International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; Vessel Register Required Information, International Maritime Organization Numbering Scheme, 1878-1880 [2016-00586]

Download as PDF 1878 § 71.1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 9 / Thursday, January 14, 2016 / Rules and Regulations [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the FAA Order 7400.9Z, ■ Q–35 DRK to IMB [Amended] DRK VORTAC CORKR FIX WINEN WP NEERO WP IMB VORTAC Issued in Washington, DC, on December 28, 2015. Kenneth Ready, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration N., N., N., N., N., long. long. long. long. long. 112°28′49″ 112°24′01″ 113°30′00″ 118°01′29″ 119°42′42″ [Docket No. 150902807–5999–02] Background on the Proposed and Final Rulemaking RIN 0648–BE99 International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; Vessel Register Required Information, International Maritime Organization Numbering Scheme National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: NMFS is issuing regulations to implement a resolution adopted by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) that requires U.S. vessels fishing for tuna and tuna-like species with a capacity equal to or greater than 100 gross resister tons (GRT) to have an International Maritime Organization (IMO) number. The IMO number will be included with information the United States sends to the IATTC for vessels authorized to fish for tuna and tuna-like species in the IATTC Convention Area, and will enable more effective tracking of vessels that may be engaging in illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. DATES: This final rule is effective February 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the burden-hour estimates or other aspects of the collection of information requirements contained in this final rule may be submitted to Chris Fanning, NMFS West Coast Region and by email to OIRA_Submission@ SUMMARY: Jkt 238001 On October 27, 2015, NMFS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register (80 FR 65683) that would revise and add regulations at 50 CFR part 300, subpart C. The purpose of the proposed rule was to implement the new regional vessel register requirements in IATTC Resolution C– 14–01 (Resolution (Amended) on a Regional Vessel Register). It was available for public comment through November 27, 2015. No comments were received. As a Contracting Party to the 1949 Convention for the Establishment of an Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, and a member of the IATTC, the United States is legally bound to implement decisions of the IATTC. The Tuna Conventions Act (TCA) (16 U.S.C. 951–962), as amended on November 5, 2015, by Title II of Public Law 114–81, directs the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Secretary of State and, with respect to enforcement measures, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, to promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the United States’ international obligations under the IATTC Convention, including recommendations and decisions adopted by the IATTC. The Secretary’s authority to promulgate such regulations has been delegated to NMFS. The proposed rule included PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * * * W.) W.) W.) W.) W.) Chris Fanning, NMFS, West Coast Region, 562–980–4198. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 50 CFR Part 300 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 34°42′09″ 36°05′02″ 37°56′00″ 41°49′03″ 44°38′54″ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 15 CFR Part 902 16:27 Jan 13, 2016 (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. * omb.eop.gov. Copies of the Regulatory Impact Review (RIR) and other supporting documents are available via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov, docket NOAA– NMFS–2015–0129 or by contacting the Regional Administrator, William W. Stelle, Jr., NMFS West Coast Regional Office, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Bldg 1, Seattle, WA 98115–0070, or by email to RegionalAdministrator.WCRHMS@ noaa.gov. [FR Doc. 2015–33095 Filed 1–13–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Paragraph 2006 United States Area Navigation Routes Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows: background information on the TCA and the IATTC, the international obligations of the United States under the TCA, and the basis for the proposed regulations, and therefore, is not repeated here. There have been no changes from the proposed rule in this final rule. For each of the subject fishing vessels, this final rule requires that the owner of the fishing vessel ensure that an IMO number has been issued for the vessel or apply to NMFS for an exemption from the requirement. In the event that a fishing vessel owner is unable to ensure that an IMO number is issued for the fishing vessel after following the instructions given by the designated manager of the IMO ship identification number scheme, the fishing vessel owner may request an exemption from the requirement from the West Coast Regional Administrator. Upon receipt of a request for an exemption, the West Coast Regional Administrator will assist the fishing vessel owner in requesting an IMO number. If the West Coast Regional Administrator determines that the fishing vessel owner has followed all appropriate procedures but is unable to obtain an IMO number for the fishing vessel, he or she will issue an exemption from the requirements for the vessel and its owner and notify the owner of the exemption. NMFS notes that IHS Maritime, the company that provides fishing vessels with an IMO number, is a private third party. Because of this, it is conceivable that an eligible vessel may not be able to complete the necessary steps and supply the required information, resulting in a denied vessel number request. To minimize the burden on affected U.S. businesses, NMFS is not requiring that vessel owners report the IMO numbers associated with their vessel to NMFS. NMFS will collect that information from IHS Maritime directly and via data available from the United States Coast Guard. Classification The NMFS Assistant Administrator has determined that this final rule is consistent with the TCA and other applicable laws. E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 9 / Thursday, January 14, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Executive Order 12866 This final rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. Regulatory Flexibility Act Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 605(b), the Chief Counsel for Regulation of the Department of Commerce certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration that this action would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The factual basis for the certification was published in the proposed rule and is not repeated here. No comments were received regarding this certification. As a result, a Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis was not required and none was prepared. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Collection of Information This action contains a collection-ofinformation requirement subject to PRA, which has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB Control Number 0648–0387. A request for revision to account for the additional information that would be required pursuant to this rule is under OMB review. Public reporting burden for obtaining an IMO number, or for making an IMO exemption request are each estimated to average 30 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate, or any other aspect of this data collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to NMFS (see ADDRESSES) and to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to 202–395–7285). Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA, unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. All currently approved NOAA collections of information may be viewed at: http://www.cio.noaa.gov/ services_programs/prasubs.html. List of Subjects 15 CFR Part 902 Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Jan 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 50 CFR Part 300 Administrative practice and procedure, Fish, Fisheries, Fishing, Marine resources, Vessels, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Treaties. 1879 (3) Vessel information. (i) Information on each commercial fishing vessel or CPFV authorized to use purse seine, longline, drift gillnet, harpoon, troll, rod and reel, or pole and line fishing gear to fish for tuna and tuna-like species in the Convention Area for sale shall be Dated: January 8, 2016. collected by the Regional Administrator Samuel D. Rauch III, to conform to IATTC resolutions Deputy Assistant Administrator for governing the Vessel Register. This Regulatory Programs, National Marine information initially includes, but is not Fisheries Service. limited to, the vessel name and For the reasons set out in the registration number; the name and preamble, 15 CFR part 902 and 50 CFR business address of the owner(s) and part 300 are amended as follows: managing owner(s); a photograph of the vessel with the registration number Title 15—Commerce and Foreign Trade legible; previous vessel name(s) and previous flag (if known and if any); port PART 902—NOAA INFORMATION of registry; International Radio Call COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS UNDER Sign; vessel length, beam, and moulded THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT: depth; gross tonnage, fish hold capacity OMB CONTROL NUMBERS in cubic meters, and carrying capacity in metric tons and cubic meters; engine ■ 1. The authority citation for part 902 horsepower; date and place where built; continues to read as follows: and type of fishing method or methods Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. used. The required information shall be ■ 2. In § 902.1, in the table in paragraph collected as part of existing information (b), under the entry ‘‘50 CFR’’, add an collections as described in this and entry for ‘‘300.22(b)(3)’’ in other parts of the CFR. (ii) IMO numbers. For the purpose of alphanumeric order to read as follows: this section, an ‘‘IMO number’’ is the § 902.1 OMB control numbers assigned unique six or seven digit number issued pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act. for a vessel under the ship identification * * * * * number scheme adopted by the (b) * * * International Maritime Organization (IMO) and managed by the entity Current OMB identified by the IMO (currently IHS control CFR part or section where Maritime) and is also known as a number the information collection re(all numbers Lloyd’s Register number. quirement is located begin with (iii) Requirement for IMO number. 0648–) The owner of a fishing vessel of the United States used for commercial fishing for tuna and tuna-like species in * * * * * the IATTC Convention Area shall 50 CFR: ensure that an IMO number has been issued for the vessel if the vessel’s * * * * * 300.22(b)(3) .......................... –0387 Certificate of Documentation issued under 46 CFR part 67 indicates that the * * * * * vessel’s total internal volume is 100 gross register tons or greater. A vessel owner may request that an IMO number Title 50—Wildlife and Fisheries be issued for a vessel by following the instructions given by the administrator PART 300—INTERNATIONAL of the IMO ship identification number FISHERIES REGULATIONS scheme; those instructions are currently Subpart C—Eastern Pacific Tuna available on the Web site of IHS Fisheries Maritime. (iv) Request for exemption. In the ■ 3. The authority citation for 50 CFR event that a fishing vessel owner, after part 300, subpart C, continues to read as following the instructions given by the follows: designated manager of the IMO ship identification number scheme, is unable Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq. to ensure that an IMO number is issued ■ 4. In § 300.22, revise paragraph (b)(3) for the fishing vessel, the fishing vessel to read as follows: owner may request an exemption from § 300.22 Eastern Pacific fisheries the requirement from the West Coast recordkeeping and written reports. Regional Administrator. The request must be sent by mail to NMFS West * * * * * (b) * * * Coast Region, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 1880 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 9 / Thursday, January 14, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802, and must include the