Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Inventory of U.S. Marine Protected Areas: Site Characteristics and Human Uses, 5515-5516 [2015-01853]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 21 / Monday, February 2, 2015 / Notices 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: January 28, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–01890 Filed 1–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration II. Method of Collection Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Island Pelagic Longline Fisheries; SeabirdFisheries Interaction Recovery Reporting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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 April 3, 2015. 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 Walter Ikehara, (808) 725– 5175 or Walter.Ikehara@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires pelagic longline vessel operators to notify NMFS in the event an endangered short-tailed albatross is VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Jan 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 hooked or entangled during fishing operations. Following the retrieval of the seabird from the ocean, as required by Federal regulations, the vessel captain must record the condition of the injured short-tailed albatross on a recovery data form. A veterinarian will use the information in providing advice to the captain caring for the short-tailed albatross. If the albatross is dead, the captain must attach an identification tag to the carcass to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) biologists in follow-up studies on the specimen. This collection is one of the terms and conditions contained in the biological opinion issued by USFWS, and is intended to maximize the probability of the long-term survival of short-tailed albatross accidentally taken by longline gear. Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, or mail or facsimile transmission of paper forms within 72 hours of landing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0456. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time per Response: Notification, reporting, and tagging and specimen handling, 1 hour each. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $80 in recordkeeping/reporting costs, mainly for at-sea communications 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. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5515 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: January 28, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–01891 Filed 1–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Inventory of U.S. Marine Protected Areas: Site Characteristics and Human Uses 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 March 4, 2015. 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 instruments and instructions should be directed to Dr. Charles M. Wahle, Senior Scientist, NOAA’s National Marine Protected Areas Center, via email at charles.wahle@noaa.gov, or by telephone: (831) 647–6460. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a revision and extension of an approved data collection effort to provide ocean managers, users and other interested parties with accurate, objective and useful information about the location, purpose, management and human uses of marine protected areas in the coastal and marine waters of the United States. To E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 5516 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 21 / Monday, February 2, 2015 / Notices this end, NOAA’s National Marine Protected Areas Center (MPA Center), part of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), proposes to continue and augment an ongoing effort to inventory all U.S. MPAs. The MPA Center was established under Executive Order 13158, which directs NOAA and the Department of the Interior to work collaboratively with state, federal, territorial and tribal partners to enhance ocean conservation and management throughout the nation’s system of MPAs. The Marine Protected Areas Inventory— a publicly available, online, spatial database that provides detailed and unique information on MPAs nationwide—is fundamental to this goal. Required by Executive Order 13158, the Inventory provides access to data and summary products on over 1,600 MPA sites across different management programs and all levels of government. The MPA Inventory is accessible via the MPA Center’s Web site, marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov. This data collection effort would continue providing U.S. MPA managers with a voluntary, online means to share and update important information about: (i) The site’s establishment, purpose(s), management approaches, and natural and cultural resources; and, (ii) the types, trends and potential resource management implications of expanding recreational uses within U.S. MPAs. The MPA Inventory data collection continues the periodic and voluntary solicitation of site-specific descriptive data from all MPAs in the U.S. Typically, an individual MPA site would complete an online site data form once, and then update it if necessary to reflect changes in boundaries, regulations, management approaches, etc. In order to keep this vital data resource current and accurate with the latest status and information on MPAs nationwide, the online site data form, posted at marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov, can be used to: (i) Describe a new or modified MPA; (ii) provide feedback, corrections or additions to existing MPA Inventory data; or, (iii) evaluate whether a site proposed for inclusion in the National System of MPAs meets the eligibility criteria (typically 5–10 sites per year). The MPA Inventory is frequently used by ocean managers, users, scientists and others to better understand place-based management of U.S. waters. In addition to continuing to manage and share descriptive information on U.S. MPAs, the MPA Center proposes to contact State and Federal MPA managers to solicit and facilitate their VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Jan 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 participation in a voluntary survey about conditions and trends in recreational uses of their sites. Data addressing the nature, trends, drivers and implications of recreational uses will be collected from U.S. MPA managers electronically over a period of 6 weeks using an online survey instrument. Individual managers’ responses will remain confidential and the results aggregated to illustrate meaningful general trends rather data specific to a single MPA. Important patterns and lessons learned from this data collection will be shared directly with MPA managers around the country to assist in their management of some of the nation’s most treasured ocean and coastal areas. Submissions will be made on line. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0449. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Revision and extension of an approved information collection. Affected Public: Approximately 300 State, territorial and federal MPA managers or staff. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes each for the uploading of information and for the survey. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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. Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2015–01853 Filed 1–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD743 International Affairs; U.S. Fishing Opportunities in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Regulatory Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of U.S. fishing opportunities. AGENCY: II. Method of Collection PO 00000 Dated: January 27, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. NMFS announces fishing opportunities in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Regulatory Area. This action is necessary to make fishing privileges available on an equitable basis. DATES: Effective January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. Expressions of interest regarding fishing opportunities in NAFO will be accepted through February 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Expressions of interest regarding U.S. fishing opportunities in NAFO should be made in writing to Douglas W. Christel in the NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office at 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930 (phone: 978– 281–9141, email: Douglas.Christel@ noaa.gov). Information relating to chartering vessels of another NAFO Contracting Party, or transferring NAFO fishing opportunities to or from another NAFO Contracting Party is available from Patrick E. Moran in the NMFS Office of International Affairs at 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (phone: 301–427–8370, fax: 301–713– 2313, email: Pat.Moran@noaa.gov). Information relating to NAFO fishing opportunities, NAFO Conservation and Enforcement Measures, and the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act (HSFCA) Permit is available from Douglas Christel, in the NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office at 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930 (phone: 978–281–9141, fax: 978–281– 9135, email: douglas.christel@noaa.gov) and from NAFO on the World Wide Web at http://www.nafo.int. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 21 (Monday, February 2, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Inventory of 
U.S. Marine Protected Areas: Site Characteristics and Human Uses

