Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Bay Watershed Education and Training Program National Evaluation System, 50268-50269 [2015-20485]

Download as PDF 50268 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES to levels that will permit the optimum yield from the Pacific halibut fishery and to maintain the stocks at those levels. The IPHC fulfills this objective in part by recommending Pacific halibut fishery conservation and management measures for approval by the United States and Canada. Pursuant to the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982, the Secretary of State, with the concurrence of the Secretary of Commerce, may accept or reject, on behalf of the United States, conservation and management measures recommended by the IPHC. 16 U.S.C. 773b. Measures accepted by the Secretary of State are adopted as binding regulations governing fishing for Pacific halibut in Convention waters of the United States. 16 U.S.C. 773c(b)(1). More information on the IPHC can be found at http:// www.iphc.int. Section 773a of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982 (16 U.S.C. 773a) requires that the United States be represented on the IPHC by three U.S. Commissioners. U.S. Commissioners are appointed for a term not to exceed 2 years, but are eligible for reappointment. Of the Commissioners: (1) One must be an official of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and (2) Two must be knowledgeable or experienced concerning the Northern Pacific halibut fishery; of these, one must be a resident of Alaska and the other shall be a nonresident of Alaska. Of the three commissioners described in paragraphs (1) and (2), one must also be a voting member of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. (3) Commissioners who are not Federal employees are not considered to be Federal employees except for the purposes of injury compensation or tort claims liability as provided in section 8101 et seq. of title 5 and section 2671 et seq. of title 28. In their official IPHC duties, Commissioners represent the interests of the United States and all of its stakeholders in the Pacific halibut fishery. These duties require a modest amount of travel (typically two or three trips per year lasting less than a week), and travel expenses are paid by the U.S. Department of State. Commissioners receive no compensation for their services. Nomination Process NOAA Fisheries is currently accepting nominations for two U.S. Commissioners for the IPHC who are not officials of NOAA. Successful nominees will be considered for appointment by the President and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 (pending Presidential action) interim designation by the Department of State. Nomination packages should provide details of an individual’s knowledge and experience in the Pacific halibut fishery. Examples of such knowledge and/or experience could include (but are not limited to) such activities as: Participation in commercial, tribal, Community Development Quota (CDQ) and/or sport and charterboat halibut fishing operations; participation in halibut processing operations; and participation in Pacific halibut management activities. Nomination packages should document an individual’s qualifications and state of residence. Self-nominations are acceptable, and current and former IPHC Commissioners are eligible for ´ ´ reappointment. Resumes, curriculum vitae, and/or letters of recommendation are useful but not required. Nomination packages will be evaluated on a case-bycase basis by officials in NOAA and the Department of Commerce who are familiar with the duties and responsibilities of IPHC Commissioners; evaluations will consider the aggregate of an individual’s prior experience and knowledge of the Pacific halibut fishery, residency requirements, and any letters of recommendation provided. Nominees will be notified of their status (including rejection or approval) and any need for further information once the nomination process is complete. The meeting will be held telephonically at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. Please call (907) 271–2896. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Agenda Tuesday, September 8, 2015 The agenda will include: (a) Review the draft 2016 EM Pre-Implementation Plan (b) discuss other 2016 EM research, and (c) scheduling and other business. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.npfmc.org/ Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 13, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Dated: August 13, 2015. John Henderschedt, Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–20405 Filed 8–18–15; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2015–20440 Filed 8–18–15; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of telephonic meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Electronic Monitoring Workgroup (EMWG) will meet by teleconference September 8, 2015. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Bay Watershed Education and Training Program National Evaluation System 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 October 19, 2015. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Notices 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 Bronwen Rice, NOAA Office of Education, (202) 482–6797 or Bronwen.Rice@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. The NOAA Office of Education’s Bay Watershed Education and Training (B– WET) program seeks to contribute to NOAA’s mission by supporting education efforts to create an environmentally literate citizenry with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to protect watersheds and related ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. B–WET currently funds projects in seven regions (California, Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, New England, and the Pacific Northwest). B–WET has created an across-region, internal evaluation system to provide ongoing feedback on program implementation and outcomes to ensure maximum quality and efficiency of the B–WET program. The evaluation system is sustained by B– WET staff with occasional assistance from an outside contractor. B–WET awardees and the awardees’ professional development teacherparticipants are asked to voluntarily complete online survey forms to provide evaluation data. One individual from each awardee organization is asked to complete a form once per year of the award, and the teacher participants are asked to complete one form at the end of their professional development program and another form at the end of the following school year. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Respondents submit their information electronically on web-based survey forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0658. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Not-for-profit organizations and individuals or households. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Estimated Number of Respondents: Given the funding levels of the past three fiscal years, NOAA B–WET estimates that approximately 86 not-forprofit awardees and 4,000 teachers will be invited to respond each year. Estimated Time per Response: Awardee-respondents will complete an online survey in 60 minutes and teacher-respondents will complete two online surveys in 30 minutes each. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,325. 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: August 14, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–20485 Filed 8–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE119 Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS announces a meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50269 Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) on October 14–October 15, 2015. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting of the PAC will be held on October 14, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. HST (or until business is concluded) and October 15, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. HST (or until business is concluded). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Diamond Head Terrace, 2169 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Crigler, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; telephone: 808–725– 5036; facsimile: 808–725–5215; email: emily.crigler@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), a Permanent Advisory Committee, or PAC, has been convened to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC, certain members of which have been appointed by the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC. The PAC supports the work of the U.S. National Section to the WCPFC in an advisory capacity. The U.S. National Section is made up of the U.S. Commissioners and the Department of State. NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office provides administrative and technical support to the PAC in cooperation with the Department of State. The next regular annual session of the WCPFC (WCPFC12) is scheduled for December 3–December 8, 2015, in Bali, Indonesia. More information on this meeting and the WCPFC, established under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, can be found on the WCPFC Web site: http://wcpfc.int/. Meeting Topics The PAC meeting topics may include the following: (1) Outcomes of the 2014 Annual Meeting and 2015 sessions of the WCPFC Scientific Committee, Northern Committee, and Technical and Compliance Committee; (2) conservation and management measures for bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna and other species for 2016 and beyond; (3) a permanent measure for the WCPFC compliance monitoring scheme and development of a companion measure addressing responses to noncompliance; (4) potential U.S. proposals to WCPFC12 (5) input and advice from the PAC on issues that may arise at E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Bay Watershed Education and 
Training Program National Evaluation System