vessel’s name, the vessel’s official number, a description of the steps taken to request an IMO number, and a description of any responses from the administrator of the IMO ship identification number scheme. (v) Exemption process. Upon receipt of a request for an exemption under paragraph (b)(3)(iv) of this section, the West Coast Regional Administrator will, to the extent he or she determines appropriate, assist the fishing vessel owner in requesting an IMO number. If the West Coast Regional Administrator determines that the fishing vessel owner has followed all appropriate procedures and yet is unable to obtain an IMO number for the fishing vessel, he or she will issue an exemption from the requirements of paragraph (b)(3)(iii) of this section for the vessel and its owner and notify the owner of the exemption. The West Coast Regional Administrator may limit the duration of the exemption. The West Coast Regional Administrator may rescind an exemption at any time. If an exemption is rescinded, the fishing vessel owner must comply with the requirements of paragraph (b)(3)(iii) of this section within 30 days of being notified of the rescission. If the ownership of a fishing vessel changes, an exemption issued to the former fishing vessel owner becomes void. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2016–00586 Filed 1–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Bureau of Prisons 28 CFR Part 571 [BOP–1090–F] RIN 1120–AA85 Designation of Offenses Federal Bureau of Prisons. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) removes rules which designated various offenses as sexual offenses for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 4042(c) because that provision, which necessitated regulations, has been repealed in relevant part. DATES: This rule is effective on February 16, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Qureshi, Office of General Counsel, Bureau of Prisons, phone (202) 307–2105. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Jan 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 The Bureau removes rules which designated various offenses as sexual offenses for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 4042(c) because that provision, which necessitated regulations, has been repealed in relevant part. The Bureau published a proposed rule on this subject on February 8, 2013 (78 FR 9353). We received no comments on the proposed rule. Previously, section 4042(c) of Title 18, United States Code, effective November 26, 1998, provided for notification of sex offender release and certain related functions to facilitate effective sex offender registration and tracking. Notifications were required to be made for persons convicted of the federal offenses noted in subsection (c)(4)(A) through (D). Subsection (c)(4)(E) authorized the Attorney General to designate other offenses as sexual offenses for purposes of subsection (c). The Attorney General delegated this authority to the Director of the Bureau of Prisons. (See 63 FR 69386, December 16, 1998, ‘‘1998 interim rule’’.) The 1998 interim rule designated additional offenses which are to be considered sexual offenses for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 4042(c). These additional designations, listed in current § 571.72, include state sexual offenses, District of Columbia Code sexual offenses, and certain Uniform Code of Military Justice offenses. The regulations, therefore, were specifically promulgated in accordance with language in § 4042(c)(4)(E) providing that offenses in addition to those specifically enumerated at § 4042(c)(4)(A)–(D) may be ‘‘designated by the Attorney General as a sexual offense for the purposes of this subsection.’’ However, 18 U.S.C. 4042(c)(4) was repealed by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), which is Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–248). Because the revised § 4042(c) requires release notice for persons required to register under SORNA, the Bureau no longer needs to separately designate sexual offenses in addition to those set forth by the statute. The offenses previously listed in the regulation are generally incorporated in SORNA’s comprehensive list of covered offenses, thereby rendering the Bureau’s current regulations in subpart H of 28 CFR part 571 unnecessary. We therefore now remove and reserve 28 CFR part 571, subpart H. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Executive Orders 12866 and 13563— Regulatory Review This regulation has been drafted and reviewed in accordance with Executive Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’ section 1(b), Principles of Regulation and in accordance with Executive Order 13563 ‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review’’ section 1(b) General Principles of Regulation. The Department of Justice has determined that this rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, section 3(f), Regulatory Planning and Review, and accordingly this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. Further, both Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. The Department has assessed the costs and benefits of this regulation and believes that the regulatory approach selected maximizes net benefits. Executive Order 13132 This regulation will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Under Executive Order 13132, this rule does not have sufficient federalism implications for which we would prepare a Federalism Assessment. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Director of the Bureau of Prisons, under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), reviewed this regulation. By approving it, the Director certifies that it will not have a significant economic impact upon a substantial number of small entities because: This rule is about the correctional management of offenders committed to the custody of the Attorney General or the Director of the Bureau of Prisons, and its economic impact is limited to the Bureau’s appropriated funds. E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 9 (Thursday, January 14, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 1878-1880]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-00586]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

