Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NOAA Marine Debris Program Performance Progress Report, 17728-17729 [2015-07547]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17728 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 63 / Thursday, April 2, 2015 / Notices C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from a Denied Person of any item subject to the EAR that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from a Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the EAR with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the EAR that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is owned, possessed or controlled by a Denied Person, or service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by a Denied Person if such service involves the use of any item subject to the EAR that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. Third, that, after notice and opportunity for comment as provided in section 766.23 of the EAR, any other person, firm, corporation, or business organization related to a Denied Person by affiliation, ownership, control, or position of responsibility in the conduct of trade or related services may also be made subject to the provisions of this Order. In accordance with the provisions of Section 766.24(e) of the EAR, X–TREME Motors LLC and/or XTREME Outdoor Store may, at any time, appeal this Order by filing a full written statement in support of the appeal with the Office of the Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Coast Guard ALJ Docketing Center, 40 South Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202–4022. In accordance with the provisions of Sections 766.23(c)(2) and 766.24(e)(3) of the EAR, Tyson Preece, Corey Justin Preece and/or Toby Green may, at any time, appeal their inclusion as a related person by filing a full written statement in support of the appeal with the Office of the Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Coast Guard ALJ Docketing Center, 40 South Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202– 4022. In accordance with the provisions of Section 766.24(d) of the EAR, BIS may seek renewal of this Order by filing a written request not later than 20 days before the expiration date. The Respondents may oppose such a request to renew this Order by filing a written submission with the Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, which must be received not later than seven days before the expiration date of the Order. A copy of this Order shall be served on the Respondents and shall be published in the Federal Register. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Apr 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 This Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for 180 days. Dated: March 27, 2015. David W. Mills, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2015–07569 Filed 4–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NOAA Marine Debris Program Performance Progress Report 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 June 1, 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 Tom Barry at (301) 713–4248 x161 or tom.barry@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) supports national and international efforts to research, prevent, and reduce the impacts of marine debris. The MDP is a centralized office within NOAA that coordinates and supports activities, both within the bureau and with other federal agencies, that address marine debris and its impacts. In addition to inter-agency coordination, the MDP uses partnerships with state and local agencies, tribes, non-governmental organizations, academia, and industry to PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris through research, prevention, and reduction activities, in order to protect and conserve our nation’s marine environment and ensure navigation safety. The Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act (33 U.S.C. 1951 et seq.) as amended by the Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–213, Title VI, Sec. 603, 126 Stat. 1576, December 20, 2012) outlines three central program components for the MDP to undertake: (1) Mapping, identification, impact assessment, removal, and prevention; (2) reducing and preventing fishing gear loss; and (3) outreach to stakeholders and the general public. To address these components, the Marine Debris Act authorized the MDP to establish several competitive grant programs on marine debris research, prevention and removal that provide federal funding to non-federal applicants throughout the coastal United States and territories. The terms and conditions of the financial assistance awarded through these grant programs require regular progress reporting and communication of project accomplishments to MDP. Progress reports contain information related to, among other things, the overall short and long-term goals of the project, project methods and monitoring techniques, actual accomplishments (such as tons of debris removed from an ecosystem, numbers of volunteers participating in a cleanup project, etc.), status of approved activities, challenges or potential roadblocks to future progress, and lessons learned. This information collection enables MDP to monitor and evaluate the activities supported by federal funds to ensure accountability to the public and to ensure that funds are used consistent with the purpose for which they were appropriated. It also ensures that reported information is standardized in such a way that allows for it to be meaningfully synthesized across a diverse set of projects and project types. MDP uses the information collected in a variety of ways to communicate with federal and non-federal partners and stakeholders on individual project and general program accomplishments. The MDP operates within the Office of Response and Restoration as part of NOAA’s National Ocean Service. II. Method of Collection Respondents to this collection may choose to submit electronically or in paper format. E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 63 / Thursday, April 2, 2015 / Notices III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, state, local or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 70. Estimated Time per Response: 10 hours (semi-annually). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,400. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 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: March 30, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–07547 Filed 4–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Africa Partnership Forum (APF) Day; Notice of Meeting United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM), DoD. ACTION: Notice of meeting. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Headquarters, United States Africa Command (USAFRTCOM), plans to host an Africa Partnership Forum (APF) Day, June 8–12, 2015. For planning purposes, AFRICOM is gathering information on potential number or ‘‘head count’’ of business or SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Apr 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 commercial entities that may be interested in participating in the Africa Partnership Forum Day. DATES: June 8–12, 2015. Stage Palladium Theater, Plieninger Str. 102 70567 Stuttgart, Germany. