Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application Forms for Membership on a National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, 8289-8290 [2015-03130]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 31 / Tuesday, February 17, 2015 / Notices Estimated Time per Response: Response times averages 5–10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting 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. 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 11, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–03129 Filed 2–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; U.S. Fishermen Fishing in Russian Waters 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 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Feb 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Mark Wildman, (301) 427– 8386 or mark.wildman@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Regulations at 50 CFR part 300, subpart J, govern U.S. fishing in the Economic Zone of the Russian Federation. Russian authorities may permit U.S. fishermen to fish for allocations of surplus stocks in the Russian Economic Zone. Permit application information is sent to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for transmission to Russia. If Russian authorities issue a permit, the vessel owner or operator must submit a permit abstract report to NMFS, and also report 24 hours before leaving the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for the Russian Economic Zone and 24 hours before re-entering the U.S. EEZ after being in the Russian Economic Zone. The permit application information is used by Russian authorities to determine whether to issue a permit. NMFS uses the other information to help ensure compliance with Russian and U.S. fishery management regulations. II. Method of Collection Paper forms are used for applications. Submission of copies of permits, vessel abstract reports, and departure and return messages are provided by fax. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SUMMARY: Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0228. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8289 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 11, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–03160 Filed 2–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application Forms for Membership on a National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 20, 2015. DATES: 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). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Gonzalo Cid, (301) 713–7278 or Gonzalo.Cid@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 8290 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 31 / Tuesday, February 17, 2015 / Notices I. Abstract This request is for a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. Section 315 of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1445a) allows the Secretary of Commerce to establish one or more advisory councils to provide advice to the Secretary regarding the designation and management of national marine sanctuaries. Advisory councils are individually chartered for each sanctuary to meet the needs of that sanctuary. Once an advisory council has been chartered, the sanctuary superintendent starts a process to recruit members for that council by providing notice to the public and requesting interested parties to apply for the available seat(s) (e.g., Research, Education) and position(s) (i.e., council member or alternate). The information obtained through this application process will be used to determine the qualifications of the applicant for membership on the sanctuary advisory council. Two application forms are currently associated with this information collection: (a) National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Application form; and (b) National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Youth Seat Application form. These application forms are currently being revised to ensure consistency between forms, as well as clarify the information and supplemental materials to be submitted by applicants. Application form instructions will specify requirements imposed upon the agency when reviewing applicants as potential council members or alternates, including the need to assess potential conflicts of interest (or other issues) and the applicant’s status as a federally registered lobbyist. Specific questions posed to applicants will be reordered, reworded and, at times, condensed to improve the organization of applicant responses and, thereby, simplify the applicant review process. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Complete applications may be submitted electronically via email (with attachments), by mail, or by facsimile transmission. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0397. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Feb 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 Estimated Number of Respondents: 520. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 520. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,040 in recordkeeping/ reporting 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. 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 11, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–03130 Filed 2–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Seafood Inspection and Certification Requirements 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 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 James Appel, (301) 427–8310 or James.Appel@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) operates a voluntary fee-forservice seafood inspection program (Program) under the authorities of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, and the Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1970. The regulations for the Program are contained in 50 CFR part 260. The program offers inspection grading and certification services, including the use of official quality grade marks which indicate that specific products have been Federally inspected. Those wishing to participate in the program must request the services and submit specific compliance information. In July 1992, NMFS announced new inspection services, which were fully based on guidelines recommended by the National Academy of Sciences, known as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP). The information collection requirements fall under § 260.15 of the regulations. These guidelines required that a facility’s quality control system have a written plan of the operation, identification of control points with acceptance criteria and a corrective action plan, as well as identified personnel responsible for oversight of the system. 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. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0266. Form Numbers: 89–800, 89–814, 89– 819. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,260. E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 31 (Tuesday, February 17, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8289-8290]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03130]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application 
Forms for Membership on a National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

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 20, 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 Gonzalo Cid, (301) 713-7278 or Gonzalo.Cid@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Abstract

    This request is for a revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    Section 315 of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 
1445a) allows the Secretary of Commerce to establish one or more 
advisory councils to provide advice to the Secretary regarding the 
designation and management of national marine sanctuaries. Advisory 
councils are individually chartered for each sanctuary to meet the 
needs of that sanctuary. Once an advisory council has been chartered, 
the sanctuary superintendent starts a process to recruit members for 
that council by providing notice to the public and requesting 
interested parties to apply for the available seat(s) (e.g., Research, 
Education) and position(s) (i.e., council member or alternate). The 
information obtained through this application process will be used to 
determine the qualifications of the applicant for membership on the 
sanctuary advisory council.
    Two application forms are currently associated with this 
information collection: (a) National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council 
Application form; and (b) National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council 
Youth Seat Application form. These application forms are currently 
being revised to ensure consistency between forms, as well as clarify 
the information and supplemental materials to be submitted by 
applicants. Application form instructions will specify requirements 
imposed upon the agency when reviewing applicants as potential council 
members or alternates, including the need to assess potential conflicts 
of interest (or other issues) and the applicant's status as a federally 
registered lobbyist. Specific questions posed to applicants will be 
reordered, reworded and, at times, condensed to improve the 
organization of applicant responses and, thereby, simplify the 
applicant review process.

II. Method of Collection

    Complete applications may be submitted electronically via email 
(with attachments), by mail, or by facsimile transmission.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0397.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
currently approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 520.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 520.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,040 in recordkeeping/
reporting 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.
    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 11, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-03130 Filed 2-13-15; 8:45 am]
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