Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Sea Scallops Amendment 10 Data Collection, 55304-55305 [2010-22575]

Download as PDF 55304 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 175 / Friday, September 10, 2010 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Christopher Carbone on (301) 975–2952, or via e-mail at ccarbone@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a national network of locallybased manufacturing extension centers working with small manufacturers to assist them improve their productivity, improve profitability and enhance their economic competitiveness. The information collected will provide the MEP with information regarding MEP Center performance regarding the delivery of technology, and business solutions to U.S.-based manufacturers. The collected information will assist in determining the performance of the MEP Centers at both local and national levels; provide information critical to monitoring and reporting on MEP programmatic performance; and assist management in policy decisions. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory per the regulations governing the operation of the MEP Program (15 CFR parts 290, 291, 292, and H.R. 1274—section 2). The information will include center inputs and activities including services delivered, clients served, center staff, quarterly expenses and revenues, partners and affiliates, strategic plan, operating plans, and client success stories. No confidentiality for information submitted is promised or provided. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Information will be collected electronically, on a quarterly basis. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Mep-funded Recipients (centers). Estimated Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Time per Response: 20 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,800. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $50,000. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Sep 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 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: September 3, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–22561 Filed 9–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Sea Scallops Amendment 10 Data Collection National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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 November 9, 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 Peter Christopher, 978–281– 9288 or Peter.Christopher@noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a revision and renewal of a currently approved information collection. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Region manages the Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the East Coast under the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The regulations implementing the FMP are at 50 CFR Part 648. This collection includes the following reporting requirements for scallop vessel owners, operators, and fishery participants: vessel monitoring system (VMS) trip declarations for all scallop vessels, including powerdown declarations; notification of access area trip termination for limited access scallop vessels; submission of access area compensation trip identification; submission of broken trip adjustment and access area trip exchange forms; VMS purchase and installation for individuals that purchase a Federally permitted-scallop vessel; submission of ownership cap forms for individual fishing quota (IFQ) scallop vessels; submission of vessel replacement, upgrade and permit history applications for IFQ, Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM), and Incidental Catch (IC) scallop vessels; submission of VMS prelanding notification form by IFQ vessels; enrollment into the State waters exemption program; submission of requests for IFQ transfers; payment of cost recovery bills for IFQ vessels; sector proposals for IFQ vessels and industry participants; sector operations plans for approved sector proposals. II. Method of Collection Participants will submit electronic VMS transmissions and paper applications by mail, facsimile, or email. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0491. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Renewal submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,296. Estimated Time per Response: VMS trip declaration, trip termination, compensation trip identification, powerdown provision, 2 minutes; broken trip adjustment and access area trip exchange, 10 minutes; VMS purchase and installation, 2 hours; IFQ ownership cap forms, 5 minutes; vessel replacement, upgrade and permit history applications, 3 hours; VMS pre- E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 175 / Friday, September 10, 2010 / Notices landing notification form, 5 minutes; VMS State waters exemption program, 2 minutes; quota transfers, 10 minutes; cost recovery, 2 hours; sector proposals, 150 hours; sector operations plans, 100 hours; IFQ, Northern Gulf of Maine, and incidental catch vessel VMS requirements, 2 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,322. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,488,557. 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: September 3, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–22575 Filed 9–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Social Impacts of the Implementation of a Catch Shares Program in the Mid-Atlantic 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. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Sep 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 Written comments must be submitted on or before November 9, 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 Lisa L. Colburn, (401) 782– 3253 or Lisa.L.Colburn@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract This request is for new information collection. Social Impact Assessment (SIA) is required in fisheries under both the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). The required information is used to evaluate the impacts of the proposed activity on fishermen still involved in fishing since catch shares were implemented. In promulgating and issuing regulations, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) must determine the relative impacts of different management measures. Catch shares are being highly encouraged as a core strategy to improve the status of fish stock and habitat, and also the social and economic status of communities and individual fishermen (NOAA Draft Catch Share Policy). The use of catch share programs will have an impact on those individuals participating in the affected fisheries. Possible impacts include loss of employment opportunities and shoreside infrastructure, and disruption to social networks. Amendment 16 to the Multispecies (groundfish) Fishery Management Plan, implemented on May 1, 2010, is the largest catch share program in number of permit holders that has ever been implemented in the U.S., and includes 17 group quota or ‘sector’ allocations. More catch share plans are in discussion for the Northeast within the next several years. NMFS is required to assess the impact of these plans as well as their impacts relative to other management measures in place in the Northeast. The rapid implementation of the groundfish catch share program made capturing a full pre-implementation baseline virtually impossible. A University of Rhode Island survey of fishermen and PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55305 former fishermen in New England in 2009/2010 partially captured this baseline for fisheries in general, as well as some immediate post-implementation impacts for groundfishermen in that region. This research aims to study the immediate post-implementation effects on fishermen in the groundfish fishery and those that have already exited the fishery in the Mid-Atlantic, as well as provide a baseline for other fisheries prior to any implementation of additional catch share programs. The data collected will provide a baseline description of the affected industry to compare with future assessments of fishermen and cover (1) Participation in sectors and the management process, (2) job satisfaction, and (3) self-reported general well-being. This information will lead to a greater understanding of the social impacts this management measure may have on the individuals in the fishery. To achieve these goals it is critical to collect the necessary data immediately after the implementation of the program. This study is a post-implementation data collection effort to achieve the stated objectives. II. Method of Collection The surveys will be conducted by in-person interviews. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 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 E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 175 (Friday, September 10, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55304-55305]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22575]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Sea 
Scallops Amendment 10 Data Collection

