Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Recreational Landings Reports, 50470-50471 [2012-20445]

Download as PDF 50470 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 21, 2012 / Notices Research Roundtable (GUIRR) and University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), the University of California (UC) Irvine, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). DATES: The third public workshop in this series will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Pacific time. Event check-in will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. Please see registration information in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. ADDRESSES: The third public workshop in this series will be held at Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 100 Academy, Irvine, CA 92617. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Schen, (301) 975–6741, michael.schen@nist.gov; or Steven Schmid, (301) 975–8652, steven.schmid@nist.gov; or LaNetra Tate, (301) 975–8723, lanetra.c.tate@nasa.gov. Additional information may also be found at: http://manufacturing.gov/amp/ event_092712.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 272(b)(1). Members of the public wishing to attend this public workshop are encouraged to register in advance and may do so online through the event Web site: http://www.manufacturing.gov/ amp/event_092712.html. Space is limited. Registration will be on a firstcome first-served basis, with no more than four representatives from the same organization accepted. Advance online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, Tuesday, September 18, 2012, or when all spaces have been filled, whichever occurs first. After advance online registration closes, registration will be permitted only on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event, on site, should space become available. Please check the event Web site, http:// www.manufacturing.gov/amp/ event_092712.html, for space availability information. Early registration is encouraged. The proposed NNMI initiative focuses on strengthening and ensuring the longterm competitiveness and job-creating power of U.S. manufacturing. The constituent IMIs will bring together industry, universities and community colleges, federal agencies, and U.S. states to accelerate innovation by investing in industrially-relevant manufacturing technologies with broad applications to bridge the gap between basic research and product VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:31 Aug 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 development, provide shared assets to help companies—particularly small manufacturers—access cutting-edge capabilities and equipment, and create an unparalleled environment to educate and train students and workers in advanced manufacturing skills. The President’s proposed FY 2013 budget includes $1 billion for this proposed initiative. Each IMI will serve as a regional hub of manufacturing excellence, providing the innovation infrastructure to support regional manufacturing and ensuring that our manufacturing sector is a key pillar in an economy that is built to last. Each IMI also will have a well-defined technology focus to address industrially-relevant manufacturing challenges on a large scale and to provide the capabilities and facilities required to reduce the cost and risk of commercializing new technologies. In his March 9, 2012, announcement, President Obama proposed building a national network consisting of up to 15 IMIs. On December 15, 2011, Commerce Secretary John Bryson announced the AMNPO that is hosted by the NIST.2 The AMNPO is charged with convening and enabling industry-led, privatepublic partnerships focused on manufacturing innovation and engaging U.S. universities and designing and implementing an integrated ‘‘whole of government’’ advanced manufacturing initiative to facilitate collaboration and information sharing across federal agencies. The AMNPO has held two prior Designing for Impact workshops as part of its strategy for soliciting nation-wide input on building the NNMI. The first workshop was held on April 25, 2012, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and the second on July 9, 2012, at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. On May 4, 2012, the AMNPO issued a Request for Information (RFI), seeking public comment on specific questions related to the structure and operations of the NNMI and IMIs. The RFI was published in the Federal Register and may be found at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2012-05-04/pdf/2012-10809.pdf. Comments in response to the RFI are due on or before 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 25, 2012. Announcements of additional workshops may be found at: http:// www.manufacturing.gov/amp/ ampevents.html. Future workshops will 2 http://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/ 2011/12/16/commerce-secretary-john-bryson-laysout-vision-department-commerce. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 also be announced in the Federal Register. Dated: August 14, 2012. Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services. [FR Doc. 2012–20535 Filed 8–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Recreational Landings Reports 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 22, 2012. SUMMARY: 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 Katie Davis, (727) 824–5399 or Katie.Davis@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Recreational catch reporting provides important data used to monitor catches of Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) and supplements other existing data collection programs. Data collected through this program are used for both domestic and international fisheries management and stock assessment purposes. Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) catch reporting provides real-time catch information used to monitor the E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 21, 2012 / Notices pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES recreational BFT fishery. Under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (ATCA, 16 U.S.C. 971), the United States is required to adopt regulations, as necessary and appropriate, to implement recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), including recommendations on a specified BFT quota. BFT catch reporting helps the U.S. monitor this quota monitoring and supports scientific research consistent with ATCA and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). Recreational anglers are required to report specific information regarding their catch after they land a BFT. Atlantic billfish and swordfish are managed internationally by ICCAT and nationally under ATCA and the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This collection provides information needed to monitor the recreational catch of Atlantic blue and white marlin, which is applied to the recreational limit established by ICCAT, and the recreational catch of North Atlantic swordfish, which is applied to the U.S. quota established by ICCAT. This collection also provides information on recreational landings of West Atlantic sailfish which is unavailable from other established monitoring programs. Collection of sailfish catch information is authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Act for purposes of stock management. II. Method of Collection Respondents reporting BFT landings in states (and the United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) other than Maryland and North Carolina may use either an internet Web site or an interactive voice response (IVR) telephone system. Respondents reporting Atlantic marlin, West Atlantic sailfish, or North Atlantic swordfish in states (and the United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) other than Maryland or North Carolina may use either an internet Web site or a toll-free telephone number to report landings information. In Maryland and North Carolina, a paper reporting system is used for all of the aforementioned species. Under state law, respondents in Maryland and North Carolina must submit a landing card at a state-operated reporting station. States that participate in a landing card program must submit weekly reports and one annual report to NOAA to summarize landings and results to date. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0328. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:31 Aug 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations; individuals or households; and State, Local, or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,500. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes for an initial call-in or internet report; 5 minutes for a confirmation call; 10 minutes for a landing card; 1 hour for a weekly state report; and 4 hours for an annual state report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,440. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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 15, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–20445 Filed 8–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC161 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Gulf of Mexico Individual Fishing Quota Program Regulations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50471 NMFS, Southeast Region, will hold workshops to discuss administrative changes to the Gulf of Mexico Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) programs. Workshops will be open to the public. Topics to be discussed during the workshops include: Ex-vessel price reporting, share and allocation price reporting, landing notification and landing transaction procedures, measures to enhance IFQ enforceability, offloading requirements, and other administrative changes. DATES: The workshop dates are: 1. Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Galveston, TX; 2. Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Madeira Beach, FL; and 3. Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Panama City, FL. ADDRESSES: The workshop locations are: 1. Galveston—Holiday Inn, 5002 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX; 2. Madeira Beach—City of Madeira Beach, 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL; and 3. Panama City—Courtyard Marriott, 905 East 23rd Place, Panama City, FL. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NMFS, Southeast Regional Office, IFQ Customer Service, phone: 866–425– 7627; email: SERIFQ.Support@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of these workshops is to discuss potential changes to Gulf of Mexico IFQ programs. The red snapper IFQ program was implemented in 2007 and the grouper-tilefish IFQ program was implemented in 2010. During this time frame, NMFS has received input and comments from fishermen, dealers, and state and Federal law enforcement agents on potential administrative changes to the IFQ program. Additionally, price reporting problems associated with submission of ex-vessel, share, and allocation price data are hindering NMFS from fully evaluating the economic effects of the IFQ program. NMFS is seeking input from fishermen, dealers, and other constituents on ways to improve price reporting. NMFS is also seeking input on procedural changes to landing notifications, landing transactions, offloading requirements, and other measures intended to enhance IFQ enforcement. No management actions will be decided at the workshops. Constituents will be asked to provide recommendations for further consideration by NMFS. SUMMARY: Special Accomodations This meeting is physically accessible by people with disabilities. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly 
Migratory Species Recreational Landings Reports

