Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection and Verification for the Marine Protected Areas Inventory, 60004 [2011-24881]

Download as PDF 60004 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Notices We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 21, 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–24995 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection and Verification for the Marine Protected Areas Inventory 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 28, 2011. 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 Lauren Wenzel, (301) 563– 1136 or lauren.wenzel@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Executive Order 13158 directs the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) to work with partners to strengthen the protection of U.S. oceans and coastal resources by developing a national system of marine protected areas (MPAs). These departments are working closely with state, territorial, local, and tribal governments, as well as other VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:20 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 stakeholders, to identify and inventory the nation’s existing MPAs. Toward this end, the DOC’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and DOI have created the Marine Protected Areas Inventory, an online spatial database that provides detailed information on MPAs nationwide. The inventory stores data on over 1,600 sites, across different management programs and all levels of government. In order to keep this data resource current and accurate with the latest status and information on MPAs nationwide, the MPA Center has created an online site data form, posted at http://www.mpa.gov, that can be used to provide feedback regarding the accuracy of the MPA Inventory data and a mechanism to receive updates, additions or changes to existing database information. The online form can be used to identify new sites that should be added to the database or to provide clarification on the data stored in the existing version of the online MPA Inventory. An additional nomination checklist form is also posted at http://www.mpa.gov to collect information from eligible federal, state, territorial, local and tribal governments seeking to nominate their MPA to be part of the national system of MPAs. MPA programs (approximately five new each year) provide information on how their nominated sites meet the goals and objectives of the national system of MPAs. II. Method of Collection The information will be collected via an online data form. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0449. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100 per year. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50 hours. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 22, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–24881 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA728 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its 108th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and its 152nd Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. DATES: The SSC will meet on October 17–19, 2011, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; the Council’s Executive and Budget Standing Committee will meet on October 19, 2011, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.; the Pelagic and International Fisheries Standing Committee will meet on October 19 between 10 a.m. and 12 noon; the 152nd Council meeting will meet on October 19–22, 2011. The 152nd Council Meeting will be held between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on October 19, 2011, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on October 20–21, 2011, and between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on October 22, 2011. All meetings will be held in Honolulu. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The 108th SSC meeting, Council Executive and Budget Standing Committee and Pelagic and International Fisheries Standing SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection 
and Verification for the Marine Protected Areas Inventory

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 28, 
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 Lauren Wenzel, (301) 563-1136 or lauren.wenzel@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Executive Order 13158 directs the Department of Commerce (DOC) and 
the Department of the Interior (DOI) to work with partners to 
strengthen the protection of U.S. oceans and coastal resources by 
developing a national system of marine protected areas (MPAs). These 
departments are working closely with state, territorial, local, and 
tribal governments, as well as other stakeholders, to identify and 
inventory the nation's existing MPAs. Toward this end, the DOC's 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and DOI have 
created the Marine Protected Areas Inventory, an online spatial 
database that provides detailed information on MPAs nationwide. The 
inventory stores data on over 1,600 sites, across different management 
programs and all levels of government. In order to keep this data 
resource current and accurate with the latest status and information on 
MPAs nationwide, the MPA Center has created an online site data form, 
posted at http://www.mpa.gov, that can be used to provide feedback 
regarding the accuracy of the MPA Inventory data and a mechanism to 
receive updates, additions or changes to existing database information. 
The online form can be used to identify new sites that should be added 
to the database or to provide clarification on the data stored in the 
existing version of the online MPA Inventory. An additional nomination 
checklist form is also posted at http://www.mpa.gov to collect 
information from eligible federal, state, territorial, local and tribal 
governments seeking to nominate their MPA to be part of the national 
system of MPAs. MPA programs (approximately five new each year) provide 
information on how their nominated sites meet the goals and objectives 
of the national system of MPAs.

II. Method of Collection

    The information will be collected via an online data form.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0449.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100 per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50 hours.
    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: September 22, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-24881 Filed 9-27-11; 8:45 am]
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