Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Appointment in the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, 72049 [2015-29405]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 222 / Wednesday, November 18, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Appointment in the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps 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 January 19, 2016. 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 LCDR Madeleine Adler— Chief, NOAA Corps Recruiting, or LT Jeffrey Pereira—NOAA Corps Recruiting Officer; OMAO–CPC–OCMD, 8402 Colesville Road, Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910, ((800)-299–6622), noaacorps.recruiting@noaa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The NOAA Commissioned Corps is the uniformed component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a bureau of the Department of Commerce. Officers serve under Senate-confirmed appointments and Presidential commissions (33 U.S.C. chapter 17, subchapter 1, sections 853 and 854). The NOAA Corps provides a cadre of professionals trained in engineering, earth sciences, oceanography, meteorology, fisheries science, and other related disciplines, who are dedicated to the service of their country and optimization of NOAA’s missions to ensure the economic and physical well-being of the Nation. NOAA Corps officers serve in assignments throughout NOAA, as well as in each of NOAA’s Line Offices VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Nov 17, 2015 Jkt 238001 (National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Ocean Service, National Weather Service, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and Office of Planning, Programming and Integration). Persons wishing to be considered for a NOAA Corps Commission must submit a complete application package, including NOAA Form 56–42, at least three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts. A personal interview must also be conducted. Eligibility requirements include a bachelor’s degree with at least 48 credit hours of science, engineering or other disciplines related to NOAA’s missions (including either calculus or physics), excellent health, normal color vision with uncorrected visual acuity no worse than 20/400 in each eye (correctable to 20/20) and ability to complete 20 years of active duty commissioned service prior to their 62nd birthday. II. Method of Collection Applicants must utilize the E-recruit electronic application process (https:// cpc.omao.noaa.gov/erecruit/login.jsp) and then submit paper forms via mail. An in-person interview is also required. 72049 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: November 13, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–29405 Filed 11–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD294 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for exempted fishing permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces receipt III. Data of an exempted fishing permit (EFP) OMB Control Number: 0648–0047. application from the Alaska Seafood Form Number(s): NOAA 56–42 and Cooperative (AKSC). If granted, this NOAA 56–42A. permit would allow up to five AKSCType of Review: Regular submission member Amendment 80 vessels to (extension of a currently approved conduct experimental fishing in two information collection). subareas of the Bering Sea that are Affected Public: Individuals or closed to fishing with trawl gear. Under households. the permit, experimental fishing with Estimated Number of Respondents: non-pelagic trawl gear would be 150. Estimated Time per Response: Written authorized in Reporting Area 516 of Zone 1 that is otherwise closed to all applications, 5 hours; interviews, 90 trawl gear and the Red King Crab minures; references, 15 minutes. Savings Area (RKCSA) that is otherwise Estimated Total Annual Burden closed to non-pelagic trawl gear. The Hours: 1,088. AKSC would collect data on crab Estimated Total Annual Cost to prohibited species catch (PSC) rates Public: $10,875 in recordkeeping, during commercial groundfish fishing recording and travel costs. operations inside the Area 516 seasonal IV. Request for Comments closure, the RKCSA, and adjacent areas Comments are invited on: (a) Whether that are currently open to non-pelagic trawling. The objective of the EFP is to the proposed collection of information evaluate PSC rates and overall catch of is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including target species in the above-mentioned closed areas compared with the areas whether the information shall have currently open to fishing with trawl practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the gear. This experiment has the potential agency’s estimate of the burden to promote the objectives of the (including hours and cost) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and Conservation and Management Act. clarity of the information to be DATES: Submit comments on this EFP collected; and (d) ways to minimize the application on or before December 15, burden of the collection of information 2015. on respondents, including through the The North Pacific Fishery use of automated collection techniques Management Council (Council) will PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for 
Appointment in the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps

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 January 19, 
2016.

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 LCDR Madeleine Adler--Chief, NOAA Corps Recruiting, or 
LT Jeffrey Pereira--NOAA Corps Recruiting Officer; OMAO-CPC-OCMD, 8402 
Colesville Road, Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910, ((800)-299-6622), 
noaacorps.recruiting@noaa.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection. The NOAA Commissioned Corps is the uniformed component of 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a bureau of 
the Department of Commerce. Officers serve under Senate-confirmed 
appointments and Presidential commissions (33 U.S.C. chapter 17, 
subchapter 1, sections 853 and 854). The NOAA Corps provides a cadre of 
professionals trained in engineering, earth sciences, oceanography, 
meteorology, fisheries science, and other related disciplines, who are 
dedicated to the service of their country and optimization of NOAA's 
missions to ensure the economic and physical well-being of the Nation.
    NOAA Corps officers serve in assignments throughout NOAA, as well 
as in each of NOAA's Line Offices (National Environmental Satellite, 
Data, and Information Service, National Ocean Service, National Weather 
Service, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and Office of 
Planning, Programming and Integration).
    Persons wishing to be considered for a NOAA Corps Commission must 
submit a complete application package, including NOAA Form 56-42, at 
least three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts. A 
personal interview must also be conducted. Eligibility requirements 
include a bachelor's degree with at least 48 credit hours of science, 
engineering or other disciplines related to NOAA's missions (including 
either calculus or physics), excellent health, normal color vision with 
uncorrected visual acuity no worse than 20/400 in each eye (correctable 
to 20/20) and ability to complete 20 years of active duty commissioned 
service prior to their 62nd birthday.

II. Method of Collection

    Applicants must utilize the E-recruit electronic application 
process (https://cpc.omao.noaa.gov/erecruit/login.jsp) and then submit 
paper forms via mail. An in-person interview is also required.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0047.
    Form Number(s): NOAA 56-42 and NOAA 56-42A.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 150.
    Estimated Time per Response: Written applications, 5 hours; 
interviews, 90 minures; references, 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,088.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $10,875 in recordkeeping, 
recording and travel 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: November 13, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-29405 Filed 11-17-15; 8:45 am]
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