Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Award Amendment Requests and Project Service Maps, 14072-14073 [2015-06191]

Download as PDF 14072 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 52 / Wednesday, March 18, 2015 / Notices Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353–8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Missouri Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at the above email or street address. Agenda Welcome 12 p.m. to 12:05 p.m. S. David Mitchell, Chairman, Missouri Advisory Committee Discussion and vote on advisory memorandum 12:05 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Discussion of advisory committee survey 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Planning for Kansas City meeting 12:45 p.m. to 1 p.m. Adjournment 1 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015, at 12 p.m. CST. Public Call Information: Dial: 888–539–3696. Conference ID: 6375577. Exceptional Circumstance: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, the notice for this meeting is given less than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting because of the exceptional circumstances of technical difficulties occurring in the process of having the meeting notice signed and sent to the Federal Register. Dated: March 13, 2015. David Mussatt, Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2015–06201 Filed 3–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:00 Mar 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Mariner Opinions of the Right Whale Mandatory Ship Reporting System. OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: Average Hours per Response: Burden Hours: Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection. The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is an endangered marine mammal found primarily in waters off the northeastern coast of the United States to Canada. Fatal collisions with large ships are the primary threat to the recovery of this species. In 1998 the United States proposed to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) the establishment of two Mandatory Ship Reporting (MSR) systems in key right whale habitat areas. Under the proposed MSR all vessels 300 gross tons or greater are required to send a message to a shore-based station when entering either of two prescribed habitat areas. The IMO endorsed the proposal and the MSR systems were established in July 1999. Each reporting ship is required to provide vessel name, call sign, course, speed, location, destination, and route (e.g., waypoints). An automatically-generated message is sent directly to the reporting vessel that includes information on right whale locations and procedural guidance to help prevent vessel/whale collisions; mariners are also informed about additional regulations established to protect whales from vessel strikes. The two-way exchange is mediated by satellite-linked communications systems. Although the program has been in effect for over 15 years, the U.S. Government has not assessed the role, if any, that the MSR has in reducing ship collisions with right whales. In addition, mariners have not been polled to assess possible difficulties involved in the reporting itself. The goal of this information collection is to determine if (a) the reporting procedures are adequately clear to the mariner; (b) the reporting itself is onerous or unwieldy (e.g., it may interfere with other vessel operations); and (c) mariners use the information being sent to them and if so, how it is used to avoid collisions with North Atlantic right whales. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One time. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–06219 Filed 3–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Award Amendment Requests and Project Service Maps Economic Development 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 May 18, 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: Philip Saputo, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration Performance and National Programs Division, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 71030, Washington, DC 20230, Phone: 202–400–0662, Email: PSaputo@eda.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The mission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the Federal economic agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 52 / Wednesday, March 18, 2015 / Notices regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. In order to effectively administer and monitor its economic development assistance programs, EDA collects certain information from applications for, and recipients of, EDA investment assistance. A recipient must submit a written request to EDA to amend an investment award and provide such information and documentation as EDA deems necessary to determine the merit of altering the terms of an award (see 13 CFR 302.7(a) of EDA’s regulations). EDA may require a recipient to submit a project service map and information from which to determine whether services are provided to all segments of the region being assisted (see CFR 302.16(c) of EDA’s regulations). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Paper report. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0610–0102. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Current recipients of EDA construction (Public Works or Economic Adjustment) assistance, to include (1) cities or other political subdivisions of a state, including a special purpose unit of state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; (2) states; (3) institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; (4) public or private non-profit organizations or associations; (5) District Organizations; and (6) Indian Tribes or a consortia of Indian Tribes and (7) (for training, research, and technical assistance awards only) individuals and for-profit businesses. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 632 (600 requests for amendments to construction awards, 30 requests for amendments to nonconstruction awards, 2 project service maps). Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours for an amendment to a construction award, 1 hour for an amendment to a non-construction award, 6 hours for a project service map. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,242. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:00 Mar 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 13, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–06191 Filed 3–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD810 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Russian River Estuary Management Activities National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to Russian River estuary management activities. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to SCWA to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, during the specified activity. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than April 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Supervisor, Incidental Take Program, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Physical comments should be sent to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14073 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and electronic comments should be sent to ITP.Laws@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments received electronically, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25megabyte file size. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel or Adobe PDF file formats only. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to the Internet at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/ permits/incidental/construction.htm without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Laws, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability An electronic copy of SCWA’s application and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained by visiting the Internet at: www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) NMFS has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA; 2010) and associated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in accordance with NEPA and the regulations published by the Council on Environmental Quality. These documents are posted at the aforementioned Internet address. Information in SCWA’s application, NMFS’ EA (2010), and this notice collectively provide the environmental information related to proposed issuance of this IHA for public review and comment. We will review all comments submitted in response to this notice as we complete the NEPA process, including a decision of whether to reaffirm the existing FONSI, prior to a final decision on the incidental take authorization request. Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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[FR Doc No: 2015-06191]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Award Amendment 
Requests and Project Service Maps

AGENCY: Economic Development 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 May 18, 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: Philip Saputo, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Economic Development Administration Performance and National 
Programs Division, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 71030, 
Washington, DC 20230, Phone: 202-400-0662, Email: PSaputo@eda.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The mission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to 
lead the Federal economic agenda by promoting innovation and 
competitiveness, preparing American

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regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. In order to 
effectively administer and monitor its economic development assistance 
programs, EDA collects certain information from applications for, and 
recipients of, EDA investment assistance.
    A recipient must submit a written request to EDA to amend an 
investment award and provide such information and documentation as EDA 
deems necessary to determine the merit of altering the terms of an 
award (see 13 CFR 302.7(a) of EDA's regulations). EDA may require a 
recipient to submit a project service map and information from which to 
determine whether services are provided to all segments of the region 
being assisted (see CFR 302.16(c) of EDA's regulations).

II. Method of Collection

    Paper report.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0610-0102.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Current recipients of EDA construction (Public 
Works or Economic Adjustment) assistance, to include (1) cities or 
other political subdivisions of a state, including a special purpose 
unit of state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure 
development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; (2) 
states; (3) institutions of higher education or a consortium of 
institutions of higher education; (4) public or private non-profit 
organizations or associations; (5) District Organizations; and (6) 
Indian Tribes or a consortia of Indian Tribes and (7) (for training, 
research, and technical assistance awards only) individuals and for-
profit businesses.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 632 (600 requests for 
amendments to construction awards, 30 requests for amendments to non-
construction awards, 2 project service maps).
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours for an amendment to a 
construction award, 1 hour for an amendment to a non-construction 
award, 6 hours for a project service map.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,242.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.

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 13, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-06191 Filed 3-17-15; 8:45 am]
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