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 March 4, 2015.

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 instruments and instructions 
should be directed to Dr. Charles M. Wahle, Senior Scientist, NOAA's 
National Marine Protected Areas Center, via email at 
charles.wahle@noaa.gov, or by telephone: (831) 647-6460.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a revision and extension of an approved data 
collection effort to provide ocean managers, users and other interested 
parties with accurate, objective and useful information about the 
location, purpose, management and human uses of marine protected areas 
in the coastal and marine waters of the United States. To

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this end, NOAA's National Marine Protected Areas Center (MPA Center), 
part of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), proposes to 
continue and augment an ongoing effort to inventory all U.S. MPAs.
    The MPA Center was established under Executive Order 13158, which 
directs NOAA and the Department of the Interior to work collaboratively 
with state, federal, territorial and tribal partners to enhance ocean 
conservation and management throughout the nation's system of MPAs. The 
Marine Protected Areas Inventory-- a publicly available, online, 
spatial database that provides detailed and unique information on MPAs 
nationwide--is fundamental to this goal. Required by Executive Order 
13158, the Inventory provides access to data and summary products on 
over 1,600 MPA sites across different management programs and all 
levels of government. The MPA Inventory is accessible via the MPA 
Center's Web site, marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov.
    This data collection effort would continue providing U.S. MPA 
managers with a voluntary, online means to share and update important 
information about: (i) The site's establishment, purpose(s), management 
approaches, and natural and cultural resources; and, (ii) the types, 
trends and potential resource management implications of expanding 
recreational uses within U.S. MPAs.
    The MPA Inventory data collection continues the periodic and 
voluntary solicitation of site-specific descriptive data from all MPAs 
in the U.S. Typically, an individual MPA site would complete an online 
site data form once, and then update it if necessary to reflect changes 
in boundaries, regulations, management approaches, etc. In order to 
keep this vital data resource current and accurate with the latest 
status and information on MPAs nationwide, the online site data form, 
posted at marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov, can be used to: (i) Describe a 
new or modified MPA; (ii) provide feedback, corrections or additions to 
existing MPA Inventory data; or, (iii) evaluate whether a site proposed 
for inclusion in the National System of MPAs meets the eligibility 
criteria (typically 5-10 sites per year). The MPA Inventory is 
frequently used by ocean managers, users, scientists and others to 
better understand place-based management of U.S. waters.
    In addition to continuing to manage and share descriptive 
information on U.S. MPAs, the MPA Center proposes to contact State and 
Federal MPA managers to solicit and facilitate their participation in a 
voluntary survey about conditions and trends in recreational uses of 
their sites. Data addressing the nature, trends, drivers and 
implications of recreational uses will be collected from U.S. MPA 
managers electronically over a period of 6 weeks using an online survey 
instrument. Individual managers' responses will remain confidential and 
the results aggregated to illustrate meaningful general trends rather 
data specific to a single MPA. Important patterns and lessons learned 
from this data collection will be shared directly with MPA managers 
around the country to assist in their management of some of the 
nation's most treasured ocean and coastal areas.

II. Method of Collection

    Submissions will be made on line.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0449.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Revision and extension of an approved information 
collection.
    Affected Public: Approximately 300 State, territorial and federal 
MPA managers or staff.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 150.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes each for the uploading of 
information and for the survey.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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: January 27, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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