Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Limits of Application of the Take Prohibitions, 60365-60366 [2015-25332]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 193 / Tuesday, October 6, 2015 / Notices the organization’s experts necessary to make functional connections among security platform components 2. Support for development and demonstration of the Domain Name System-Based Security for Electronic Mail Building Block in NCCoE facilities which will be conducted in a manner consistent with Federal requirements (e.g., FIPS 200, FIPS 201, SP 800–53, and SP 800–63) In addition, NIST will support development of interfaces among participants’ products by providing IT infrastructure, laboratory facilities, office facilities, collaboration facilities, and staff support to component composition, security platform documentation, and demonstration activities. The dates of the demonstration of the Domain Name System-Based Security for Electronic Mail Building Block capability will be announced on the NCCoE Web site at least two weeks in advance at http://nccoe.nist.gov/. The expected outcome of the demonstration is to improve domain name systembased security for electronic mail within the enterprise. Participating organizations will gain from the knowledge that their products are interoperable with other participants’ offerings. For additional information on the NCCoE governance, business processes, and NCCoE operational structure, visit the NCCoE Web site http:// nccoe.nist.gov/. Richard Cavanagh, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–25304 Filed 10–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: Environmental Compliance Questionnaire for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Federal Financial Assistance Applicants. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Oct 05, 2015 Jkt 238001 OMB Control Number: 0648–0538. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,000. Average Hours per Response: One to three hours. Burden Hours: 3,000. Needs and Uses: This request is for a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Environmental Policy Act (‘‘NEPA’’; 42 U.S.C. 4321–4370) requires federal agencies to complete an environmental analysis for all major federal actions, including funding nonfederal projects through federal financial assistance awards where Federal participation in the funded activity is expected to be significant. This Environmental Compliance Questionnaire for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Federal Financial Assistance Applicants (Questionnaire) is used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to collect information about proposed activities for NEPA and other environmental compliance requirements associated with proposed projects, such as federal consultations. The Questionnaire is used in conjunction with NOAA Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA). Applicants are required to provide only the information from this Questionnaire that is specified in the FOA to which they are applying. The FOA may present these questions in one of two ways: (1) The applicable questions can be inserted directly into the FOA with reference to the OMB Control Number (0648–0538) for this form; or (2) The FOA can specify which questions (e.g. 1, 2) an applicant must answer, with the entire OMB-approved Questionnaire attached to the FOA. This Questionnaire has been revised to (1) remove repetitive questions; (2) revise specific questions to use plain language instead of NEPA-specific language; and (3) add questions that would be helpful to a wider range of NOAA programs. The revision reduced the overall number of questions by 22. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; state, local, or tribal government; and federal government. Frequency: On occasion. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60365 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: October 1, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–25378 Filed 10–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NW–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Limits of Application of the Take Prohibitions 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 December 7, 2015. 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). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Gary Rule, NOAA Fisheries, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd. Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232, (503) 230–5424 or gary.rule@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to adopt such regulations as it ‘‘deems necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of’’ threatened species. Those regulations may include any or all of the E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 60366 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 193 / Tuesday, October 6, 2015 / Notices prohibitions provided in section 9(a)(1) of the ESA, which specifically prohibits ‘‘take’’ of any endangered species (‘‘take’’ includes actions that harass, harm, pursue, kill, or capture). The first salmonid species listed by NMFS as threatened were protected by virtually blanket application of the section 9 take prohibitions. There are now 22 separate Distinct Population Segments (DPS) of west coast salmonids listed as threatened, covering a large percentage of the land base in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. NMFS is obligated to enact necessary and advisable protective regulations. NMFS makes section 9 prohibitions generally applicable to many of those threatened DPS, but also seeks to respond to requests from states and others to both provide more guidance on how to protect threatened salmonids and avoid take, and to limit the application of take prohibitions wherever warranted (see 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005, 71 FR 834, January 5, 2006, and 73 FR 55451, September 25, 2008). The regulations describe programs or circumstances that contribute to the conservation of, or are being conducted in a way that limits impacts on, listed salmonids. Because we have determined that such programs/circumstances adequately protect listed salmonids, the regulations do not apply the ‘‘take’’ prohibitions to them. Some of these limits on the take prohibitions entail voluntary submission of a plan to NMFS and/or annual or occasional reports by entities wishing to take advantage of these limits, or continue within them. The currently approved application and reporting requirements apply to Pacific marine and anadromous fish species, as requirements regarding other species are being addressed in a separate information collection. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Submissions may be electronically or on paper. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0399. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Federal government; State, local, or tribal government; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Time per Response: 20 hours for a road maintenance agreement; 5 hours for a diversion screening limit project; 30 hours for an urban development package; 10 hours VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Oct 05, 2015 Jkt 238001 for an urban development report; 20 hours for a tribal plan; and 5 hours for a report of aided, salvaged, or disposed of salmonids. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,705. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,000 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 29, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–25332 Filed 10–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Capital Construction Fund Agreement, Certificate Family of Forms and Deposit/Withdrawal Report 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 December 7, 2015. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Richard VanGorder at (301)427–8784 or Richard.VanGorder@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Respondents will be commercial fishing industry individuals, partnerships, and corporations which entered into Capital Construction Fund (CCF) agreements with the Secretary of Commerce allowing deferral of Federal taxation on fishing vessel income deposited into the fund for use in the acquisition, construction, or reconstruction of fishing vessels. Deferred taxes are recaptured by reducing an agreement vessel’s basis for depreciation by the amount withdrawn from the fund for its acquisition, construction, or reconstruction. The interim Capital Construction Fund Agreement and Certificate Family of Forms is required pursuant to 50 CFR part 259.30 and Public Law 99–514 (The Tax Reform Act, 1986). The deposit/ withdrawal information collected from agreement holders is required pursuant to 50 CFR part 259.35 and Pub L. 99– 514. The information collected from applicants for the Interim CCF Agreement is used to determine their eligibility to participate in the CCF Program. The information collected from agreement holders for the Certificate Family of Forms is used to identify their program eligible vessels, their program projects and to certify the cost of a project at completion. The information collected on the deposit/ withdrawal report form is required to ensure that agreement holders are complying with fund deposit/ withdrawal requirements established in program regulations and properly accounting for fund activity on their Federal income tax returns. The information collected on the deposit/ withdrawal report must also be reported semi-annually to the Secretary of Treasury in accordance with the Tax Reform Act. E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Limits of 
Application of the Take Prohibitions

