Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluations of Coastal Zone Management Act Programs-State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves, 79863-79864 [2015-32100]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 23, 2015 / Notices harvesting permit application and/or harvesting vessel operators and to importers and re-exporters of Antarctic marine living resources. The collection is necessary in order for the United States to meet its treaty obligations as a contracting party to the Convention. II. Method of Collection Paper applications, electronic reports, satellite-linked vessel monitoring devices, radio and telephone calls, gear and vessel markings are required from participants and methods of transmittal include internet, satellite, facsimile and mail transmission of forms, reports and information. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0194. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals; business or other for-profit organizations; not-forprofit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1 research entity; 2 vessel owners; 50 dealers. Estimated Time Per Response: One hour to apply for a CEMP research permit; 1 hour to report on research; 28 hours to supply information on potential new or exploratory fishing; 2 hours to apply for a harvesting permit; 2 minutes to transmit information by radio; 4 hours to install a vessel monitoring device (VMS); 2 hours for annual VMS maintenance; 45 minutes to mark a vessel; 40 minutes to mark buoys; 10 hours to mark pot gear; 6 minutes to mark trawl nets; 15 minutes to apply for a dealer permit to import and/or re-export Antarctic marine living resources; 15 minutes to complete and submit a toothfish catch document; 15 minutes to apply for pre-approval of toothfish imports; 15 minutes to complete and submit re-export catch documents; 15 minutes to submit import tickets. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 290 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $86,800. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Dec 22, 2015 Jkt 238001 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: December 17, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. 79863 Committee will also review and discuss PDT recommendations for five-year Council research priorities. Other business may be discussed if time permits. 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. [FR Doc. 2015–32165 Filed 12–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: December 18, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–32298 Filed 12–22–15; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 3510–22–P RIN 0648–XE373 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluations of Coastal Zone Management Act Programs—State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Whiting Committee on January 21, 2016 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, January 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn, 2100 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 739–8888; fax: (401) 739–1550. 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 Committee will review Amendment 22 scoping comments and develop recommendations for the range of issues to be addressed by the amendment. The Council will then approve the scope of the amendment at its January Council meeting. The PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 22, 2016. DATES: 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). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Carrie Hall, (240) 533–0730 or carrie.hall@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 79864 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 23, 2015 / Notices I. Abstract tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This request is for revision and extension of a current information collection. The Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended (CZMA; 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.) requires that state coastal management programs and national estuarine research reserves developed pursuant to the CZMA and approved by the Secretary of Commerce be evaluated periodically. This request is for to collect information to accomplish those evaluations. Section 1458 of the CZMA and implementing regulations at 15 CFR 923, Subpart L, require that state coastal management programs be evaluated concerning the extent to which the state has implemented and enforced the program approved by the Secretary, addressed the coastal management needs identified in 16 U.S.C. 1452(2)(A) through (K), and adhered to the terms of any grant, loan, or cooperative agreement funded under the CZMA. Section 1461(f) of the CZMA and implementing regulations at 15 CFR 921, Subpart E, require that national estuarine research reserves be evaluated with regard to their operation and management, including education and interpretive activities, the research being conducted within the reserve, and be evaluated in accordance with section 1458 of the CZMA and procedures set forth in 15 CFR 923. NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) conducts periodic evaluations of the 34 coastal management programs and 28 research reserves and produces written findings for each evaluation. OCRM has access to documents submitted in cooperative agreement applications, performance reports, and certain documentation required by the CZMA and implementing regulations. However, additional information from each coastal management program and research reserve, as well as information from the program and reserve partners and stakeholders with whom each works, is necessary to evaluate against statutory and regulatory requirements. Different information collection subsets are necessary for (1) coastal management programs, (2) their partners and stakeholders, (3) research reserves, and (4) their partners and stakeholders. II. Method of Collection Coastal program and reserve manager respondents will receive information requests/questionnaires via email, and submittals will be made via email. Partners and stakeholders of coastal management programs and of reserves VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Dec 22, 2015 Jkt 238001 will receive a link to a web-based survey tool and respond through the survey tool. As part of this submission, a few questions will be modified to clarify the information that should be provided as part of the information requests/ questionnaires sent to the coastal program and reserve managers. The overall number of survey questions for the partners and stakeholders will be reduced. III. Data DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE372 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of public meeting. OMB Control Number: 0648–0661. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular (revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government; not-for-profit institutions; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 468. Estimated Time Per Response: 55 hours per CZMA program manager’s evaluation; 30 minutes per partner/ stakeholder’s evaluation. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 943 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. ACTION: IV. Request for Comments SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. Agenda Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–32100 Filed 12–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Crab Plan Team (CPT) will meet in Anchorage, AK. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 through Friday, January 15, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held in the Birch/Willow room at the Hilton Hotel, 500 W 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Stram, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 through Friday, January 15, 2016 The agenda includes developing recommendations on 2016–2017 OFL (over fishing limit) and ABC (acceptable biological catch) catch for NS RKC (Norton Sound Red King Crab), review assessment models for BSAI (Bering Sea and Aleutian Island) crab stocks, develop crab specific ecosystem indices, review a discussion paper on crab bycatch, revise the crab SAFE (Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation) guidelines and terms of reference for the CPT. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.npfmc.org/ Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 23, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 79863-79864]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32100]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluations of 
Coastal Zone Management Act Programs--State Coastal Management Programs 
and National Estuarine Research Reserves

