Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; South Pacific Tuna Act, 43485-43486 [2010-18153]

Download as PDF 43485 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 142 Monday, July 26, 2010 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; South Pacific Tuna Act National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 September 24, 2010. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Raymond P. Clarke, National Marine Fisheries Service, 808–944–2205 or raymond.clarke@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Foreign Agricultural Service Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. The Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) today accepted and began a review of a petition for trade adjustment assistance filed under the FY 2011 Program by three wool producers on behalf of wool producers in Montana. The Administrator will determine within 40 days whether increasing imports of wool contributed importantly to a greater than 15-percent decrease in the average annual price of wool, quantity or production, value of production, or cash receipts, compared to the average of the 3 preceding marketing years. If the determination is affirmative, producers who produce and market wool in Montana will be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for free technical assistance and cash benefits. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Staff, FAS, USDA, by phone: (202) 720–0638, or (202) 690–0633; or by e-mail: tradeadjustment@fas.usda.gov; or visit the TAA for Farmers’ Web site: http:// www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa. Dated: July 14, 2010. John D. Brewer, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2010–17807 Filed 7–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Jul 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 I. Abstract This request is for review of an extension of a currently approved collection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collects vessel license, vessel registration, catch, and unloading information from operators of United States (U.S.) purse seine vessels fishing within a large region of the central and western Pacific Ocean. This is governed by the Treaty on Fisheries between the Governments of Certain Pacific Island States and the Government of the United States of America, signed in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in 1987, and its annexes, schedules and implementing agreements, as amended (Treaty). The collection of information is required to meet U.S. obligations under the Treaty. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Treaty authorizes U.S. tuna vessels to fish within fishing zones of a large region of the Pacific Ocean. The South Pacific Tuna Act of 1988 (16 U.S.C. 973–973r) and U.S. implementing regulations (50 CFR Part 300, Subpart D) authorize the collection of information from participants in the Treaty fishery. Vessel operators who wish to participate in the Treaty Fishery must submit annual vessel license and registration (including registration of vessel monitoring system (VMS) units) applications and periodic written reports of catch and unloading of fish from licensed vessels. They are also required to ensure the continued operation of VMS units on board licensed vessels, which is expected to require periodic maintenance of the units. The information collected is submitted to the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) through the U.S. government, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The license and registration application information is used by the FFA to determine the operational capability and financial responsibility of a vessel operator interested in participating in the Treaty fishery. Information obtained from vessel catch and unloading reports is used by the FFA to assess fishing effort and fishery resources in the region and to track the amount of fish caught within each Pacific island state’s exclusive economic zone for fair disbursement of Treaty monies. The maintenance of VMS units is needed to ensure the continuous operation of the VMS units, which, as part of the VMS administered by the FFA, are used as an enforcement tool. If the information is not collected, the U.S. government will not meet its obligations under the Treaty, and the lack of fishing information will result in poor management of the fishery resources. II. Method of Collection All forms are to be submitted in hard copy, via mail. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0218. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 38. E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 43486 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 142 / Monday, July 26, 2010 / Notices Estimated Time per Response: License application, 15 minutes; registration application, 45 minutes; catch report, 1 hour; and unloading logsheet, 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 342. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $116,052 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. 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: July 19, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482–4895, lhall@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Special Comprehensive License (SCL) procedure authorizes multiple shipments of items from the U.S. or from approved consignees abroad who are approved in advance by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to conduct the following activities: Servicing, support services, stocking spare parts, maintenance, capital expansion, manufacturing, support scientific data acquisition, reselling and reexporting in the form received, and other activities as approved on a caseby-case basis. An application for an SCL requires submission of additional supporting documentation, such as the company’s internal control program. This additional information is needed by BIS to ensure that the requirements and the restrictions of this procedure are strictly observed. II. Method of Collection Submitted on paper forms. Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce ACTION: Notice. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0694–0089. Form Number(s): BIS–752P and BIS– 752P–A. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 540. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes to 40 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 966. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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 September 24, 2010. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 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 [FR Doc. 2010–18153 Filed 7–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Comprehensive License AGENCY: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Jul 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: July 19, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–18155 Filed 7–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Voluntary SelfDisclosure of Antiboycott Violations Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 September 24, 2010. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482–4895, lhall@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This collection of information supports enforcement of the Antiboycott provisions of the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by providing a method for industry to voluntarily selfdisclose antiboycott violations. Companies wishing to voluntarily selfdisclose antiboycott may submit pertinent information, as described E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 142 (Monday, July 26, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43485-43486]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-18153]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; South Pacific 
Tuna Act

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 September 24, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Raymond P. Clarke, National Marine Fisheries Service, 
808-944-2205 or raymond.clarke@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for review of an extension of a currently approved 
collection.
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collects 
vessel license, vessel registration, catch, and unloading information 
from operators of United States (U.S.) purse seine vessels fishing 
within a large region of the central and western Pacific Ocean. This is 
governed by the Treaty on Fisheries between the Governments of Certain 
Pacific Island States and the Government of the United States of 
America, signed in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in 1987, and its 
annexes, schedules and implementing agreements, as amended (Treaty). 
The collection of information is required to meet U.S. obligations 
under the Treaty.
    The Treaty authorizes U.S. tuna vessels to fish within fishing 
zones of a large region of the Pacific Ocean. The South Pacific Tuna 
Act of 1988 (16 U.S.C. 973-973r) and U.S. implementing regulations (50 
CFR Part 300, Subpart D) authorize the collection of information from 
participants in the Treaty fishery. Vessel operators who wish to 
participate in the Treaty Fishery must submit annual vessel license and 
registration (including registration of vessel monitoring system (VMS) 
units) applications and periodic written reports of catch and unloading 
of fish from licensed vessels. They are also required to ensure the 
continued operation of VMS units on board licensed vessels, which is 
expected to require periodic maintenance of the units. The information 
collected is submitted to the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency 
(FFA) through the U.S. government, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries 
Service (NMFS). The license and registration application information is 
used by the FFA to determine the operational capability and financial 
responsibility of a vessel operator interested in participating in the 
Treaty fishery. Information obtained from vessel catch and unloading 
reports is used by the FFA to assess fishing effort and fishery 
resources in the region and to track the amount of fish caught within 
each Pacific island state's exclusive economic zone for fair 
disbursement of Treaty monies. The maintenance of VMS units is needed 
to ensure the continuous operation of the VMS units, which, as part of 
the VMS administered by the FFA, are used as an enforcement tool. If 
the information is not collected, the U.S. government will not meet its 
obligations under the Treaty, and the lack of fishing information will 
result in poor management of the fishery resources.

II. Method of Collection

    All forms are to be submitted in hard copy, via mail.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0218.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 38.

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    Estimated Time per Response: License application, 15 minutes; 
registration application, 45 minutes; catch report, 1 hour; and 
unloading logsheet, 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 342.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $116,052 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

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: July 19, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-18153 Filed 7-23-10; 8:45 am]
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