Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Zone Management Act Walter B. Jones and NOAA Excellence Awards, 59899-59900 [2012-24051]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2012 / Notices 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218 (c). Dated: September 12, 2012. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–24099 Filed 9–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Multi-Sector Trade Mission to South India and Sri Lanka International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Amendment to Notice. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is amending the Notice published at 77 FR 48499, August 14, 2012, regarding the U.S. Multi-Sector Trade Mission to South India and Sri Lanka Chennai and Cochin, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka February 3–8, 2013, to add to the targeted sector architecture services related to development of the residential and mixed use, tourism, and healthcare sectors, and encourage applications from U.S. exporters in those sub-sectors. Except as specified herein, all other information in the August 14, 2012 Notice, including the November 30, 2012 application deadline, remains unchanged. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background The rapid growth of the Indian economy (averaging 8% over the past 10 years, though down as low as 6.4% recently) has created a pressing need for housing, hotel and healthcare infrastructure development and the country requires significant outside expertise to meet its ambitious targets. Additionally, Sri Lanka, after years of internal strife and conflicts, is poised to attract 2.5 million tourist arrivals by 2016 and the industry estimates it will need an additional 40,000 rooms in the next five years to achieve this target. The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service anticipates that this current growth and increasing demand in the infrastructure, hospitality and healthcare sectors will provide opportunities for U.S architecture service companies to expand and grow in these areas, and is therefore amending the mission VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Sep 28, 2012 Jkt 226001 statement for the U.S. Multi-Sector Trade Mission to Chennai and Cochin, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka February 3–8, 2013, to add the architecture services as described below to the list of targeted sectors for this mission, which also includes infrastructure, hospitality, healthcare, and environmental and information technologies. Amendments For the reasons stated above, the Mission Description section of the amended Notice published at 77 FR 48499, August 14, 2012, regarding the U.S. Multi-Sector Trade Mission to South India and Sri Lanka Chennai and Cochin, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka February 3–8, 2013, are amended as follows: 1. Under Mission Description, after ‘‘expanding markets’’, add the following text: Architecture Services Sub-Sectors Æ Tourism Æ Hospital and Healthcare Æ Residential and Mixed-Use 2. Under Commercial Setting Chennai India, replace ‘‘Chennai possesses a broad need for all building types, but corporate campuses, education, housing, infrastructure, and masterplanning efforts are the most active development sectors.’’, with the following text: Chennai possesses a broad need for all building types, especially for residential development, tourism and health facilities. The Chennai real estate market has been growing at over 8 per cent a year and there are at least 675 real estate projects underway and 43.5 million square feet of area is awaiting approval for development with the local government. The residential real estate market is expected to register strong growth in 2012, primarily on account of improvement in the information technology (IT) sector, and continued economic growth in the region. Additionally, the SCMS Group, a Kochibased academic house, plans to develop an academic complex in the Smart City campus with an investment of over $10 million. 3. Under Commercial Setting Colombo Sri Lanka, after ‘‘With the return of peace, sectors such as construction, telecommunications, tourism and transportation offer enormous opportunities for U.S. companies.’’, add the following text: The Urban Development Authority, a state agency, has plans to develop many areas of Colombo for tourism, housing, leisure and entertainment. A prime location in Colombo close to several five star hotels and adjoining a lake is PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59899 earmarked for hotels, restaurants, malls, casinos and other leisure activities. A leading local company has developed plans to convert the Colombo Fort area to an entertainment and leisure district and has plans to attract leading international brands and franchises to this major entertainment and shopping hub. A marina with water sports activities is also planned. The UDA is also implementing projects in the south and north central areas of the country as well. The UDA is under the authority of the Ministry of Defense. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: San Jose (Silicon Valley) Export Assistance Center, Aileen Crowe Nandi, Commercial Officer, 55 S. Market Street, Suite 1040, San Jose, CA 95113, Tel: (408) 535–2757, ex. 102, Email: aileen.nandi@trade.gov U.S. Commercial Service India, James P. Golsen, Principal Commercial Officer for South India, U.S. Commercial Service, Chennai, India, Tel: +91–44– 2857–4209, Email: james.golsen@trade.gov. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2012–24153 Filed 9–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Zone Management Act Walter B. Jones and NOAA Excellence Awards 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 November 30, 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). ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 59900 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2012 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Patmarie Nedelka, (301) 713–3155 ext. 127 or Patmarie.Nedelka@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The 1990 reauthorization of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) authorized an awards program to ‘‘implement a program to promote excellence in coastal zone management by identifying and acknowledging outstanding accomplishments in the field.’’ As authorized in Section 314 of the CZMA, the Walter B. Jones Memorial Awards recognize three categories of excellence: Coastal Steward of the Year, Excellence in Local Government, and Excellence in Coastal and Marine Graduate Study. The CZMA authorizes NOAA to conduct public ceremonies to acknowledge such awards, which allows NOAA to fund invitational travel and purchase awards for the Jones Awards. In conjunction with the Walter B. Jones Memorial Awards, NOAA instituted several additional categories of awards, to recognize additional contributions to ocean and coastal resource management, including Volunteer of the Year, Nongovernmental Organization of the Year, Excellence in Promoting Cultural and Ethnic Diversity (in honor of Secretary Ronald Brown), Excellence in Business Leadership, and the Susan Snow Cotter Award for Excellence in Ocean and Coastal Resource (NOAA re-named this award in honor of Susan Snow Cotter in 2007). As part of conducting the awards program, NOAA will distribute a ‘‘Call for Nominations’’ to representatives from Federal, state, local and nongovernmental organizations and Members of Congress that work in, are knowledgeable of or benefit from, ocean and coastal resource management. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Respondents may submit their nominations by direct mail, email, and fax; however, email is the preferred method. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0598. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:13 Sep 28, 2012 Jkt 226001 Affected Public: Federal government; state, local, or tribal governments; notfor-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Time per Response: Prepare nomination package, 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. ADDRESSES: IV. Request for Comments SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information renewal 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: September 26, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–24051 Filed 9–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC258 North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Steller Sea Lion Mitigation Committee (SSLMC) will meet in Juneau, AK. DATES: The meeting will be held October 18–19, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. AST. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The meeting will be held in the 4th floor conference room at the Federal Building at 700 West 9th Street, Juneau, AK. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve MacLean, NPFMC; telephone: (907) 271–2809. At this meeting, the SSLMC will be reviewing proposals for alternatives to be considered in the 2012 Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures EIS currently being prepared by NMFS. The SSLMC will begin drafting one or more alternatives for delivery to the Council in December, 2012. Please note that State or Federal ID will be required to enter the Federal Building in Juneau. Foreign nationals wishing to attend this meeting in person should contact the Council as soon as possible to expedite security clearance at the Federal Building in Juneau. Additional information is posted on the Council Web site: http:// www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/. The meeting will be webcast to allow the public to watch and hear presentations. Comments will not be accepted via webcast or teleconference. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen, (907) 271–2809, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 25, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–23955 Filed 9–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Zone 
Management Act Walter B. Jones and NOAA Excellence Awards

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 November 30, 
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).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Patmarie Nedelka, (301) 713-3155 ext. 127 or 
Patmarie.Nedelka@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection. The 1990 reauthorization of the Coastal Zone Management Act 
(CZMA) authorized an awards program to ``implement a program to promote 
excellence in coastal zone management by identifying and acknowledging 
outstanding accomplishments in the field.'' As authorized in Section 
314 of the CZMA, the Walter B. Jones Memorial Awards recognize three 
categories of excellence: Coastal Steward of the Year, Excellence in 
Local Government, and Excellence in Coastal and Marine Graduate Study. 
The CZMA authorizes NOAA to conduct public ceremonies to acknowledge 
such awards, which allows NOAA to fund invitational travel and purchase 
awards for the Jones Awards.
    In conjunction with the Walter B. Jones Memorial Awards, NOAA 
instituted several additional categories of awards, to recognize 
additional contributions to ocean and coastal resource management, 
including Volunteer of the Year, Nongovernmental Organization of the 
Year, Excellence in Promoting Cultural and Ethnic Diversity (in honor 
of Secretary Ronald Brown), Excellence in Business Leadership, and the 
Susan Snow Cotter Award for Excellence in Ocean and Coastal Resource 
(NOAA re-named this award in honor of Susan Snow Cotter in 2007).
    As part of conducting the awards program, NOAA will distribute a 
``Call for Nominations'' to representatives from Federal, state, local 
and nongovernmental organizations and Members of Congress that work in, 
are knowledgeable of or benefit from, ocean and coastal resource 
management.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents may submit their nominations by direct mail, email, and 
fax; however, email is the preferred method.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0598.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Federal government; state, local, or tribal 
governments; not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25.
    Estimated Time per Response: Prepare nomination package, 30 
minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13.
    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 renewal 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: September 26, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-24051 Filed 9-28-12; 8:45 am]
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