Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 66492-66493 [2015-27570]

Download as PDF 66492 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 209 / Thursday, October 29, 2015 / Notices Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team convening at 8 a.m.; Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy and Technical Advisory Committees convening at 8 a.m.; Groundfish Management Team convening at 8 a.m.; Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel convening at 8 a.m.; Highly Migratory Species Management Team convening at 8 a.m.; Scientific and Statistical Committee convening at 8 a.m.; Habitat Committee convening at 8:30 a.m.; Legislative Committee convening at 1 p.m.; Budget Committee convening at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 2015 California State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Oregon State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Washington State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel convening at 8 a.m.; Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team convening at 8 a.m.; Enforcement Consultants convening at 8 a.m.; Groundfish Advisory Subpanel convening at 8 a.m.; Groundfish Management Team convening at 8 a.m.; Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel convening at 8 a.m.; Highly Migratory Species Management Team convening at 8 a.m.; Scientific and Statistical Committee convening at 8 a.m.; Annual Awards Banquet convening at 6 p.m. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Sunday, November 15, 2015 California State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Oregon State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Washington State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Groundfish Advisory Subpanel convening at 8 a.m.; Groundfish Management Team convening at 8 a.m.; Enforcement Consultants convening on an ad hoc basis; Stock Assessment Briefing convening at 7 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2015 California State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Oregon State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Washington State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:37 Oct 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel convening at 8 a.m.; Groundfish Management Team convening at 8 a.m.; Enforcement Consultants convening on an ad hoc basis. Dated: October 26, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Tuesday, November 17, 2015 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P California State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Oregon State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Washington State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Groundfish Advisory Subpanel convening at 8 a.m.; Groundfish Management Team convening at 8 a.m.; Enforcement Consultants convening on an ad hoc basis. Wednesday, November 18, 2015 California State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Oregon State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Washington State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Groundfish Advisory Subpanel convening at 8 a.m.; Groundfish Management Team convening at 8 a.m.; Enforcement Consultants convening on an ad hoc basis. Thursday, November 19, 2015 California State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Oregon State Delegation convening at 7 a.m.; Washington State Delegation convening at 7 a.m. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during these meetings. Council 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kristopher Kleinschmidt at least five days prior to the meeting date by: telephone (503) 820–2280; at the Council office (see ADDRESSES); or by email at kris.kleinschmidt@noaa.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2015–27591 Filed 10–28–15; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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: Alaska Recreational Charter Vessel Guide and Owner Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 0648–0647. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (reinstatement without change of a previously approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 560. Average Hours per Response: Mail survey, 90 minutes; follow-up telephone survey, 6 minutes. Burden Hours: 260. Needs and Uses: Numerous management measures have recently been proposed or implemented that affect recreational charter boat fishing for Pacific halibut off Alaska. On January 5, 2010, NMFS issued a final rule establishing a limited entry permit system for charter vessels in the guided halibut sport fishery in International Pacific Halibut Commission Areas 2C (Southeast Alaska) and 3A (Central Gulf of Alaska) (75FR554). This permit system is intended to address concerns about the growth of fishing capacity in this fishery sector, which accounts for a substantial portion of the overall recreational halibut catch in Alaska. On March 16, 2011, a size limit on Pacific halibut caught while charter boat fishing in Area 2C for the 2011 fishing season was established (76FR14300). In addition, a Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (76FR44156) was implemented in 2014 that altered the way Pacific halibut is allocated between the guided sport (i.e., the charter sector) and the commercial halibut fishery. To assess the effect of regulatory restrictions (currently in place or E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 209 / Thursday, October 29, 2015 / Notices potential) on charter operator and owner behavior and welfare, it is necessary to obtain a better general understanding of the Alaska recreational charter boat industry. Some information useful for this purpose is already collected from existing sources, such as charter vessel logbooks administered by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G). In addition, a voluntary survey under this OMB Control Number administered to collect economic information for three fishing seasons (2011–2013) from business owners in the charter fleet was administered between 2012 and 2014. It collected information on vessel and crew characteristics, services offered to clients, spatial and temporal aspects of their operations and fishing behavior, and costs and earnings information for the three fishing seasons prior to implementation of the Halibut Catch Sharing Plan. These data were collected directly from the industry since they are not available from other existing data sources. A description of the previouslyfielded survey and a summary of the results are available in a NOAA Technical Memorandum that can be accessed at http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/ Publications/AFSC-TM/NOAA-TMAFSC-299.pdf. To evaluate changes in the charter sector associated with the Halibut Catch Sharing Plan, the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) Alaska Fisheries Science Center proposes to continue the implementation of the survey of charter vessel owners to collect annual cost, earnings, and employment data that will supplement logbook data collected by ADF&G. The proposed data collection will provide another three years of basic economic information about the charter sector beyond the 2011 to 2013 data that was collected previously, including revenues produced from different products and services provided to clients, fixed and variable operating costs, and locations of purchases. These data will support improved analysis and of the effects of fisheries regulations on the charter fishing industry, information that is increasingly needed by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and NMFS to more completely understand ongoing halibut allocation issues and other fishery management issues involving the charter industry. The survey will have minor changes, including, possibly, a small set of questions about how charter vessels have been impacted by a new management program) Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:37 Oct 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. 