Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Permit Family of Forms, 7417 [2015-02581]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 27 / Tuesday, February 10, 2015 / Notices Melissa Banner. Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information; please contact Ms. Banner. Ms. Banner’s email address is melissa.banner@nist.gov, and her phone number is (301) 975–8912. Also, please note that under the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–13), federal agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. NIST also currently accepts other forms of federal-issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver’s license. For detailed information please contact Ms. Banner or visit: http://www.nist.gov/public_ affairs/visitor/. Kevin A. Kimball, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2015–02586 Filed 2–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Permit Family of Forms 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 a revised, and continuing information collection described below, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 13, 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: Rick Pearson, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:20 Feb 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 Petersburg, FL 33701, (813) 486–2037 or Rick.A.Pearson@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: II. Method of Collection I. Abstract 7417 III. Data This request is for the revision and extension of a current information collection which includes both vessel and dealer permits. Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responsible for management of the Nation’s marine fisheries. In addition, NMFS must comply with the United States’ (U.S.) obligations under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.). NMFS issues permits to fishing vessels and dealers in order to collect information necessary to comply with domestic and international obligations, secure compliance with regulations, and disseminate necessary information. Regulations at 50 CFR 635.4 require that vessels participating in commercial and recreational fisheries for Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) and dealers purchasing Atlantic HMS from a vessel obtain a Federal permit issued by NMFS. Regulations at 50 CFR 300.182 require that individuals entering for consumption, exporting, or re-exporting consignments of bluefin tuna, southern bluefin tuna, swordfish, or frozen bigeye tuna obtain an HMS International Trade Permit (ITP) from NMFS. This action addresses the renewal of permit applications currently approved under PRA 0648–0327, including both vessel and dealer permits. Vessel permits include Atlantic Tunas (except Longline permits, which are approved under OMB Control No. 0648–0205), HMS Charter/Headboat, HMS Angling, Swordfish General Commercial, Smoothhound Shark, and Atlantic HMS Vessel Chartering permits. Dealer permits include the Atlantic Tunas Dealer permit and the HMS ITP. The primary reason for the revision of this information collection is to reflect that Incidental HMS Squid Trawl permits have been removed from this collection. Instead, those permits were combined with the information collection for the Greater Atlantic Region Federal Fisheries Initial Permit Application form, which is covered under OMB Control No. 0648–0202. Thus, the burden and costs associated with renewal and issuance of an initial HMS Squid Trawl permit are no longer applicable to this collection of information. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Methods of submittal include on line, email and mail. OMB Control Number: 0648–0327. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 41,182. Estimated Time per Response: HMS ITP application, termination of Atlantic HMS Vessel Chartering Permit, and renewal of Atlantic Tunas Dealer Permit application, 5 minutes; renewal applications for the following vessel permits—Atlantic Tunas, HMS Charter/ Headboat, and HMS Angling, 6 minutes; initial Atlantic Tunas Dealer Permit application, 15 minutes; initial applications for the following vessel permits—Atlantic Tunas, HMS Charter/ Headboat, HMS Angling, and Smoothhound Shark, 30 minutes; initial applications for Atlantic HMS Vessel Chartering Permit, 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,823. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $738,878. 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: February 4, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly 
Migratory Species Permit Family of Forms

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 a 
revised, and continuing information collection described below, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 13, 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: Rick Pearson, Highly Migratory Species Management 
Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, 263 13th Avenue South, 
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, (813) 486-2037 or Rick.A.Pearson@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for the revision and extension of a current 
information collection which includes both vessel and dealer permits.
    Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 
is responsible for management of the Nation's marine fisheries. In 
addition, NMFS must comply with the United States' (U.S.) obligations 
under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (16 U.S.C. 971 et 
seq.). NMFS issues permits to fishing vessels and dealers in order to 
collect information necessary to comply with domestic and international 
obligations, secure compliance with regulations, and disseminate 
necessary information.
    Regulations at 50 CFR 635.4 require that vessels participating in 
commercial and recreational fisheries for Atlantic highly migratory 
species (HMS) and dealers purchasing Atlantic HMS from a vessel obtain 
a Federal permit issued by NMFS. Regulations at 50 CFR 300.182 require 
that individuals entering for consumption, exporting, or re-exporting 
consignments of bluefin tuna, southern bluefin tuna, swordfish, or 
frozen bigeye tuna obtain an HMS International Trade Permit (ITP) from 
NMFS. This action addresses the renewal of permit applications 
currently approved under PRA 0648-0327, including both vessel and 
dealer permits. Vessel permits include Atlantic Tunas (except Longline 
permits, which are approved under OMB Control No. 0648-0205), HMS 
Charter/Headboat, HMS Angling, Swordfish General Commercial, 
Smoothhound Shark, and Atlantic HMS Vessel Chartering permits. Dealer 
permits include the Atlantic Tunas Dealer permit and the HMS ITP.
    The primary reason for the revision of this information collection 
is to reflect that Incidental HMS Squid Trawl permits have been removed 
from this collection. Instead, those permits were combined with the 
information collection for the Greater Atlantic Region Federal 
Fisheries Initial Permit Application form, which is covered under OMB 
Control No. 0648-0202. Thus, the burden and costs associated with 
renewal and issuance of an initial HMS Squid Trawl permit are no longer 
applicable to this collection of information.

II. Method of Collection

    Methods of submittal include on line, email and mail.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0327.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (request for revision and 
extension of a current information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 41,182.
    Estimated Time per Response: HMS ITP application, termination of 
Atlantic HMS Vessel Chartering Permit, and renewal of Atlantic Tunas 
Dealer Permit application, 5 minutes; renewal applications for the 
following vessel permits--Atlantic Tunas, HMS Charter/Headboat, and HMS 
Angling, 6 minutes; initial Atlantic Tunas Dealer Permit application, 
15 minutes; initial applications for the following vessel permits--
Atlantic Tunas, HMS Charter/Headboat, HMS Angling, and Smoothhound 
Shark, 30 minutes; initial applications for Atlantic HMS Vessel 
Chartering Permit, 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,823.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $738,878.

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: February 4, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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