Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Report of Whaling Operations, 10667 [2015-04144]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 39 / Friday, February 27, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Report of Whaling Operations 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 28, 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 Melissa Garcia, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 1315 East West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 427–8385 or melissa.garcia@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: compiles them, and submits the information to NOAA. The information is used to monitor the hunt and to ensure that quotas are not exceeded. The information is also provided to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which uses it to monitor compliance with its requirements. II. Method of Collection Reports may be made by phone, fax, email, or in writing. Information on equipment marks must be made in writing. No form is used. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0311. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; state, local, or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 158 (157 whaling captains, one Native American whaling organization). Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for reports on whales struck or on recovery of dead whales, including providing the information to the relevant Native American whaling organization; 5 minutes for the relevant Native American whaling organization to type in each report; and 5 hours for the relevant Native American whaling organization to consolidate and submit reports. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 86. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $100 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract IV. Request for Comments This request is for extension of a current information collection. Native Americans may conduct certain aboriginal subsistence whaling in accordance with the provisions of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). In order to respond to obligations under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, and the IWC, captains participating in these operations must submit certain information to the relevant Native American whaling organization about strikes on and catch of whales. Anyone retrieving a dead whale is also required to report. Captains must place a distinctive permanent identification mark on any harpoon, lance, or explosive dart used, and must also provide information on the mark and self-identification information. The relevant Native American whaling organization receives the reports, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Feb 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10667 Dated: February 24, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–04144 Filed 2–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Finding That Oregon Has Not Submitted a Fully Approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce; Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announce the availability of the federal agencies’ finding that Oregon has not submitted a fully approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program that meets the requirements of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA). CZARA directs states and territories with coastal management programs previously approved under Section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act to develop and implement coastal nonpoint pollution control programs which must be submitted to NOAA and EPA for approval. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Castellan, Stewardship Division, (N/OCM6), Office for Coastal Management, NOS, NOAA, 1305 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, phone (301) 713–3155, x125, email Allison.Castellan@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration) NOAA and EPA (federal agencies) announce the availability of the federal agencies’ finding that Oregon has not submitted a fully approvable coastal nonpoint pollution control program (coastal nonpoint program). Section 6217(a) of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA), 16 U.S.C. 1455b(a), requires that each state (or territory) with a coastal management program previously approved under section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act must prepare and submit to the federal agencies a coastal SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Report of 
Whaling Operations

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 28, 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 Melissa Garcia, National Marine Fisheries Service 
(NMFS), Office for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 1315 
East West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 427-8385 or 
melissa.garcia@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a current information collection.
    Native Americans may conduct certain aboriginal subsistence whaling 
in accordance with the provisions of the International Whaling 
Commission (IWC). In order to respond to obligations under the 
International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, and the IWC, 
captains participating in these operations must submit certain 
information to the relevant Native American whaling organization about 
strikes on and catch of whales. Anyone retrieving a dead whale is also 
required to report. Captains must place a distinctive permanent 
identification mark on any harpoon, lance, or explosive dart used, and 
must also provide information on the mark and self-identification 
information. The relevant Native American whaling organization receives 
the reports, compiles them, and submits the information to NOAA.
    The information is used to monitor the hunt and to ensure that 
quotas are not exceeded. The information is also provided to the 
International Whaling Commission (IWC), which uses it to monitor 
compliance with its requirements.

II. Method of Collection

    Reports may be made by phone, fax, email, or in writing. 
Information on equipment marks must be made in writing. No form is 
used.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0311.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; state, local, or tribal 
governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 158 (157 whaling captains, one 
Native American whaling organization).
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for reports on whales 
struck or on recovery of dead whales, including providing the 
information to the relevant Native American whaling organization; 5 
minutes for the relevant Native American whaling organization to type 
in each report; and 5 hours for the relevant Native American whaling 
organization to consolidate and submit reports.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 86.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $100 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 24, 2015.
 Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-04144 Filed 2-26-15; 8:45 am]
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