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Download as PDF 32364 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 109 / Monday, June 8, 2015 / Notices Nominations must be received by July 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations by any of the following methods: Email: whiting.nominations.wcr@ noaa.gov. Fax: 206–526–6736, Attn: Frank Lockhart. Mail: William W. Stelle, Jr., Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115–0070. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Lockhart, (206) 526–6142 or Miako Ushio, (206) 526–4644 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: and these meetings will be held in the United States or Canada. AP and JMC members will need a valid U.S. passport. The Pacific Whiting Act of 2006 also states that while performing their appointed duties, members ‘‘other than officers or employees of the United States Government, shall not be considered to be Federal employees while performing such service, except for purposes of injury compensation or tort claims liability as provided in chapter 81 of title 5 and chapter 171 of title 28.’’ (Id.) Information on the Pacific Whiting Treaty, including current committee members can be found at: www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/ fisheries/management/whiting/pacific_ whiting_treaty.html. Background Nominations Pacific Whiting Treaty Committees Nomination packages for appointments should include: (1) The name of the applicant or nominee, position they are being nominated for and a description of his/ her interest in Pacific whiting; and (2) A statement of background and/or description of how the following qualifications are met. one position on the JMC starting November 1, 2015. Terms are 4 years, and appointees will be eligible for reappointment at the expiration of the terms. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: The Pacific Whiting Act of 2006 (Pacific Whiting Act) (16 U.S.C. 7001– 10) implements the 2003 Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada on Pacific Hake/Whiting. Among other provisions, the Pacific Whiting Act provides for the establishment of a JMC and AP. The JMC reviews the advice of two scientific bodies and the AP, and recommends to the Parties the coastwide total allowable catch of Pacific whiting each year. Four individuals represent the United States on the JMC; one official from NOAA, one member of the Pacific Fishery Management Council, one representative of the treaty Indian tribes with treaty fishing rights to Pacific whiting, and one representative from the commercial fishing sector. NMFS is soliciting nominations for the representative of the commercial sector of the whiting fishing industry concerned with the offshore whiting resource (16 U.S.C. 7001(a)(1)(D)) through this notice. The AP advises the JMC on bilateral Pacific whiting management issues. Eight individuals represent the United States on the AP, and nominations for six of those individuals (id. at section 7005) are solicited through this notice. Members appointed to the U.S. sections of the AP and JMC will be reimbursed for necessary travel expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations and sections 5701, 5702, 5704 through 5708, and 5731 of Title 5. (Id. at section 7008). NMFS anticipates that 1–2 meetings of the AP and of the JMC will be held annually, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 Advisory Panel Qualifications AP member nominees must be knowledgeable or experienced in the harvesting, processing, marketing, management, conservation, or research of the offshore Pacific whiting resource; and must not be employees of the United States government. Joint Management Committee Qualifications The JMC nominee must be from the commercial sector of the Pacific whiting fishing industry concerned with the offshore Pacific whiting resource, and must be knowledgeable or experienced concerning the offshore whiting resource. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 7001 et seq. Dated: June 3, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–13894 Filed 6–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Marine Debris Program Performance Progress Report. OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 70. Average Hours per Response: 10 hours per semi-annual report. Burden Hours: 1,400 hours. Needs and Uses: 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 E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 109 / Monday, June 8, 2015 / Notices these grant programs require regular progress reporting and communication of project accomplishments to MDP. 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. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; state, local or tribal government. Frequency: Semi-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. Dated: June 3, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–13916 Filed 6–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD367] Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: We, NMFS, announce the adoption of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) recovery plan (Plan) for the Snake River Sockeye Salmon (Onchorhynchus nerka) evolutionarily significant unit (ESU) which is listed as endangered under the ESA. The geographic area covered by the plan is the Sawtooth Valley in Idaho including the Upper mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 Salmon River and its tributaries, Stanley Lake, Redfish Lake, Yellowbelly Lake, Pettit Lake, and Alturas Lake, and the migration corridor from the Sawtooth Valley to the ocean. As required under the ESA, the Plan contains objective, measurable delisting criteria, sitespecific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goals, and estimates of the time and costs required to implement recovery actions. