Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socioeconomic Monitoring Program for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 30523-30524 [E9-15173]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 122 / Friday, June 26, 2009 / Notices Dated: June 23, 2009. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–15209 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Department of Commerce: Industry Outreach for Climate Change Negotiations Under the UNFCCC International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will host a half-day roundtable for industry participants during which senior U.S. government officials will outline the draft negotiation text of a new agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), provide updates on recent developments, and solicit individual input from participants. The purpose of the industry roundtable is to allow private sector stakeholders, particularly industry and trade associations, to advise U.S. officials on the impact a new UNFCCC agreement could have on their respective operations and on associated commercial opportunities. The DOC anticipates additional outreach events will be held throughout the United States. DATES: July 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: To apply to participate in the roundtable, please contact Brian O’Hanlon, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries; Room 4053; U.S. Department of Commerce; 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.; Washington, DC 20230; 202–482–3492; brian.ohanlon@mail.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Selection Criteria DOC wishes to ensure a broad coverage of sectors likely to be impacted by potential U.S. commitments under the UNFCCC. Because space is limited, applicants should provide information regarding the impact an agreement under the UNFCCC may have on their industry. Participants will be selected according to whether their respective industry sectors are likely to be affected by any binding commitments on the United States as part of an agreement under the UNFCCC. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change—The UNFCCC was signed in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and entered into force on VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Jun 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 March 21, 1994. Currently, 192 states have ratified the Convention, including the United States. The treaty requires national inventories of greenhouse gas emissions from developed countries, and encourages national action to stem greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change. Developed nations also pledge to share technology and resources with developing nations. Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change—The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in December 1997, entered into force on February 16, 2005, and has been ratified by 184 countries and the European Community. While the United States signed the document, the U.S. Senate has never ratified the treaty. The Kyoto Protocol sets binding emissions targets for 37 industrialized countries, includes mechanisms for measuring and reporting emissions, and provides for financing and technology assistance to developing countries. The Protocol will expire at the end of 2012. Current UNFCCC Negotiations— Negotiations under the UNFCCC are underway to formulate a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol. The discussions have the goal of concluding an agreement in Copenhagen this December. Potential impacts on U.S. industrial competitiveness will be discussed during the upcoming roundtable include technology transfer, intellectual property, financing, and related commercial opportunities. Dated: June 22, 2009. Cheryl McQueen, Acting Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. E9–15049 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socioeconomic Monitoring Program for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary 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 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30523 collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 25, 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 Dr. Vernon Leeworthy, 301– 713–7261 or at Bob.Leeworthy@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The purpose of this information collection is to obtain socioeconomic monitoring information in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). In 1997, regulations became effective that created a series of ‘‘no take zones’’ in the FKNMS. Monitoring programs are used to test the ecological and socioeconomic impacts of the ‘‘no take zones.’’ Two voluntary data collection efforts support the socioeconomic monitoring program. The first collection involves a set of four panels on commercial fishing operations, where commercial fishermen will be interviewed to assess financial performance and assess the impacts of Sanctuary regulations. Information on catch, effort, revenues, operating and capital costs will be obtained to do financial performance analysis. Eight years of data collection have been completed and this application is to complete the efforts for years nine through 11. The information on socioeconomic factors for developing profiles of the commercial fishermen such as age, sex, education level, household income, marital status, number of family members, race/ ethnicity, percent of income derived from fishing, percent of income derived from study area, years of experience in fishing will be gathered to compare panels with the general commercial fishing population. The data would be collected annually. The second collection will monitor recreational for-hire operations through the use of dive logs for estimating use in the ‘‘no take areas’’ versus other areas for snorkeling, scuba diving and glassbottom boat rides. Volunteers or a contractor will collect the logbooks monthly. E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 30524 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 122 / Friday, June 26, 2009 / Notices II. Method of Collection Face-to-face interviews will generally be used. Dive shops will be requested to share their logbooks. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0409. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 119. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours for a commercial fishing panel member interview and 10 hours for a dive shop interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 980. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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: June 23, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–15173 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Advocacy Questionnaire AGENCY: International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Jun 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 August 25, 2009. 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). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Sherry Lewis-Khanna, 202 482–4519, Sherry.LewisKhanna@mail.doc.gov, Fax: 202–501– 2895. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Advocacy Center marshals federal resources to assist U.S. firms competing for foreign government procurements worldwide. The Advocacy Center works closely with the Trade Promotion Coordination Committee, which is chaired by the Secretary of Commerce, and includes 19 federal agencies involved in Export Promotion. Advocacy assistance is wide and varied, but most often it is used to assist U.S. companies that must deal with foreign governments or government-owned entities to win or maintain business transactions in foreign markets. The Advocacy Center’s goal is to ensure opportunities for American companies in the international marketplace. The purpose of the Advocacy questionnaire is to collect the information necessary to evaluate whether it would be appropriate to provide U.S. Government (USG) advocacy assistance on a given transaction. The Advocacy Center, appropriate ITA officials, officers/ Ambassadors at U.S. Embassies/ Consulates worldwide and other federal agencies that provide advocacy support to U.S. companies, request companies seeking USG advocacy support to complete the questionnaire. The information derived from a completed questionnaire is critical in helping the Advocacy Center determine whether it is in the U.S. national interest to advocate on a specific transaction. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Method of Collection Information will be collected by paper format and electronically. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0220. Form Number(s): ITA–4133P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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: June 23, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–15163 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–817] Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cordell or Robert James, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 122 (Friday, June 26, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30523-30524]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-15173]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socioeconomic 
Monitoring Program for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

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 August 25, 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 Dr. Vernon Leeworthy, 301-713-7261 or at 
Bob.Leeworthy@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The purpose of this information collection is to obtain 
socioeconomic monitoring information in the Florida Keys National 
Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). In 1997, regulations became effective that 
created a series of ``no take zones'' in the FKNMS. Monitoring programs 
are used to test the ecological and socioeconomic impacts of the ``no 
take zones.'' Two voluntary data collection efforts support the 
socioeconomic monitoring program.
    The first collection involves a set of four panels on commercial 
fishing operations, where commercial fishermen will be interviewed to 
assess financial performance and assess the impacts of Sanctuary 
regulations. Information on catch, effort, revenues, operating and 
capital costs will be obtained to do financial performance analysis. 
Eight years of data collection have been completed and this application 
is to complete the efforts for years nine through 11. The information 
on socioeconomic factors for developing profiles of the commercial 
fishermen such as age, sex, education level, household income, marital 
status, number of family members, race/ethnicity, percent of income 
derived from fishing, percent of income derived from study area, years 
of experience in fishing will be gathered to compare panels with the 
general commercial fishing population. The data would be collected 
annually.
    The second collection will monitor recreational for-hire operations 
through the use of dive logs for estimating use in the ``no take 
areas'' versus other areas for snorkeling, scuba diving and glass-
bottom boat rides. Volunteers or a contractor will collect the logbooks 
monthly.

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II. Method of Collection

    Face-to-face interviews will generally be used. Dive shops will be 
requested to share their logbooks.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0409.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 119.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours for a commercial fishing panel 
member interview and 10 hours for a dive shop interview.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 980.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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: June 23, 2009.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-15173 Filed 6-25-09; 8:45 am]
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