Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Permitting, Vessel Identification, and Vessel Monitoring System Requirements for the Commercial Bottomfish Fishery in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 5514-5515 [2015-01890]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 5514 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 21 / Monday, February 2, 2015 / Notices Responding organizations need to understand and, in their letters of interest, commit to provide: 1. Access for all participants’ project teams to component interfaces and the organization’s experts necessary to make functional connections among security platform components 2. Support for development and demonstration of the Situational Awareness use case for the Energy Sector in NCCoE facilities which will be conducted in a manner consistent with Federal requirements (e.g., FIPS 200, FIPS 201, SP 800–53, and SP 800–63) Additional details about the Situational Awareness for the Energy sector use case are available at: http://nccoe.nist. gov/sites/default/files/nccoe/NCCoE_ ES_Situational_Awareness.pdf. NIST cannot guarantee that all of the products proposed by respondents will be used in the demonstration. Each prospective participant will be expected to work collaboratively with NIST staff and other project participants under the terms of the consortium agreement in the development of the Situational Awareness for the Energy sector capability. Prospective participants’ contribution to the collaborative effort will include assistance in establishing the necessary interface functionality, connection and set-up capabilities and procedures, demonstration harnesses, environmental and safety conditions for use, integrated platform user instructions, and demonstration plans and scripts necessary to demonstrate the desired capabilities. Each prospective participant will train NIST personnel as necessary, to operate its product in capability demonstrations to the energy community. Following successful demonstrations, NIST will publish a description of the security platform and its performance characteristics sufficient to permit other organizations to develop and deploy security platforms that meet the security objectives of the Situational Awareness for the Energy sector use case. These descriptions will be public information. Under the terms of the consortium agreement, NIST will support development of interfaces among participants’ products by providing IT infrastructure, laboratory facilities, office facilities, collaboration facilities, and staff support to component composition, security platform documentation, and demonstration activities. The dates of the demonstration of the Situational Awareness for the Energy sector capability will be announced on the NCCoE Web site at least two weeks in advance at http://nccoe.nist.gov/. The expected outcome of the demonstration VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Jan 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 is to improve situational awareness across an entire energy sector enterprise. Participating organizations will gain from the knowledge that their products are interoperable with other participants’ offerings. For additional information on the NCCoE governance, business processes, and NCCoE operational structure, visit the NCCoE Web site http:// nccoe.nist.gov/. Kevin A. Kimball, NIST Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2015–01844 Filed 1–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Permitting, Vessel Identification, and Vessel Monitoring System Requirements for the Commercial Bottomfish Fishery in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 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: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. As part of a fishery ecosystem plan, developed by the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council under the authorization of the PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, NMFS requires that owners of commercial fishing vessels in the bottomfish fishery in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) obtain a federal bottomfish permit. If their vessels are over 40 ft. (12.2 m) long, they must also mark their vessels in compliance with federal identification requirements and carry and maintain a satellite-based vessel monitoring system (VMS). These requirements are set out in 50 CFR Part 665, subpart D. This collection of information is needed for permit issuance, to identify actual or potential participants in the fishery, and aid in enforcement of regulations and area closures. 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. VMS data are collected electronically and automatically. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0584. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Not-for profit institutions; state, local or tribal governments; business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50 total; including 6 medium-large vessels (over 40 ft.). Estimated Time per Response: Permit applications and renewals, 30 minutes; vessel identification, 45 minutes; initial VMS installation and annual maintenance, 24 hours; VMS maintenance, 12 hours annually. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 174. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,760 in recordkeeping and reporting costs and permit fees. 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 E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 21 (Monday, February 2, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-01890]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Permitting, 
Vessel Identification, and Vessel Monitoring System Requirements for 
the Commercial Bottomfish Fishery in the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
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 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:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection. As part of a fishery ecosystem plan, developed by the 
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council under the authorization of 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, NMFS 
requires that owners of commercial fishing vessels in the bottomfish 
fishery in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) 
obtain a federal bottomfish permit. If their vessels are over 40 ft. 
(12.2 m) long, they must also mark their vessels in compliance with 
federal identification requirements and carry and maintain a satellite-
based vessel monitoring system (VMS). These requirements are set out in 
50 CFR Part 665, subpart D. This collection of information is needed 
for permit issuance, to identify actual or potential participants in 
the fishery, and aid in enforcement of regulations and area closures.

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. VMS data are collected 
electronically and automatically.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0584.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Not-for profit institutions; state, local or 
tribal governments; business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50 total; including 6 medium-large 
vessels (over 40 ft.).
    Estimated Time per Response: Permit applications and renewals, 30 
minutes; vessel identification, 45 minutes; initial VMS installation 
and annual maintenance, 24 hours; VMS maintenance, 12 hours annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 174.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,760 in recordkeeping and 
reporting costs and permit fees.

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

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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]
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