Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Drivers' Awareness of and Response to Significant Weather Events and the Correlation of Weather to Road Impacts, 39469-39470 [2012-16189]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 3, 2012 / Notices 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 September 4, 2012. 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 Richard VanGorder at (301) 427–8784 or Richard.VanGorder@noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Respondents will be commercial fishing industry individuals, partnerships, and corporations which entered into Capital Construction Fund agreements with the Secretary of Commerce allowing deferral of Federal taxation on fishing vessel income deposited into the fund for use in the acquisition, construction, or reconstruction of fishing vessels. Deferred taxes are recaptured by reducing an agreement vessel’s basis for depreciation by the amount withdrawn from the fund for its acquisition, construction, or reconstruction. The deposit/withdrawal information collected from agreement holders is required pursuant to 50 CFR part 259.35 and Public Law 99–514 (The Tax Reform Act, 1986). The information collected is required to ensure that agreement holders are complying with fund deposit/withdrawal requirements established in program regulations and properly accounting for fund activity on their Federal income tax returns. The information collected must also be reported semi-annually to the Secretary of Treasury in accordance with the Tax Reform Act. II. Method of Collection III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0041. Form Number: NOAA Form 34–82. 16:27 Jul 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 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: June 27, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–16175 Filed 7–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Drivers’ Awareness of and Response to Significant Weather Events and the Correlation of Weather to Road Impacts National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 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 SUMMARY: The paper forms are currently required to be signed and mailed. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 667. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $11,700 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39469 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 4, 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 Kevin Barjenbruch, 801–524–5113, or Kevin.Barjenbruch@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. Due to an unusually dry winter, this survey could not be conducted during the OMB approval period. This project is a joint effort of the University of Utah, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), and NorthWest Weathernet (NWN) to investigate and understand the relationship between meteorological phenomena and road conditions, as well as public understanding and response to available forecast information. The events which impact the Salt Lake City metro area during the winter of 2012– 2013 will be examined. Through the administration of a targeted survey, important details will be gathered regarding: (a) The information that drivers possessed prior to and during a storm, including knowledge of observed and forecast weather conditions; (b) sources of weather and road information; (c) any modification of travel and/or commute plans, based on event information; (d) anticipation and perception of storm impacts and severity; and (e) perception and behavioral response to messages conveyed by the NWS and UDOT, along with their satisfaction of information provided. Analyses of the information gathered will focus on driver knowledge, perceptions, and decision making. Ultimately, the results of this survey will provide insight on how the Weather Enterprise may more effectively communicate hazard information to the public in a manner which leads to improved response (i.e., change travel times, modes, etc.). With a sufficient level of behavior change, it should be possible to improve safety E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 39470 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 3, 2012 / Notices and reduce the costs associated with weather related congestion and associated delays. Additionally, the project will shed light upon the interrelationship between meteorological phenomena, road conditions, and their combined impact on travel. II. Method of Collection III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0624. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (reinstatement of a previously approved collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: June 27, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–16189 Filed 7–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 16:27 Jul 02, 2012 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Modification to Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank Herring Letter of Authorization National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PEGUS Research, a professional firm, will gather responses via random digit dialing, with survey participants providing responses via landline or cell phone communication. VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Jkt 226001 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 September 4, 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 Allison Murphy, 978–281– 9122 or Allison.murphy@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Secretary of Commerce has the responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. We, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Regional Fishery Management Councils are delegated the majority of this responsibility. The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) develops management plans for fishery resources in New England. In 2009, we implemented modifications to the requirements for midwater trawl vessels issued an All Areas Limited Access Herring Permit and/or an Areas 2 and 3 Limited Access Herring Permit that fish in Northeast (NE) multispecies Closed Area I (CA I). Affected vessels intending to fish in CA I at any point during a trip are required to declare their intention when scheduling a NMFS-approved at-sea observer. To ensure 100–percent PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 observer coverage, midwater trawl vessels are not permitted to fish in CA I without an observer. Midwater trawl vessels in the directed herring fishery that have been assigned a NMFS-approved at-sea observer and that are fishing in CA I, are prohibited, unless specific conditions are met (see below), from releasing fish from the codend of the net, transferring fish to another vessel that is not carrying a NMFS-approved observer, or discarding fish at sea, unless the fish have first been brought aboard the vessel and made available for sampling and inspection by the observer. We recognize that there are certain conditions under which fish must be released from the codend without being sampled. Therefore, fish that have not been pumped aboard the vessel may be released if the vessel operator finds that: Pumping the catch could compromise the safety of the vessel; mechanical failure precludes bringing some or all of a catch aboard the vessel; or spiny dogfish have clogged the pump and consequently prevent pumping of the rest of the catch. If a net is released for any of these three reasons, the vessel operator must complete and sign a CA I Midwater Trawl Released Codend Affidavit detailing where, when, and why the net was released as well as a good-faith estimate of both the total weight of fish caught on that tow and the weight of fish released (if the tow had been partially pumped). The completed affidavit form must be submitted to us within 48 hr of the completion of the trip. Following the release of a net for one of the three exemptions specified above, the vessel is required to exit CA I. The vessel may continue to fish, but may not fish in CA I for the remainder of the trip. II. Method of Collection Respondents must submit paper forms via postal service. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0602. 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: 46. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $75. E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 3, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-16189]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Drivers' 
Awareness of and Response to Significant Weather Events and the 
Correlation of Weather to Road Impacts

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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 September 4, 
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 Kevin Barjenbruch, 801-524-5113, or Kevin.Barjenbruch@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for a reinstatement of a previously approved 
information collection. Due to an unusually dry winter, this survey 
could not be conducted during the OMB approval period.
    This project is a joint effort of the University of Utah, NOAA's 
National Weather Service (NWS), the Utah Department of Transportation 
(UDOT), and NorthWest Weathernet (NWN) to investigate and understand 
the relationship between meteorological phenomena and road conditions, 
as well as public understanding and response to available forecast 
information. The events which impact the Salt Lake City metro area 
during the winter of 2012-2013 will be examined. Through the 
administration of a targeted survey, important details will be gathered 
regarding: (a) The information that drivers possessed prior to and 
during a storm, including knowledge of observed and forecast weather 
conditions; (b) sources of weather and road information; (c) any 
modification of travel and/or commute plans, based on event 
information; (d) anticipation and perception of storm impacts and 
severity; and (e) perception and behavioral response to messages 
conveyed by the NWS and UDOT, along with their satisfaction of 
information provided. Analyses of the information gathered will focus 
on driver knowledge, perceptions, and decision making. Ultimately, the 
results of this survey will provide insight on how the Weather 
Enterprise may more effectively communicate hazard information to the 
public in a manner which leads to improved response (i.e., change 
travel times, modes, etc.). With a sufficient level of behavior change, 
it should be possible to improve safety

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and reduce the costs associated with weather related congestion and 
associated delays. Additionally, the project will shed light upon the 
interrelationship between meteorological phenomena, road conditions, 
and their combined impact on travel.

II. Method of Collection

    PEGUS Research, a professional firm, will gather responses via 
random digit dialing, with survey participants providing responses via 
landline or cell phone communication.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0624.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (reinstatement of a previously 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200.
    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.
    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: June 27, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-16189 Filed 7-2-12; 8:45 am]
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