Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 62097-62098 [2010-25234]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 194 / Thursday, October 7, 2010 / Notices addressed to: The Office of Negotiations and Agreements, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA, Stop 1040, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250, or by fax to (202) 720–0340. The Office of Negotiations and Agreements may be reached by telephone at (202) 720–6219, with inquiries directed to Lorie Fitzsimmons and Steffon Brown. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction The ATACs are authorized by sections 135(c)(1) and (2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Pub. L. 93–618, 19 U.S.C. 2155). The purpose of these committees is to advise the Secretary and the USTR concerning agricultural trade policy. The committees are intended to ensure that representative elements of the private sector have an opportunity to express their views to the U.S. government. jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Committee Changes Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. II), FAS gives notice that the Secretary and USTR are considering removing representation of the planting seeds industry from the Tobacco, Cotton, Peanuts and Planting Seeds (TCPPS) ATAC and adding representation of the planting seeds sector to the Grains, Feed and Oilseeds (GFO) ATAC. The justification for this structural change is that many of the issues that the GFO committee addresses, such as genetically modified organisms, new technologies and international negotiations, are common within the U.S. planting seeds industry. The proposed changes will result in the Tobacco, Cotton and Peanuts (TCP) ATAC and the Grains, Feed, Oilseeds, and Planting Seeds (GFOPS) ATAC. Background In 1974, Congress established a private sector advisory committee system to ensure that U.S. trade policy and negotiating objectives adequately reflect U.S. commercial and economic interests. The private sector advisory committee system currently consists of three tiers: • The President’s Advisory Committee on Trade and Policy Negotiations; • Five general policy advisory committees, including the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee; and, • Twenty-eight technical advisory committees, including the ATACs. As to the technical advisory committees, Section 135(c)(2) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 215) provides that: The President shall establish such VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:42 Oct 06, 2010 Jkt 223001 sectoral or functional advisory committees as may be appropriate. Such committees shall, insofar as is practicable, be representative of all industry, labor, agricultural, or service interests (including small business interests) in the sector or functional areas concerned. In organizing such committees, USTR and the Secretaries of Commerce, Labor, Agriculture, the Treasury, or other executive departments, as appropriate, shall— (A) Consult with interested private organizations; and (B) take into account such factors as— (i) patterns of actual and potential competition between United States industry and agriculture and foreign enterprise in international trade, (ii) the character of the nontariff barriers and other distortions affecting such competition, (iii) the necessity for reasonable limits on the number of such advisory committees, (iv) the necessity that each committee be reasonably limited in size, and (v) in the case of each sectoral committee, that the product lines covered by each committee be reasonably related. USTR and USDA are seeking comments regarding whether all appropriate interest in the sectors represented by the ATACs are being represented by the current membership of the ATACs, and if not, what additional interest should be represented. Requirements for Submission: Public comments via e-mail should be addressed to Lorie.Fitsimmons@fas.usda.gov and Steffon.Brown@fas.usda.gov. Comments submitted via U.S. mail should be addressed to: The Office of Negotiations and Agreements, FAS, USDA, Stop 1040, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250. Dated: September 28, 2010. Suzanne Hale, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2010–25240 Filed 10–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Sunshine Act Meeting Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 9:30 a.m. (local time), 3:30 a.m. (EDT). PLACE: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Headquarters, Editorial Room 4–34, Vinohradska 159A, 100 00 Prague 10, Czech Republic. DATE AND TIME: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62097 Notice of Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. SUMMARY: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The BBG will be considering Board By-Laws, a Calendar Year 2011 meeting schedule, Strategy and Budget Committee recommendations, and a Governor’s trip report. The meeting is open to the public—but due to space limitations via Webcast only—and will be streamed on the BBG’s Web site at http:// www.bbg.gov. The meeting will also be made available on the BBG’s Web site for on-demand viewing by 9:30 a.m. EDT. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Persons interested in obtaining more information should contact Paul Kollmer-Dorsey at (202) 203–4545. SUBJECT: Paul Kollmer-Dorsey, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2010–25473 Filed 10–5–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8610–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Drivers’ Awareness of and Response to Significant Weather Events and the Correlation of Weather to Road Impacts. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Request: Regular submission (request for approval of a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,200. Average Hours per Response: 6 minutes. Burden Hours: 120. Needs and Uses: This project is a joint effort of the University of Utah (U of U), NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), and NorthWest Weathernet (NWN) to investigate and understand the relationship between meteorological phenomena and road conditions, as well as public understanding and response to available forecast information. The events which impact the Salt Lake City metro area during the winter of 2010– 2011 will be examined. Through the administration E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 62098 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 194 / Thursday, October 7, 2010 / Notices jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES of a targeted survey, important details will be gathered regarding: (a) The information that drivers possessed prior to and during a storm, including knowledge of observed and forecast weather conditions; (b) sources of weather and road information; (c) any modification of travel and/or commute plans, based on event information; (d) anticipation and perception of storm impacts and severity; and (e) perception and behavioral response to messages conveyed by the NWS and UDOT, along with their satisfaction of information provided. Analyses of the information gathered will focus on driver knowledge, perceptions, and decisionmaking. Ultimately, the results of this survey will provide insight on how the Weather Enterprise may more effectively communicate hazard information to the public in a manner which leads to improved response (i.e., change travel times, modes, etc.). With a sufficient level of behavior change, it should be possible to improve safety and reduce the costs associated with weather-related congestion and associated delays. Additionally, the project will shed light upon the interrelationship between meteorological phenomena, road conditions, and their combined impact on travel. