Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 14072 [2015-06219]

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

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 52 (Wednesday, March 18, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 14072]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-06219]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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 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.
    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