Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 29660 [2015-12460]

Download as PDF 29660 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 99 / Friday, May 22, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES sei, fin, blue, and sperm whales. Under section 7 of the ESA, NSF, on behalf of SIO, initiated formal consultation with the NMFS, Office of Protected Resources, Endangered Species Act Interagency Cooperation Division, on this low-energy seismic survey. NMFS’s Office of Protected Resources, Permits and Conservation Division, initiated and engaged in formal consultation under section 7 of the ESA with NMFS’s Office of Protected Resources, Endangered Species Act Interagency Cooperation Division, on the issuance of an IHA under section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA for this activity. These two consultations were consolidated and addressed in a single Biological Opinion addressing the direct and indirect effects of these independent actions. In May 2015, NMFS issued a Biological Opinion that concluded that the action is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the six listed cetaceans that may occur in the study area and included an Incidental Take Statement (ITS) incorporating the requirements of the IHA as Terms and Conditions of the ITS. Compliance with those Terms and Conditions is likewise a mandatory requirement of the IHA. The Biological Opinion also concluded that designated critical habitat of these species does not occur in the action area and would not be affected by the low-energy seismic survey. National Environmental Policy Act With SIO’s complete IHA application, NSF and SIO provided NMFS an Environmental Analysis of a Low-Energy Marine Geophysical Survey by the R/V Roger Revelle in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, East of New Zealand, May to June 2015, (Environmental Analysis), prepared by LGL Limited, Environmental Research Associates, on behalf of NSF and SIO. The Environmental Analysis analyzes the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of the planned specified activities on marine mammals, including those listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA. NMFS, after independently reviewing and evaluating the document for sufficiency and compliance with Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA regulations and NOAA Administrative Order 216–6 § 5.09(d), conducted a separate NEPA analysis and prepared an Environmental Assessment on the Issuance of an Incidental Harassment Authorization to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to Take Marine Mammals by Harassment Incidental to a Low-Energy Marine Geophysical Survey in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, East of New Zealand, May to June 2015. This VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 May 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 process included a public review period. Following completion of our EA, NMFS has determined that the issuance of the IHA is not likely to result in significant impacts on the human environment and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Authorization NMFS has issued an IHA to SIO for conducting a low-energy seismic survey in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, East of New Zealand, incorporating the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements. Dated: May 15, 2015. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–12531 Filed 5–21–15; 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: Western Pacific Community Development Program Process. OMB Control Number: 0648-0612. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 5. Average Hours per Response: 6 hours. Burden Hours: 30. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The Federal regulations at 50 CFR part 665 authorize the Regional Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Island Region to provide eligible western Pacific communities with access to fisheries that they have traditionally depended upon, but may not have the capabilities to support continued and substantial participation, possibly due to economic, regulatory, or other barriers. To be eligible to participate in the western Pacific community development program, a community must meet the criteria set forth in 50 CFR part 665.20, and submit a PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 community development plan that describes the purposes and goals of the plan, the justification for proposed fishing activities, and the degree of involvement by the indigenous community members, including contact information. This collection of information provides NMFS and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) with data to determine whether a community that submits a community development plan meets the regulatory requirements for participation in the program, and whether the activities proposed under the plan are consistent with the intent of the program, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and other applicable laws. The information is also important for evaluating potential impacts of the proposed community development plan activities on fish stocks, endangered species, marine mammals, and other components of the affected environment for the purposes of compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act and other applicable laws. Affected Public: Business or other for profit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. 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. Dated: May 19, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–12460 Filed 5–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD957 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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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: Western Pacific Community Development Program Process.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0612.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 5.
    Average Hours per Response: 6 hours.
    Burden Hours: 30.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a 
currently approved information collection.
    The Federal regulations at 50 CFR part 665 authorize the Regional 
Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific 
Island Region to provide eligible western Pacific communities with 
access to fisheries that they have traditionally depended upon, but may 
not have the capabilities to support continued and substantial 
participation, possibly due to economic, regulatory, or other barriers. 
To be eligible to participate in the western Pacific community 
development program, a community must meet the criteria set forth in 50 
CFR part 665.20, and submit a community development plan that describes 
the purposes and goals of the plan, the justification for proposed 
fishing activities, and the degree of involvement by the indigenous 
community members, including contact information.
    This collection of information provides NMFS and the Western 
Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) with data to determine 
whether a community that submits a community development plan meets the 
regulatory requirements for participation in the program, and whether 
the activities proposed under the plan are consistent with the intent 
of the program, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, and other applicable laws. The information is also 
important for evaluating potential impacts of the proposed community 
development plan activities on fish stocks, endangered species, marine 
mammals, and other components of the affected environment for the 
purposes of compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the 
Endangered Species Act and other applicable laws.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    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.

    Dated: May 19, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-12460 Filed 5-21-15; 8:45 am]
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