Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NMFS Alaska Region American Fisheries Act Reports, 35150-35151 [2014-14320]

Download as PDF 35150 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 118 / Thursday, June 19, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska License Limitation Program (LLP) for Groundfish, Crab, and Scallops 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: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The License Limitation Program (LLP) restricts access to the commercial groundfish fisheries, commercial crab fisheries and commercial scallop fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska except for certain areas where alternative programs exist. The intended effect of the LLP is to limit the number of participants and reduce fishing capacity in fisheries off Alaska. For a vessel designated on an LLP license, the LLP license authorizes the type of fishing gear that may be used by the vessel, the maximum size of the vessel, and whether the vessel may catch and process fish at sea or if it is limited to delivering catch without atsea processing. LLP licenses that allow vessels to catch and process at-sea are assigned a catcher/processor endorsement. LLP licenses specify the maximum length over all (MLOA) of the vessel to which that LLP license may be assigned. Regulations implementing the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Jun 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 LLP prohibit participants in LLP groundfish fisheries from using a vessel to fish for LLP groundfish that has a length overall that is greater than the MLOA specified on the LLP license. The LLP also includes a species endorsement for Pacific cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA). An LLP license is required onboard any vessel deployed in scallop fisheries in Federal waters off Alaska (except for some diving operations). The scallop LLP is intended to limit the number of participants and reduce fishing capacity in the scallop fishery off Alaska. The scallop LLP will limit the number of participants and reduce fishing capacity in the scallop fishery off Alaska. 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: 0648–0334. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 171. Estimated Time per Response: Affidavit to Remove Non-AFA Crab Sideboards for Pacific Cod in the Western or Central GOA, 2 hours; Notification to Surrender LLP Endorsement, 30 minutes; Survey to Verify the Length Overall (LOA) of the Vessel, 1 hour; Application for Transfer of License Limitation Program Groundfish/Crab License, 1 hour; Application for Transfer License Limitation Program Scallop License, 1 hour; and Transfer appeals, 4 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 323. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,110 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2014–14308 Filed 6–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NMFS Alaska Region American Fisheries Act Reports 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. On October 21, 1998, the President signed into law The American Fisheries Act, 16 U.S.C. 1851 (AFA). The AFA E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 118 / Thursday, June 19, 2014 / Notices established a limited access program for the inshore sector of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) pollock fishery that is based on the formation of fishery cooperatives around each inshore pollock processor. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issues a single pollock allocation to each cooperative and the cooperative may make suballocations of pollock to each individual vessel owner in the cooperative. • With respect to the fisheries off Alaska, the AFA Program is a suite of management measures that fall into four general regulatory categories: • Limit access into the fishing and processing sectors of the BSAI pollock fishery and that allocate pollock to such sectors (50 CFR 679.64). • Govern the formation and operation of fishery cooperatives in the BSAI pollock fishery, including filing of cooperative contracts (50 CFR 679.61 and 679.62). • Protection of other fisheries from spillover effects from the AFA (50 CFR 679.64). • Govern catch measurement and monitoring in the BSAI pollock fishery, including filing of annual reports and completing and submitting inshore catcher vessel pollock cooperative catch reports (50 CFR 679.63). 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. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0401. 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: 11. Estimated Time per Response: AFA Cooperative Annual Report, 8 hours; AFA Cooperative Catch Report, 5 minutes; Agent for Service of Process, 5 minutes; Salmon Bycatch Reduction Inter-cooperative Agreement (ICA) or Renewal Letter, 1 hour; Application for a Proposed Incentive Plan Agreement (IPA) and List of Participants, 40 hours; and Chinook Salmon IPA Annual Report, 40 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 425. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $56 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Jun 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) W(hether 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. 2014–14320 Filed 6–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD333 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 38 assessment webinars for Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic King Mackerel. AGENCY: The SEDAR 38 assessment of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic King Mackerel will consist of a workshop and series of webinars. This notice is for an additional webinar associated with the Assessment portion of the SEDAR process. DATES: An assessment webinar for SEDAR 38 will be held from 1–4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. ADDRESS: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below) to request SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35151 an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; phone (843) 571–4366; email: julie.neer@ safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) an Assessment Workshop and a series of webinars and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses; and describes the fisheries. The Assessment workshop and webinars evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion in the Assessment Process webinars are as follows: 1. Using datasets and initial assessment analysis recommended from the Assessment Workshop, panelists will employ assessment models to evaluate stock status, estimate E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NMFS Alaska 
Region American Fisheries Act Reports

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.
    On October 21, 1998, the President signed into law The American 
Fisheries Act, 16 U.S.C. 1851 (AFA). The AFA

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established a limited access program for the inshore sector of the 
Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) pollock fishery that is based on 
the formation of fishery cooperatives around each inshore pollock 
processor. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issues a single 
pollock allocation to each cooperative and the cooperative may make 
sub-allocations of pollock to each individual vessel owner in the 
cooperative.
     With respect to the fisheries off Alaska, the AFA Program 
is a suite of management measures that fall into four general 
regulatory categories:
     Limit access into the fishing and processing sectors of 
the BSAI pollock fishery and that allocate pollock to such sectors (50 
CFR 679.64).
     Govern the formation and operation of fishery cooperatives 
in the BSAI pollock fishery, including filing of cooperative contracts 
(50 CFR 679.61 and 679.62).
     Protection of other fisheries from spillover effects from 
the AFA (50 CFR 679.64).
     Govern catch measurement and monitoring in the BSAI 
pollock fishery, including filing of annual reports and completing and 
submitting inshore catcher vessel pollock cooperative catch reports (50 
CFR 679.63).

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: 0648-0401.
    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: 11.
    Estimated Time per Response: AFA Cooperative Annual Report, 8 
hours; AFA Cooperative Catch Report, 5 minutes; Agent for Service of 
Process, 5 minutes; Salmon Bycatch Reduction Inter-cooperative 
Agreement (ICA) or Renewal Letter, 1 hour; Application for a Proposed 
Incentive Plan Agreement (IPA) and List of Participants, 40 hours; and 
Chinook Salmon IPA Annual Report, 40 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 425.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $56 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) W(hether 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.
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