Confidentiality of Information; Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act, 35349-35350 [2012-14460]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 13, 2012 / Proposed Rules Motor carriers, Motor vehicle carriers, Ports, Seamen, Security measures, Security threat assessment, Vessels, Waivers. The Proposed Amendments For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Transportation Security Administration proposes to amend part 1572 of Chapter XII of Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows: PART 1572—CREDENTIALING AND SECURITY THREAT ASSESSMENTS 1. The authority citation for part 1572 continues to read as follows: Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70105; 49 U.S.C. 114, 5103a, 40113, and 46105; 18 U.S.C. 842, 845; 6 U.S.C. 469. Subpart E—Fees for Security Threat Assessments for Hazmat Drivers 2. In § 1572.403 revise parapgraphs (a) through (a)(3) to read as follows: § 1572.403 States. Procedures for collection by erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 * * * * * (a) Imposition of fees. (1) An individual who applies to obtain or renew an HME, or the individuals’ employer, must remit to the State the Threat Assessment Fee and the FBI Fee, in a form and manner approved by TSA and the State, when the individual submits the application for the HME to the State. (2) TSA shall publish the Threat Assessment Fee described in this subpart for an individual who applies to obtain or renew and HME as a notice in the Federal Register. TSA reviews the amount of the fees periodically, at least once every two years, to determine the current cost of conducting security threat assessments. Fee amounts and any necessary revisions to the fee amounts shall be determined by current costs, using a method of analysis consistent with widely accepted accounting principles and practices, and calculated in accordance with the provisions of 31 U.S.C. 9701 and other applicable Federal law. (3) The FBI Fee required for the FBI to process fingerprint identification records and name checks required under 49 CFR part 1572 is determined by the FBI under Public Law 101–515. If the FBI amends this fee, the individual must remit the amended fee. * * * * * 3. In § 1572.405 revise paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(4) to read as follows: § 1572.405 TSA. Procedures for collection by * * * VerDate Mar<15>2010 * * 13:47 Jun 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 35349 (a) Imposition of fees. (1) An individual who applies to obtain or renew an HME, or the individuals’ employer, must remit to the TSA agent the Information Collection Fee, Threat Assessment Fee, and FBI Fee, in a form and manner approved by TSA, when the individual submits the application required under 49 CFR part 1572. (2) TSA shall publish the Information Collection Fee and Threat Assessment Fee described in this subpart for an individual who applies to obtain or renew and HME as a notice in the Federal Register. TSA reviews the amount of the fees periodically, at least once every two years, to determine the current cost of conducting security threat assessments. Fee amounts and any necessary revisions to the fee amounts shall be determined by current costs, using a method of analysis consistent with widely accepted accounting principles and practices, and calculated in accordance with the provisions of 31 U.S.C. 9701 and other applicable Federal law. (3) The FBI Fee required for the FBI to process fingerprint identification records and name checks required under 49 CFR part 1572 is determined by the FBI under Pub. L. 101–515. If the FBI amends this fee, TSA or its agent, will collect the amended fee. * * * * * (1) The Enrollment Segment Fee covers the costs for TSA or its agent to enroll applicants. (2) The Reduced Card Production/ Security Threat Assessment Segment covers the costs for TSA to conduct a portion of the security threat assessment and issue a TWIC. (d) Card Replacement Fee. The Card Replacement Fee covers the costs for TSA to replace a TWIC when a TWIC holder reports that his/her TWIC has been lost, stolen, or damaged. * * * * * (g) Imposition of fees. TSA routinely establishes and collects fees to conduct the security threat assessment and credentialing process. These fees apply to all entities requesting a security threat assessment and/or credential. The fees described in this section for an individual who applies to obtain, renew, or replace a TWIC under 49 CFR part 1572, shall be published as a notice in the Federal Register. TSA reviews the amount of these fees periodically, at least once every two years, to determine the current cost of conducting security threat assessments. Fee amounts and any necessary revisions to the fee amounts shall be determined by current costs, using a method of analysis consistent with widely accepted accounting principles and practices, and calculated in accordance with the provisions of 31 U.S.C. 9701 and other applicable Federal law. Subpart F—Fees for Security Threat Assessments for Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on June 5, 2012. John S. Pistole, Administrator. 3. Amend § 1572.501 by revising introductory paragraph (b) through (b)(3), (c)(1) through (c)(2), (d), and (g) to read as follows: § 1572.501 Fee collection. * * * * * (b) Standard TWIC Fees. The fee to obtain or renew a TWIC, except as provided in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section, includes the following segments: (1) The Enrollment Segment Fee covers the costs for TSA or its agent to enroll applicants. (2) The Full Card Production/Security Threat Assessment Segment Fee covers the costs for TSA or its agent to conduct a security threat assessment and produce the TWIC. (3) The FBI Segment Fee covers the costs for the FBI to process fingerprint identification records, and is the amount collected by the FBI under Pub. L. 101–515. If the FBI amends this fee, TSA or its agent will collect the amended fee. (c) * * * PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 [FR Doc. 2012–14426 Filed 6–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 600 [Docket No. 070719377–2189–01] RIN 0648–AV81 Confidentiality of Information; Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule, extension of public comment period. AGENCY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is extending SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JNP1.SGM 13JNP1 35350 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 13, 2012 / Proposed Rules erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 the date by which public comments are due concerning proposed regulations to revise existing regulations governing the confidentiality of information submitted in compliance with any requirement or regulation under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act or MSA). NMFS published the proposed rule on May 23, 2012 and announced that the public comment period would end on June 22, 2012. With this notice, NMFS is extending the comment period to August 21, 2012. DATES: The deadline for receipt of comments on the proposed rule published on May 23, 2012 (77 FR 30486), is extended to August 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by FDMS Docket Number NOAA–NMFS–2012– 0030, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via the e-Rulemaking Portal, first click the ‘‘submit a comment’’ icon, then enter NOAA–NMFS–2012–0030 in the keyword search. Locate the document you wish to comment on from the resulting list and click on the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ icon on the right of that line. • Mail: Submit written comments to Karl Moline, NMFS, Fisheries Statistics Division F/ST1, Room 12441, 1315 East VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:47 Jun 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. • Fax: (301) 713–1875; Attn: Karl Moline Instructions: Comments must be submitted by one of the above methods to ensure that the comments are received, documented, and considered by NMFS. Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.) submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl Moline at 301–427–8225. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 23, 2012, NMFS published a proposed rule at 77 FR 30486 that would revise existing regulations on the PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 handling of information required to be maintained as confidential under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The purposes of the proposed rule is to make both substantive and non-substantive changes necessary to comply with the MSA as amended by the 2006 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act (MSRA) and the 1996 Sustainable Fisheries Act (SFA). In addition, the rule proposes to address some significant issues that concern NMFS’ application of the MSA confidentiality provision to requests for information. NMFS received several requests from fishery management councils and representatives of fishing and environmental organizations to extend the comment period on the proposed rule in order to allow the councils and other organizations to review the proposed rule and solicit feedback from their members. We have considered these requests and conclude that a 60day extension is appropriate. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 561 and 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 7, 2012. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–14460 Filed 6–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\13JNP1.SGM 13JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 13, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 35349-35350]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14460]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 600

