Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Zone Management Program Administration, 57581-57582 [2015-24287]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Notices The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS) (62 FR 54604, October 21, 1997) is designed to (1) improve hiring and allow NIST to compete more effectively for high-quality researchers through direct hiring, selective use of higher entry salaries, and selective use of recruiting allowances; (2) motivate and retain staff through higher pay potential, pay-for-performance, more responsive personnel systems, and selective use of retention allowances; (3) strengthen the manager’s role in personnel management through delegation of personnel authorities; and (4) increase the efficiency of personnel systems through installation of a simpler and [FR Doc. 2015–24224 Filed 9–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Zone Management Program Administration 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 23, 2015. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 more flexible classification system based on pay banding through reduction of guidelines, steps, and paperwork in classification, hiring, and other personnel systems, and through automation. This amendment modifies the October 21, 1997 Federal Register notice. Specifically, it modifies the classification structure for the Administrative (ZA) career path, Pay Band I through IV. NIST will continually monitor the effectiveness of this modification. II. Basis for APMS Plan Modification Modification of the APMS is based upon a change in the classification structure of the ZA career path. This new structural change will enable NIST to meet the intended design and 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 should be directed to Allison Castellan, (301) 713–3155 ext. 125 or Allison.Castellan@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. In 1972, in response to intense pressure on United States (U.S.) coastal resources, and because of the importance of U.S. coastal areas, the U.S. Congress passed the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA), 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq. The CZMA authorized a federal program to encourage coastal states and territories to develop comprehensive coastal management programs. The CZMA has been reauthorized on several occasions, most recently with the enactment of the Coastal Zone Protection Act of 1996. (CZMA as amended). The program is administered by the Secretary of Commerce, who in turn has delegated this responsibility to the National PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 objectives of the plan and increase the future vitality of the NIST workforce. The NIST APMS allows the NIST Director to make minor procedural modifications within already existing waivers of law or regulation with appropriate notice. Accordingly, NIST modifies the APMS to change the classification structure for the Administrative (ZA) career path, Pay Bands I through IV (set forth below). III. Changes in the APMS Plan The APMS at NIST, published in the Federal Register on October 21, 1997 (62 FR 54604), as amended, is modified as follows: 1. The chart titled ‘‘NIST Career Paths and Pay Bands’’ under the subsection titled ‘‘Position Classification’’ is replaced with: Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Ocean Services (NOS). The coastal zone management grants provide funds to states and territories to: Implement federally-approved coastal management programs; complete information for the Coastal Zone Management Program (CZMP) Performance Management System; develop program assessments multi-year strategies to enhance their programs within priority areas under Section 309 of the CZMA; submit documentation as described in the CZMA Section 306a on the approved coastal zone management programs; submit requests to update their federally-approved programs through amendments or program changes; and develop and submit state coastal nonpoint pollution control programs (CNP) as required under Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments. Revision: The CZMP Performance Measurement System has been revised to reduce the number of measures on which state programs are required to report, resulting in an overall decrease in reporting burden for the performance measurement system. The assessment process under CZMA Section 309 has also been refined to rely more on readily E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 EN24SE15.005</GPH> I. Executive Summary 57581 57582 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Notices available existing data and allow states to more quickly focus their assessments on high-priority enhancement areas. approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. II. Method of Collection Respondents have a choice of electronic or paper formats for submitting program documents, assessment and strategy documents, and other required materials. Grant applications are submitted electronically via Grants.gov and performance reports are submitted electronically through NOAA Grants Online. Performance measurement data is submitted through an online database. Methods of submittal for other program documents and required materials include electronic submittal via email, mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms, or submittal of electronic files on compact disc. Dated: September 21, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0119. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: State. Local and Tribal Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 34. Estimated Time per Response: Performance reports, 27 hours; assessment and strategy documents, 240 hours; Section 306a documentation, 5 hours; amendments and routine program changes, 16 hours; CNP documentation, 320 hours; CZMA Performance Management System, 24 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,133 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $850 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2015–24287 Filed 9–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its 121st Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), Fishing Industry Advisory Committee (FIAC), American Samoa Advisory Panel (AP) and its 164th Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. The Council will also convene meetings of the Pelagic and International Standing Committee, Program Planning and Research Standing Committee, and Executive and Budget Standing Committee. SUMMARY: The meetings will be held between October 13 and October 22, 2015. