Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 69200 [2015-28434]

Download as PDF 69200 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 216 / Monday, November 9, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD 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: Alaska Observer Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–0318. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 423. Average Hours per Response: 8 hr to review and 1 hr to submit candidate college transcripts and statements, Observer provider; 1 hr for Observer training registration; 7 minutes for Observer briefing registration; 7 minutes each for Projected observer assignment and Observer deployment/logistics report; 5 minutes for Physical examination verification; 30 minutes each for Observer debriefing registration, Observer provider contracts and Industry Request for Assistance in Improving Observer Data Quality Issues; 12 minutes for Certificates of insurance; 1 hr for Other reports and Request for electronic monitoring as exemption for observer coverage; 60 hr for Observer provider permit application; 30 minutes for Observer provider invoice copies; 15 minutes each for Update to provider information, Observer declaration and deployment system (ODDs), Observer fee calculation and submittal and Notification of one-time election of observer coverage; 4 hours for Observer appeal. Burden Hours: 2,643. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The North Pacific Groundfish and Halibut Observer Program (Observer Program) plays a critical role in the conservation and management of Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska groundfish and halibut fisheries. Five observer contracting companies provide observer services (see http:// www.afsc.noaa.gov/FMA/observer_ providers.htm) . Observers collect biological samples and fisherydependent information on total catch and interactions with protected species. Managers use data collected by VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:52 Nov 06, 2015 Jkt 238001 observers to monitor quotas, manage groundfish and prohibited species catch, and document and reduce fishery interactions with protected resources. Scientists use observer-collected data for stock assessments and marine ecosystem research. All sectors of the groundfish fishery, including vessels less than 60 feet length overall and the commercial halibut sector, are now included in the Observer Program. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has the flexibility to decide when and where to deploy observers based on a scientifically defensible deployment plan reviewed annually by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The Observer Program places all vessels and processors in the groundfish and halibut fisheries off Alaska into one of two observer coverage categories: a full coverage category and a partial coverage category. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: Annually, weekly and 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. 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: November 4, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–28434 Filed 11–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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: Southeast Region Permit Family of Forms. OMB Control Number: 0648–0205. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 13,909. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Burden Hours: 6,086. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision of a currently approved information collection. This request is for a revision to the existing reporting requirements that are currently approved under OMB Control No. 0648–0205, Southeast Region Permit Family of Forms, in association with the upcoming final rule, Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 0648–BB02, Amendment 9 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) (Amendment 9), developed under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801. The final rule, RIN 0648–BB02, would implement a number of Atlantic shark and smoothhound shark management measures and would establish an effective date for previously-adopted smoothhound shark management measures finalized in Amendment 3 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS FMP (Amendment 3) and the 2011 Final Rule to Modify the Retention of Incidentally-Caught Highly Migratory Species in Atlantic Trawl Fisheries. Among these previously-adopted smoothhound shark management measures is a commercial smoothhound shark permit requirement. The commercial smoothhound shark permitting requirement contained in this rule would become effective at a date specified after approval of this revision request. In April 2011, NMFS submitted a PRA change request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to add the commercial smoothhound shark permit to the existing HMS permit PRA package (OMB Control No. 0648–0327). OMB subsequently approved the change request to add the Federal commercial smoothhound shark permit to the HMS permit PRA package in May 2011. In July 2015, the commercial smoothhound shark permit was removed from the HMS permit PRA package (OMB Control No. 0648–0327) with the intention of transferring it to the Southeast Region Permit Family of Forms. This revision seeks to add this permit to OMB Control No. 0648–0205, because the SERO Permits Office will administer the smoothhound shark permit. The revision also addresses a new permit fee of $25 ($10 if issued in conjunction with another SERO-administered permit) E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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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 Observer Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0318.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 423.
    Average Hours per Response: 8 hr to review and 1 hr to submit 
candidate college transcripts and statements, Observer provider; 1 hr 
for Observer training registration; 7 minutes for Observer briefing 
registration; 7 minutes each for Projected observer assignment and 
Observer deployment/logistics report; 5 minutes for Physical 
examination verification; 30 minutes each for Observer debriefing 
registration, Observer provider contracts and Industry Request for 
Assistance in Improving Observer Data Quality Issues; 12 minutes for 
Certificates of insurance; 1 hr for Other reports and Request for 
electronic monitoring as exemption for observer coverage; 60 hr for 
Observer provider permit application; 30 minutes for Observer provider 
invoice copies; 15 minutes each for Update to provider information, 
Observer declaration and deployment system (ODDs), Observer fee 
calculation and submittal and Notification of one-time election of 
observer coverage; 4 hours for Observer appeal.
    Burden Hours: 2,643.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    The North Pacific Groundfish and Halibut Observer Program (Observer 
Program) plays a critical role in the conservation and management of 
Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska groundfish and halibut 
fisheries. Five observer contracting companies provide observer 
services (see http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/FMA/observer_providers.htm) . 
Observers collect biological samples and fishery-dependent information 
on total catch and interactions with protected species. Managers use 
data collected by observers to monitor quotas, manage groundfish and 
prohibited species catch, and document and reduce fishery interactions 
with protected resources. Scientists use observer-collected data for 
stock assessments and marine ecosystem research.
    All sectors of the groundfish fishery, including vessels less than 
60 feet length overall and the commercial halibut sector, are now 
included in the Observer Program. The National Marine Fisheries Service 
(NMFS) has the flexibility to decide when and where to deploy observers 
based on a scientifically defensible deployment plan reviewed annually 
by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The Observer Program 
places all vessels and processors in the groundfish and halibut 
fisheries off Alaska into one of two observer coverage categories: a 
full coverage category and a partial coverage category.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually, weekly and 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.
    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: November 4, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-28434 Filed 11-6-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P