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. 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 6616, 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 OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: October 1, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–25234 Filed 10–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KE–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:42 Oct 06, 2010 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Expanded Vessel Monitoring System Requirement in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery 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 December 6, 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 Becky Renko, (206) 526– 6110 or Becky.Renko@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for a renewal of a currently approved information collection. NOAA has established large-scale depth-based management areas, referred to as Groundfish Conservation Areas (GCAs), where groundfish fishing is prohibited or restricted. These areas were specifically designed to reduce the catch of species while allowing healthy fisheries to continue in areas and with gears where little incidental catch of overfished species is likely to occur. Because NOAA needs methods to effectively enforce area restrictions, certain commercial fishing vessels are required to install and use a vessel monitoring system (VMS) that automatically sends hourly position reports. Exemptions from the reporting requirement are available for inactive vessels or vessels fishing outside the monitored area. The vessels are also required to declare what gear will be used. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To ensure the integrity of the GCAs and Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCA), a pilot VMS program was implemented on January 1, 2004. The pilot program required vessels registered to Pacific Coast groundfish fishery limited entry permits to carry and use VMS transceiver units while fishing off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California. On January 1, 2007, the VMS program coverage was expanded to include all open access fisheries in addition to the limited entry fisheries. A change request to expand the available fishery declarations will be published as part of a final rule, RIN 0648–AY68, in late 2010. As stated in the proposed rule for RIN 0648–AY68 (75 FR 53380, August 31, 2010), the public reporting burden for the changes to the declaration reporting system are not expected to change the public reporting burden. II. Method of Collection The installation/activation reports are available over the Internet. Due to the need for the owner’s signature, installation reports must be faxed or mailed to NMFS. Hourly position reports are automatically sent from VMS transceivers installed aboard vessels. Exemption reports and declaration reports are submitted via a toll-free telephone number. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0573. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (renewal of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time per Response: VMS installation: 4 hours; VMS maintenance: 4 hours; installation, exemption and activation reports: 5 minutes each; and declaration reports: 4 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,581. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,900,250. 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 E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. chapter 35).
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Drivers' Awareness of and Response to Significant Weather 
Events and the Correlation of Weather to Road Impacts.
    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (request for approval of a new 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 1,200.
    Average Hours per Response: 6 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 120.
    Needs and Uses: This project is a joint effort of the University of 
Utah (U of U), NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), the Utah 
Department of Transportation (UDOT), and NorthWest Weathernet (NWN) to 
investigate and understand the relationship between meteorological 
phenomena and road conditions, as well as public understanding and 
response to available forecast information. The events which impact the 
Salt Lake City metro area during the winter of 2010- 2011 will be 
examined. Through the administration

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of a targeted survey, important details will be gathered regarding: (a) 
The information that drivers possessed prior to and during a storm, 
including knowledge of observed and forecast weather conditions; (b) 
sources of weather and road information; (c) any modification of travel 
and/or commute plans, based on event information; (d) anticipation and 
perception of storm impacts and severity; and (e) perception and 
behavioral response to messages conveyed by the NWS and UDOT, along 
with their satisfaction of information provided. Analyses of the 
information gathered will focus on driver knowledge, perceptions, and 
decisionmaking. Ultimately, the results of this survey will provide 
insight on how the Weather Enterprise may more effectively communicate 
hazard information to the public in a manner which leads to improved 
response (i.e., change travel times, modes, etc.). With a sufficient 
level of behavior change, it should be possible to improve safety and 
reduce the costs associated with weather-related congestion and 
associated delays. Additionally, the project will shed light upon the 
interrelationship between meteorological phenomena, road conditions, 
and their combined impact on travel.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: One time.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.
    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 6616, 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 OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: October 1, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-25234 Filed 10-6-10; 8:45 am]
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