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 26, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. 66493 Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 26, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–27570 Filed 10–28–15; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2015–27598 Filed 10–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE275 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Joint Skate Advisory Panel & Committee Meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Radisson Airport Hotel, 2081 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 739–3000; fax: (401) 732–9309. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda The Skate Committee and Advisory Panel will review Plan Development Team work on alternatives under consideration and impacts of these alternatives in Framework Adjustment 3 and select preferred alternatives. They will also discuss other business as necessary. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fees for Reviews of the Rule Enforcement Programs of Designated Contract Markets and Registered Futures Associations Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice of 2015 schedule of fees. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) charges fees to designated contract markets and registered futures associations to recover the costs incurred by the Commission in the operation of its program of oversight of self-regulatory organization rule enforcement programs, specifically National Futures Association, a registered futures association, and the designated contract markets. The calculation of the fee amounts charged for 2015 by this notice is based upon an average of actual program costs incurred during fiscal year (‘‘FY’’) 2012, FY 2013, and FY 2014. DATES: Effective date: Each selfregulatory organization is required to remit electronically the applicable fee on or before December 28, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Jean Buhler, Chief Financial Officer, Commodity Futures Trading Commission; (202) 418–5089; Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. For information on electronic payment, contact Jennifer Fleming; (202) 418–5034; Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Information A. General This notice relates to fees for the Commission’s review of the rule enforcement programs at the registered E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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[FR Doc No: 2015-27570]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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: Alaska Recreational Charter Vessel Guide and Owner Data 
Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0647.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (reinstatement without change of a 
previously approved information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 560.
    Average Hours per Response: Mail survey, 90 minutes; follow-up 
telephone survey, 6 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 260.
    Needs and Uses: Numerous management measures have recently been 
proposed or implemented that affect recreational charter boat fishing 
for Pacific halibut off Alaska. On January 5, 2010, NMFS issued a final 
rule establishing a limited entry permit system for charter vessels in 
the guided halibut sport fishery in International Pacific Halibut 
Commission Areas 2C (Southeast Alaska) and 3A (Central Gulf of Alaska) 
(75FR554). This permit system is intended to address concerns about the 
growth of fishing capacity in this fishery sector, which accounts for a 
substantial portion of the overall recreational halibut catch in 
Alaska. On March 16, 2011, a size limit on Pacific halibut caught while 
charter boat fishing in Area 2C for the 2011 fishing season was 
established (76FR14300). In addition, a Halibut Catch Sharing Plan 
(76FR44156) was implemented in 2014 that altered the way Pacific 
halibut is allocated between the guided sport (i.e., the charter 
sector) and the commercial halibut fishery.
    To assess the effect of regulatory restrictions (currently in place 
or

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potential) on charter operator and owner behavior and welfare, it is 
necessary to obtain a better general understanding of the Alaska 
recreational charter boat industry. Some information useful for this 
purpose is already collected from existing sources, such as charter 
vessel logbooks administered by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game 
(ADF&G). In addition, a voluntary survey under this OMB Control Number 
administered to collect economic information for three fishing seasons 
(2011-2013) from business owners in the charter fleet was administered 
between 2012 and 2014. It collected information on vessel and crew 
characteristics, services offered to clients, spatial and temporal 
aspects of their operations and fishing behavior, and costs and 
earnings information for the three fishing seasons prior to 
implementation of the Halibut Catch Sharing Plan. These data were 
collected directly from the industry since they are not available from 
other existing data sources. A description of the previously-fielded 
survey and a summary of the results are available in a NOAA Technical 
Memorandum that can be accessed at http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/Publications/AFSC-TM/NOAA-TM-AFSC-299.pdf.
    To evaluate changes in the charter sector associated with the 
Halibut Catch Sharing Plan, the National Marine Fisheries Service's 
(NMFS) Alaska Fisheries Science Center proposes to continue the 
implementation of the survey of charter vessel owners to collect annual 
cost, earnings, and employment data that will supplement logbook data 
collected by ADF&G. The proposed data collection will provide another 
three years of basic economic information about the charter sector 
beyond the 2011 to 2013 data that was collected previously, including 
revenues produced from different products and services provided to 
clients, fixed and variable operating costs, and locations of 
purchases. These data will support improved analysis and of the effects 
of fisheries regulations on the charter fishing industry, information 
that is increasingly needed by the North Pacific Fishery Management 
Council and NMFS to more completely understand ongoing halibut 
allocation issues and other fishery management issues involving the 
charter industry. The survey will have minor changes, including, 
possibly, a small set of questions about how charter vessels have been 
impacted by a new management program)
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. 
Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections 
currently under review by OMB.
    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 26, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-27570 Filed 10-28-15; 8:45 am]
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