Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Produce Processor Profiles of Fish Processing Plants in Alaska, 20811-20812 [2010-9114]

Download as PDF erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 21, 2010 / Notices resources through the preparation, monitoring, and revision of such fishery management plans under circumstances (a) which will enable the States, the fishing industry, consumers, environmental organizations, and other interested persons to participate in the development of such plans, and (b) which take into account the social and economic needs of fishermen and dependent communities. Section 302(j) of the MagnusonStevens Act requires that Council members appointed by the Secretary, Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) members appointed by a Council under Section 302(g)(1), or individuals nominated by the Governor of a State for possible appointment as a Council member, disclose their financial interest in any Council fishery. These interests include harvesting, processing, lobbying, advocacy, or marketing activity that is being, or will be, undertaken within any fishery over which the Council concerned has jurisdiction, or with respect to an individual or organization with a financial interest in such activity. Seated Council members appointed by the Secretary, including the Tribal Government appointee and SSC members, must file a financial interest form within 45 days of taking office and must provide an update of their statements at any time any such financial interest is acquired, or substantially changed. The National Marine Fisheries Service is in the process of revising the statement of financial interests form by adding clearer instructions, providing examples of submissions, and updating the form to provide a more appropriate intuitive format. The Secretary is required to submit an annual report to Congress on action taken by the Secretary and the Councils to implement the disclosure of financial interest and recusal requirements, including identification of any conflict of interest problems with respect to the Councils and SSCs and recommendations for addressing any such problems. The Act further provides that a member shall not vote on a Council decision that would have a significant and predictable effect on a financial interest if there is a close causal link between the Council decision and an expected and substantially disproportionate benefit to the financial interest of the affected individual relative to the financial interest of other participants in the same gear type or sector of the fishery. However, an affected individual who is declared ineligible to vote on a Council action VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:33 Apr 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 may participate in Council deliberations relating to the decision after notifying the Council of his/her recusal and identifying the financial interest that would be affected. II. Method of Collection Respondents submit paper forms by mail. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0192. Form Number: NOAA Form 88–195. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 330. Estimated Time per Response: 35 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 193. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $128.70. 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: April 16, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–9191 Filed 4–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Produce Processor Profiles of Fish Processing Plants in Alaska AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 20811 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 June 21, 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 Christina Package, (206) 526–6683 or Christina.Package@noaa.gov, or Jennifer Sepez, (206) 526–6546 or Jennifer.Sepez@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Workers come from many places inside and outside Alaska to work seasonally in its fish processing facilities. As a result, the population of an Alaska community with a fish processing plant can increase significantly during peak processing seasons. However, very limited information is available in a consolidated location or format about these fish processing facilities. The National Marine Fisheries Service’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center proposes to obtain such basic information, as an accurate number of individuals employed at each processing facility during the months of operation, the peak number of workers for processing various species by season, the ethnicity of processing workers, types of lodging and other accommodations and activities available for processing workers, whether or not the company provides meals for the processing workforce in a company galley, the interactions between seasonal processing workers and permanent residents of the community, and the history of the fish processing facility in the community. This type of information is important when attempting to forecast the possible social impacts of fishing regulations on communities which have an onshore fish processing facility. E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 20812 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 21, 2010 / Notices This project would produce ‘‘processor profiles’’, short narrative descriptions of all the onshore fish processing plants in the state of Alaska that will augment and update existing community profiles. II. Method of Collection Phone surveys will be conducted with all shore-based fish processing plants in Alaska. Site visits will be conducted with shore-based fish processing plants in three communities in Alaska: Cordova, Kenai, and Petersburg (these communities have not previously received a site visit and have the largest number of fish processing facilities in their sub-regions). III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 163 phone survey respondents; 27 inperson survey respondents (one per each processing plant visited during site visits). Estimated Time Per Response: 20 minutes for phone survey; 40–60 minutes for in-person survey. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 82. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD 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. Dated: April 15, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–9114 Filed 4–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:33 Apr 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northwest Region Pacific Whiting Shoreside Fishery Monitoring and Catch Accounting Program AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. 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 June 21, 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 Becky Renko, (206) 526– 6110 or Becky.Renko@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract As part of its fishery management responsibilities, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service collects information to determine the amount and type of groundfish caught by fishing vessels. This collection supports exempted fishing permit requirements for Pacific whiting shoreside vessels to have and use electronic monitoring to verify full retention of catch and for Pacific whiting shoreside processors to send electronic catch data used to manage the catch allocations and limits. The respondents are principally groundfish fishermen and shoreside processors which are companies/ partnerships. Other respondents include State fisheries agencies who seek an exempted fishing permit. II. Method of Collection Information is sent through electronic programs and e-mail. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0563. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; State, local, or Tribal government; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Estimated Time per Response: Initial application and summary report, 10 hours each; inseason data report, 1 hour; electronic fish tickets, 10 minutes in Washington and California, 2 minutes in Oregon; electronic monitoring systems (EMS): installation, 6 hours; data downloads, 4 hours and EMS removal, 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 613. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $240,000. 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: April 15, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 21, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Produce 
Processor Profiles of Fish Processing Plants in Alaska

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 June 21, 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 Christina Package, (206) 526-6683 or 
Christina.Package@noaa.gov, or Jennifer Sepez, (206) 526-6546 or 
Jennifer.Sepez@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Workers come from many places inside and outside Alaska to work 
seasonally in its fish processing facilities. As a result, the 
population of an Alaska community with a fish processing plant can 
increase significantly during peak processing seasons. However, very 
limited information is available in a consolidated location or format 
about these fish processing facilities. The National Marine Fisheries 
Service's Alaska Fisheries Science Center proposes to obtain such basic 
information, as an accurate number of individuals employed at each 
processing facility during the months of operation, the peak number of 
workers for processing various species by season, the ethnicity of 
processing workers, types of lodging and other accommodations and 
activities available for processing workers, whether or not the company 
provides meals for the processing workforce in a company galley, the 
interactions between seasonal processing workers and permanent 
residents of the community, and the history of the fish processing 
facility in the community. This type of information is important when 
attempting to forecast the possible social impacts of fishing 
regulations on communities which have an onshore fish processing 
facility.

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    This project would produce ``processor profiles'', short narrative 
descriptions of all the onshore fish processing plants in the state of 
Alaska that will augment and update existing community profiles.

II. Method of Collection

    Phone surveys will be conducted with all shore-based fish 
processing plants in Alaska. Site visits will be conducted with shore-
based fish processing plants in three communities in Alaska: Cordova, 
Kenai, and Petersburg (these communities have not previously received a 
site visit and have the largest number of fish processing facilities in 
their sub-regions).

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 163 phone survey respondents; 27 
in-person survey respondents (one per each processing plant visited 
during site visits).
    Estimated Time Per Response: 20 minutes for phone survey; 40-60 
minutes for in-person survey.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 82.
    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: April 15, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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