Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region Permit Family of Forms, 35149 [2014-14309]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 118 / Thursday, June 19, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Authority: This census of organic farmers is required by law under the ‘‘Census of Agriculture Act of 1997,’’ Public Law No. 105–113, 7 U.S.C. 2204(g) as amended. These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal crop insurance coverage for organic crops’’. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 45 minutes per response. Respondents: Farmers and Ranchers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,000 hours (based on an estimated 80% response rate, using 2 mail attempts, followed by phone and personal enumeration for nonrespondents). 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 will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, June 4, 2014. Joseph T. Reilly, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–14350 Filed 6–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Jun 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region Permit Family of Forms 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 August 18, 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 Patsy A. Bearden, (907) 586– 7008 or Patsy.Bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. For a person to participate in Federal fisheries, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires a Federal Fisheries Permit (FFP), a Federal Processor Permit (FPP), or an Experimental Fisheries Permit (EFP). NMFS Alaska Region created a set of groundfish permits that operators of vessels and managers of processors must have onboard or onsite when fishing for, receiving, buying, or processing groundfish. These permits provide NMFS with a way to monitor participation in groundfish fisheries. Section 303(b)(1) of the MagnusonStevens Act specifically recognizes the need for permit issuance. The requirement of a permit for marine resource users is one of the regulatory steps taken to carry out conservation and management objectives. The issuance of a permit is an essential ingredient in the management of fishery resources needed for identification of the participants and expected activity PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 35149 levels and for regulatory compliance (e.g., withholding of permit issuance pending collection of unpaid penalties). II. Method of Collection Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, and mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0206. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other profit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 658. Estimated Time per Response: Federal Fisheries Permit, 21 minutes; Federal Processor Permit, 21 minutes; and Exempted Fisheries Permit, 20 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 310. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $863 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. 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: June 13, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–14309 Filed 6–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region 
Permit Family of Forms

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 August 18, 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 Patsy A. Bearden, (907) 586-7008 or 
Patsy.Bearden@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    For a person to participate in Federal fisheries, the National 
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires a Federal Fisheries Permit 
(FFP), a Federal Processor Permit (FPP), or an Experimental Fisheries 
Permit (EFP). NMFS Alaska Region created a set of groundfish permits 
that operators of vessels and managers of processors must have onboard 
or onsite when fishing for, receiving, buying, or processing 
groundfish. These permits provide NMFS with a way to monitor 
participation in groundfish fisheries.
    Section 303(b)(1) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act specifically 
recognizes the need for permit issuance. The requirement of a permit 
for marine resource users is one of the regulatory steps taken to carry 
out conservation and management objectives. The issuance of a permit is 
an essential ingredient in the management of fishery resources needed 
for identification of the participants and expected activity levels and 
for regulatory compliance (e.g., withholding of permit issuance pending 
collection of unpaid penalties).

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. 
Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, and mail and 
facsimile transmission of paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0206.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 658.
    Estimated Time per Response: Federal Fisheries Permit, 21 minutes; 
Federal Processor Permit, 21 minutes; and Exempted Fisheries Permit, 20 
hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 310.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $863 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

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: June 13, 2014.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-14309 Filed 6-18-14; 8:45 am]
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