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 November 9, 
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 Peter Christopher, 978-281-9288 or 
Peter.Christopher@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for a revision and renewal of a currently approved 
information collection.
    National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Region manages 
the Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) fishery of the Exclusive Economic 
Zone (EEZ) off the East Coast under the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP). The regulations implementing the FMP are at 50 
CFR Part 648. This collection includes the following reporting 
requirements for scallop vessel owners, operators, and fishery 
participants: vessel monitoring system (VMS) trip declarations for all 
scallop vessels, including powerdown declarations; notification of 
access area trip termination for limited access scallop vessels; 
submission of access area compensation trip identification; submission 
of broken trip adjustment and access area trip exchange forms; VMS 
purchase and installation for individuals that purchase a Federally 
permitted-scallop vessel; submission of ownership cap forms for 
individual fishing quota (IFQ) scallop vessels; submission of vessel 
replacement, upgrade and permit history applications for IFQ, Northern 
Gulf of Maine (NGOM), and Incidental Catch (IC) scallop vessels; 
submission of VMS pre-landing notification form by IFQ vessels; 
enrollment into the State waters exemption program; submission of 
requests for IFQ transfers; payment of cost recovery bills for IFQ 
vessels; sector proposals for IFQ vessels and industry participants; 
sector operations plans for approved sector proposals.

II. Method of Collection

    Participants will submit electronic VMS transmissions and paper 
applications by mail, facsimile, or e-mail.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0491.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Renewal submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,296.
    Estimated Time per Response: VMS trip declaration, trip 
termination, compensation trip identification, powerdown provision, 2 
minutes; broken trip adjustment and access area trip exchange, 10 
minutes; VMS purchase and installation, 2 hours; IFQ ownership cap 
forms, 5 minutes; vessel replacement, upgrade and permit history 
applications, 3 hours; VMS pre-

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landing notification form, 5 minutes; VMS State waters exemption 
program, 2 minutes; quota transfers, 10 minutes; cost recovery, 2 
hours; sector proposals, 150 hours; sector operations plans, 100 hours; 
IFQ, Northern Gulf of Maine, and incidental catch vessel VMS 
requirements, 2 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,322.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,488,557.

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: September 3, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-22575 Filed 9-9-10; 8:45 am]
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