Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Highly Migratory Species Dealer Reporting Family of Forms, 7418-7419 [2015-02583]

Download as PDF 7418 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 27 / Tuesday, February 10, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Highly Migratory Species Dealer Reporting 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 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 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, Atlantic 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: SUMMARY: rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection, Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responsible for management of the Nation’s marine fisheries. NMFS must also promulgate regulations, as necessary and appropriate, to carry out obligations the United States (U.S.) undertakes internationally regarding tuna management through the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.). This collection serves as a family of forms for Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) dealer reporting, including purchases of HMS from domestic fishermen, and the import, export, and/or re-export of HMS, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:20 Feb 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 including federally managed tunas, sharks, and swordfish. Transactions covered under this collection include purchases of Atlantic HMS from domestic fishermen; and the import/export of all bluefin tuna (BFT), frozen bigeye tuna (BET), southern bluefin tuna (SBT) or swordfish (SWO), regardless of geographic area of origin. This information is used to monitor the harvest of domestic fisheries, and/or track international trade of internationally managed species. The domestic dealer reporting covered by this collection includes weekly electronic landing reports and negative reports (e.g., reports of no activity) of Atlantic SWO, sharks, BET, albacore, yellowfin, and skipjack tunas (collectively referred to as BAYS tunas), and biweekly and daily landing reports for BFT, including tagging of individual fish. Also, because of the recent development of an individual bluefin quota (IBQ) management system (RIN 0648–BC09), electronic entry of BFT landing card data is required for Atlantic BFT purchased from Longline and Purse seine category vessels. NMFS intends to consider integrating the data fields that have been collected on the Atlantic BFT Biweekly Dealer Report into the electronic system. However, at this time, dealers must submit to NMFS both electronic and faxed versions of BFT landing cards for purse seine and pelagic longline vessels. International trade tracking programs are required by both the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and the InterAmerican Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) to account for all international trade of covered species. The U.S. is a member of ICCAT and required by ATCA to promulgate regulations as necessary and appropriate to implement ICCAT recommendations. These programs require that a statistical document (SD) or catch document (CD) accompany each export from and import to a member nation, and that a re-export certificate (RXC) accompany each reexport. The international trade reporting requirements covered by this collection include implementation of CD, SD, and RXC trade tracking programs for BFT, frozen BET, and SWO. U.S. regulations implementing ICCAT SD and CD programs require SDs and CDs for international transactions of the covered species from all ocean areas, so Pacific imports and exports must also be accompanied by SDs and CDs. Since there are SD programs in place under other international conventions (e.g., the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission), a SD from another program may be used to PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 satisfy the SD requirement for imports into the United States. Dealers who internationally trade SBT are required to participate in a trade tracking program to ensure that imported Atlantic and Pacific BFT will not be intentionally mislabeled as ‘‘southern bluefin’’ to circumvent reporting requirements. This action is authorized under ATCA, which provides for the promulgation of regulations as may be necessary and appropriate to carry out ICCAT recommendations. In addition to SD, CD, and RXC requirements, this collection includes biweekly reports to complement trade tracking SDs by summarizing SD data and collecting additional economic information. II. Method of Collection Methods of submission include electronic, mail, fax and tagging of fish. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0040. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,061. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes each for CD, SD, and RXC certificates; 15 minutes for CD/SD/RXC validation by government official; 120 minutes for authorization of nongovernmental CD/SD/RXC validation; 2 minutes for daily Atlantic BFT landing reports; 3 minutes for daily Atlantic BFT landing reports from pelagic longline and purse seine vessels; 1 minute for Atlantic BFT tagging; 15 minutes for biweekly Atlantic BFT dealer landing reports; 15 minutes for HMS international trade biweekly reports; 15 minutes for weekly electronic HMS dealer landing reports (e-dealer); 5 minutes for negative weekly electronic HMS dealer landing reports (e-dealer); 15 minutes for voluntary fishing vessel and catch forms; 2 minutes for provision of HMS dealer email address. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,700. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $154,155. 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 E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 27 / Tuesday, February 10, 2015 / Notices 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. [FR Doc. 2015–02583 Filed 2–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD527 Marine Mammals; File No. 18638 and 17305 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that scientific research permits have been issued to the following entities for the collection, import and export of marine mammal specimens: File No. 18638: National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML, Dr. John Bengtson, Responsible Party), 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115; and File No. 17305: Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, 218 N. Lee Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (Kathleen Dezio, Responsible Party). ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone: (301) 427–8401; fax: (301) 713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan; phone: (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 30, 2014, notice was published rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:20 Feb 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 7419 in the Federal Register (79 FR 64571) that requests for permits to import marine mammal specimens for scientific research had been submitted by the above-named applicants. The requested permits have been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). Permit No. 18638 authorizes NMML to collect specimens from dead cetacean and pinniped species, and to receive, import, and export specimens taken legally worldwide. Samples (up to 100,000 individuals from each taxa group) would be archived, transported, shared, and analyzed by researchers in order to optimize the amount of biological information gained from each animal. No takes of live animals are authorized. This permit expires on December 31, 2019. Permit No. 17305 authorizes The Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums to receive, import and export samples (hard and soft parts) from all species of marine mammals (pinnipeds except walrus, and cetaceans) under the jurisdiction of the NMFS. Specimens and parts would come from individual animals (up to 700 cetaceans and 400 pinnipeds) already taken under separate authorization. No takes of live animals are authorized. This permit expires on January 31, 2020. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, issuance of these permits was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: February 4, 2015. Perry F. Gayaldo, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Dated: February 4, 2015. Perry F. Gayaldo, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–02609 Filed 2–9–15; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2015–02610 Filed 2–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK54 Marine Mammals; File No. 13602 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. ACTION: Notice is hereby given that Dr. Terrie Williams, Long Marine Laboratory, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California at Santa Cruz, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA has been issued a minor amendment to Permit No. 13602–01. SUMMARY: The amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone: (301) 427–8401; fax: (301) 713–0376. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan; phone: (301) 427–8401. The requested amendment has been granted under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Permit No. 13602–01 (76 FR 7823) authorizes the permit holder to conduct energetic and physiological research on captive odontocetes and pinnipeds (including threatened and endangered species) to determine key physiological factors required for survival. Research may occur at Long Marine Laboratory and other institutions in the U.S. and includes permanently captive marine mammals and those undergoing rehabilitation. This minor amendment (No. 13602–02) extends the duration of the permit one year, through September 7, 2015, but does not change any other terms or conditions of the permit. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Highly 
Migratory Species Dealer Reporting 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 
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 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, Atlantic 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 extension of a currently approved information 
collection,
    Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responsible for management of the Nation's 
marine fisheries. NMFS must also promulgate regulations, as necessary 
and appropriate, to carry out obligations the United States (U.S.) 
undertakes internationally regarding tuna management through the 
Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.).
    This collection serves as a family of forms for Atlantic highly 
migratory species (HMS) dealer reporting, including purchases of HMS 
from domestic fishermen, and the import, export, and/or re-export of 
HMS, including federally managed tunas, sharks, and swordfish.
    Transactions covered under this collection include purchases of 
Atlantic HMS from domestic fishermen; and the import/export of all 
bluefin tuna (BFT), frozen bigeye tuna (BET), southern bluefin tuna 
(SBT) or swordfish (SWO), regardless of geographic area of origin. This 
information is used to monitor the harvest of domestic fisheries, and/
or track international trade of internationally managed species.
    The domestic dealer reporting covered by this collection includes 
weekly electronic landing reports and negative reports (e.g., reports 
of no activity) of Atlantic SWO, sharks, BET, albacore, yellowfin, and 
skipjack tunas (collectively referred to as BAYS tunas), and biweekly 
and daily landing reports for BFT, including tagging of individual 
fish. Also, because of the recent development of an individual bluefin 
quota (IBQ) management system (RIN 0648-BC09), electronic entry of BFT 
landing card data is required for Atlantic BFT purchased from Longline 
and Purse seine category vessels. NMFS intends to consider integrating 
the data fields that have been collected on the Atlantic BFT Biweekly 
Dealer Report into the electronic system. However, at this time, 
dealers must submit to NMFS both electronic and faxed versions of BFT 
landing cards for purse seine and pelagic longline vessels.
    International trade tracking programs are required by both the 
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 
and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) to account for 
all international trade of covered species. The U.S. is a member of 
ICCAT and required by ATCA to promulgate regulations as necessary and 
appropriate to implement ICCAT recommendations. These programs require 
that a statistical document (SD) or catch document (CD) accompany each 
export from and import to a member nation, and that a re-export 
certificate (RXC) accompany each re-export. The international trade 
reporting requirements covered by this collection include 
implementation of CD, SD, and RXC trade tracking programs for BFT, 
frozen BET, and SWO. U.S. regulations implementing ICCAT SD and CD 
programs require SDs and CDs for international transactions of the 
covered species from all ocean areas, so Pacific imports and exports 
must also be accompanied by SDs and CDs. Since there are SD programs in 
place under other international conventions (e.g., the Indian Ocean 
Tuna Commission), a SD from another program may be used to satisfy the 
SD requirement for imports into the United States.
    Dealers who internationally trade SBT are required to participate 
in a trade tracking program to ensure that imported Atlantic and 
Pacific BFT will not be intentionally mislabeled as ``southern 
bluefin'' to circumvent reporting requirements. This action is 
authorized under ATCA, which provides for the promulgation of 
regulations as may be necessary and appropriate to carry out ICCAT 
recommendations.
    In addition to SD, CD, and RXC requirements, this collection 
includes biweekly reports to complement trade tracking SDs by 
summarizing SD data and collecting additional economic information.

II. Method of Collection

    Methods of submission include electronic, mail, fax and tagging of 
fish.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0040.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (request for extension of a 
currently approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,061.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes each for CD, SD, and RXC 
certificates; 15 minutes for CD/SD/RXC validation by government 
official; 120 minutes for authorization of non-governmental CD/SD/RXC 
validation; 2 minutes for daily Atlantic BFT landing reports; 3 minutes 
for daily Atlantic BFT landing reports from pelagic longline and purse 
seine vessels; 1 minute for Atlantic BFT tagging; 15 minutes for 
biweekly Atlantic BFT dealer landing reports; 15 minutes for HMS 
international trade biweekly reports; 15 minutes for weekly electronic 
HMS dealer landing reports (e-dealer); 5 minutes for negative weekly 
electronic HMS dealer landing reports (e-dealer); 15 minutes for 
voluntary fishing vessel and catch forms; 2 minutes for provision of 
HMS dealer email address.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,700.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $154,155.

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

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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.
[FR Doc. 2015-02583 Filed 2-9-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P