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The 121st SSC will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522–8220. The REAC, FIAC, American Samoa AP, Pelagic and International Standing Committee and 164th Council meetings will be held at the Rex Lee Auditorium, Department of Commerce, Pago Pago, American Samoa; phone: (684) 633–5155. The Program Planning and Research Standing Committee and Executive and Budget Standing Committee will be held at the Sadies by the Sea conference room in Pago Pago, American Samoa; phone: (684) 633–5981. The Fishers Forum will be held at Fagatogo Marina, Fagatogo, American Samoa. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, phone: (808) 522–8220. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The 121st SSC meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 13–14, 2015. The Council’s REAC will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., FIAC between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and AP between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on October 19, 2015. The Council’s Pelagic and International Standing Committee will be held between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, Program Planning and Research Standing Committee between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Executive and Budget Standing Committee between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on October 20, 2015. The 164th Council meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 21–22, 2015. In addition, the Council will host a Fishers Forum on October 17, 2015, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the SSC and Council will hear recommendations from Council advisory groups. Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Background documents will be available from, and written comments should be sent to, Mr. Edwin Ebisui, Chair, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522– 8220 or fax: (808) 522–8226. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda for 121st SSC Meeting 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Status of the 119th & 120th SSC Meeting Recommendations 4. Report from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director 5. Program Planning A. Integrated Stock Assessment Model for Data Poor Stocks B. Territorial Bottomfish P* Working Group Report C. Specification of Acceptable Biological Catch for the Territorial Bottomfish Fishery for Fishing Years 2016 and 2017 (Action Item) D. Atlantis Model for Near-Shore Ecosystems in Guam E. Implementing an Assessment Prioritization Process F. Center for Independent Experts Review Reports 1. Bycatch Estimation Model 2. Length-based Assessment Model G. Public Comment H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 6. Pelagic Fisheries A. Hawaii & American Samoa Longline Fisheries Reports B. National Bycatch Report (NBR) Longline Bycatch Reports 2011–13 C. International Fisheries E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 185 (Thursday, September 24, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24287]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Zone 
Management Program Administration

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 November 23, 
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 
should be directed to Allison Castellan, (301) 713-3155 ext. 125 or 
Allison.Castellan@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    In 1972, in response to intense pressure on United States (U.S.) 
coastal resources, and because of the importance of U.S. coastal areas, 
the U.S. Congress passed the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 
(CZMA), 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq. The CZMA authorized a federal program to 
encourage coastal states and territories to develop comprehensive 
coastal management programs. The CZMA has been reauthorized on several 
occasions, most recently with the enactment of the Coastal Zone 
Protection Act of 1996. (CZMA as amended). The program is administered 
by the Secretary of Commerce, who in turn has delegated this 
responsibility to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 
(NOAA) National Ocean Services (NOS).
    The coastal zone management grants provide funds to states and 
territories to: Implement federally-approved coastal management 
programs; complete information for the Coastal Zone Management Program 
(CZMP) Performance Management System; develop program assessments 
multi-year strategies to enhance their programs within priority areas 
under Section 309 of the CZMA; submit documentation as described in the 
CZMA Section 306a on the approved coastal zone management programs; 
submit requests to update their federally-approved programs through 
amendments or program changes; and develop and submit state coastal 
nonpoint pollution control programs (CNP) as required under Section 
6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments.
    Revision: The CZMP Performance Measurement System has been revised 
to reduce the number of measures on which state programs are required 
to report, resulting in an overall decrease in reporting burden for the 
performance measurement system. The assessment process under CZMA 
Section 309 has also been refined to rely more on readily

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available existing data and allow states to more quickly focus their 
assessments on high-priority enhancement areas.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents have a choice of electronic or paper formats for 
submitting program documents, assessment and strategy documents, and 
other required materials. Grant applications are submitted 
electronically via Grants.gov and performance reports are submitted 
electronically through NOAA Grants Online. Performance measurement data 
is submitted through an online database. Methods of submittal for other 
program documents and required materials include electronic submittal 
via email, mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms, or submittal 
of electronic files on compact disc.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0119.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
current information collection).
    Affected Public: State. Local and Tribal Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 34.
    Estimated Time per Response: Performance reports, 27 hours; 
assessment and strategy documents, 240 hours; Section 306a 
documentation, 5 hours; amendments and routine program changes, 16 
hours; CNP documentation, 320 hours; CZMA Performance Management 
System, 24 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,133 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $850 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 21, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
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