Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Multispecies Days-at-Sea Leasing Program, 26512-26513 [2012-10722]

Download as PDF 26512 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2012 / Notices For further information contact N. Lucy Salah by email at nccoe@nist.gov or by phone at (301) 975–4500. To register, go to: https://www.fbcinc.com/NIST/nccoe/ atreg1.aspx. Additional workshop details will be available at http:// csrc.nist.gov/nccoe. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The NCCoE is a public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. The NCCoE will bring together experts from industry, government and academia under one roof to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address the real world needs of complex Information Technology (IT) systems. 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DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 3, 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 Anna Macan, (978) 281– 9165, or Anna.Macan@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of this information collection. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Region manages the Northeast Multispecies fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Northeastern United States through the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The New England Fishery Management Council prepared the FMP pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). The regulations implementing the FMP are specified at 50 CFR part 648 Subpart F. The NE multispecies Days-at-Sea (DAS) leasing requirements at § 648.82(k) form the basis for this collection of information. The NE Multispecies DAS leasing program was implemented in 2004 as a result of Amendment 13 (69 FR 22906) which substantially reduced the number of DAS available for the NE multispecies vessels. To mitigate some of the adverse impact associated with the reduction in DAS, the NE PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Multispecies Leasing Program was developed to enable vessels to increase their revenue by either leasing additional DAS from another vessel to increase their participation in the fishery, or by leasing their unused allocated DAS to another vessel. NMFS requests DAS leasing application information in order to process and track requests from allocation holders to transfer DAS to another vessel. This information, upon receipt, results in an increasingly more efficient and accurate database for management and monitoring of fisheries of the Northeastern U.S. EEZ. The DAS leasing downgrade information is collected to allow vessel owners that are eligible to lease Northeast multispecies DAS a one-time downgrade in their baseline specifications to their current vessel specifications. This one-time downgrade provides greater flexibility for vessel owners to lease their DAS. II. Method of Collection Applicants can submit a DAS leasing request either through mail or electronically. Fillable applications may be completed online, but must be printed and signed to complete and the originals must be mailed. Applicants may choose to submit a lease electronically by logging into their personal fish-on-line accounts at https://www.nero.noaa.gov/NMFSlogin/ login/login and clicking on the Days At Sea Leasing section. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0475. 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: 505. Estimated Time Per Response: DAS Leasing Application, 5 minutes; Request to Downgrade, 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 88. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $495. 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\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2012 / Notices 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 30, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–10722 Filed 5–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and Related Requirements 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 July 3, 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 Anik Clemens, (727) 551– 5611 or Anik.Clemens@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) authorizes the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any fishery in VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 May 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 waters under its jurisdiction. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) manages the reef fish fishery in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico under the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The vessel monitoring system (VMS) regulations for the Gulf reef fish fishery may be found at 50 CFR 622.9. The Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan contains several area-specific regulations where fishing is restricted or prohibited in order to protect habitat or spawning aggregations, or to reduce fishing pressure in areas that are heavily fished. Unlike size, bag, and trip limits, where the catch can be monitored onshore when a vessel returns to port, area restrictions require at-sea enforcement. However, at-sea enforcement of offshore area restrictions is difficult due to the distance from shore and the limited number of patrol vessels, resulting in a need to improve enforceability of area fishing restrictions through remote sensing methods. In addition, all fishing gears are subject to some area fishing restrictions. Because of the sizes of these areas and the distances from shore, the effectiveness of enforcement through over flights and at-sea interception is limited. An electronic VMS allows a more effective means to monitor vessels for intrusions into restricted areas. The VMS provides effort data and significantly aids in enforcement of areas closed to fishing. All position reports are treated in accordance with NMFS existing guidelines for confidential data. As a condition of authorized fishing for or possession of Reef Fish in or from the Gulf of Mexico Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), a vessel owner or operator subject to the requirements for a VMS in this section must allow NMFS, the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and their authorized officers and designees, access to the vessel’s position data obtained from the VMS. The currently approved reporting requirements are being renewed without change. The burden estimates, however, have changed due to adjustments. There are more vessels with VMS onboard and a larger number of transfers in which the new permit holder obtains a new vessel; therefore, start-up costs (purchase and installation of VMS units) will increase. Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, and mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms. Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0544. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 905. Estimated Time per Response: Installation of VMS, 4 hours; installation and activation checklist, 15 minutes; power-down exemption requests, 5 minutes; transmission of position reports, 1 second; and annual maintenance, 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,380. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $911,567 in start-up transfer costs, operations and maintenance 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. 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 30, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–10738 Filed 5–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC014 Marine Mammals; File No. 15777 II. Method of Collection PO 00000 26513 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-10722]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast 
Multispecies Days-at-Sea Leasing Program

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 July 3, 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 Anna Macan, (978) 281-9165, or Anna.Macan@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension of this information collection.
    National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Region manages 
the Northeast Multispecies fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) 
of the Northeastern United States through the Northeast Multispecies 
Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The New England Fishery Management 
Council prepared the FMP pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (MSA). The regulations implementing the 
FMP are specified at 50 CFR part 648 Subpart F. The NE multispecies 
Days-at-Sea (DAS) leasing requirements at Sec.  648.82(k) form the 
basis for this collection of information.
    The NE Multispecies DAS leasing program was implemented in 2004 as 
a result of Amendment 13 (69 FR 22906) which substantially reduced the 
number of DAS available for the NE multispecies vessels. To mitigate 
some of the adverse impact associated with the reduction in DAS, the NE 
Multispecies Leasing Program was developed to enable vessels to 
increase their revenue by either leasing additional DAS from another 
vessel to increase their participation in the fishery, or by leasing 
their unused allocated DAS to another vessel.
    NMFS requests DAS leasing application information in order to 
process and track requests from allocation holders to transfer DAS to 
another vessel. This information, upon receipt, results in an 
increasingly more efficient and accurate database for management and 
monitoring of fisheries of the Northeastern U.S. EEZ. The DAS leasing 
downgrade information is collected to allow vessel owners that are 
eligible to lease Northeast multispecies DAS a one-time downgrade in 
their baseline specifications to their current vessel specifications. 
This one-time downgrade provides greater flexibility for vessel owners 
to lease their DAS.

II. Method of Collection

    Applicants can submit a DAS leasing request either through mail or 
electronically. Fillable applications may be completed online, but must 
be printed and signed to complete and the originals must be mailed. 
Applicants may choose to submit a lease electronically by logging into 
their personal fish-on-line accounts at https://www.nero.noaa.gov/NMFSlogin/login/login and clicking on the Days At Sea Leasing section.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0475.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 505.
    Estimated Time Per Response: DAS Leasing Application, 5 minutes; 
Request to Downgrade, 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 88.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $495.

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

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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 30, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-10722 Filed 5-3-12; 8:45 am]
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