Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Commercial Fisheries Authorization Under Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, 13517-13518 [2015-05876]

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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 15, 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 Lisa White, (301) 427–8494 or Lisa.White@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Marine Mammal Protection Act requires any commercial fisherman operating in Category I and II fisheries to register for a certificate of authorization that will allow the fisherman to take marine mammals incidental to commercial fishing operations. Category I and II fisheries are those identified by NOAA as having either frequent or occasional takings of marine mammals. All states have integrated the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) registration process into the existing state fishery registration process and vessel owners do not need E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 13518 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 50 / Monday, March 16, 2015 / Notices to file a separate federal registration. If applicable, vessel owners will be notified of this simplified registration process when they apply for their state or Federal permit or license. II. Method of Collection Fishermen have their information imported directly into the Marine Mammal Authorization Program (MMAP) from their state. If they do not have a state or Federal fishery permit or license, they can request an MMAP registration form from their regional NMFS office and mail in the registration form. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0293. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 600. Estimated Time per Response: Initial registration 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $15,300 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs and application fees. Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 10, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–05876 Filed 3–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:09 Mar 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Annual Survey of Manufactures. OMB Control Number: 0607–0449. Form Number(s): MA–10000(L), MA– 10000(S), NC–99530. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 68.000. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours and 32 minutes. Burden Hours: 172,540. Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau has conducted the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) since 1949 to provide key measures of manufacturing activity during intercensal periods. In census years ending in ‘‘2’’ and ‘‘7,’’ we mail and collect the ASM as part of the Economic Census covering the Manufacturing Sector. The ASM statistics are based on a survey that includes both mail and nonmail components. The mail portion of the survey consists of a probability sample that will be redesigned for the 2014 ASM using a methodology similar to the one that was used for the 2009 ASM. However, the industry strata for the 2014 ASM sample will be based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), which combines many of the six-digit codes in the Manufacturing Sector. For the 2009 ASM, approximately 51,000 manufacturing establishments were selected from a frame of approximately 117,000 establishments. The frame contained all manufacturing establishments of multiunit companies (companies with operations at more than one location) and the largest singlelocation manufacturing companies within each industry. We expect the number of establishments in the 2014 ASM sample to be about the same as the number in the 2009 ASM sample. The 2009 ASM nonmail component contained approximately 211,000 small and medium-sized single-location companies. No data are collected from companies in the nonmail component. Data are imputed based on models that incorporate the administrative records of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Though the nonmail PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 companies account for nearly two-thirds of the universe, they account for less than 7 percent of the manufacturing output. The Census Bureau plans to revise the information collected in several areas of the MA–10000 (L). The MA–10000 (L) is the only form the Census Bureau plans to revise. The first revision is to the inventory section of the form, which covers items 9, 10 and 11 of the MA– 10000 (L). The primary objective of the revision to the inventory section is to improve reporting and to avoid confusion for respondents that do not use the Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) method of valuation for inventories. In previous reporting cycles, reporting on these items were filled with errors that revolved around non-LIFO respondents reporting data in the LIFO-related items due to misunderstanding what was being requested. After research, it was determined that grouping all of the LIFO-related items together and moving them to the end of the inventory section will greatly decrease confusion for the large majority of respondents that do not use the LIFO valuation method. The second revision is to remove the data collected for depreciation, which is item 16B of the MA–10000 (L). The removal of item 16B will simplify what respondents are required to report and will remove an item that does not have the supplemental variables that it needs for editing and imputation. This survey is an integral part of the Government’s statistical program. Its results provide a factual background for decision making by the executive and legislative branches of the Federal Government. Federal agencies use the annual survey’s input and output data as benchmarks for their statistical programs, including the Federal Reserve Board’s Index of Industrial Production and the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ (BEA) estimates of the gross domestic product. The data also provide the Department of Energy with primary information on the use of energy by the manufacturing sector to produce manufactured products. These data also are used as benchmark data for the Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey, which is conducted for the Department of Energy by the Census Bureau. The Department of Commerce uses the exports of manufactured products data to measure the importance of exports to the manufacturing economy of each state. Within the Census Bureau, the ASM data are used to benchmark and reconcile monthly and quarterly data on manufacturing production and inventories. E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 50 (Monday, March 16, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-05876]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for 
Commercial Fisheries Authorization Under Section 118 of the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act

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 15, 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 Lisa White, (301) 427-8494 or Lisa.White@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Marine Mammal Protection Act requires any commercial fisherman 
operating in Category I and II fisheries to register for a certificate 
of authorization that will allow the fisherman to take marine mammals 
incidental to commercial fishing operations. Category I and II 
fisheries are those identified by NOAA as having either frequent or 
occasional takings of marine mammals. All states have integrated the 
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) registration process into the 
existing state fishery registration process and vessel owners do not 
need

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to file a separate federal registration. If applicable, vessel owners 
will be notified of this simplified registration process when they 
apply for their state or Federal permit or license.

II. Method of Collection

    Fishermen have their information imported directly into the Marine 
Mammal Authorization Program (MMAP) from their state. If they do not 
have a state or Federal fishery permit or license, they can request an 
MMAP registration form from their regional NMFS office and mail in the 
registration form.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0293.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 600.
    Estimated Time per Response: Initial registration 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $15,300 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs and application fees.

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 10, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-05876 Filed 3-13-15; 8:45 am]
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