Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 69200-69201 [2015-28435]

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 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 216 / Monday, November 9, 2015 / Notices related to SERO’s administration of the permit and a more accurate estimate of the number of respondents, reducing the estimated number of respondents from 4,000, to 500 based on recent landings data. Specifically for the smoothhound shark commercial permit, NMFS estimates 500 respondents to apply. If a respondent already holds a SEROadministered permit, applying for a smoothhound shark permit would only require checking an additional box on the permits application form, which would take approximately 10 seconds. If the respondent does not hold a SEROadministered permit, a new application must be filled out, which would take approximately 30 minutes. Thus, the total annual burden estimate is between 1.4 hours and 250 hours. It is likely that many respondents already hold a permit issued through the SERO Permits Office due to participation in other SERO fisheries (including other shark fisheries), thus, they would simply need to check a box on their existing form. However, at this time, NMFS does not have an estimate of the number of respondents who would apply for this permit and that already hold a permit administered through the SERO Permits Office, and therefore, for the purpose of this revision request, NMFS assumes the high estimate of 250 burden hours annually for the commercial smoothhound shark permit. There is a $25 fee for a stand-alone commercial smoothhound shark permit or a $10 fee if issued in conjunction with another SERO-administered permit. Thus, the total annual cost to the public for the permit is between $12,500 if none of the 500 respondents hold another SERO-administered permit and $5,000 if all the respondents hold another SERO-administered permit. For the purpose of this revision request, NMFS assumes the high estimate of $12,500 in total annual costs for the commercial smoothhound shark permit. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:52 Nov 06, 2015 Jkt 238001 Dated: November 4, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–28435 Filed 11–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare an Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower Santa Cruz River Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study, Pinal County, Arizona Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District (Corps) in partnership with the Pinal County Flood Control District intends to prepare an Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower Santa Cruz River Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study. DATES: A public scoping meeting will be held on November 9, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Submit written comments concerning this notice on or before December 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: The scoping meeting location is: City of Casa Grande Council Chambers, 510 East Florence Blvd., Casa Grande, AZ 85122. Mail written comments to: Mr. Kenneth Wong, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, CESPL– PD–RQ, 915 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kenneth Wong, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, CESPL– PD–RQ, 915 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017, (213) 452–3847, kenneth.wong@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Lower Santa Cruz River Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study is authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 (Pub. L. 761, 75th Congress) for flood control studies on the Gila River and its tributaries in Arizona and New Mexico. The Santa Cruz River is a major tributary of the Gila River. The study will evaluate strategies for minimizing flood risks along the Lower Santa Cruz River and its major tributaries within an approximately 1,400 square mile study area in Pinal County. The northern boundary of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69201 study is the Santa Cruz River’s confluence with the Gila River near the Maricopa County line. The southern boundary is the Pinal County-Pima County line. The study will primarily focus on minimizing flood risks associated with large storm events originating from Mexico and Southern/Central Arizona. The study area has long been subject to damaging floods. Since 1887, 34 major floods have occurred on the river, an average of one event every three to four years. Six of the seven most damaging floods have occurred in the last 50 years. Damage has been widespread and devastating, including forced aerial evacuations; the loss of entire buildings; road and bridge closures; destruction of dams, levees, dikes, high-pressure gas lines, and crops; and severe erosion, channel migration, and sedimentation. The potential for flood related damages has increased with continued population growth within the study area. Pinal County was the second fastest growing county in the United States during the past decade, nearly doubling its population to 375,000, with a projected population of one million by 2030. Potential alternatives to be evaluated during the course of the study include: Diversion/Bypass Channels. Capture floodwaters at an upstream location, and divert them away from high damage areas to Tat Momolikot Reservoir. Channelization. Capture flood flows at an upstream location near Red Rock, and contain these flows in a channel to a point where they could be discharged into the Gila River. Detention. Detain floodwaters upstream and release at a non-damaging flow rate. Levees. Construct levees near populated areas and critical infrastructure. Nonstructural. Prepare floodplain management plans; install flood warning systems and prepare emergency evacuation plans; elevate structures; flood proof structures; and relocate and/ or buyout structures. Additional alternatives that combine elements of those listed above may also be evaluated. In addition, the study would also evaluate the No Action alternative pursuant to NEPA. The Corps and Pinal County Flood Control District will jointly conduct a public scoping meeting at the date and address indicated above. The purpose of the meeting is to present information regarding the study and receive public comment regarding the appropriate scope, potential alternatives, and environmental resources of concern. Participation of affected Federal, state 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: Southeast Region Permit Family of Forms.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0205.
    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 Magnuson-Stevens 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)

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related to SERO's administration of the permit and a more accurate 
estimate of the number of respondents, reducing the estimated number of 
respondents from 4,000, to 500 based on recent landings data.
    Specifically for the smoothhound shark commercial permit, NMFS 
estimates 500 respondents to apply. If a respondent already holds a 
SERO-administered permit, applying for a smoothhound shark permit would 
only require checking an additional box on the permits application 
form, which would take approximately 10 seconds. If the respondent does 
not hold a SERO-administered permit, a new application must be filled 
out, which would take approximately 30 minutes. Thus, the total annual 
burden estimate is between 1.4 hours and 250 hours. It is likely that 
many respondents already hold a permit issued through the SERO Permits 
Office due to participation in other SERO fisheries (including other 
shark fisheries), thus, they would simply need to check a box on their 
existing form. However, at this time, NMFS does not have an estimate of 
the number of respondents who would apply for this permit and that 
already hold a permit administered through the SERO Permits Office, and 
therefore, for the purpose of this revision request, NMFS assumes the 
high estimate of 250 burden hours annually for the commercial 
smoothhound shark permit.
    There is a $25 fee for a stand-alone commercial smoothhound shark 
permit or a $10 fee if issued in conjunction with another SERO-
administered permit. Thus, the total annual cost to the public for the 
permit is between $12,500 if none of the 500 respondents hold another 
SERO-administered permit and $5,000 if all the respondents hold another 
SERO-administered permit. For the purpose of this revision request, 
NMFS assumes the high estimate of $12,500 in total annual costs for the 
commercial smoothhound shark permit.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Frequency: Annually and on occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    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. 2015-28435 Filed 11-6-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P