[Docket No. 070719377-2189-01]
RIN 0648-AV81


Confidentiality of Information; Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Proposed rule, extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is extending

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the date by which public comments are due concerning proposed 
regulations to revise existing regulations governing the 
confidentiality of information submitted in compliance with any 
requirement or regulation under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act or MSA). NMFS 
published the proposed rule on May 23, 2012 and announced that the 
public comment period would end on June 22, 2012. With this notice, 
NMFS is extending the comment period to August 21, 2012.

DATES: The deadline for receipt of comments on the proposed rule 
published on May 23, 2012 (77 FR 30486), is extended to August 21, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by FDMS 
Docket Number NOAA-NMFS-2012-0030, by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal www.regulations.gov. To 
submit comments via the e-Rulemaking Portal, first click the ``submit a 
comment'' icon, then enter NOAA-NMFS-2012-0030 in the keyword search. 
Locate the document you wish to comment on from the resulting list and 
click on the ``Submit a Comment'' icon on the right of that line.
     Mail: Submit written comments to Karl Moline, NMFS, 
Fisheries Statistics Division F/ST1, Room 12441, 1315 East West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
     Fax: (301) 713-1875; Attn: Karl Moline
    Instructions: Comments must be submitted by one of the above 
methods to ensure that the comments are received, documented, and 
considered by NMFS. Comments sent by any other method, to any other 
address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, 
may not be considered. All comments received are a part of the public 
record and will generally be posted for public viewing on 
www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying 
information (e.g., name, address, etc.) submitted voluntarily by the 
sender will be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business 
information, or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will 
accept anonymous comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you 
wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be 
accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file 
formats only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl Moline at 301-427-8225.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 23, 2012, NMFS published a proposed rule at 77 FR 30486 that 
would revise existing regulations on the handling of information 
required to be maintained as confidential under the Magnuson-Stevens 
Act. The purposes of the proposed rule is to make both substantive and 
non-substantive changes necessary to comply with the MSA as amended by 
the 2006 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Reauthorization Act (MSRA) and the 1996 Sustainable Fisheries Act 
(SFA). In addition, the rule proposes to address some significant 
issues that concern NMFS' application of the MSA confidentiality 
provision to requests for information.
    NMFS received several requests from fishery management councils and 
representatives of fishing and environmental organizations to extend 
the comment period on the proposed rule in order to allow the councils 
and other organizations to review the proposed rule and solicit 
feedback from their members. We have considered these requests and 
conclude that a 60-day extension is appropriate.

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 561 and 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: June 7, 2012.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-14460 Filed 6-12-12; 8:45 am]
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