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 February 22, 
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 Carrie Hall, (240) 533-0730 or carrie.hall@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Abstract

    This request is for revision and extension of a current information 
collection.
    The Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended (CZMA; 16 
U.S.C. 1451 et seq.) requires that state coastal management programs 
and national estuarine research reserves developed pursuant to the CZMA 
and approved by the Secretary of Commerce be evaluated periodically. 
This request is for to collect information to accomplish those 
evaluations.
    Section 1458 of the CZMA and implementing regulations at 15 CFR 
923, Subpart L, require that state coastal management programs be 
evaluated concerning the extent to which the state has implemented and 
enforced the program approved by the Secretary, addressed the coastal 
management needs identified in 16 U.S.C. 1452(2)(A) through (K), and 
adhered to the terms of any grant, loan, or cooperative agreement 
funded under the CZMA. Section 1461(f) of the CZMA and implementing 
regulations at 15 CFR 921, Subpart E, require that national estuarine 
research reserves be evaluated with regard to their operation and 
management, including education and interpretive activities, the 
research being conducted within the reserve, and be evaluated in 
accordance with section 1458 of the CZMA and procedures set forth in 15 
CFR 923.
    NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) 
conducts periodic evaluations of the 34 coastal management programs and 
28 research reserves and produces written findings for each evaluation. 
OCRM has access to documents submitted in cooperative agreement 
applications, performance reports, and certain documentation required 
by the CZMA and implementing regulations. However, additional 
information from each coastal management program and research reserve, 
as well as information from the program and reserve partners and 
stakeholders with whom each works, is necessary to evaluate against 
statutory and regulatory requirements. Different information collection 
subsets are necessary for (1) coastal management programs, (2) their 
partners and stakeholders, (3) research reserves, and (4) their 
partners and stakeholders.

II. Method of Collection

    Coastal program and reserve manager respondents will receive 
information requests/questionnaires via email, and submittals will be 
made via email. Partners and stakeholders of coastal management 
programs and of reserves will receive a link to a web-based survey tool 
and respond through the survey tool.
    As part of this submission, a few questions will be modified to 
clarify the information that should be provided as part of the 
information requests/questionnaires sent to the coastal program and 
reserve managers. The overall number of survey questions for the 
partners and stakeholders will be reduced.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0661.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular (revision and extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government; not-for-profit 
institutions; business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 468.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 55 hours per CZMA program manager's 
evaluation; 30 minutes per partner/stakeholder's evaluation.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 943 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/
reporting 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.

Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-32100 Filed 12-22-15; 8:45 am]
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