Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and Related Requirements, 37603-37604 [2015-16092]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 126 / Wednesday, July 1, 2015 / Notices quickly and efficiently retrieved and used by the Federal agencies that require them. More information on ITDS can be found at www.itds.gov. Consistency Across Federal Agencies and Interoperability With Existing International, Federal, State, and NonGovernmental Information Systems Data at the border is currently collected both in electronic and hard copy formats. Hard copies are often scanned and then stored for future use. Use of the ITDS will not only simplify the collection of data by utilizing an electronic format, but interoperability of information is assured between all Federal agencies as only one data system is employed. The Committee anticipates the collection of data in electronic format using ITDS for ease of collection. With respect to interoperability of data captured and utilized by existing information systems, it is the Committee’s intent to avoid, to the extent practicable, the establishment of redundant data collection processes or protocols that undermine the function and effectiveness of existing systems. While it is unlikely that ITDS will be capable of automatically ‘‘retrieving’’ data from existing databases, the Committee is interested in comments describing methods that will facilitate the use of existing systems to provide data identified in future traceability rule making. Comments are also requested regarding the proposed use of the ITDS, the potential use of other systems the Federal agencies should consider at the border, and if there are any barriers, known or perceived, in using the ITDS system. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Who would collect the data? Use of the ITDS system to collect proposed data elements for imports of species identified as at risk of IUU fishing and seafood fraud would require the importer (or exporter to the USA) to enter the information along with any necessary supporting documentation. The importer would be responsible for ensuring that the necessary data elements are collected along the supply chain and provided to CBP through ITDS at the point of entry. How will the data be verified? A key element of these operational standards is data verification. The operational standards must provide relevant Federal agencies the ability to verify that documentation for at-risk seafood products is complete and accurate upon entry into U.S. commerce, and validate country-specific documents and certifications. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 operational standards must also incorporate a system of data checks and periodic auditing. A system of traceback audits would determine the quality and accuracy of the data submitted and identify missing information and discrepancies. Comments are requested regarding a system of audits of the documentation system for quality and accuracy. Data Security As the additional data elements will be submitted through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)/ITDS single window as part of an entry filing, the supplemental data will only be accessible to the entry filer, CBP, and Federal agencies with authorization to review entry filings for the designated commodities. Consequently, data security concerns are minimal. Comments regarding additional considerations with respect to data security are requested. Following the public comment period, the NOC Committee will take the input received into consideration while finalizing recommendations that will be sent forward for appropriate agency action by September 2015, as outlined in the implementation plan for Task Force Recommendations 14 and 15. Dated: June 26, 2015. John Henderschedt, Director, Office for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–16185 Filed 6–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and Related Requirements 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 August 31, 2015. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37603 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 Adam Bailey, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, (727) 824–5305, adam.bailey@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act authorizes the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any fishery in Federal waters under their respective jurisdictions. NMFS and the Gulf Council manage the reef fish fishery in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) under the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). NMFS and the South Atlantic Council manage the fishery for rock shrimp in the South Atlantic under the Shrimp FMP. The vessel monitoring system (VMS) regulations for the Gulf reef fish fishery and the South Atlantic rock shrimp fishery may be found at 50 CFR 622.28 and 622.205, respectively. The FMPs contains several areaspecific regulations where fishing is restricted or prohibited in order to protect habitat or spawning aggregations, or to control fishing pressure. Unlike size, bag, and trip limits, where the catch can be monitored on shore when a vessel returns to port, area restrictions require at-sea enforcement. However, at-sea enforcement of offshore area restrictions is difficult due to the distance from shore and the limited number of patrol vessels, resulting in a need to improve enforceability of area fishing restrictions through remote sensing methods. In addition, all fishing gears are subject to some area fishing restrictions. Because of the sizes of these areas and the distances from shore, the effectiveness of enforcement through over flights and at-sea interception is limited. An electronic VMS allows a more effective means to monitor vessels for intrusions into restricted areas. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 37604 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 126 / Wednesday, July 1, 2015 / Notices The VMS provides effort data and significantly aids in enforcement of areas closed to fishing. All position reports are treated in accordance with NMFS existing guidelines for confidential data. As a condition of authorized fishing for or possession of reef fish or rock shrimp in or from the Gulf exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or South Atlantic EEZ, respectively, vessel owners or operators subject to VMS requirements must allow NMFS, the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and their authorized officers and designees, access to the vessel’s position data obtained from the VMS. NMFS would like to move the collection of information requirement for VMS applicable to vessels with limited access endorsements for South Atlantic rock shrimp under OMB Control No. 0648–0205 to this collection. The burden estimates have changed due to inclusion of the applicable burden from OMB Control No. 0648–0205. II. Method of Collection Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, and mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0544. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 894. Estimated Time Per Response: Installation, 4 hours; installation and activation checklist, 15 minutes; powerdown exemption requests, 5 minutes; transmission of fishing activity reports, 1 minute; and annual maintenance, 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,719. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,011,121 in start-up, transfer, operations, and maintenance costs. 