Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Sea Grant Program Application Requirements for Grants, for Sea Grant Fellowships, and for Designation as a Sea Grant College or Sea Grant Institute, 16612-16613 [2011-6944]

Download as PDF 16612 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2011 / Notices Dated: March 18, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act, and other pertinent statues. [FR Doc. 2011–6924 Filed 3–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Perceptions About the Biological and Socio-Economic Performance of Marine Regulations in the U.S. Caribbean 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 May 23, 2011. 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 Dr. Brent Stoffle, (305) 361– 4276 or brent.stoffle@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect demographic, socio-economic, and attitudinal information on the efficacy of marine regulations in the United States (U.S.) Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The data gathered will be used to: (1) Describe the fishermen’s perceptions about the performance of existing marine regulations such as marine reserve designations, seasonal closures and gear bans, (2) document the social and economic changes brought about by these regulations, and (3) evaluate the likely socio-economic impacts of management proposals. In addition, the information will be used to satisfy legal mandates under Executive Order 12898, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Mar 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 In addition to using ethnographic methods—for example, participant observation, group and key informant interviews, a standardized survey will be administered via in-person, telephone and/or mail to a representative sample of the population of U.S. Caribbean fishermen. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hr. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,500. 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: March 18, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–6914 Filed 3–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Sea Grant Program Application Requirements for Grants, for Sea Grant Fellowships, and for Designation as a Sea Grant College or Sea Grant Institute 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 May 23, 2011. 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 Dorn Carlson, 301–734–1080 or dorn.carlson@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a renewal of a currently approved information collection. The objectives of the National Sea Grant College Program, as stated in the Sea Grant legislation (33 U.S.C. 1121– 1131) are to increase the understanding, assessments, development, utilization, and conservation of the Nation’s ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. It accomplishes these objectives by conducting research, education, and outreach programs. Grant monies are available for funding activities that help obtain the objectives of the Sea Grant Program. Both single and multi-project grants are awarded, with the latter representing about 80 percent of the total grant program. In addition to other standard grant application requirements, three forms are required with the grants. These are the Sea Grant Control Form 90–2, used to identify the organizations and personnel who would be involved in the E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2011 / Notices grant; the Project Record Form 90–1, which collects summary data on projects; and the Sea Grant Budget Form 90–4, which provides information similar to, but more detailed than on, forms SF–424A or SF–424C. The National Sea Grant College Program Act (33 U.S.C. 1126) provides for the designation of a public or private institution of higher education, institute, laboratory, or State or local agency as a Sea Grant college or Sea Grant institute. Applications are required for designation of Sea Grant Colleges and Sea Grant Institutes. II. Method of Collection Responses are made in a variety of formats, including forms and narrative submissions, via mail, fax or e-mail. The Sea Grant Project Record Form and Sea Grant Budget Form must be submitted in electronic format through grants.gov if the grant applicant has the means to do so. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0362. Form Number: NOAA Forms 90–1, 90–2 and 90–4. Type of Review: Regular submission (renewal of a current information collection). Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; business or other for-profit organizations; individuals or households; State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 768. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for a Sea Grant Control form; 20 minutes for a Project Record Form; 15 minutes for a Sea Grant Budget form; and 20 hours for an application for designation as a Sea Grant college or Sea Grant institute. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 857. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,833. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Mar 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 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: March 21, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–6944 Filed 3–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA261 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration, and that the activities authorized under this EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue an EFP. This would grant exemptions from monkfish days-at-sea (DAS) possession limits. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: nero.efp@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on UMES Monkfish RSA EFP.’’ • Mail: Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, NE Regional Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16613 Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on UMES monkfish RSA EFP.’’ • Fax: (978) 281–9135. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Berthiaume, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9177. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An application for an EFP was submitted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) on February 18, 2011, in support of a project preliminarily selected under the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils’ Monkfish RSA Program. The project proposes to investigate the influence of temperature on monkfish distribution and abundance. This EFP would grant an exemption from monkfish possession limits to facilitate compensation fishing to fund this research project. While conducting RSA compensation trips, participating vessels would use gillnets that are 12inch (30.5 cm) stretch mesh with a 3.5inch (30.5 cm) diameter gauge web that is 12 meshes deep. The nets do not exceed 300 ft (91.4 m) in length. Average soak times differ between vessels, with a range of 36 to 72 hours. Each vessel would receive two temperature and depth loggers to attach to gillnets during RSA compensation fishing trips. The loggers would collect temperature and depth at intervals of 1 hour, and would be downloaded approximately every 2 months. Catch data (number and size of monkfish) from panels with probes would be recorded by collaborating fishermen, along with information on location, depth fished, water currents, and lunar cycle. UMES plans to collect histological samples on board the fishing vessels from a subset of trips for analysis of reproductive condition. Weights and length measurements would be taken each trip from a minimum of 25 randomly selected monkfish from the nets with attached temperature probes to gain information about fish distribution. Compensation fishing for this research would occur from May 2011 through April 2012, with a possible extension through April 2013, as authorized by the Monkfish FMP and 50 CFR 648.92(c)(1)(v). Pending a final award by NOAA Grants, UMES has been awarded 96 monkfish DAS under the Monkfish RSA Program. To facilitate compensation fishing, the applicant has requested exemptions from monkfish DAS possession limits at §§ 648.94(b)(1) and (2). The applicant has stated that these exemptions would provide vessels the flexibility they need to generate sufficient income to meet projected E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Sea Grant 
Program Application Requirements for Grants, for Sea Grant Fellowships, 
and for Designation as a Sea Grant College or Sea Grant Institute

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 May 23, 2011.

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 Dorn Carlson, 301-734-1080 or dorn.carlson@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    The objectives of the National Sea Grant College Program, as stated 
in the Sea Grant legislation (33 U.S.C. 1121-1131) are to increase the 
understanding, assessments, development, utilization, and conservation 
of the Nation's ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. It 
accomplishes these objectives by conducting research, education, and 
outreach programs.
    Grant monies are available for funding activities that help obtain 
the objectives of the Sea Grant Program. Both single and multi-project 
grants are awarded, with the latter representing about 80 percent of 
the total grant program. In addition to other standard grant 
application requirements, three forms are required with the grants. 
These are the Sea Grant Control Form 90-2, used to identify the 
organizations and personnel who would be involved in the

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grant; the Project Record Form 90-1, which collects summary data on 
projects; and the Sea Grant Budget Form 90-4, which provides 
information similar to, but more detailed than on, forms SF-424A or SF-
424C.
    The National Sea Grant College Program Act (33 U.S.C. 1126) 
provides for the designation of a public or private institution of 
higher education, institute, laboratory, or State or local agency as a 
Sea Grant college or Sea Grant institute. Applications are required for 
designation of Sea Grant Colleges and Sea Grant Institutes.

II. Method of Collection

    Responses are made in a variety of formats, including forms and 
narrative submissions, via mail, fax or e-mail. The Sea Grant Project 
Record Form and Sea Grant Budget Form must be submitted in electronic 
format through grants.gov if the grant applicant has the means to do 
so.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0362.
    Form Number: NOAA Forms 90-1, 90-2 and 90-4.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (renewal of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; business or other 
for-profit organizations; individuals or households; State, Local or 
Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 768.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for a Sea Grant Control 
form; 20 minutes for a Project Record Form; 15 minutes for a Sea Grant 
Budget form; and 20 hours for an application for designation as a Sea 
Grant college or Sea Grant institute.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 857.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,833.

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: March 21, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-6944 Filed 3-23-11; 8:45 am]
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