Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Activity Submissions, 6784-6785 [2012-2936]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 6784 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 27 / Thursday, February 9, 2012 / Notices energy and energy efficiency companies, and to review subcommittee work on recommendations related to the development and administration of programs and policies to enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, including specific challenges associated with exporting. DATES: February 23, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. The meeting will also be available via conference call. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Derstine, Office of Energy and Environmental Technologies Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–3889; email: jennifer.derstine@trade.gov. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to OEEI at (202) 482–3889. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the RE&EEAC pursuant to his discretionary authority and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) on July 14, 2010. The RE&EEAC provides the Secretary of Commerce with consensus advice from the private sector on the development and administration of programs and policies to enhance the international competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. The RE&EEAC held its first meeting on December 7, 2010 and several subsequent meetings throughout 2011. The meeting is open to the public and the room is disabled-accessible. Public seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting, either in person or through participation in the conference call, must notify Ms. Derstine at the contact information above by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 17, in order to preregister. Registered members of the public who wish to participate in the conference call will receive call-in instructions. Please specify any request for reasonable accommodation by Friday, February 17. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. A limited amount of time, from 3 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., will be available for pertinent brief oral comments from members of the public attending the meeting. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Feb 08, 2012 Jkt 226001 Any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the RE&EEAC’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to jennifer.derstine@trade.gov or to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, Office of Energy and Environmental Technologies Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, Room 4053; 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 17, 2012, to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of RE&EEAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days of the meeting. directed to Jason Blackburn, (301) 427– 8555 or Jason.Blackburn@noaa.gov;. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration I. Abstract This request is for revision and extension of a current information collection. Fishery regulations do not generally affect scientific research activities conducted by a scientific research vessel. Persons planning to conduct such research are encouraged to submit a scientific research plan to ensure that the activities are considered research and not fishing. The researchers are requested to submit reports of their scientific research activity after its completion. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) may also grant exemptions from fishery regulations for educational or other activities (e.g., using nonregulation gear). The applications for these exemptions must be submitted, as well as reports on activities. Revision: Eligible researchers on board federally permitted fishing vessels that plan to temporarily possess fish in a manner not compliant with applicable fishing regulations for the purpose of collecting scientific data on catch may submit a request for a temporary possession letter of authorization. The researchers are requested to submit reports of their scientific research activity after its completion. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Activity Submissions II. Method of Collection Information may be submitted on paper or electronically, and in some cases by telephone. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0309. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households; not for profit organizations; state, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 129. Estimated Time per Response: Scientific research plans, 37 hours; scientific research reports, 3 hours; exempted fishing permit requests, 56 hours; exempted fishing permit reports, 15 hours; exempted educational requests, 4 hours; exempted educational reports, 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,073. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $387. Edward A. O’Malley, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2012–3008 Filed 2–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 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 April 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 27 / Thursday, February 9, 2012 / Notices 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: February 3, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–2936 Filed 2–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P I. Abstract This request is for extension of this information collection. This information collection supports the Tsunami Warning and Education Act, Public Law 109–424. To assess the effectiveness of NOAA/National Weather Service’s (NWS) Tsunami Warning System, this survey is needed to gather specific feedback information following testing of the associated NWS communications systems. The tests are planned annually, in March/April and again in September. Post-test feedback information will be requested from emergency managers, the media, law enforcement officials, local government agencies/officials, and the general public. The responses will be solicited for a limited period immediately following completion of the tests, not to exceed seven days. This will be a Webbased survey and will allow for efficient collection of information regarding the effectiveness of the Tsunami Warning System. II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE A Web-based survey will be used for electronic submission. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration III. Data Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Feedback Survey for Annual Tsunami Warning Communications Tests 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 April 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Jeff Lorens, (801) 524–4000 or Jeffrey.Lorens@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Feb 08, 2012 Jkt 226001 OMB Control Number: 0648–0539. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households, Federal Government, and State, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25. 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 or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6785 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: February 6, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–2963 Filed 2–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; List of Gear by Fisheries and Fishery Management Council 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 April 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Paula N. Evans (301) 427– 8557 or Paula.Evans@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery and Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) [16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.], as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act [Pub. L. 104–297], the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) is required to publish a list of all fisheries under authority of each Regional E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 27 (Thursday, February 9, 2012)]
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[Pages 6784-6785]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Scientific 
Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Activity Submissions

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 April 9, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at JJessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Jason Blackburn, (301) 427-8555 or 
Jason.Blackburn@noaa.gov;.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for revision and extension of a current information 
collection. Fishery regulations do not generally affect scientific 
research activities conducted by a scientific research vessel. Persons 
planning to conduct such research are encouraged to submit a scientific 
research plan to ensure that the activities are considered research and 
not fishing. The researchers are requested to submit reports of their 
scientific research activity after its completion. The National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS) may also grant exemptions from fishery 
regulations for educational or other activities (e.g., using non-
regulation gear). The applications for these exemptions must be 
submitted, as well as reports on activities.
    Revision: Eligible researchers on board federally permitted fishing 
vessels that plan to temporarily possess fish in a manner not compliant 
with applicable fishing regulations for the purpose of collecting 
scientific data on catch may submit a request for a temporary 
possession letter of authorization. The researchers are requested to 
submit reports of their scientific research activity after its 
completion.

II. Method of Collection

    Information may be submitted on paper or electronically, and in 
some cases by telephone.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0309.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
current information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households; not for profit organizations; state, local 
or tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 129.
    Estimated Time per Response: Scientific research plans, 37 hours; 
scientific research reports, 3 hours; exempted fishing permit requests, 
56 hours; exempted fishing permit reports, 15 hours; exempted 
educational requests, 4 hours; exempted educational reports, 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,073.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $387.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information

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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: February 3, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-2936 Filed 2-8-12; 8:45 am]
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