulations should be approved as is, modified, or disapproved.

II. Method of Collection

    Renewal forms are mailed to all permit owners and are submitted by 
mail to NOAA, NMFS, Northwest Region. Transfer forms are available from 
the region's Web site but must be submitted by mail or in person. 
Applications for an exempted fishing permit must be submitted in a 
written format. The exempted fishing permit data reports may be 
submitted in person, faxed, submitted by telephone or e-mailed by the 
monitor, plant manager, vessel owner or operator to NMFS or the states 
of Washington, Oregon, or California.

Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0203.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, state government, 
individuals or households, and business or other for-profits 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 336.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes per exempted fishing permit 
(EFP) application; 24 hours for an EFP summary report; 43 minutes for 
an EFP data report; 2 minutes for EFP trip notification; 20 minutes for 
a limited entry permit transfer form; 20 minutes for a renewal form; 10 
minutes to provide mid season transfer information for a sablefish 
endorsed limited entry permit; and 30 minutes for a sablefish permit 
ownership interest form.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,015.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $757,728.

III. 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: April 21, 2009.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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