Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Large Pelagic Fishing Survey, 70015-70016 [2013-28009]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2013 / Notices information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer by email to Jasmeet_K._Seehra@ omb.eop.gov, or by fax to (202) 395– 5167. Dated: November 18, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–28010 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its eighth meeting via conference call to discuss and reach consensus on recommendations for the Secretary of the Department of Commerce regarding the growth of minority-owned businesses in domestic and global markets. The members of the Council will finalize the recommendations, fulfilling NACMBE’s charter mandate, in preparation for submission to the Secretary of Commerce. The agenda for the meeting may change to accommodate Council business. DATES: The conference call will be held on Tuesday, December 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Members of the public wishing to participate may use the following information to listen to the conference call: CALL–IN NUMBER: 1–415–228– 4956; PASSCODE: MBDA. Participants are encouraged to call in ten minutes before the scheduled start time. A limited amount of time will be available for brief oral comments from members of the public after the Council’s discussion of the recommendations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Demetria Gallagher, National Director’s Office, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–1624; email: dgallagher@mbda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the NACMBE on April 28, 2010 pursuant to his discretionary authority and in emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2). The NACMBE was established to provide the Secretary of Commerce with recommendations on a broad range of policy issues that affect minority businesses and their ability to access successfully the domestic and global marketplace. Topics To Be Considered: During the meeting, the Council will discuss the final recommendations for the Secretary relating to the growth of minorityowned businesses in domestic and global markets. Recommendations for proposed programs and new policies are centered on the areas of focus for each subcommittee. The subcommittee topics include: (1) Definition of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and MBDA’s role, (2) Creation of an MBE Forum, and (3) Strategic Alliances and Exports. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public wishing to join the conference call must notify Demetria Gallagher at the contact information above no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, December 6, 2013. Any member of the public may submit written comments concerning the recommendations of the NACMBE to www.mbda.gov/main/nacmbesubmit-comments. The comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 6, 2013, to ensure transmission to the Council prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of the NACMBE open meeting minutes will be available to the public upon request. Dated: November 18, 2013. Josephine Arnold, Chief Counsel, Minority Business Development Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–28047 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Large Pelagic Fishing Survey National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70015 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 January 21, 2014. 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. Ronald J. Salz, (301) 427– 8171 or ron.salz@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for revision and extension of a current information collection. The Large Pelagic Fishing Survey consists of dockside and telephone surveys of recreational anglers for large pelagic fish (tunas, sharks, and billfish) in the Atlantic Ocean. The survey provides the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) with information to monitor catch of bluefin tuna, marlin and other federally managed species. Catch monitoring in these fisheries and collection of catch and effort statistics for all pelagic fish is required under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The information collected is essential for the United States (U.S.) to meet its reporting obligations to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna. This action seeks to revise the Large Pelagic Fishing Survey OMB Control No. 0648–0380 in the following ways: • Drop the Large Pelagics Headboat Survey (LPHS) component. • Increase the annual Large Pelagics Telephone Survey (LPTS) target sample size from 10,780 to 15,900 interviews for Northeast and Southeast combined. • Add up to five questions to the LPTS questionnaire. • Add a non-response follow-up survey to the LPTS in the Southeast region (previously only the Northeast was covered). • Reduce the Large Pelagics Biological Survey annual sample size from 1,500 to 1,000 interviews. E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 70016 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2013 / Notices II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dockside and telephone interviews are used. In lieu of telephone interviews, respondents may also provide information online via a web tool. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC994 Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0380. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Unduplicated Respondents: 15,024. Estimated Time per Response: 11 minutes for a telephone interview; 5 minutes for a dockside interview; 11⁄2 minutes to respond to a follow-up validation call for dockside interviews; 1 minute for a biological sampling of catch. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,608. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: November 18, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–28009 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of loan repayment. AGENCY: NMFS issues this notice to inform interested parties that the Washington pink shrimp sub-loan in the fishing capacity reduction program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery has been repaid. Therefore, buyback fee collections on Washington pink shrimp will cease for all landings after October 31, 2013. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. EST December 9, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send comments about this notice to Paul Marx, Chief, Financial Services Division, NMFS, Attn: Washington Pink Shrimp Buyback, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Sturtevant at (301) 427–8799 or Michael.A.Sturtevant@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 16, 2004, NMFS published a Federal Register document (69 FR 67100) proposing regulations to implement an industry fee system for repaying the reduction loan. The final rule was published July 13, 2005 (70 FR 40225) and fee collection began on September 8, 2005. Interested persons should review these for further program details. The Washington pink shrimp subloan of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Capacity Reduction (Buyback) loan in the amount of $259,399.63 will be repaid in full upon receipt of buyback fees on landings through October 31, 2013. NMFS has received $402,528.12 to repay the principal and interest on this sub-loan since fee collection began September 8, 2005. Buyback fees in the Washington pink shrimp fishery increased rapidly in the 2012 and 2013 seasons which reduced the balance on the loan in a short period of time resulting in early loan repayment. Therefore, these buyback loan fees will no longer be collected in the Washington pink shrimp fishery. Based on buyback fees received to date, landings after October 31, 2013 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will not be subject to the buyback fee. Buyback fees not yet forwarded to NMFS for Washington pink shrimp landings through October 31, 2013 should be forwarded to NMFS immediately. Any overpayment of buyback fees submitted to NMFS will be refunded on a pro-rata basis to the fish buyers/processors based upon best available fish ticket landings data. The fish buyers/processors should return excess buyback fees collected to the harvesters, including buyback fees collected but not yet remitted to NMFS for landings after October 31, 2013. Any discrepancies in fees owed and fees paid must be resolved immediately. After the sub-loan is closed, no further adjustments to fees paid and fees received can be made. Fish dealers whose fees for 2013 were not yet due as they have accumulated less than $100 in fees should forward their fees at this time for landings through October 31, 2013. Dated: November 18, 2013. Donna Rivelli, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–28103 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC989 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; 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 (Council) Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Implementation Team will meet in Anchorage, AK. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 9, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council conference room, 650 W. 4th Avenue, Room 205, Anchorage, AK. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane DiCosimo, Council staff, telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Team will review: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-28009]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Large Pelagic 
Fishing Survey

