Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Public Perceptions and Attitudes About Hawaiian Monk Seals, 4042-4043 [2010-1449]

Download as PDF WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 4042 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 26, 2010 / Notices previous month. The ratio of unfilled orders to shipments is an important indicator of pressure on manufacturing capacity. The monthly M3 estimates are based on a relatively small panel of domestic manufacturers and reflect primarily the month-to-month changes of large companies. There is a clear need for periodic benchmarking of the M3 estimates to reflect the entire manufacturing universe. The Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) provides annual benchmarks for the shipments and inventories but because the data are collected at the establishment level rather than the corporate level on the ASM and most companies retain records on unfilled orders at the corporate level, data collection of unfilled orders proved to be unsuccessful. In order to collect the appropriate and relevant data, the M3 discontinued the practice of collecting the data from the ASM, necessitating a separate survey for unfilled orders beginning in 1976. Over the life of the M3 Survey, there have been four surveys specifically designed to collect unfilled orders. These surveys were conducted in 1976, 1986, 2000, and 2008. After analyzing the results of the 2008 survey, the Census Bureau determined the need for an annual data collection of unfilled orders data. The U.S. Census Bureau plans a reinstatement with a change to an expired collection ‘‘Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Supplement: 2006–2007 Unfilled Orders Benchmark Survey,’’ to be renamed the ‘‘Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey.’’ The Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey will be used as a benchmark for the M3 Survey each year. The Census Bureau will use these data to develop universe estimates of unfilled orders as of the end of the calendar year and adjust the monthly M3 data on unfilled orders to these levels on the NAICS basis. The benchmarked unfilled orders levels will then be used to derive estimates of new orders received by manufacturers. The survey data will also be used to determine whether it is necessary to collect unfilled orders data for specific industries on a monthly basis; some industries are not asked to provide unfilled orders data on the M3 Survey. The Census Bureau will use the information provided by this survey to develop universe estimates of unfilled orders as of the end of each year, and then adjust the monthly M3 data on unfilled orders to these levels. The benchmarked unfilled orders levels will be used to derive estimates of new orders received by manufacturers. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:10 Jan 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 131, 182, 193, and 224. OMB Desk Officer: Brian HarrisKojetin, (202) 395–7314. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dhynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202–395– 7245) or e-mail (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov). Dated: January 20, 2010. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–1399 Filed 1–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Public Perceptions and Attitudes About Hawaiian Monk Seals 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 29, 2010. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 directed to Jen Metz, (808) 944–2268 or Jennifer.Metz@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The purpose of this informationgathering activity is to gain a better understanding of public knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors regarding the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. The information gained will be used to develop management strategies and an outreach and education plan intended to reduce human-seal interactions. Members of the public targeted for this survey will include people likely to encounter Hawaiian monk seals in the wild, including but not limited to: fishers, surfers, beach goers, divers, operators and patrons of commercial water sports tours, and hotel managers operating in areas of high monk seal activity. The information gathered by this survey, and the management and education and outreach efforts it supports, will be increasingly useful for Hawaiian monk seal conservation as seals are expected to become more numerous around the populated Hawaiian Islands over the next several years. The Hawaiian monk seal is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act and is also protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Hawaii State law. II. Method of Collection Participants voluntarily complete paper questionnaires. Questionnaires will be distributed in-person and by mail. Methods of submittal include direct on-site return to those conducting the survey, and mail/fax/e-mail. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals and households; business and for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 167. 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 E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 26, 2010 / Notices 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: January 21, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–1449 Filed 1–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Correction: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Fisheries Certificate of Origin AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Correction. SUMMARY: On January 15, 2010, a notice was published in the Federal Register (75 FR 2482) on the proposed information collection, Fisheries Certificate of Origin. In the third paragraph under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, III. Data, the OMB Control No. is corrected to read, ‘‘0648–0335.’’ All other information in the notice is correct and remains unchanged. Dated: January 21, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–1448 Filed 1–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket Number 100115026–0026–01] Science Advisory Board; Draft Report of the NOAA Science Advisory Board Oceans and Health Working Group Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric AGENCY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:10 Jan 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment. SUMMARY: NOAA Research (OAR) publishes this notice on behalf of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to announce the availability of the draft report of the SAB Oceans and Health Working Group (here called the OHWG) for public comment. The draft report of the OHWG has been prepared pursuant to the request initiated from NOAA for an external panel of experts to explore opportunities to enhance NOAA’s ongoing ocean health efforts and their impacts on ecosystem and public health and well-being. DATES: Comments on this draft report must be received by 5 p.m. on February 25, 2010. ADDRESSES: The Draft Report of the OHWG will be available on the NOAA Science Advisory Board Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Reports/ohwg. The public is encouraged to submit comments electronically to noaa.sab.comments@noaa.gov. For individuals who do not have access to the Internet, comments may be submitted in writing to: NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) c/o Dr. Cynthia Decker, 1315 East-West Highway-R/ SAB, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, 1315 East-West Highway-R/SAB, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301– 734–1156, Fax: 301–734–1459) during normal business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of its charge, the OHWG was tasked to consider the following questions and any others that the Working Group may decide to entertain: (1) What are NOAA’s unique and important scientific roles in addressing ocean health issues? (2) What are the right ocean health science questions, products and services for NOAA? (3) Are there additional ocean health science issues that should be included in the NOAA research portfolio? If so, what are these? (4) What are the appropriate steps for NOAA to incorporate and advance ocean health as part of its core mission? (5) How could NOAA more systematically develop ocean health products and services to enhance ecosystem, organism, human, and community health? PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4043 (6) How can NOAA better integrate among its major programs, including activities conducted within the agency and those supported in the external community, to better define and assess ocean health issues? The complete terms of reference for the working group can be found at: http://www.sab.noaa.gov/ Working_Groups/current/ oceans_health/ OCEANSHEALTH_TOR_FINAL.pdf. The SAB is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary on long- and short-term strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. NOAA welcomes all comments on the content of the draft report. We also request comments on any inconsistencies perceived within the report, and possible omissions of important topics or issues. This draft report is being issued for comment only and is not intended for interim use. For any shortcoming noted within the report, please propose specific remedies. Suggested changes will be incorporated where appropriate, and a final report will be posted on the SAB Web site. Please follow these instructions for preparing and submitting comments. Using the format guidance described below will facilitate the processing of comments and assure that all comments are appropriately considered. Overview comments should be provided first and should be numbered. Comments that are specific to particular pages, paragraphs or lines of the section should follow any overview comments and should identify the page and line numbers to which they apply. Please number each page of your comments. Dated: January 20, 2010. Mark E. Brown, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–1417 Filed 1–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XT92 Endangered Species; File No. 14396 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 16 (Tuesday, January 26, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4042-4043]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of 
Public Perceptions and Attitudes About Hawaiian Monk Seals

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 March 29, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 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 Jen Metz, (808) 944-2268 or Jennifer.Metz@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The purpose of this information-gathering activity is to gain a 
better understanding of public knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, values, 
and behaviors regarding the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. The 
information gained will be used to develop management strategies and an 
outreach and education plan intended to reduce human-seal interactions. 
Members of the public targeted for this survey will include people 
likely to encounter Hawaiian monk seals in the wild, including but not 
limited to: fishers, surfers, beach goers, divers, operators and 
patrons of commercial water sports tours, and hotel managers operating 
in areas of high monk seal activity. The information gathered by this 
survey, and the management and education and outreach efforts it 
supports, will be increasingly useful for Hawaiian monk seal 
conservation as seals are expected to become more numerous around the 
populated Hawaiian Islands over the next several years. The Hawaiian 
monk seal is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act and 
is also protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Hawaii 
State law.

II. Method of Collection

    Participants voluntarily complete paper questionnaires. 
Questionnaires will be distributed in-person and by mail. Methods of 
submittal include direct on-site return to those conducting the survey, 
and mail/fax/e-mail.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households; business and for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 167.
    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

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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: January 21, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-1449 Filed 1-25-10; 8:45 am]
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