Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Sea Scallops Amendment 10 Data Collection, 73499-73500 [2013-29104]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2013 / Notices Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 CFR 1501.7). In addition to other public involvment, this Notice of Intent initiates an early and open process for determining the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS and for identifying the significant issues related to a proposed action. This scoping process allows the Forest Service to not only identify significant environmental issues deserving of study, but also to deemphasize insignificant issues, narrowing the scope of the EIS process accordingly (40 CFR 1500.4(g)). Comment Requested This Notice of Intent initiates the scoping proces which guides the development of the EIS. Comments on the proposed action should be submitted within 30 days of the date of publication of this Notice of Intent. Early Notice of Importance of Public Participation in Subsequent Environmental Review A draft EIS will be available for comment when the Environmental Protection Agency publishes the notice of availability in the Federal Register. The Forest Service believes, at this early stage, it is important to give reviewers notice of several court rulings related to public participation in the environmental review process. First, reviewers of a draft EIS must structure their participation in the environmental review of the proposal so that it is meaningful and alerts an agency to the reviewer’s position and contentions. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 553 (1978). Also, environmental objections that could be raised at the draft EIS stage but that are not raised until after completion of the final EIS may be waived or dismissed by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1986) and Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 F. Supp. 1334, 1338 (E.D. Wis. 1980). Because of these court rulings, it is very important that those interested in this proposed action participate during the comment period so that substantive comments and objections are made available to the Forest Service at a time when it can meaningfully consider them and respond to them in the final EIS. To assist the Forest Service in identifying and considering issues and concerns on the proposed action, comments on the draft EIS should be as specific as possible. It is also helpful if comments refer to specific pages or chapters of the draft statement. Comments may also address the adequacy of the draft EIS or the merits of the alternatives formulated and discussed in the statement. Reviewers may wish to refer to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act at 40 CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points. Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposal and will be available for public inspection. 73499 Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21. Dated: December 2, 2013. Susan Skalski, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2013–29135 Filed 12–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and opportunity for public comment. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [11/26/2013 through 12/02/2013] Firm name Firm address Date accepted for investigation 789 Gateway Center Way, San Diego, CA 92102. 11/26/2013 Innovative Enterprises, Inc. .... emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES No Boundaries, Inc. (dba Green Box Art,). 25 Town and Country Drive, Washington, MO 63090. 11/26/2013 Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Dec 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 Product(s) The firm manufactures stretched canvas and framed paper ´ print wall decor, canvas growth charts, wall decals, lampshades, night lights and placemats. The firm manufactures corrugated sheets, cartons and pallets. hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dated: December 2, 2013. Michael DeVillo, Eligibility Examiner. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Sea Scallops Amendment 10 Data Collection [FR Doc. 2013–29141 Filed 12–5–13; 8:45 am] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 73500 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2013 / Notices 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 February 4, 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 Emily Gilbert, 978–281–9244 or Emily.Gilbert@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Region manages the Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the East Coast under the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The regulations implementing the FMP are at 50 CFR Part 648. To successfully implement and administer components of the FMP, OMB Control No. 0648–0491 includes the following information collections for scallop vessel owners, operators, and fishery participants: vessel monitoring system (VMS) trip declarations for all scallop vessels, including powerdown declarations; notification of access area trip termination for limited access scallop vessels; submission of access area compensation trip identification; submission of broken trip adjustment and access area trip exchange forms; VMS purchase and installation for individuals that purchase a federally permitted scallop vessel; submission of ownership cap forms for individual fishing quota (IFQ) scallop vessels; submission of vessel replacement, upgrade and permit history applications for IFQ, Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM), and Incidental Catch (IC) scallop vessels; submission of VMS prelanding notification form by IFQ vessels; enrollment into the state waters exemption program; submission of requests for IFQ transfers; payment of cost recovery bills for IFQ vessels; sector proposals for IFQ vessels and industry VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Dec 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. participants; and sector operations plans for approved sector proposals. Data collected through these programs are incorporated into the NMFS database and are used to track and confirm vessel permit status and eligibility, scallop landings, and scallop vessel allocations. Aggregated summaries of the collected information will be used to evaluate the management program and future management proposals. Dated: December 2, 2013 Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. II. Method of Collection [FR Doc. 2013–29104 Filed 12–5–13; 8:45 am] Participants will submit electronic VMS transmissions and paper applications by mail, facsimile, or email. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P III. Data National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration OMB Control Number: 0648–0491. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 783. Estimated Time per Response: VMS trip declaration, trip termination, compensation trip identification, powerdown provision, 2 minutes; broken trip adjustment and access area trip exchange, 10 minutes; VMS purchase and installation, 2 hours; IFQ ownership cap forms, 5 minutes; vessel replacement, upgrade and permit history applications, 3 hours; VMS prelanding notification form, 5 minutes; VMS state waters exemption program, 2 minutes; quota transfers, 10 minutes; cost recovery, 2 hours; sector proposals, 150 hours; sector operations plans, 100 hours; IFQ, Northern Gulf of Maine, and incidental catch vessel VMS requirements, 2 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,804. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $775,719. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RIN 0648–XC997 Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshops. AGENCY: Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in January, February, and March of 2014. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2014 and will be announced in a future notice. DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held on January 9, February 6, and March 20, 2014. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held on January 8, January 22, February 4, February 6, March 19, and March 20, 2014. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in Kenner, LA; Norfolk, VA; and Fort Pierce, FL. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 235 (Friday, December 6, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Sea 
Scallops Amendment 10 Data Collection

