Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socioeconomics of Commercial Fishers and for Hire Diving and Fishing Operations in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 47818-47819 [2012-19682]

Download as PDF 47818 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 155 / Friday, August 10, 2012 / Notices aspects of ensuring safe and reliable evacuation for the occupants of tall buildings. In addition, the International Code Council and the National Fire Protection Association provide requirements for the use of elevators for both occupant evacuation and fire fighter access into the building. However, there still is little understanding of how occupants use elevator systems during fire emergencies. The main focus of this research effort is to gain an understanding of how elevators are currently used by occupants of existing multi-story buildings in the United States during fire emergencies. This research aims to summarize emergency plans and procedures from buildings that make use of one or multiple elevators from the existing elevator system (used for normal building traffic) for the evacuation of building occupants during fire emergencies. Building managers and designated safety personnel from existing buildings in the United States, including federal buildings, will be contacted to fill out a questionnaire asking how the buildings’ evacuation plans incorporate the use of the existing elevator system to evacuate occupants during fire emergencies, specifically individuals with disabilities, if at all. II. Method of Collection mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES OMB Control Number: 0693–0061. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (reinstatement with change of a previously approved information collection). Affected Public: Selected individuals, such as building managers and designated safety personnel, who are familiar with or in charge of developing emergency procedures for multi-story buildings in the United States, including both federal and private sector buildings. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 375. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Jkt 226001 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: August 7, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–19624 Filed 8–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socioeconomics of Commercial Fishers and for Hire Diving and Fishing Operations in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary III. Data 18:02 Aug 09, 2012 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration This data will be collected electronically. Questionnaires will be made available on a secured Web site and the link to this Web site will be distributed by NIST staff to building property managers and designated safety personnel. VerDate Mar<15>2010 IV. Request for Comments 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 October 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). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Dr. Vernon R. Leeworthy (301) 713–7261 or Bob.Leeworthy@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1431, et seq.) authorizes the use of research and monitoring within National Marine Sanctuaries (NMS). In 1996, the Flower Gardens Bank National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) was added to the system of NMS via 15 CFR part 922, subpart L. In 2001, Stetson Bank was added in a revision of 15 CFR part 922. The National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA) specifies that each NMS should revise their management plans on a fiveyear cycle. The FGBNMS has begun the management plan review process. The NMSA also allows for the creation of Sanctuary Advisory Councils (SACs). SACs are comprised of representatives of all NMS stakeholders. Management Plan Review (MPR) is a public process and the SACs, along with a series of public meetings, are used to help scope out issues in revising the management plans and regulations. SAC Working Groups are often used to evaluate management or regulatory alternatives. In the current MPR for the FGBNMS, two major issues have emerged: Boundary expansion and research-only areas. In addition, several new or modified regulations are being considered to meet specific needs for diver safety and resource protection (no anchoring/mooring buoy use requirement and a more stringent pollution discharge regulation). To address each one these issues, a socioeconomic panel composed of NOAA staff and social scientists from other agencies, or from universities, developed information and tools to assess the socioeconomic impacts of management strategies and regulatory alternatives. The information and tools developed in this process will also provide the necessary information for meeting agency requirements for socioeconomic impact analyses under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Executive Order 12086 (Regulatory Impact Review) and an Initial and Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (impacts on small businesses). Our initial plan, as the first step in the assessment process, was to interview E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 155 / Friday, August 10, 2012 / Notices three key sanctuary user groups— commercial fishers, for-hire recreational dive operations, and for-hire recreational fishing operations (charter and party/head boat operations)—with questions focusing on: (1) General information, economic information, and trip costs; and (2) knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of sanctuary management strategies and regulations. In 2011–2012, the for-hire dive and fishing industry interviews were completed. The commercial fisheries interviews were not begun due to lack of funding; NMFS have the funding now and expect to complete these interviews. The for-hire dive and fishing industries are dynamic with entry and exit of businesses. We estimate the possibility of up to four new businesses over the next three years. Dated: August 7, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. II. Method of Collection Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee (Committee) in Washington, DC. DATES AND TIMES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday August 29, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday August 30, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 1201 New York Ave. NW., Washington, DC, 20005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Snowden, Alternate Designated Federal Official, U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, U.S. IOOS Program, 1100 Wayne Ave. Suite 1225, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone 301–427–2453; Fax 301–427–2073; Email Jessica.snowden@noaa.gov or visit the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee Web site at http://www.ioos.gov/about/ governance/ ioos_advisory_committee.html. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0597. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 27. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours per interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 81. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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. 18:02 Aug 09, 2012 BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Interviews will be conducted face-toface and recorded on paper forms. VerDate Mar<15>2010 [FR Doc. 2012–19682 Filed 8–9–12; 8:45 am] Jkt 226001 The Committee was established by the NOAA Administrator as directed by Section 12304 of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act, part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111– 11). The Committee will advise the NOAA Administrator and the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 12302 of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 and other appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the Committee for review and advice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47819 The Committee will provide advice on (a) Administration, operation, management, and maintenance of the System; (b) expansion and periodic modernization and upgrade of technology components of the System; (c) identification of end-user communities, their needs for information provided by the System, and the System’s effectiveness in dissemination information to end-user communities and to the general public; and (d) any other purpose identified by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere or the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee. The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on August 29, 2012, from 4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on August 30, 2012, from 2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. (check agenda on Web site to confirm time.) The Committee expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by the Designated Federal Official by August 17, 2012 to provide sufficient time for Committee review. Written comments received after August 17, 2012, will be distributed to the Committee, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Matters to Be Considered: This is the inaugural meeting of the Committee. As such, the meeting will focus on swearing in the new members and defining the vision and outcomes expected of the Committee, including agency insights on the U.S. IOOS enterprise from NOAA and IOOC leadership. The agenda is subject to change. The latest version will be posted at http://www.ioos.gov/about/ governance/ ioos_advisory_committee.html. Special Accomodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Jessica Snowden, alternate Designated Federal Official at 301–427–2453 by August 15, 2012. E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socioeconomics 
of Commercial Fishers and for Hire Diving and Fishing Operations in the 
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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 October 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 Dr. Vernon R. Leeworthy (301) 713-7261 or 
Bob.Leeworthy@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    The National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1431, et seq.) 
authorizes the use of research and monitoring within National Marine 
Sanctuaries (NMS). In 1996, the Flower Gardens Bank National Marine 
Sanctuary (FGBNMS) was added to the system of NMS via 15 CFR part 922, 
subpart L. In 2001, Stetson Bank was added in a revision of 15 CFR part 
922.
    The National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA) specifies that each NMS 
should revise their management plans on a five-year cycle. The FGBNMS 
has begun the management plan review process. The NMSA also allows for 
the creation of Sanctuary Advisory Councils (SACs). SACs are comprised 
of representatives of all NMS stakeholders. Management Plan Review 
(MPR) is a public process and the SACs, along with a series of public 
meetings, are used to help scope out issues in revising the management 
plans and regulations. SAC Working Groups are often used to evaluate 
management or regulatory alternatives. In the current MPR for the 
FGBNMS, two major issues have emerged: Boundary expansion and research-
only areas. In addition, several new or modified regulations are being 
considered to meet specific needs for diver safety and resource 
protection (no anchoring/mooring buoy use requirement and a more 
stringent pollution discharge regulation).
    To address each one these issues, a socioeconomic panel composed of 
NOAA staff and social scientists from other agencies, or from 
universities, developed information and tools to assess the 
socioeconomic impacts of management strategies and regulatory 
alternatives. The information and tools developed in this process will 
also provide the necessary information for meeting agency requirements 
for socioeconomic impact analyses under the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA), Executive Order 12086 (Regulatory Impact Review) and 
an Initial and Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (impacts on small 
businesses). Our initial plan, as the first step in the assessment 
process, was to interview

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three key sanctuary user groups--commercial fishers, for-hire 
recreational dive operations, and for-hire recreational fishing 
operations (charter and party/head boat operations)--with questions 
focusing on: (1) General information, economic information, and trip 
costs; and (2) knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of sanctuary 
management strategies and regulations.
    In 2011-2012, the for-hire dive and fishing industry interviews 
were completed. The commercial fisheries interviews were not begun due 
to lack of funding; NMFS have the funding now and expect to complete 
these interviews. The for-hire dive and fishing industries are dynamic 
with entry and exit of businesses. We estimate the possibility of up to 
four new businesses over the next three years.

II. Method of Collection

    Interviews will be conducted face-to-face and recorded on paper 
forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0597.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 27.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours per interview.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 81.
    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: August 7, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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