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: June 25, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–16092 Filed 6–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS Notice of Meeting The next meeting of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is scheduled for 16 July 2015, at 9 a.m. in the Commission offices at the National Building Museum, Suite 312, Judiciary Square, 401 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20001–2728. Items of discussion may include buildings, parks and memorials. Draft agendas and additional information regarding the Commission are available on our Web site: www.cfa.gov. Inquiries regarding the agenda and requests to submit written or oral statements should be addressed to Thomas Luebke, Secretary, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, at the above address; by emailing staff@cfa.gov; or by calling 202–504–2200. Individuals requiring sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired should contact the Secretary at least 10 days before the meeting date. Dated: June 19, 2015, in Washington, DC. Thomas Luebke, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–15853 Filed 6–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6330–01–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Department of the Army 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 Army Science Board Partially Closed Meeting Notice VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of a partially closed meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 and title 41 of the Code of Federal SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Regulations, the Department of the Army announces a meeting of the Army Science Board. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Army Science Board, Designated Federal Officer, 2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 7098, Arlington, VA 22202; LTC Stephen K. Barker, the committee’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO), at (703) 545–8652 or email: stephen.k.barker.mil@mail.mil, or Mr. Paul Woodward at (703) 695–8344 or email: paul.j.woodward2.civ@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 102–3.140 through 160, the Department of the Army announces the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Army Science Board (ASB) Summer Voting Session. Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015. Time: 0800–1630. Locations: Open portion: Antlers Hilton, Four South Cascade, Colorado Springs, CO 80903–1685 from 0830–1200. Closed portion: Fort Carson Colorado, Room 107, Building 1435, 6150 Wetzel Ave, Fort Carson, CO 80913 from 1400– 1630. Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is for ASB members to review, deliberate, and vote on the findings and recommendations presented for the Board’s five Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) studies. Agenda: The board will present findings and recommendations for deliberation and vote on the following five FY15 studies: Army Cyber at the Tactical Edge. This study is classified and will be presented in the closed meeting. The purpose of this study is to further identify the challenges, both technical and doctrinal, unique to Army tactical edge cyber operations at the Corps-level and below, and to propose what technical capabilities, new processes, training and policy changes are required to ensure the Army is postured to fight and win in cyber space from the tactical edge. Army Science & Technology for Army Aviation 2025–2040. This study contains classified and unclassified material and will be presented in the open and closed portions of the meeting. The objective of this study is to identify and assess Science and Technology (S&T) enhancements capable of being fielded during the 2025–2040 timeframe that will increase Army Aviation’s expeditionary E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 126 (Wednesday, July 1, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast 
Region Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and Related Requirements

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 August 31, 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 Adam Bailey, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 
Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 
(727) 824-5305, adam.bailey@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
authorizes the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) 
and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) 
to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any fishery in 
Federal waters under their respective jurisdictions. NMFS and the Gulf 
Council manage the reef fish fishery in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) under 
the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). NMFS and the South 
Atlantic Council manage the fishery for rock shrimp in the South 
Atlantic under the Shrimp FMP. The vessel monitoring system (VMS) 
regulations for the Gulf reef fish fishery and the South Atlantic rock 
shrimp fishery may be found at 50 CFR 622.28 and 622.205, respectively.
    The FMPs contains several area-specific regulations where fishing 
is restricted or prohibited in order to protect habitat or spawning 
aggregations, or to control fishing pressure. Unlike size, bag, and 
trip limits, where the catch can be monitored on shore when a vessel 
returns to port, area restrictions require at-sea enforcement. However, 
at-sea enforcement of offshore area restrictions is difficult due to 
the distance from shore and the limited number of patrol vessels, 
resulting in a need to improve enforceability of area fishing 
restrictions through remote sensing methods. In addition, all fishing 
gears are subject to some area fishing restrictions. Because of the 
sizes of these areas and the distances from shore, the effectiveness of 
enforcement through over flights and at-sea interception is limited. An 
electronic VMS allows a more effective means to monitor vessels for 
intrusions into restricted areas.

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    The VMS provides effort data and significantly aids in enforcement 
of areas closed to fishing. All position reports are treated in 
accordance with NMFS existing guidelines for confidential data. As a 
condition of authorized fishing for or possession of reef fish or rock 
shrimp in or from the Gulf exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or South 
Atlantic EEZ, respectively, vessel owners or operators subject to VMS 
requirements must allow NMFS, the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and 
their authorized officers and designees, access to the vessel's 
position data obtained from the VMS.
    NMFS would like to move the collection of information requirement 
for VMS applicable to vessels with limited access endorsements for 
South Atlantic rock shrimp under OMB Control No. 0648-0205 to this 
collection. The burden estimates have changed due to inclusion of the 
applicable burden from OMB Control No. 0648-0205.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. 
Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, and mail and 
facsimile transmission of paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0544.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular (revision and extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 894.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Installation, 4 hours; installation 
and activation checklist, 15 minutes; power-down exemption requests, 5 
minutes; transmission of fishing activity reports, 1 minute; and annual 
maintenance, 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,719.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,011,121 in start-up, 
transfer, operations, and maintenance 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: June 25, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-16092 Filed 6-30-15; 8:45 am]
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