Proposed Information Collection; Incidental Take of Marine Mammals During Specified Oil and Gas Industry Activities, 61379-61380 [2013-24183]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 192 / Thursday, October 3, 2013 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@ hud.gov or telephone (202) 402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Housing and Urban Development will submit the proposed information collection package to OMB for review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units. OMB Control Number: 2528–0013 (Expires 5/31/2014). Form Number: H–31. Type of Review: Regular Submission. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA) provides the data necessary to measure the rate at which new rental apartments and new condominium apartments are absorbed, that is, taken off the market, usually by being rented or sold, over the course of the first twelve months following completion of a building. The data are collected at quarterly intervals until the twelve months conclude, or until the units in a building are completely absorbed. The survey also provides estimates of certain characteristics, including asking rent/ price, number of units, and number of bedrooms. The survey provides a basis for analyzing the degree to which new apartment construction is meeting the present and future needs of the public. Beginning April 2014, the survey will transition from paper questionnaire to Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI). Members of affected public: Rental Agents/Builders. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000 yearly (maximum). Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes/initial interview and 5 minutes VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Oct 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 for any subsequent interviews (up to three additional, if necessary). Frequency of Response: Four times (maximum). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,000 (12,000 buildings × 30 minutes). Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is that of their time. The total estimated cost in FY 2014 is $1,750,000. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary . Legal Authority: The survey is taken under Title 12, United States Code, Section 1701Z. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comments in response to these questions. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. Submitted comments will become a matter of public record. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: September 27, 2013. Jean Lin Pao, General Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2013–24258 Filed 10–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61379 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R7–MM–2013–N229; FF07CAMM00 FXFR133707PB000] Proposed Information Collection; Incidental Take of Marine Mammals During Specified Oil and Gas Industry Activities Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2014. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by December 2, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 2042–PDM, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include ‘‘1018–0070’’ in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey at hope_ grey@fws.gov (email) or 703–358–2482 (telephone). SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This information collection includes requirements associated with specified oil and gas industry activities and their incidental taking of polar bears and Pacific walruses in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) imposed, with certain exceptions, a moratorium on the taking of marine mammals. Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA directs the Secretary of the Interior to allow, upon request by citizens of the United States, the taking of small numbers of marine mammals incidental to specified activities (other than commercial fishing) if the E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 61380 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 192 / Thursday, October 3, 2013 / Notices Secretary makes certain findings and prescribes specific regulations that, among other things, establish permissible methods of taking. Applicants seeking to conduct activities must request a Letter of Authorization (LOA) for the specific activity and submit onsite monitoring reports and a final report of the activity to the Secretary. This is a nonform collection. Regulations at 50 CFR 18.27 outline the procedures and requirements for submitting a request. Specific regulations governing authorized activities in the Beaufort Sea are in 50 CFR part 18, subpart J. Regulations governing authorized activities in the Chukchi Sea are in 50 CFR part 18, subpart I. These regulations provide the applicant with a detailed description of information that we need to evaluate the proposed activity and determine whether or not to issue specific regulations and, subsequently, LOAs. We use the information to verify the finding required to issue incidental take regulations, to decide if we should issue an LOA, and, if issued, what conditions should be in the LOA. In addition, we analyze the information to determine impacts to polar bears and Pacific walruses and the availability of those marine mammals for subsistence purposes of Alaska Natives. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0070. Title: Incidental Take of Marine Mammals During Specified Oil and Gas Industry Activities, 50 CFR 18.27 and 50 CFR Part 18, Subparts I and J. Service Form Number: None. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Oil and gas industry companies. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit (incidental take regulations and/or a LOA). Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Number of annual responses Activity Completion time per response (hours) Total annual burden hours Application for procedural regulations 1 ....................................................................................... LOA Requests ............................................................................................................................. Onsite Monitoring and Observation Reports ............................................................................... Final Monitoring Report ............................................................................................................... Polar Bear Den Report ................................................................................................................ 2 30 300 30 4 125 8 1.5 10 40 250 240 450 300 160 Totals .................................................................................................................................... 366 ........................ 1,400 1 Occurs once every 5 years. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Comments We invite comments concerning this information collection on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Oct 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 Dated: September 27, 2013. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 192 (Thursday, October 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61379-61380]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24183]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R7-MM-2013-N229; FF07CAMM00 FXFR133707PB000]


Proposed Information Collection; Incidental Take of Marine 
Mammals During Specified Oil and Gas Industry Activities

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) 
described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take 
this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire 
on January 31, 2014. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not 
required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number.

DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, 
we must receive them by December 2, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to the Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 2042-
PDM, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018-0070'' in the subject line 
of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this IC, contact Hope Grey at hope_grey@fws.gov (email) or 703-
358-2482 (telephone).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This information collection includes requirements associated with 
specified oil and gas industry activities and their incidental taking 
of polar bears and Pacific walruses in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. 
The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 
1361 et seq.) imposed, with certain exceptions, a moratorium on the 
taking of marine mammals. Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA directs the 
Secretary of the Interior to allow, upon request by citizens of the 
United States, the taking of small numbers of marine mammals incidental 
to specified activities (other than commercial fishing) if the

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Secretary makes certain findings and prescribes specific regulations 
that, among other things, establish permissible methods of taking.
    Applicants seeking to conduct activities must request a Letter of 
Authorization (LOA) for the specific activity and submit onsite 
monitoring reports and a final report of the activity to the Secretary. 
This is a nonform collection. Regulations at 50 CFR 18.27 outline the 
procedures and requirements for submitting a request. Specific 
regulations governing authorized activities in the Beaufort Sea are in 
50 CFR part 18, subpart J. Regulations governing authorized activities 
in the Chukchi Sea are in 50 CFR part 18, subpart I. These regulations 
provide the applicant with a detailed description of information that 
we need to evaluate the proposed activity and determine whether or not 
to issue specific regulations and, subsequently, LOAs.
    We use the information to verify the finding required to issue 
incidental take regulations, to decide if we should issue an LOA, and, 
if issued, what conditions should be in the LOA. In addition, we 
analyze the information to determine impacts to polar bears and Pacific 
walruses and the availability of those marine mammals for subsistence 
purposes of Alaska Natives.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0070.
    Title: Incidental Take of Marine Mammals During Specified Oil and 
Gas Industry Activities, 50 CFR 18.27 and 50 CFR Part 18, Subparts I 
and J.
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Oil and gas industry companies.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit 
(incidental take regulations and/or a LOA).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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                                                                      Completion
                                                       Number of       time per      Total annual
                     Activity                           annual         response      burden hours
                                                       responses        (hours)
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Application for procedural regulations \1\........               2             125             250
LOA Requests......................................              30               8             240
Onsite Monitoring and Observation Reports.........             300             1.5             450
Final Monitoring Report...........................              30              10             300
Polar Bear Den Report.............................               4              40             160
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    Totals........................................             366  ..............           1,400
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\1\ Occurs once every 5 years.

III. Comments

    We invite comments concerning this information collection on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 
collection of information;
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this IC. Before including your address, phone number, 
email address, or other personal identifying information in your 
comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your 
personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

    Dated: September 27, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-24183 Filed 10-2-13; 8:45 am]
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