Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Greater Atlantic Region Observer Providers Requirements, 21211-21212 [2014-08447]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 15, 2014 / Notices Technology (NIST) administers the National Voluntary Conformity Assessment Systems Evaluation (NVCASE) program under regulations found in Part 286 of Title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Under the NVCASE program NIST evaluates U.S.-based conformity assessment bodies in order to be able to provide assurances to a foreign government that qualifying bodies meet that government’s requirements and can provide results that are acceptable to that government. The program is intended to provide a technically-based U.S. approval process for U.S. industry to gain foreign market access. On December 6, 2002, NIST received a request from a U.S. accreditation body to establish a sub-program, under the NVCASE program, for Organic Production and Processing. The stated objectives of the request were to provide confidence in the quality of this accreditation body’s work, and to provide assurance that this accreditation body complied with the requirements of some foreign governments, thus facilitating the export of U.S. products. NIST, having determined that there was no satisfactory recognition alternative available and that there was evidence that significant public disadvantage would result from the absence of any alternative, established the NVCASE sub-program for Organic Production and Processing on November 4, 2003, following a public workshop held on May 9, 2003. See, 68 FR 62434 (November 4, 2003). In the decade since the establishment of the sub-program, the United States has made numerous trade arrangements to facilitate the international trade of organic products. The resulting changes in the international requirements have increased international market access for U.S. producers. NIST considers that there are now suitable alternative paths to foreign market access, and that there would be no significant public disadvantage to terminating the Organic Production and Processing sub-program. Accordingly, the NIST NVCASE program announces its intent to cease to grant or renew recognition under the Organic Production and Processing subprogram, effective January 1, 2016. Conformity assessment bodies currently recognized under the sub-program will remain recognized until January 1, 2016, provided they continue to meet program requirements. The NVCASE program is inviting the submission of written comments on its announcement as set forth in the DATES and ADDRESSES sections of this notice. Following the comment period, NVCASE will make a final VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Apr 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 determination on terminating the subprogram, which will be published in the Federal Register. Dated: April 9, 2014. Kevin A. Kimball, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2014–08506 Filed 4–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Greater Atlantic Region Observer Providers Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 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 June 16, 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 Travis Ford, (978) 281–9233 or Travis.Ford@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) has the responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. Much of this responsibility has been delegated to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Under this stewardship role, the Secretary was given certain regulatory authorities to ensure the most beneficial uses of these resources. One of the PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21211 regulatory steps taken to carry out the conservation and management objectives is to collect data from users of the resource. Regulations at 50 CFR 648.11(g) require observer service providers to comply with specific requirements in order to operate as an approved provider in the Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) fishery. Observer service providers must comply with the following requirements: submit applications for approval as an observer service provider; formally request observer training by the Northeast Fisheries Observer Program (NEFOP); submit observer deployment reports and biological samples; give notification of whether a vessel must carry an observer within 24 hours of the vessel owner’s notification of a prospective trip; and maintain an updated contact list of all observers that includes the observer’s identification number, name, mailing address, email address, phone numbers, homeports or fisheries/trip types assigned, and whether or not the observer is ‘‘in service.’’ The regulations also require observer service providers submit any outreach materials, such as informational pamphlets, payment notification, and descriptions of observer duties as well as all contracts between the service provider and entities requiring observer services for review to NMFS/NEFOP. Observer service providers also have the option to respond to application denials, and submit a rebuttal in response to a pending removal from the list of approved observer providers. These requirements allow NMFS/NEFOP to effectively administer the scallop observer program. II. Method of Collection The approved observer service providers submit information to NMFS/ NEFOP via email, fax, or postal service. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0546. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 631. Estimated Time per Response: Application for approval of observer service provider, 10 hours; applicant response to denial of application for approval of observer service provider, 10 hours; observer service provider request for observer training, 30 minutes; observer deployment report, 10 minutes; observer availability report, 10 E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 21212 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 15, 2014 / Notices minutes; safety refusal report, 30 minutes; submission of raw observer data, 5 minutes; observer debriefing, 2 hours; biological samples, 5 minutes; rebuttal of pending removal from list of approved observer service providers, 8 hours; vessel request to observer service provider for procurement of a certified observer, 25 minutes; vessel request for waiver of observer coverage requirement, 5 minutes; observer contact list updates, 5 minutes; observer availability updates, 1 minute; service provider material submissions, 30 minutes; service provider contracts, 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,236. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $44,715. 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: April 9, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–08447 Filed 4–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Jkt 232001 Richard James, Program Analyst, Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office, NOAA Satellite and Information Services, 1335 East West Highway, Room 8247, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (301) 713– 0572, email Richard.James@noaa.gov. BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, and the General Services Administration (GSA) rule on Federal Advisory Committee Management, 41 CFR Part 101–6, and after consultation with GSA, the 18:06 Apr 14, 2014 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2014–08474 Filed 4–14–14; 8:45 am] Notice of Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing VerDate Mar<15>2010 The Committee was first established in May 2002, to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters relating to the U.S. commercial remote-sensing industry and NOAA’s activities to carry out the responsibilities of the Department of Commerce set forth in the National and Commercial Space Programs Act of 2010 (The Act) Title 51 U.S.C. 60101 et seq (formally the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 15 U.S.C. Secs. 5621– 5625). ACCRES will have a fairly balanced membership consisting of approximately 9 to 15 members serving in a representative capacity. All members will have expertise in remote sensing, space commerce or a related field. Each candidate member is recommended by the Assistant Administrator and shall be appointed by the Under Secretary for a tern of two years at the discretion of the Under Secretary. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, and in compliance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Copies of the Committee’s revised Charter have been filed with the appropriate committees of the Congress and with the Library of Congress. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mary E. Kicza, Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SUMMARY: Secretary of Commerce has determined that the renewal of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department by law. ACCRES was renewed on March 13, 2014. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice of Public Meeting The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) will meet May 15, 2014. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date and Time: The meeting is scheduled as follows: May 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. The meeting will be open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Department of Commerce, Room 1412, 1401 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1982), notice is hereby given of the meeting of ACCRES. ACCRES was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on May 21, 2002, to advise the Secretary through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for the licensing of commercial remote sensing satellite systems. DATES: Matters To Be Considered The meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, as amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409 and in accordance with Section 552b(c)(1) of Title 5, United States Code. All other portions of the meeting will be open to the public. The Committee will receive a presentation on updates of NOAA’s licensing activities. The committee will also receive public comments on its activities. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed to ACCRES, NOAA/ NESDIS/CRSRA, 1335 East West Highway, Room 8260, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Additional Information and Public Comments Any member of the public wishing further information concerning the meeting or who wishes to submit oral or written comments should contact Tahara Dawkins, Designated Federal Officer for ACCRES, NOAA/NESDIS/ CRSRA, 1335 East West Highway, Room 8260, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Copies of the draft meeting agenda can be obtained from Richard James at (301) 713–0572, fax (301) 713–1249, or email richard.james@noaa.gov. The ACCRES expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previouslysubmitted oral or written statements. In general, each individual or group making an oral presentation may be limited to a total time of five minutes. Written comments (please provide at E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Greater 
Atlantic Region Observer Providers Requirements

