Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 22502-22503 [2015-09249]

Download as PDF 22502 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 77 / Wednesday, April 22, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 22, 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 Jane DiCosimo, (301) 427– 8109.or Jane.Dicosimo@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) deploys fishery observers on United States (U.S.) commercial fishing vessels and to fish processing plants in order to collect biological and economic data. NMFS has at least one observer program in each of its five Regions. These observer programs provide the most reliable and effective method for obtaining information that is critical for the conservation and management of living marine resources. Observer programs primarily obtain information through direct observations by employees or agents of NMFS; and such observations are not subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). However, observer programs also collect the following information that requires clearance under the PRA: (1) Standardized questions of fishing vessel captains/crew or fish processing plant managers/staff, which include gear and performance questions, safety questions, and trip costs, crew size and other economic questions; (2) questions asked by observer program staff/contractors to plan observer deployments; (3) forms that are completed by observers and that fishing vessel captains are asked to review and sign; (4) questionnaires to evaluate observer performance; and (5) a form to certify that a fisherman is the permit holder when requesting observer data from the observer on the vessel. NMFS seeks to renew OMB PRA clearance for these information collections. The information collected will be used to: (1) Monitor catch and bycatch in federally managed commercial fisheries; (2) understand the population status and trends of fish stocks and protected species, as well as the interactions between them; (3) determine the quantity and distribution VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Apr 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 of net benefits derived from living marine resources; (4) predict the biological, ecological, and economic impacts of existing management action and proposed management options; and (5) ensure that the observer programs can safely and efficiently collect the information required for the previous four uses. In particular, these biological and economic data collection programs contribute to legally mandated analyses required under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), Executive Order 12866 (E.O. 12866), as well as a variety of state statutes. The confidentiality of the data will be protected as required by the MSA, Section 402(b). II. Method of Collection The information will be collected by (1) NMFS observers while they are deployed on a vessel to observe a particular fishing trip; questions will be asked in-person to the captain, crew and/or owner (if on board the vessel) during the course of the observed trip; (2) via mail through follow up surveys of economic information not available during the trip; (3) via telephone or mail survey by the observer program staff or contractor planning to deploy observers; or (4) via feedback questionnaires mailed to the vessel owners or captains to evaluate observer performance. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0593. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,643. Estimated Time per Response: 51 minutes. Information will be collected for observed fishing trips and deployments to fish processing plants; therefore, there will be multiple responses for some respondents, but counted as one response per trip or plant visit. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 26,172. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,160. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: April 3, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–09250 Filed 4–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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: Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Vessel and Gear Marking. OMB Control Number: 0648–0373. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 6,857. Average Hours Per Response: Vessel marking, 45 minutes; gear marking, 15 minutes. Burden Hours: 6,976. Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a current information collection. These requirements apply to vessel owners in the Atlantic HMS Fishery. Under current regulations at 50 CFR 635.6, fishing vessels permitted for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species must display their official vessel numbers on their vessels. Flotation devices and high-flyers attached to certain fishing gears must also be marked with the vessel’s number to identify the vessel to which the gear belongs. These requirements are necessary for identification, law enforcement, and monitoring purposes. E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 77 / Wednesday, April 22, 2015 / Notices Specifically, all vessel owners that hold a valid HMS permit under 50 CFR 635.4, other than an HMS Angling permit, are required to display their vessel identification number. Numbers must be permanently affixed to, or painted on, the port and starboard sides of the deckhouse or hull and on an appropriate weather deck, so as to be clearly visible from an enforcement vessel or aircraft. In block Arabic numerals permanently affixed to or painted on the vessel in contrasting color to the background. At least 18 inches (45.7 cm) in height for vessels over 65 ft (19.8 m) in length; at least 10 inches (25.4 cm) in height for all other vessels over 25 ft (7.6 m) in length; and at least 3 inches (7.6 cm) in height for vessels 25 ft (7.6 m) in length or less. Furthermore, the owner or operator of a vessel for which a permit has been issued under § 635.4 and that uses handline, buoy gear, harpoon, longline, or gillnet, must display the vessel’s name, registration number or Atlantic Tunas, HMS Angling, or HMS Charter/ Headboat permit number on each float attached to a handline, buoy gear, or harpoon, and on the terminal floats and high-flyers (if applicable) on a longline or gillnet used by the vessel. The vessel’s name or number must be at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) in height in block letters or arabic numerals in a color that contrasts with the background color of the float or high-flyer. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 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. Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance, enforcement, and examinations matters. In the event that the time, date, or location of this meeting changes, an announcement of the change, along with the new time, date, and/or place of the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.cftc.gov. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Christopher Kirkpatrick, 202–418–5964. PLACE: Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2015–09455 Filed 4–20–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2015–OS–0035] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Office of the Secretary of Defense, DoD. ACTION: Notice to add a new System of Records. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2015–09249 Filed 4–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DATES: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: 18:00 Apr 21, 2015 You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: ADDRESSES: 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 24, 2015. VerDate Sep<11>2014 SUMMARY: Comments will be accepted on or before May 22, 2015. This proposed action will be effective the day following the end of the comment period unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Jkt 235001 * Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. * Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Directorate of Oversight and Compliance, Regulatory and Audit Matters Office, 9010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–9010. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. Ms. Cindy Allard, Chief, OSD/JS Privacy Office, Freedom of Information Directorate, Washington Headquarters Service, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1155, or by phone at (571) 372–0461. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add a new system of records, DWHS P51, entitled ‘‘WHS DefenseReady’’ to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The system will provide human resource information and system support for the OSD/WHS civilian and military workforce; and track the status of personnel actions, benefit queries, inprocessing, out-processing, and military billets. This system will also manage civilian honorary and military award records along with tracking for the purpose of validation and analysis throughout the lifecycle. Records may also be used as a management tool for statistical analysis, reporting, evaluating program effectiveness, and conducting research. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. 22503 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Office of the Secretary of Defense notices for systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT or at http://dpcld.defense .gov/. The proposed system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on April 9, 2015, to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A– 130, ‘‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’’ dated February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 17, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. DWHS P51 SYSTEM NAME: WHS DefenseReady SYSTEM LOCATION: Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Enterprise Information Technology Services Directorate, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1132. E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 77 (Wednesday, April 22, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22502-22503]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-09249]