15 CFR Part 902

50 CFR Part 300

[Docket No. 150902807-5999-02]
RIN 0648-BE99


International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; Vessel Register 
Required Information, International Maritime Organization Numbering 
Scheme

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is issuing regulations to implement a resolution adopted 
by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) that requires 
U.S. vessels fishing for tuna and tuna-like species with a capacity 
equal to or greater than 100 gross resister tons (GRT) to have an 
International Maritime Organization (IMO) number. The IMO number will 
be included with information the United States sends to the IATTC for 
vessels authorized to fish for tuna and tuna-like species in the IATTC 
Convention Area, and will enable more effective tracking of vessels 
that may be engaging in illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

DATES: This final rule is effective February 13, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the burden-hour estimates or 
other aspects of the collection of information requirements contained 
in this final rule may be submitted to Chris Fanning, NMFS West Coast 
Region and by email to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Copies of the 
Regulatory Impact Review (RIR) and other supporting documents are 
available via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov, docket NOAA-NMFS-2015-0129 or by contacting the 
Regional Administrator, William W. Stelle, Jr., NMFS West Coast 
Regional Office, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Bldg 1, Seattle, WA 98115-
0070, or by email to RegionalAdministrator.WCRHMS@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Fanning, NMFS, West Coast 
Region, 562-980-4198.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background on the Proposed and Final Rulemaking

