Availability of Seats for the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council, 20297 [2013-07823]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2013 / Notices Written comments must be submitted on or before June 3, 2013. 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(s) and instructions should be directed to Rob Andrews, (301) 427– 8105 or Rob.Andrews@NOAA.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract This request is for revision of a current information collection. The title will be changed from ‘‘Marine Recreational Information Program’’ to ‘‘Marine Recreational Information Program Fishing Effort Survey’’. Marine recreational anglers are surveyed to collect catch and effort data, fish biology data, and angler socioeconomic characteristics. These data are required to carry out provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), as amended, regarding conservation and management of fishery resources. Marine recreational fishing effort data have traditionally been collected through the Coastal Household Telephone Survey, a random-digit-dial telephone survey of coastal county residences. Amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) require the development of an improved data collection program for recreational fisheries. To meet these requirements, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Fisheries has designed and tested new approaches for sampling and surveying recreational anglers. Revision: A mail survey that samples from residential address frames and collects information on the number of marine recreational anglers and the number of recreational fishing trips is currently being tested in MA, NY, NC and FL. The survey will be expanded to all Atlantic and Gulf coast states (except TX), HI and Puerto Rico. II. Method of Collection Information will be collected through mail surveys. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0652. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision of a current information collection). VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:48 Apr 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 20297 Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 153,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,500 (16,600 new). Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3year terms, pursuant to the council’s charter. IV. Request for Comments DATES: 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: April 1, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–07833 Filed 4–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Availability of Seats for the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice and request for applications. AGENCY: Applications are due by May 2, 2013. Application kits may be obtained from Veronika Mata’utia Mortenson in the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center in Utulei, American Samoa. Completed applications should be submitted to the same address. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veronika Mata’utia Mortenson, Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center in Utulei, American Samoa, American Samoa, 684–633–6500 ext. 229, veronika.mortenson@noaa.gov. The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council was established in 2005 pursuant to Federal law to ensure continued public participation in the management of the sanctuary. The Sanctuary Advisory Council brings members of a diverse community together to provide advice to the Sanctuary Manager (delegated from the Secretary of Commerce and the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere) on the management and protection of the Sanctuary, or to assist the National Marine Sanctuary Program in guiding a proposed site through the designation or the periodic management plan review process. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: March 28, 2013. Daniel J. Basta, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–07823 Filed 4–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant seats on the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council: Community-at-Large: Tutuila East Side, and Community-at-Large: Manu’a Area. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Availability of Seats for the National Marine Sanctuary of 
American Samoa Advisory Council

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice and request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant 
seats on the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory 
Council: Community-at-Large: Tutuila East Side, and Community-at-Large: 
Manu'a Area. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular 
expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are 
applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding 
the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the 
length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants 
who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant 
to the council's charter.

DATES: Applications are due by May 2, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Veronika Mata'utia 
Mortenson in the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center in Utulei, American 
Samoa. Completed applications should be submitted to the same address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veronika Mata'utia Mortenson, Tauese 
P.F. Sunia Ocean Center in Utulei, American Samoa, American Samoa, 684-
633-6500 ext. 229, veronika.mortenson@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Marine Sanctuary of American 
Samoa Advisory Council was established in 2005 pursuant to Federal law 
to ensure continued public participation in the management of the 
sanctuary. The Sanctuary Advisory Council brings members of a diverse 
community together to provide advice to the Sanctuary Manager 
(delegated from the Secretary of Commerce and the Under Secretary for 
Oceans and Atmosphere) on the management and protection of the 
Sanctuary, or to assist the National Marine Sanctuary Program in 
guiding a proposed site through the designation or the periodic 
management plan review process.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq.

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)


    Dated: March 28, 2013.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-07823 Filed 4-3-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-NK-M