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 January 21, 
2014.

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. Ronald J. Salz, (301) 427-8171 or ron.salz@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for revision and extension of a current information 
collection.
    The Large Pelagic Fishing Survey consists of dockside and telephone 
surveys of recreational anglers for large pelagic fish (tunas, sharks, 
and billfish) in the Atlantic Ocean. The survey provides the National 
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) with information to monitor catch of 
bluefin tuna, marlin and other federally managed species. Catch 
monitoring in these fisheries and collection of catch and effort 
statistics for all pelagic fish is required under the Atlantic Tunas 
Convention Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act. The information collected is essential for the United 
States (U.S.) to meet its reporting obligations to the International 
Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna.
    This action seeks to revise the Large Pelagic Fishing Survey OMB 
Control No. 0648-0380 in the following ways:
     Drop the Large Pelagics Headboat Survey (LPHS) component.
     Increase the annual Large Pelagics Telephone Survey (LPTS) 
target sample size from 10,780 to 15,900 interviews for Northeast and 
Southeast combined.
     Add up to five questions to the LPTS questionnaire.
     Add a non-response follow-up survey to the LPTS in the 
Southeast region (previously only the Northeast was covered).
     Reduce the Large Pelagics Biological Survey annual sample 
size from 1,500 to 1,000 interviews.

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II. Method of Collection

    Dockside and telephone interviews are used. In lieu of telephone 
interviews, respondents may also provide information online via a web 
tool.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0380.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
current information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Unduplicated Respondents: 15,024.
    Estimated Time per Response: 11 minutes for a telephone interview; 
5 minutes for a dockside interview; 1\1/2\ minutes to respond to a 
follow-up validation call for dockside interviews; 1 minute for a 
biological sampling of catch.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,608.
    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: November 18, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-28009 Filed 11-21-13; 8:45 am]
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