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 October 19, 
2015.

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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 Bronwen Rice, NOAA Office of Education, (202) 482-6797 
or Bronwen.Rice@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    The NOAA Office of Education's Bay Watershed Education and Training 
(B-WET) program seeks to contribute to NOAA's mission by supporting 
education efforts to create an environmentally literate citizenry with 
the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to protect watersheds and 
related ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. B-WET currently 
funds projects in seven regions (California, Chesapeake Bay, Great 
Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, New England, and the Pacific Northwest). 
B-WET has created an across-region, internal evaluation system to 
provide ongoing feedback on program implementation and outcomes to 
ensure maximum quality and efficiency of the B-WET program. The 
evaluation system is sustained by B-WET staff with occasional 
assistance from an outside contractor.
    B-WET awardees and the awardees' professional development teacher-
participants are asked to voluntarily complete online survey forms to 
provide evaluation data. One individual from each awardee organization 
is asked to complete a form once per year of the award, and the teacher 
participants are asked to complete one form at the end of their 
professional development program and another form at the end of the 
following school year.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents submit their information electronically on web-based 
survey forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0658.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit organizations and individuals or 
households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Given the funding levels of the 
past three fiscal years, NOAA B-WET estimates that approximately 86 
not-for-profit awardees and 4,000 teachers will be invited to respond 
each year.
    Estimated Time per Response: Awardee-respondents will complete an 
online survey in 60 minutes and teacher-respondents will complete two 
online surveys in 30 minutes each.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,325.
    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: August 14, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
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