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) Recovery Plan for Snake River Sockeye Salmon and our summary of and responses to public comments on the Plan are now available. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Plan and a summary of and response to public comments on the Plan are available on-line at http:// www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/ protected_species/salmon_steelhead/ recovery_planning_and_ implementation/snake_river/current_ snake_river_recovery_plan_ documents.html. A CD–ROM of these documents can be obtained by emailing a request to Bonnie. Hossack@noaa.gov with the subject line ‘‘CD ROM Request for Snake River Sockeye Salmon Recovery Plan’’ or by writing to NMFS Interior Columbia Basin Office, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1201 NE. Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosemary Furfey, NMFS Snake River Sockeye Salmon Recovery Coordinator, at (503) 231–2149, or rosemary.furfey@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background We are responsible for developing and implementing recovery plans for Pacific salmon and steelhead listed under the ESA of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Recovery means that the listed species and their ecosystems are sufficiently restored, and their future secured, to the point that the protections of the ESA are no longer necessary. Section 4(f)(1) of the ESA requires that recovery plans include, to the extent practicable: (1) Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goals; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to implement recovery actions. We believe it is essential to have local support of recovery plans by those whose activities directly affect the listed species and whose continued commitment and leadership will be PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32365 needed to implement the necessary recovery actions. We therefore support and participate in locally led, collaborative efforts to develop recovery plans that involve state, tribal, and federal entities, local communities, and other stakeholders. For this Plan for endangered Snake River Sockeye Salmon, we worked collaboratively with local state, tribal, and federal partners to produce a recovery plan that satisfies the ESA requirements. We have determined that this ESA Recovery Plan for Snake River Sockeye Salmon meets the statutory requirements for a recovery plan and are adopting it as the ESA recovery plan for this endangered species. Development of the Plan For the purpose of recovery planning for the ESA-listed species of Pacific salmon and steelhead in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, NMFS designated five geographically based ‘‘recovery domains.’’ The Snake River Sockeye Salmon ESU spawning range is in the Interior Columbia domain. For each domain, NMFS appointed a team of scientists, nominated for their geographic and species expertise, to provide a solid scientific foundation for recovery plans. The Interior Columbia Technical Recovery Team included biologists from NMFS, other federal agencies, states, tribes, and academic institutions. A primary task for the Interior Columbia Technical Recovery Team was to recommend criteria for determining when each component population with an ESU or distinct population segment (DPS) should be considered viable (i.e., when they are have a low risk of extinction over a 100-year period) and when ESUs or DPSs have a risk of extinction consistent with no longer needing the protections of the ESA. All Technical Recovery Teams used the same biological principles for developing their recommendations; these principles are described in the NOAA technical memorandum Viable Salmonid Populations and the Recovery of Evolutionarily Significant Units (McElhany et al., 2000). Viable salmonid populations (VSP) are defined in terms of four parameters: Abundance, productivity or growth rate, spatial structure, and diversity. For this Plan, we collaborated with state, tribal and federal biologists and resource managers to provide technical information that NMFS used to write the Plan which is built upon locally-led recovery efforts. In addition, NMFS established a multi-state (Idaho, Oregon and Washington), tribal and federal partners’ regional forum called the E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 109 (Monday, June 8, 2015)]
[Notices]
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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: Marine Debris Program Performance Progress Report.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-xxxx.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information 
collection).
    Number of Respondents: 70.
    Average Hours per Response: 10 hours per semi-annual report.
    Burden Hours: 1,400 hours.
    Needs and Uses: 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

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these grant programs require regular progress reporting and 
communication of project accomplishments to MDP. 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.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; not-
for-profit institutions; state, local or tribal government.
    Frequency: Semi-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.

    Dated: June 3, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-13916 Filed 6-5-15; 8:45 am]
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