Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Vessel Identification Requirements, 60140-60141 [2014-23714]

Download as PDF 60140 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 193 / Monday, October 6, 2014 / Notices II. Method of Collection Respondents have a choice of either electronic data submission or paper forms. Methods of submittal include email of electronic data submissions, and mailing of paper forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0223. Form Number(s): NOAA Form 88– 197. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,560 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: September 30, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–23713 Filed 10–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Gear Identification Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commmerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Oct 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 ACTION: Notice. The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the 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 December 5, 2014. SUMMARY: 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 Adam Bailey, (727) 209– 5968 or adam.bailey@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for a regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Region manages the U.S. fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico regions under various Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). The Regional Fishery Management Councils prepared the FMPs pursuant to the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The regulations implementing the FMPs are located at 50 CFR part 622. The recordkeeping and reporting requirements in 50 CFR part 622 form the basis for this collection of information. Requirements that fishing gear be marked are essential to facilitate enforcement. The ability to link fishing gear to the vessel owner is crucial to enforcement of regulations issued under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The marking of fishing gear is also valuable in actions concerning damage, loss, and civil proceedings. The requirements imposed in the Southeast Region are for coral aquacultured live rock; golden crab traps; mackerel gillnet floats; spiny lobster traps; black sea bass pots; and buoy gear. II. Method of Collection Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 approval by the Office of Management and Budget for this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 30, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–23716 Filed 10–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Vessel Identification Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and SUMMARY: The markings will be placed directly on the gear. PO 00000 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0359. 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: 2,847. Estimated Time per Response: Live rocks, 10 seconds; golden crab and spiny lobster traps and sea bass pots, seven minutes each; mackerel gillnets and buoy gear, 20 minutes each. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,645. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $410,311.50. E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 193 / Monday, October 6, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 December 5, 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 Adam Bailey, (727) 209– 5968 or adam.bailey@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Region manages the U.S. fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico regions under various Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). The Regional Fishery Management Councils prepared the FMPs pursuant to the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The regulations implementing the FMPs are located at 50 CFR part 622. The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 622 form the basis for this collection of information. NMFS Southeast Region requires that all permitted fishing vessels must mark their vessel with the official identification number or some form of identification. A vessel’s official number, under most regulations, is required to be displayed on the port and starboard sides of the deckhouse or hull, and weather deck. The official number and color code identifies each vessel and should be visible at distances from the sea and in the air. These markings provide law enforcement personnel with a means to monitor fishing, at-sea processing, and other related activities, to ascertain whether the vessel’s observed activities are in accordance with those authorized for that vessel. The identifying number is used by NMFS, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and other marine agencies in issuing violations, prosecutions, and other enforcement actions. Vessels that qualify for particular fisheries are VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Oct 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 60141 readily identified, gear violations are more readily prosecuted, and this allows for more cost-effective enforcement. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE II. Method of Collection RIN 0648–XD530 Numbers are painted directly on the vessels. Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting III. Data 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 approval by the Office of Management and Budget for this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 30, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–23714 Filed 10–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Frm 00016 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: OMB Control Number: 0648–0358. 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: 7,825. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,869. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $234,750. PO 00000 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel (AP) in North Charleston, SC. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: Meeting Address: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 4381 Tanger Outlet Blvd., N. Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (877) 747–7301. Council Address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel will receive an update on the status of various amendments to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and other amendments affecting the snapper grouper fishery. AP members will receive overviews and provide recommendations on the following amendments to the Snapper Grouper FMP: Regulatory Amendment 16 with options to remove the current seasonal closure for the commercial black sea bass pot fishery; Regulatory Amendment 22 addressing management measures for gag grouper and wreckfish; the development of a Joint South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Amendment on South Florida Issues; Amendment 36 to establish Spawning Special Management Zones (SMZs); and Amendment 35 that would remove some species from the snapper grouper management complex. The AP will also receive updates on the development of a recreational tag SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 193 (Monday, October 6, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60140-60141]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23714]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast 
Region Vessel Identification 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

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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 December 5, 
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 Adam Bailey, (727) 209-5968 or adam.bailey@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for a regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Region 
manages the U.S. fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the 
South Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico regions under various 
Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). The Regional Fishery Management 
Councils prepared the FMPs pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act. The regulations implementing the FMPs 
are located at 50 CFR part 622.
    The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 622 
form the basis for this collection of information. NMFS Southeast 
Region requires that all permitted fishing vessels must mark their 
vessel with the official identification number or some form of 
identification. A vessel's official number, under most regulations, is 
required to be displayed on the port and starboard sides of the 
deckhouse or hull, and weather deck. The official number and color code 
identifies each vessel and should be visible at distances from the sea 
and in the air. These markings provide law enforcement personnel with a 
means to monitor fishing, at-sea processing, and other related 
activities, to ascertain whether the vessel's observed activities are 
in accordance with those authorized for that vessel. The identifying 
number is used by NMFS, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and other 
marine agencies in issuing violations, prosecutions, and other 
enforcement actions. Vessels that qualify for particular fisheries are 
readily identified, gear violations are more readily prosecuted, and 
this allows for more cost-effective enforcement.

II. Method of Collection

    Numbers are painted directly on the vessels.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0358.
    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: 7,825.
    Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,869.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $234,750.

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 approval by the Office of Management 
and Budget for this information collection; they also will become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: September 30, 2014.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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