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 December 7, 
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 Gary Rule, NOAA Fisheries, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd. Suite 
1100, Portland, OR 97232, (503) 230-5424 or gary.rule@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection. Section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA; 16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires the National Marine Fisheries Service 
(NMFS) to adopt such regulations as it ``deems necessary and advisable 
to provide for the conservation of'' threatened species. Those 
regulations may include any or all of the

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prohibitions provided in section 9(a)(1) of the ESA, which specifically 
prohibits ``take'' of any endangered species (``take'' includes actions 
that harass, harm, pursue, kill, or capture). The first salmonid 
species listed by NMFS as threatened were protected by virtually 
blanket application of the section 9 take prohibitions. There are now 
22 separate Distinct Population Segments (DPS) of west coast salmonids 
listed as threatened, covering a large percentage of the land base in 
California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. NMFS is obligated to enact 
necessary and advisable protective regulations. NMFS makes section 9 
prohibitions generally applicable to many of those threatened DPS, but 
also seeks to respond to requests from states and others to both 
provide more guidance on how to protect threatened salmonids and avoid 
take, and to limit the application of take prohibitions wherever 
warranted (see 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005, 71 FR 834, January 5, 2006, 
and 73 FR 55451, September 25, 2008). The regulations describe programs 
or circumstances that contribute to the conservation of, or are being 
conducted in a way that limits impacts on, listed salmonids. Because we 
have determined that such programs/circumstances adequately protect 
listed salmonids, the regulations do not apply the ``take'' 
prohibitions to them. Some of these limits on the take prohibitions 
entail voluntary submission of a plan to NMFS and/or annual or 
occasional reports by entities wishing to take advantage of these 
limits, or continue within them.
    The currently approved application and reporting requirements apply 
to Pacific marine and anadromous fish species, as requirements 
regarding other species are being addressed in a separate information 
collection.

II. Method of Collection

    Submissions may be electronically or on paper.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0399.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Federal government; State, local, or tribal 
government; business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 300.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 hours for a road maintenance 
agreement; 5 hours for a diversion screening limit project; 30 hours 
for an urban development package; 10 hours for an urban development 
report; 20 hours for a tribal plan; and 5 hours for a report of aided, 
salvaged, or disposed of salmonids.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,705.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,000 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 29, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-25332 Filed 10-5-15; 8:45 am]
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