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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: Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Vessel and Gear Marking.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0373.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 6,857.
    Average Hours Per Response: Vessel marking, 45 minutes; gear 
marking, 15 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 6,976.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a current 
information collection. These requirements apply to vessel owners in 
the Atlantic HMS Fishery.
    Under current regulations at 50 CFR 635.6, fishing vessels 
permitted for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species must display their 
official vessel numbers on their vessels. Flotation devices and high-
flyers attached to certain fishing gears must also be marked with the 
vessel's number to identify the vessel to which the gear belongs. These 
requirements are necessary for identification, law enforcement, and 
monitoring purposes.

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    Specifically, all vessel owners that hold a valid HMS permit under 
50 CFR 635.4, other than an HMS Angling permit, are required to display 
their vessel identification number. Numbers must be permanently affixed 
to, or painted on, the port and starboard sides of the deckhouse or 
hull and on an appropriate weather deck, so as to be clearly visible 
from an enforcement vessel or aircraft. In block Arabic numerals 
permanently affixed to or painted on the vessel in contrasting color to 
the background. At least 18 inches (45.7 cm) in height for vessels over 
65 ft (19.8 m) in length; at least 10 inches (25.4 cm) in height for 
all other vessels over 25 ft (7.6 m) in length; and at least 3 inches 
(7.6 cm) in height for vessels 25 ft (7.6 m) in length or less.
    Furthermore, the owner or operator of a vessel for which a permit 
has been issued under Sec.  635.4 and that uses handline, buoy gear, 
harpoon, longline, or gillnet, must display the vessel's name, 
registration number or Atlantic Tunas, HMS Angling, or HMS Charter/
Headboat permit number on each float attached to a handline, buoy gear, 
or harpoon, and on the terminal floats and high-flyers (if applicable) 
on a longline or gillnet used by the vessel. The vessel's name or 
number must be at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) in height in block letters or 
arabic numerals in a color that contrasts with the background color of 
the float or high-flyer.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    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. 2015-09249 Filed 4-21-15; 8:45 am]
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