Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 72708-72709 [2015-29587]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 72708 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 224 / Friday, November 20, 2015 / Notices MMPA compliance. NEG and/or Algonquin may not resume their activities until notified by NMFS via letter, email, or telephone. (ii) In the event that NEG and/or Algonquin discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead PSO determines that the cause of the injury or death is unknown and the death is relatively recent (i.e., in less than a moderate state of decomposition as described in the next paragraph), NEG and/or Algonquin will immediately report the incident to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, at 301– 427–8401, and/or by email to Jolie.Harrison@noaa.gov and Shane.Guan@noaa.gov and the NMFS Greater Atlantic Stranding Coordinators by phone at 978–281–9300, within 24 hours of the discovery. The report must include the same information identified above. Activities may continue while NMFS reviews the circumstances of the incident. NMFS will work with NEG and/or Algonquin to determine whether modifications in the activities are appropriate. (iii) In the event that NEG or Algonquin discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead PSO determines that the injury or death is not associated with or related to the activities authorized (if the IHA is issued) (e.g., previously wounded animal, carcass with moderate to advanced decomposition, or scavenger damage), NEG and/or Algonquin shall report the incident to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, at 301– 427–8401, and/or by email to Jolie.Harrison@noaa.gov and Shane.Guan@noaa.gov and the NMFS Greater Atlantic Stranding Coordinators by phone at 978–281–9300, within 24 hours of the discovery. NEG and/or Algonquin shall provide photographs or video footage (if available) or other documentation of the stranded animal sighting to NMFS and the Marine Mammal Stranding Network. NEG and/ or Algonquin can continue its operations under such a case. (8) This Authorization may be modified, suspended, or withdrawn if the holder fails to abide by the conditions prescribed herein or if NMFS determines that the authorized taking is having more than a negligible impact on the species or stock of affected marine mammals. (9) A copy of this Authorization and the Incidental Take Statement must be in the possession of each survey vessel operator taking marine mammals under the authority of this Incidental Harassment Authorization. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Nov 19, 2015 Jkt 238001 (10) Northeast Gateway and Algonquin are required to comply with the Terms and Conditions of the Incidental Take Statement corresponding to NMFS’ Biological Opinion. Request for Public Comments NMFS requests comment on our analysis, the draft authorization for an IHA, the receipt of notice for a rulemaking, and any other aspect of the Notice of Proposed IHA for Northeast Gateway and Algonquin’s proposed LNG Port and Pipeline Lateral operations, maintenance, and repair activities in the Massachusetts Bay. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on Northeast Gateway and Algonquin’s request for an MMPA authorization. Dated: November 12, 2015. Donna Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–29642 Filed 11–19–15; 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 Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and Related Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0648–0544. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 927. Average Hours per Response: Installation, 5 hours; installation and activation checklist, 20 minutes; powerdown exemption requests, 5 minutes; transmission of fishing activity reports, 1 minute; and annual maintenance, 2 hours. Burden Hours: 2,557. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 authorizes the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any fishery in Federal waters under their respective jurisdictions. NMFS and the Gulf Council manage the reef fish fishery in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) under the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). NMFS and the South Atlantic Council manage the fishery for rock shrimp in the South Atlantic under the Shrimp FMP. The vessel monitoring system (VMS) regulations for the Gulf reef fish fishery and the South Atlantic rock shrimp fishery may be found at 50 CFR 622.28 and 622.205, respectively. The FMPs contains several areaspecific regulations where fishing is restricted or prohibited in order to protect habitat or spawning aggregations, or to control fishing pressure. Unlike size, bag, and trip limits, where the catch can be monitored on shore when a vessel returns to port, area restrictions require at-sea enforcement. However, at-sea enforcement of offshore area restrictions is difficult due to the distance from shore and the limited number of patrol vessels, resulting in a need to improve enforceability of area fishing restrictions through remote sensing methods. In addition, all fishing gears are subject to some area fishing restrictions. Because of the sizes of these areas and the distances from shore, the effectiveness of enforcement through over flights and at-sea interception is limited. An electronic VMS allows a more effective means to monitor vessels for intrusions into restricted areas. The VMS provides effort data and significantly aids in enforcement of areas closed to fishing. All position reports are treated in accordance with NMFS existing guidelines for confidential data. As a condition of authorized fishing for or possession of reef fish or rock shrimp in or from the Gulf exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or South Atlantic EEZ, respectively, vessel owners or operators subject to VMS requirements must allow NMFS, the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and their authorized officers and designees, access to the vessel’s position data obtained from the VMS. NMFS would like to move the collection of information requirement for VMS applicable to vessels with limited access endorsements for South Atlantic rock shrimp under OMB Control No. 0648–0205 to this collection. The burden estimates have changed due to inclusion of the E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 224 / Friday, November 20, 2015 / Notices applicable burden from OMB Control No. 0648–0205. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: One time, 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 16, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–29587 Filed 11–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Practitioner Conduct and Discipline The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 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: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. Title: Practitioner Conduct and Discipline. OMB Control Number: 0651–0017. Form Number(s): • No forms associated. Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 11,065. Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public between 1 and 20 hours, depending upon the complexity of the situation, to gather the necessary information, prepare, and submit the requirements in this collection. Burden Hours: 12,225 hours annually. Cost Burden: $1,083.05. Needs and Uses: This information is required by 35 U.S.C. 2, 32, and 33 and administered by the USPTO through 37 CFR 10.20–10.112 and 37 CFR 11.19– 11.61. The information is used by the Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) to investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute practitioners for violations of the USPTO Code of Professional VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Nov 19, 2015 Jkt 238001 Responsibility. Registered practitioners are required to maintain proper documentation so that they can fully cooperate with an investigation in the event of a report of an alleged violation. There are no forms associated with this collection of information. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: Nicholas_A._Fraser@ omb.eop.gov. Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in electronic format through reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Further information may be requested by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0017 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before December 21, 2015 to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to 202–395–5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser. Dated: November 13, 2015. Rhonda Foltz, Director, Office of Information Management Services, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–29644 Filed 11–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Addition and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Addition to and deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds a service to the Procurement List that will be provided by nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products from the Procurement SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72709 List previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Effective Date: 12/20/2015. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Briscoe, Telephone: (703) 603– 7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Addition On 10/2/2015 (80 FR 59740–59741), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed addition to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agency to furnish the service and impact of the addition on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the service listed below is suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organization that will provide the service to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing a small entity to provide the service to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the service proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following service is added to the Procurement List: Service Service Type: Janitorial Service Service is Mandatory For: USDA Forest Service, Salmon/Cobalt Ranger District, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Salmon, ID Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Development Workshop, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID Contracting Activity: Forest Service, CaribouTarghee National Forest, Idaho Falls, ID Deletions On 10/9/2015 (80 FR 61178), the Committee for Purchase From People E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 224 (Friday, November 20, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72708-72709]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-29587]


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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 Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and Related 
Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0544.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 927.
    Average Hours per Response: Installation, 5 hours; installation and 
activation checklist, 20 minutes; power-down exemption requests, 5 
minutes; transmission of fishing activity reports, 1 minute; and annual 
maintenance, 2 hours.
    Burden Hours: 2,557.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a 
currently approved information collection.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
authorizes the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) 
and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) 
to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any fishery in 
Federal waters under their respective jurisdictions. NMFS and the Gulf 
Council manage the reef fish fishery in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) under 
the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). NMFS and the South 
Atlantic Council manage the fishery for rock shrimp in the South 
Atlantic under the Shrimp FMP. The vessel monitoring system (VMS) 
regulations for the Gulf reef fish fishery and the South Atlantic rock 
shrimp fishery may be found at 50 CFR 622.28 and 622.205, respectively.
    The FMPs contains several area-specific regulations where fishing 
is restricted or prohibited in order to protect habitat or spawning 
aggregations, or to control fishing pressure. Unlike size, bag, and 
trip limits, where the catch can be monitored on shore when a vessel 
returns to port, area restrictions require at-sea enforcement. However, 
at-sea enforcement of offshore area restrictions is difficult due to 
the distance from shore and the limited number of patrol vessels, 
resulting in a need to improve enforceability of area fishing 
restrictions through remote sensing methods. In addition, all fishing 
gears are subject to some area fishing restrictions. Because of the 
sizes of these areas and the distances from shore, the effectiveness of 
enforcement through over flights and at-sea interception is limited. An 
electronic VMS allows a more effective means to monitor vessels for 
intrusions into restricted areas.
    The VMS provides effort data and significantly aids in enforcement 
of areas closed to fishing. All position reports are treated in 
accordance with NMFS existing guidelines for confidential data. As a 
condition of authorized fishing for or possession of reef fish or rock 
shrimp in or from the Gulf exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or South 
Atlantic EEZ, respectively, vessel owners or operators subject to VMS 
requirements must allow NMFS, the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and 
their authorized officers and designees, access to the vessel's 
position data obtained from the VMS.
    NMFS would like to move the collection of information requirement 
for VMS applicable to vessels with limited access endorsements for 
South Atlantic rock shrimp under OMB Control No. 0648-0205 to this 
collection. The burden estimates have changed due to inclusion of the

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applicable burden from OMB Control No. 0648-0205.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Frequency: One time, 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 16, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-29587 Filed 11-19-15; 8:45 am]
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