    On October 27, 2015, NMFS published a proposed rule in the Federal 
Register (80 FR 65683) that would revise and add regulations at 50 CFR 
part 300, subpart C. The purpose of the proposed rule was to implement 
the new regional vessel register requirements in IATTC Resolution C-14-
01 (Resolution (Amended) on a Regional Vessel Register). It was 
available for public comment through November 27, 2015. No comments 
were received.
    As a Contracting Party to the 1949 Convention for the Establishment 
of an Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, and a member of the 
IATTC, the United States is legally bound to implement decisions of the 
IATTC. The Tuna Conventions Act (TCA) (16 U.S.C. 951-962), as amended 
on November 5, 2015, by Title II of Public Law 114-81, directs the 
Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Secretary of State and, 
with respect to enforcement measures, the Secretary of the Department 
of Homeland Security, to promulgate such regulations as may be 
necessary to carry out the United States' international obligations 
under the IATTC Convention, including recommendations and decisions 
adopted by the IATTC. The Secretary's authority to promulgate such 
regulations has been delegated to NMFS. The proposed rule included 
background information on the TCA and the IATTC, the international 
obligations of the United States under the TCA, and the basis for the 
proposed regulations, and therefore, is not repeated here. There have 
been no changes from the proposed rule in this final rule.
    For each of the subject fishing vessels, this final rule requires 
that the owner of the fishing vessel ensure that an IMO number has been 
issued for the vessel or apply to NMFS for an exemption from the 
requirement. In the event that a fishing vessel owner is unable to 
ensure that an IMO number is issued for the fishing vessel after 
following the instructions given by the designated manager of the IMO 
ship identification number scheme, the fishing vessel owner may request 
an exemption from the requirement from the West Coast Regional 
Administrator. Upon receipt of a request for an exemption, the West 
Coast Regional Administrator will assist the fishing vessel owner in 
requesting an IMO number. If the West Coast Regional Administrator 
determines that the fishing vessel owner has followed all appropriate 
procedures but is unable to obtain an IMO number for the fishing 
vessel, he or she will issue an exemption from the requirements for the 
vessel and its owner and notify the owner of the exemption. NMFS notes 
that IHS Maritime, the company that provides fishing vessels with an 
IMO number, is a private third party. Because of this, it is 
conceivable that an eligible vessel may not be able to complete the 
necessary steps and supply the required information, resulting in a 
denied vessel number request.
    To minimize the burden on affected U.S. businesses, NMFS is not 
requiring that vessel owners report the IMO numbers associated with 
their vessel to NMFS. NMFS will collect that information from IHS 
Maritime directly and via data available from the United States Coast 
Guard.

Classification

    The NMFS Assistant Administrator has determined that this final 
rule is consistent with the TCA and other applicable laws.

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Executive Order 12866

    This final rule has been determined to be not significant for 
purposes of Executive Order 12866.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 605(b), the 
Chief Counsel for Regulation of the Department of Commerce certified to 
the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration 
that this action would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. The factual basis for the 
certification was published in the proposed rule and is not repeated 
here. No comments were received regarding this certification. As a 
result, a Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis was not required and 
none was prepared.

Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Collection of Information

    This action contains a collection-of-information requirement 
subject to PRA, which has been approved by the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) under OMB Control Number 0648-0387. A request for revision 
to account for the additional information that would be required 
pursuant to this rule is under OMB review. Public reporting burden for 
obtaining an IMO number, or for making an IMO exemption request are 
each estimated to average 30 minutes per response, including the time 
for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering 
and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden 
estimate, or any other aspect of this data collection, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to NMFS (see ADDRESSES) and to 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
(OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to 202-395-7285).
    Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, no person is 
required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty 
for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the 
requirements of the PRA, unless that collection of information displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. All currently approved NOAA 
collections of information may be viewed at: http://www.cio.noaa.gov/services_programs/prasubs.html.

List of Subjects

15 CFR Part 902

    Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

50 CFR Part 300

    Administrative practice and procedure, Fish, Fisheries, Fishing, 
Marine resources, Vessels, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Treaties.

    Dated: January 8, 2016.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
    For the reasons set out in the preamble, 15 CFR part 902 and 50 CFR 
part 300 are amended as follows:

Title 15--Commerce and Foreign Trade

PART 902--NOAA INFORMATION COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE 
PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT: OMB CONTROL NUMBERS

0
1. The authority citation for part 902 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.


