Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 61286 [2014-24254]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 61286 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 197 / Friday, October 10, 2014 / Notices Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Billfish Certificate of Eligibility. OMB Control Number: 0648–0216. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 200. Average Hours per Response: Initial dealer completion, 20 minutes; subsequent dealer completion, 2 minutes. Burden Hours: 43. Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. A Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for Billfishes is required under 50 CFR part 635 to accompany all billfish, except for a billfish landed in a Pacific state and remaining in the state of landing. This documentation certifies that the accompanying billfish was not harvested from the applicable Atlantic Ocean management unit (described on the NOAA sample certificate), and identifies the vessel landing the billfish, the vessel’s homeport, the port of offloading, and the date of offloading. The certificate must accompany the billfish to any dealer or processor who subsequently receives or possesses the billfish. The extension of this collection is necessary to implement the Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan, which contains an objective to reserve Atlantic billfish for the recreational fishery. On October 5, 2012, the President signed Public Law 112–183 entitled the ‘‘Billfish Conservation Act of 2012,’’ which prohibits the sale of billfish (or products containing billfish), or the custody, control, or possession of billfish (or products containing billfish) for purposes of sale. The only exemptions to this prohibition include billfish landed by U.S. fishing vessels in Hawaii and Pacific Insular Areas, and billfish landed by foreign fishing vessels in the Pacific Insular Areas when the foreign-caught billfish are exported to non-U.S. markets or retained within Hawaii and the Pacific Insular Areas for local consumption. NOAA is currently developing implementing regulations for the Billfish Conservation Act. If necessary, upon publication of the proposed rule, the information collection associated with the Billfish Certificate of Eligibility (0648–0216) may be revised accordingly. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Oct 09, 2014 Jkt 235001 This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: October 6, 2014. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–24178 Filed 10–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Alaska Halibut Catch Sharing Plan Survey. OMB Control Number: 0648-xxxx. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 602. Average Hours Per Response: Full survey, 30 minutes; follow-up telephone survey, 10 minutes. Burden Hours: 186. Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection. Numerous management measures have recently been proposed or implemented that affect recreational charter boat fishing for Pacific halibut off Alaska, including the adoption of a Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (78 FR 75843) in International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C and 3A that alters the way Pacific halibut is allocated between the guided sport (i.e., the charter sector) and the commercial halibut fishery. The Catch Sharing Plan (CSP) formalizes the annual process of allocating catch between the commercial sector and charter sector and for determining harvest restrictions in the charter sector (78 FR 75843). In addition, the CSP allows leasing of commercial halibut individual fishing quota (IFQ) by eligible charter businesses holding a charter halibut permit (CHP). The IFQ pounds are leased in terms of number of fish, called PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 guided angler fish (GAF), which are determined based on a conversion rate published by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Leased GAF can be used by charter businesses to relax harvest restrictions for their angler clients, since the fish caught under the leased GAF would not be subject to the charter sector-specific size and bag limits that may be imposed—though the non-charter sector size and bag limit restrictions (currently two fish of any size per day) would still apply to charter anglers who are not using GAF. To help inform potential future policy discussions about the CSP, NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center plans to conduct a survey that will collect information on general attitudes toward the CSP and the GAF leasing program from Area 2C and Area 3A charter boat businesses (CHP holders), and ask them to indicate their preferences for hypothetically relaxing specific features of the GAF leasing program that are employed in similar types of programs in both fisheries and non-fisheries contexts. This information could provide valuable information to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council in its evaluation of the current features of the CSP and provide information that may help it evaluate adjustments to the CSP. The survey will also provide a broad gauge of attitudes toward the program and its impacts on the charter sector and anglers. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: October 7, 2014. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–24254 Filed 10–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 197 (Friday, October 10, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 61286]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24254]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Alaska Halibut Catch Sharing Plan Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-xxxx.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information 
collection).
    Number of Respondents: 602.
    Average Hours Per Response: Full survey, 30 minutes; follow-up 
telephone survey, 10 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 186.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection.
    Numerous management measures have recently been proposed or 
implemented that affect recreational charter boat fishing for Pacific 
halibut off Alaska, including the adoption of a Halibut Catch Sharing 
Plan (78 FR 75843) in International Pacific Halibut Commission 
Regulatory Areas 2C and 3A that alters the way Pacific halibut is 
allocated between the guided sport (i.e., the charter sector) and the 
commercial halibut fishery. The Catch Sharing Plan (CSP) formalizes the 
annual process of allocating catch between the commercial sector and 
charter sector and for determining harvest restrictions in the charter 
sector (78 FR 75843). In addition, the CSP allows leasing of commercial 
halibut individual fishing quota (IFQ) by eligible charter businesses 
holding a charter halibut permit (CHP). The IFQ pounds are leased in 
terms of number of fish, called guided angler fish (GAF), which are 
determined based on a conversion rate published by the National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS). Leased GAF can be used by charter businesses 
to relax harvest restrictions for their angler clients, since the fish 
caught under the leased GAF would not be subject to the charter sector-
specific size and bag limits that may be imposed--though the non-
charter sector size and bag limit restrictions (currently two fish of 
any size per day) would still apply to charter anglers who are not 
using GAF.
    To help inform potential future policy discussions about the CSP, 
NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center plans to conduct a survey that 
will collect information on general attitudes toward the CSP and the 
GAF leasing program from Area 2C and Area 3A charter boat businesses 
(CHP holders), and ask them to indicate their preferences for 
hypothetically relaxing specific features of the GAF leasing program 
that are employed in similar types of programs in both fisheries and 
non-fisheries contexts. This information could provide valuable 
information to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council in its 
evaluation of the current features of the CSP and provide information 
that may help it evaluate adjustments to the CSP. The survey will also 
provide a broad gauge of attitudes toward the program and its impacts 
on the charter sector and anglers.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: One time.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. 
Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections 
currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395-5806.

    Dated: October 7, 2014.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-24254 Filed 10-9-14; 8:45 am]
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