Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms, 22675-22676 [2011-9781]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Panel of Judges National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app., notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the Panel of Judges of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award on June 14, 2011. The Panel of Judges is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The agenda will include: Overview of the Role of the Judges and Scoring Data Reviewed at the September 2010 Meeting, 2011 Baldrige Award Cycle, Conflict of Interest, Judges’ Survey of Applicants, Judging Process Improvement Discussion and Judges’ Mentoring Program. SUMMARY: The meeting will convene June 14, 2011, at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 4 p.m. on June 14, 2011. The entire meeting will be closed. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Lecture Room D, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Harry Hertz, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, telephone number (301) 975– 2361. DATES: The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on March 7, 2011, that the meeting of the Judges Panel may be closed in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) because the meeting is likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) because for a government mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Apr 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 agency the meetings are likely to disclose information that could significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. The meeting, which involves examination of Award applicant data from U.S. companies and other organizations and a discussion of these data as compared to the Award criteria in order to recommend Award recipients, will be closed to the public. Dated: April 18, 2011. Charles H. Romine, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. [FR Doc. 2011–9855 Filed 4–21–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms 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 June 21, 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 Walter Ikehara, (808) 944– 2275 or walter.ikehara@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Region (PIR) manages the U.S. Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the western Pacific under five fishery management plans (FMP), prepared by the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). The regulations implementing the FMP are found at 50 CFR part 665. The permitting requirements at 50 CFR part 665 form the basis for this collection of information. PIR requests information from participants in the fisheries and interested persons. This information is needed for permit issuance, to identify participants in the fisheries, and to help measure impacts of management controls on the participants in the fisheries of the EEZ in the western Pacific. II. Method of Collection BILLING CODE 3510–13–P PO 00000 22675 Sfmt 4703 Paper submissions and telephone calls are required from participants. Methods of submittal include mailing and facsimile transmission of paper forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0490. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 239. Estimated Time per Response: American Samoa longline limited entry permit, 45 min.; Main Hawaiian Islands longline prohibited area exemptions, 2 hours; all other permit applications, 30 minutes; permit appeals, 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 136. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $9,050 ($8,650 in application fees). 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. E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 22676 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2011 / Notices Dated: April 19, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3. Estimated Time per Response: One and one half hours for an application for a directed fishery; 2 hours for a joint venture application; and 45 minutes for a transshipment permit. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4 hours and 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,451, including permit fees. [FR Doc. 2011–9781 Filed 4–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing Vessel Permit Applications 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 June 21, 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 Mi Ae Kim, (301) 713–2276 or mi.ae.kim@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 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 19, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–9780 Filed 4–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a current information collection. Section 204 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and regulations at 50 CFR 600, Subpart F, provide for the issuance of fishing permits to foreign vessels. The information submitted in applications is used to determine whether permits should be issued to authorize directed foreign fishing, participation in joint ventures with United States (U.S.) vessels, or transshipments of fish or fish products within U.S. waters. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE II. Method of Collection SUMMARY: Paper forms are used. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0089. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Apr 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA389 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Salmon Amendment Committee (SAC) will hold a meeting to finalize alternatives and analyses for an PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 amendment to the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to address the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) requirements for annual catch limits (ACL) and accountability measures (AM). This meeting of the SAC is open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, May 16, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 17, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Pacific Council Office, Large Conference Room, 7700 NE. Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384; telephone: (503) 820– 2280. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chuck Tracy, Salmon Management Staff Officer, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The reauthorized MSA established new requirements to end and prevent overfishing through the use of ACLs and AMs. Federal FMPs must establish mechanisms for ACLs and AMs by 2010 for stocks subject to overfishing and by 2011 for all others, with the exceptions of stocks managed under an international agreement or stocks with a life cycle of approximately one year. On January 16, 2009, NMFS published amended guidelines for National Standard 1 (NS1) of the MSA to provide guidance on how to comply with new ACL and AM requirements. The NS1 guidelines include recommendations for establishing several related reference points to ensure scientific and management uncertainty are accounted for when management measures are established. The purpose of this meeting is to finalize alternatives and analyses to address those issues in a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis that will be presented to the Council for final action at its June 2011 meeting in Spokane, WA. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the SAC for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 78 (Friday, April 22, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22675-22676]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-9781]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands 
Region Permit Family of Forms

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, 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 Walter Ikehara, (808) 944-2275 or 
walter.ikehara@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Region 
(PIR) manages the U.S. Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) 
in the western Pacific under five fishery management plans (FMP), 
prepared by the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) 
pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Act (MSA). The regulations implementing the FMP are found at 50 CFR 
part 665.
    The permitting requirements at 50 CFR part 665 form the basis for 
this collection of information. PIR requests information from 
participants in the fisheries and interested persons. This information 
is needed for permit issuance, to identify participants in the 
fisheries, and to help measure impacts of management controls on the 
participants in the fisheries of the EEZ in the western Pacific.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper submissions and telephone calls are required from 
participants. Methods of submittal include mailing and facsimile 
transmission of paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0490.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 239.
    Estimated Time per Response: American Samoa longline limited entry 
permit, 45 min.; Main Hawaiian Islands longline prohibited area 
exemptions, 2 hours; all other permit applications, 30 minutes; permit 
appeals, 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 136.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $9,050 ($8,650 in 
application fees).

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.


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    Dated: April 19, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-9781 Filed 4-21-11; 8:45 am]
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