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 February 4, 
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 Emily Gilbert, 978-281-9244 or Emily.Gilbert@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Region manages 
the Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) fishery of the Exclusive Economic 
Zone (EEZ) off the East Coast under the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP). The regulations implementing the FMP are at 50 
CFR Part 648. To successfully implement and administer components of 
the FMP, OMB Control No. 0648-0491 includes the following information 
collections for scallop vessel owners, operators, and fishery 
participants: vessel monitoring system (VMS) trip declarations for all 
scallop vessels, including powerdown declarations; notification of 
access area trip termination for limited access scallop vessels; 
submission of access area compensation trip identification; submission 
of broken trip adjustment and access area trip exchange forms; VMS 
purchase and installation for individuals that purchase a federally 
permitted scallop vessel; submission of ownership cap forms for 
individual fishing quota (IFQ) scallop vessels; submission of vessel 
replacement, upgrade and permit history applications for IFQ, Northern 
Gulf of Maine (NGOM), and Incidental Catch (IC) scallop vessels; 
submission of VMS pre-landing notification form by IFQ vessels; 
enrollment into the state waters exemption program; submission of 
requests for IFQ transfers; payment of cost recovery bills for IFQ 
vessels; sector proposals for IFQ vessels and industry participants; 
and sector operations plans for approved sector proposals.
    Data collected through these programs are incorporated into the 
NMFS database and are used to track and confirm vessel permit status 
and eligibility, scallop landings, and scallop vessel allocations. 
Aggregated summaries of the collected information will be used to 
evaluate the management program and future management proposals.

II. Method of Collection

    Participants will submit electronic VMS transmissions and paper 
applications by mail, facsimile, or email.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0491.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 783.
    Estimated Time per Response: VMS trip declaration, trip 
termination, compensation trip identification, powerdown provision, 2 
minutes; broken trip adjustment and access area trip exchange, 10 
minutes; VMS purchase and installation, 2 hours; IFQ ownership cap 
forms, 5 minutes; vessel replacement, upgrade and permit history 
applications, 3 hours; VMS pre-landing notification form, 5 minutes; 
VMS state waters exemption program, 2 minutes; quota transfers, 10 
minutes; cost recovery, 2 hours; sector proposals, 150 hours; sector 
operations plans, 100 hours; IFQ, Northern Gulf of Maine, and 
incidental catch vessel VMS requirements, 2 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,804.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $775,719.

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: December 2, 2013
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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