Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation and Management Measures, 79862-79863 [2015-32165]

Download as PDF 79862 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 23, 2015 / Notices The draft report will be subject to review and comment by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Any recommendations made by the National Marine Fisheries Service must be addressed in the final report prior to acceptance by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The draft report will be considered the final report for this activity under this Authorization if the National Marine Fisheries Service has not provided comments and recommendations within 90 days of receipt of the draft report. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE371 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: 7. Additional Conditions • The maritime strike mission monitoring team will participate in the marine mammal species observation training. Designated crew members will be selected to receive training as protected species observers. Protected Species Observers will receive training in protected species survey and identification techniques through a National Marine Fisheries Serviceapproved training program. • The holder of this Authorization must inform the Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, (301–427–8400) or designee (301–427–8401) prior to the initiation of any changes to the monitoring plan for a specified mission activity. • A copy of this Authorization must be in the possession of the safety officer on duty each day that maritime strike missions are conducted. • Failure to abide by the Terms and Conditions contained in this Incidental Harassment Authorization may result in a modification, suspension or revocation of the Authorization. Request for Public Comments We request comment on our analysis, the draft authorization, and any other aspect of this Federal Register notice of proposed Authorization. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on Eglin AFB’s renewal request for an MMPA authorization. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: December 17, 2015. Perry F. Gayaldo, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–32154 Filed 12–17–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Notice of public meeting. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Electronic Monitoring Workgroup (EMWG) will meet in Anchorage, AK. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Monday, January 11, 2016, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held in the Aspen 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 Evans, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Monday, January 11, 2016 Through Tuesday, January 12, 2016 The agenda will include a review of the 2016 pre-implementation program and other 2016 research, the EM integration analysis and progress with analytical studies, review of the budget, and other business and scheduling. 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. Dated: December 18, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–32296 Filed 12–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Dec 22, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation and Management Measures 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 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 MiAe Kim, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 427–8365 or mi.ae.kim@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The 1982 Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (Convention) established the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). The United States is a Contracting Party to the Convention. The Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention Act (AMLRCA) directs and authorizes the United States to take actions necessary to meet its treaty obligations as a Contracting Party to the Convention. The regulations implementing AMLRCA are at 50 CFR part 300, subpart G. The record keeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 300 form the basis for this collection of information. This collection of information concerns research in, and the harvesting and importation of, marine living resources from waters regulated by CCAMLR related to ecosystem research, U.S. E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 23, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 79862-79863]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32165]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Antarctic 
Marine Living Resources Conservation and Management Measures

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 MiAe Kim, Office of International Affairs and Seafood 
Inspection, 1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 427-8365 
or mi.ae.kim@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The 1982 Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living 
Resources (Convention) established the Commission for the Conservation 
of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). The United States is a 
Contracting Party to the Convention. The Antarctic Marine Living 
Resources Convention Act (AMLRCA) directs and authorizes the United 
States to take actions necessary to meet its treaty obligations as a 
Contracting Party to the Convention. The regulations implementing 
AMLRCA are at 50 CFR part 300, subpart G. The record keeping and 
reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 300 form the basis for this 
collection of information. This collection of information concerns 
research in, and the harvesting and importation of, marine living 
resources from waters regulated by CCAMLR related to ecosystem 
research, U.S.

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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.

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-for-profit 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 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.
[FR Doc. 2015-32165 Filed 12-22-15; 8:45 am]
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