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 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 June 16, 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 Travis Ford, (978) 281-9233 or Travis.Ford@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a current information collection.
    Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 
the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) has the responsibility for the 
conservation and management of marine fishery resources. Much of this 
responsibility has been delegated to the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service 
(NMFS). Under this stewardship role, the Secretary was given certain 
regulatory authorities to ensure the most beneficial uses of these 
resources. One of the regulatory steps taken to carry out the 
conservation and management objectives is to collect data from users of 
the resource.
    Regulations at 50 CFR 648.11(g) require observer service providers 
to comply with specific requirements in order to operate as an approved 
provider in the Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) fishery. Observer 
service providers must comply with the following requirements: submit 
applications for approval as an observer service provider; formally 
request observer training by the Northeast Fisheries Observer Program 
(NEFOP); submit observer deployment reports and biological samples; 
give notification of whether a vessel must carry an observer within 24 
hours of the vessel owner's notification of a prospective trip; and 
maintain an updated contact list of all observers that includes the 
observer's identification number, name, mailing address, email address, 
phone numbers, homeports or fisheries/trip types assigned, and whether 
or not the observer is ``in service.'' The regulations also require 
observer service providers submit any outreach materials, such as 
informational pamphlets, payment notification, and descriptions of 
observer duties as well as all contracts between the service provider 
and entities requiring observer services for review to NMFS/NEFOP. 
Observer service providers also have the option to respond to 
application denials, and submit a rebuttal in response to a pending 
removal from the list of approved observer providers. These 
requirements allow NMFS/NEFOP to effectively administer the scallop 
observer program.

II. Method of Collection

    The approved observer service providers submit information to NMFS/
NEFOP via email, fax, or postal service.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0546.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 631.
    Estimated Time per Response: Application for approval of observer 
service provider, 10 hours; applicant response to denial of application 
for approval of observer service provider, 10 hours; observer service 
provider request for observer training, 30 minutes; observer deployment 
report, 10 minutes; observer availability report, 10

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minutes; safety refusal report, 30 minutes; submission of raw observer 
data, 5 minutes; observer debriefing, 2 hours; biological samples, 5 
minutes; rebuttal of pending removal from list of approved observer 
service providers, 8 hours; vessel request to observer service provider 
for procurement of a certified observer, 25 minutes; vessel request for 
waiver of observer coverage requirement, 5 minutes; observer contact 
list updates, 5 minutes; observer availability updates, 1 minute; 
service provider material submissions, 30 minutes; service provider 
contracts, 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,236.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $44,715.

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: April 9, 2014.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-08447 Filed 4-14-14; 8:45 am]
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