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 22, 
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 Katie Davis, (727) 824-5399 or Katie.Davis@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Recreational catch reporting provides important data used to 
monitor catches of Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) and 
supplements other existing data collection programs. Data collected 
through this program are used for both domestic and international 
fisheries management and stock assessment purposes.
    Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) catch reporting provides real-time 
catch information used to monitor the

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recreational BFT fishery. Under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 
1975 (ATCA, 16 U.S.C. 971), the United States is required to adopt 
regulations, as necessary and appropriate, to implement recommendations 
of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas 
(ICCAT), including recommendations on a specified BFT quota. BFT catch 
reporting helps the U.S. monitor this quota monitoring and supports 
scientific research consistent with ATCA and the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act, 16 
U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). Recreational anglers are required to report 
specific information regarding their catch after they land a BFT.
    Atlantic billfish and swordfish are managed internationally by 
ICCAT and nationally under ATCA and the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This 
collection provides information needed to monitor the recreational 
catch of Atlantic blue and white marlin, which is applied to the 
recreational limit established by ICCAT, and the recreational catch of 
North Atlantic swordfish, which is applied to the U.S. quota 
established by ICCAT. This collection also provides information on 
recreational landings of West Atlantic sailfish which is unavailable 
from other established monitoring programs. Collection of sailfish 
catch information is authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Act for 
purposes of stock management.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents reporting BFT landings in states (and the United States 
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) other than Maryland and North Carolina 
may use either an internet Web site or an interactive voice response 
(IVR) telephone system. Respondents reporting Atlantic marlin, West 
Atlantic sailfish, or North Atlantic swordfish in states (and the 
United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) other than Maryland or 
North Carolina may use either an internet Web site or a toll-free 
telephone number to report landings information. In Maryland and North 
Carolina, a paper reporting system is used for all of the 
aforementioned species. Under state law, respondents in Maryland and 
North Carolina must submit a landing card at a state-operated reporting 
station. States that participate in a landing card program must submit 
weekly reports and one annual report to NOAA to summarize landings and 
results to date.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0328.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households; and State, Local, or Tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes for an initial call-in or 
internet report; 5 minutes for a confirmation call; 10 minutes for a 
landing card; 1 hour for a weekly state report; and 4 hours for an 
annual state report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,440.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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 15, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-20445 Filed 8-20-12; 8:45 am]
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