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested parties may send their intent to participate to the following email addresses: (1) AFRICOM Stuttgart ACJ95 Mailbox, africom.stuttgart.acj95.mbx. ppp-branch@mail.mil; (2) http:// www.ncsi.com/africom/2015/index.php. Please include your company name, point of contact information, the number of potential attendees, and indicate whether U.S. or non-U.S. business entity. State in the subject line: ‘‘USAFRICOM Africa Partnership Forum (APF): June 8–12, 2015.’’ Please respond to this notice no later than close-of-business on April 10, 2015. The three-day, USAFRICOM APF 8–12 will be held in Stuttgart, Germany. Specific detail s of the event, including a detailed schedule will be published at a later date. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Monday, June 8, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., will focus on arrivals, registration, networking, and a ‘No-Host’ social. Tuesday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., will consist of focused topic plenary presentations and facilitate discussions to obtain greater mutual situational understanding; develop new concepts, approaches, insights, and innovative solutions; and to capture opportunities for shared cooperative engagements. Thursday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will focus on vendors’ expositions showcasing/demonstrating available products and capabilities and networking to foster greater relationships with commercial industry, NGOs, academia, corporate social foundations, international/private and other organizational entities. Friday, June 12 will focus on departure of attendees and compiling of comments and contributions of participants. Dated: March 30, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2015–07575 Filed 4–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17729 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay Reformulation Study AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District (Corps) with (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as local sponsor) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations; Corps’ principles and guidelines as defined in Engineering Regulations (ER) 1105–2– 100, Planning Guidance Notebook, and ER 200–2–2, Procedures for Implementing NEPA; and other applicable Federal and State environmental laws for the proposed Atlantic Coast of New York, East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. The study is re-assessing the feasibility of coastal storm risk management alternatives to be implemented within the congressionally authorized project area. This overall study area includes the entire Rockaway peninsula as well as the back-bay communities surrounding Jamaica Bay. During Hurricane Sandy, both Rockaway and Jamaica Bay communities were severely affected with large areas subjected to erosion, storm surge, and wave damage along the Atlantic Ocean shoreline and flooding of communities within and surrounding Jamaica Bay. Along the Rockaways, the Atlantic Ocean surge and waves exceeded the island height, resulting in flow of water across the peninsula, and contributing to the flooding along the shoreline of the interior of Jamaica Bay. Hurricane Sandy illustrated the need to re-evaluate the entire peninsula and back-bay area as a system, when considering riskmanagement measures. Acknowledging the amount of analyses required to comprehensively reevaluate the study area considering the influence of the Atlantic Ocean shorefront conditions on the back-bay system, a single Hurricane Sandy General Reevaluation Report and EIS (GRR/EIS) will be prepared. The Corps will use a tiered process to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NOAA Marine 
Debris Program Performance Progress Report

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 June 1, 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 Tom Barry at (301) 713-4248 x161 or tom.barry@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for a new information collection.
    The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) supports national and 
international efforts to research, prevent, and reduce the impacts of 
marine debris. The MDP is a centralized office within NOAA that 
coordinates and supports activities, both within the bureau and with 
other federal agencies, that address marine debris and its impacts. In 
addition to inter-agency coordination, the MDP uses partnerships with 
state and local agencies, tribes, non-governmental organizations, 
academia, and industry to investigate and solve the problems that stem 
from marine debris through research, prevention, and reduction 
activities, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine 
environment and ensure navigation safety.
    The Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act (33 
U.S.C. 1951 et seq.) as amended by the Marine Debris Act Amendments of 
2012 (Pub. L. 112-213, Title VI, Sec. 603, 126 Stat. 1576, December 20, 
2012) outlines three central program components for the MDP to 
undertake: (1) Mapping, identification, impact assessment, removal, and 
prevention; (2) reducing and preventing fishing gear loss; and (3) 
outreach to stakeholders and the general public. To address these 
components, the Marine Debris Act authorized the MDP to establish 
several competitive grant programs on marine debris research, 
prevention and removal that provide federal funding to non-federal 
applicants throughout the coastal United States and territories.
    The terms and conditions of the financial assistance awarded 
through these grant programs require regular progress reporting and 
communication of project accomplishments to MDP. Progress reports 
contain information related to, among other things, the overall short 
and long-term goals of the project, project methods and monitoring 
techniques, actual accomplishments (such as tons of debris removed from 
an ecosystem, numbers of volunteers participating in a cleanup project, 
etc.), status of approved activities, challenges or potential 
roadblocks to future progress, and lessons learned. This information 
collection enables MDP to monitor and evaluate the activities supported 
by federal funds to ensure accountability to the public and to ensure 
that funds are used consistent with the purpose for which they were 
appropriated. It also ensures that reported information is standardized 
in such a way that allows for it to be meaningfully synthesized across 
a diverse set of projects and project types. MDP uses the information 
collected in a variety of ways to communicate with federal and non-
federal partners and stakeholders on individual project and general 
program accomplishments.
    The MDP operates within the Office of Response and Restoration as 
part of NOAA's National Ocean Service.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents to this collection may choose to submit electronically 
or in paper format.

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III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-xxxx.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, not-
for-profit institutions, state, local or tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 70.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 hours (semi-annually).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,400.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 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: March 30, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-07547 Filed 4-1-15; 8:45 am]
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