Pacific Island Fisheries; Public Meeting, 55837-55838 [2015-23335]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 180 / Thursday, September 17, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 November 16, 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 Tom Graham, (808) 725– 5032 or Tom.Graham@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has issued regulations under authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFCIA; 16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.) to carry out the obligations of the United States under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), including implementing the decisions of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Commission). The regulations include a requirement for the owners and operators of U.S. vessels that fish for highly migratory species on the high seas in the Convention Area to carry and operate near real-time satellite-based position-fixing transmitters (‘‘VMS units’’) at all times except when the vessel is in port. As part of this requirement, vessel owners and operators must transmit: (1) ‘‘on/off reports’’ to NMFS whenever the VMS unit is turned off while the vessel is in port, (2) ‘‘activation reports’’ to NMFS prior to the first use of a VMS unit, and (3) automatic ‘‘position reports’’ from the VMS unit to NOAA and the Commission as part of a vessel monitoring system (VMS) operated by the Commission (50 CFR 300.45). Under this information collection, it is expected that vessel owners and operators would also need to purchase, install, and occasionally maintain the VMS units. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 The information collected from the vessel position reports is used by NOAA and the Commission to help ensure compliance with domestic laws and the Commission’s conservation and management measures, and are necessary in order to the United Stated to satisfy its obligations under the Convention. II. Method of Collection Respondents may submit on/off reports by facsimile or email, and they may submit activation reports by mail, facsimile or email. Position reports are transmitted electronically and automatically from the VMS unit. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0596. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 78. Estimated Time per Response: VMS unit purchase and installation, 1 hr; activation reports, 5 min; on/off reports, 5 min; VMS unit maintenance, 1 hr. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 192 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $78,000 in capital costs and $58,111 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: September 14, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–23337 Filed 9–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55837 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE185 Pacific Island Fisheries; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS announces that the Center for Independent Experts will meet to review methods for reviewing modified integrated assessments (based on catch–MSY model) for data-poor stocks. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Pelagic Suite Conference Room, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Richards, NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, (808) 725– 5320 or benjamin.richards@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting schedule and agenda are as follows: SUMMARY: 1. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (9:30 a.m.– 5 p.m.) • Introduction • Background information— Objectives and Terms of Reference • Coral reef fisheries in the Pacific Islands Region • Data: Fishery-dependent data collection systems in the Pacific Islands, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division surveys, biological data, other data • Discussion 2. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 (8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.) • Review of modified integrated Catch-MSY stock assessment • Discussion 3. Thursday, October 15, 2015 (8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.) • Continue assessment review (1/2 day) • Discussion • Panel discussions (Closed) 4. Friday, October 16, 2015 (8:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.) • Panel discussions (1/2 day) • Present results (afternoon) • Adjourn The agenda order may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 55838 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 180 / Thursday, September 17, 2015 / Notices complete scheduled business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come up at the meeting for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during the meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Direct requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids to Beth Lumsden, (808) 725–5330 or beth.lumsden@noaa.gov at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 11, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–23335 Filed 9–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Mail Survey To Collect Economic Data From Federal Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic ForHire Permit Holders 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 November 16, 2015. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 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). ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: IV. Request for Comments Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Christopher Liese, Industry Economist, SEFSC, NMFS, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami FL 33149, (305) 365–4109 or Christopher.Liese@ noaa.gov. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, proposes to collect very basic socioeconomic data from federallypermitted for-hire operators in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic fisheries, using a mail sample survey. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) does not systematically collect information on for-hire trip prices and trip costs in the Southeast. The population consists of those for-hire operators who possess a federal for-hire permit for dolphin-wahoo, coastal migratory pelagics, snapper-grouper, or reef fish species in the South Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico. Each year we will sample approximately a third of the population. The two-page survey will be designed to collect basic data on trip revenues and trip costs as well as other related information. These data are needed to conduct socioeconomic analyses in support of management of the for-hire fishing industry and to satisfy legal requirements. The data will be used to assess how fishermen will be impacted by and respond to federal regulation likely to be considered by fishery managers. II. Method of Collection The information will be collected on paper using a mail survey. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648-xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1000. Estimated Time per Response: 12 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 14, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–23336 Filed 9–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Record of Decision for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Military Relocation Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Navy (DON), after carefully considering the environmental consequences of the proposed action, as well as strategic, operational, and training requirements, obligations under treaties and other international agreements, and cost, announces its decision to construct and operate a main base (cantonment area), a family housing area, a live-fire training range complex (LFTRC), and associated infrastructure on Guam to support the relocation of a substantially reduced number of Marines and dependents than previously analyzed in a 2010 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Military Relocation; Relocating Marines from Okinawa, Visiting Aircraft Carrier Berthing, and Army Air and Missile Defense Task Force). The proposed action will be accomplished as set out in Alternatives SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE185


Pacific Island Fisheries; Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the Center for Independent Experts will 
meet to review methods for reviewing modified integrated assessments 
(based on catch-MSY model) for data-poor stocks.

DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting dates and 
times.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Pelagic Suite Conference 
Room, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop St., 
Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Richards, NMFS Pacific Islands 
Fisheries Science Center, (808) 725-5320 or benjamin.richards@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting schedule and agenda are as 
follows:

1. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)

     Introduction
     Background information--Objectives and Terms of Reference
     Coral reef fisheries in the Pacific Islands Region
     Data: Fishery-dependent data collection systems in the 
Pacific Islands, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division surveys, biological 
data, other data
     Discussion

2. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)

     Review of modified integrated Catch-MSY stock assessment
     Discussion

3. Thursday, October 15, 2015 (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)

     Continue assessment review (1/2 day)
     Discussion
     Panel discussions (Closed)

4. Friday, October 16, 2015 (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)

     Panel discussions (1/2 day)
     Present results (afternoon)
     Adjourn

    The agenda order may change. The meetings will run as late as 
necessary to

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complete scheduled business. Although non-emergency issues not 
contained in this agenda may come up at the meeting for discussion, 
those issues may not be the subject of formal action during the 
meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed 
in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice 
that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-
Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Direct requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids to Beth Lumsden, (808) 725-5330 or beth.lumsden@noaa.gov 
at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: September 11, 2015.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-23335 Filed 9-16-15; 8:45 am]
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