Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Activity Submissions, 12155 [2015-05228]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 44 / Friday, March 6, 2015 / Notices recommendations regarding A18. They will potentially recommend preferred alternatives and approval of the DEIS to the Council. The committee will receive an overview of the Council’s Groundfish priorities for 2015. They will also discuss other business as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at 978–465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 2, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–05177 Filed 3–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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 May 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Mar 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $452. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: IV. Request for Comments Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Jason Blackburn, (301) 427– 8555 or Jason.Blackburn@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. Fishery regulations do not generally affect scientific research activities conducted by a scientific research vessel. Persons planning to conduct such research are encouraged to submit a scientific research plan to ensure that the activities are considered research and not fishing. The researchers are requested to submit reports of their scientific research activity after its completion. Eligible researchers on board federally permitted fishing vessels that plan to temporarily possess fish in a manner not compliant with applicable fishing regulations for the purpose of collecting scientific data on catch may submit a request for a temporary possession letter of authorization. The researchers are requested to submit reports of their scientific research activity after its completion. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) may also grant exemptions from fishery regulations for educational or other activities (e.g., using nonregulation gear). The applications for these exemptions must be submitted, as well as reports on activities. II. Method of Collection Information may be submitted on paper or electronically, and in some cases by telephone. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Activity Submissions 12155 III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0309. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; individuals or households; not for profit organizations; state, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 143. Estimated Time per Response: Scientific research plans, 9 hours; scientific research reports, 4 hours; exempted fishing permit requests, 89 hours; exempted fishing permit reports, 15 hours; exempted educational requests, 4 hours; exempted educational reports, 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,753. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: March 3, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–05228 Filed 3–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, ME 04106; telephone: (207) 775–6161; fax: (207) 756–6622. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Scientific 
Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Activity Submissions

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 May 5, 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 Jason Blackburn, (301) 427-8555 or 
Jason.Blackburn@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a current information collection.
    Fishery regulations do not generally affect scientific research 
activities conducted by a scientific research vessel. Persons planning 
to conduct such research are encouraged to submit a scientific research 
plan to ensure that the activities are considered research and not 
fishing. The researchers are requested to submit reports of their 
scientific research activity after its completion. Eligible researchers 
on board federally permitted fishing vessels that plan to temporarily 
possess fish in a manner not compliant with applicable fishing 
regulations for the purpose of collecting scientific data on catch may 
submit a request for a temporary possession letter of authorization. 
The researchers are requested to submit reports of their scientific 
research activity after its completion. The National Marine Fisheries 
Service (NMFS) may also grant exemptions from fishery regulations for 
educational or other activities (e.g., using non-regulation gear). The 
applications for these exemptions must be submitted, as well as reports 
on activities.

II. Method of Collection

    Information may be submitted on paper or electronically, and in 
some cases by telephone.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0309.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; individuals or 
households; not for profit organizations; state, local or tribal 
governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 143.
    Estimated Time per Response: Scientific research plans, 9 hours; 
scientific research reports, 4 hours; exempted fishing permit requests, 
89 hours; exempted fishing permit reports, 15 hours; exempted 
educational requests, 4 hours; exempted educational reports, 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,753.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $452.

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: March 3, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-05228 Filed 3-5-15; 8:45 am]
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