0
2. In Sec.  902.1, in the table in paragraph (b), under the entry ``50 
CFR'', add an entry for ``300.22(b)(3)'' in alphanumeric order to read 
as follows:


Sec.  902.1  OMB control numbers assigned pursuant to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *

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                                                            Current OMB
                                                              control
  CFR part or section where the information collection     number  (all
                 requirement is located                    numbers begin
                                                            with 0648-)
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50 CFR:
 
                                * * * * *
300.22(b)(3)............................................           -0387
 
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Title 50--Wildlife and Fisheries

PART 300--INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES REGULATIONS

Subpart C--Eastern Pacific Tuna Fisheries

0
3. The authority citation for 50 CFR part 300, subpart C, continues to 
read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq.


0
4. In Sec.  300.22, revise paragraph (b)(3) to read as follows:


Sec.  300.22  Eastern Pacific fisheries recordkeeping and written 
reports.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (3) Vessel information. (i) Information on each commercial fishing 
vessel or CPFV authorized to use purse seine, longline, drift gillnet, 
harpoon, troll, rod and reel, or pole and line fishing gear to fish for 
tuna and tuna-like species in the Convention Area for sale shall be 
collected by the Regional Administrator to conform to IATTC resolutions 
governing the Vessel Register. This information initially includes, but 
is not limited to, the vessel name and registration number; the name 
and business address of the owner(s) and managing owner(s); a 
photograph of the vessel with the registration number legible; previous 
vessel name(s) and previous flag (if known and if any); port of 
registry; International Radio Call Sign; vessel length, beam, and 
moulded depth; gross tonnage, fish hold capacity in cubic meters, and 
carrying capacity in metric tons and cubic meters; engine horsepower; 
date and place where built; and type of fishing method or methods used. 
The required information shall be collected as part of existing 
information collections as described in this and other parts of the 
CFR.
    (ii) IMO numbers. For the purpose of this section, an ``IMO 
number'' is the unique six or seven digit number issued for a vessel 
under the ship identification number scheme adopted by the 
International Maritime Organization (IMO) and managed by the entity 
identified by the IMO (currently IHS Maritime) and is also known as a 
Lloyd's Register number.
    (iii) Requirement for IMO number. The owner of a fishing vessel of 
the United States used for commercial fishing for tuna and tuna-like 
species in the IATTC Convention Area shall ensure that an IMO number 
has been issued for the vessel if the vessel's Certificate of 
Documentation issued under 46 CFR part 67 indicates that the vessel's 
total internal volume is 100 gross register tons or greater. A vessel 
owner may request that an IMO number be issued for a vessel by 
following the instructions given by the administrator of the IMO ship 
identification number scheme; those instructions are currently 
available on the Web site of IHS Maritime.
    (iv) Request for exemption. In the event that a fishing vessel 
owner, after following the instructions given by the designated manager 
of the IMO ship identification number scheme, is unable to ensure that 
an IMO number is issued for the fishing vessel, the fishing vessel 
owner may request an exemption from the requirement from the West Coast 
Regional Administrator. The request must be sent by mail to NMFS West 
Coast Region, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite

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4200, Long Beach, CA 90802, and must include the vessel's name, the 
vessel's official number, a description of the steps taken to request 
an IMO number, and a description of any responses from the 
administrator of the IMO ship identification number scheme.
    (v) Exemption process. Upon receipt of a request for an exemption 
under paragraph (b)(3)(iv) of this section, the West Coast Regional 
Administrator will, to the extent he or she determines appropriate, 
assist the fishing vessel owner in requesting an IMO number. If the 
West Coast Regional Administrator determines that the fishing vessel 
owner has followed all appropriate procedures and yet is unable to 
obtain an IMO number for the fishing vessel, he or she will issue an 
exemption from the requirements of paragraph (b)(3)(iii) of this 
section for the vessel and its owner and notify the owner of the 
exemption. The West Coast Regional Administrator may limit the duration 
of the exemption. The West Coast Regional Administrator may rescind an 
exemption at any time. If an exemption is rescinded, the fishing vessel 
owner must comply with the requirements of paragraph (b)(3)(iii) of 
this section within 30 days of being notified of the rescission. If the 
ownership of a fishing vessel changes, an exemption issued to the 
former fishing vessel owner becomes void.
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