Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Impacts of Diving and Snorkeling Expenditures in Southern Florida, 3782-3783 [2016-01195]

Download as PDF 3782 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 14 / Friday, January 22, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES the conservation and survival of the species; (2) objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in the species being removed from the list; and (3) estimates of the time and costs required to achieve the plan’s goal and the intermediate steps towards that goal. The U.S. DPS of smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) was listed as endangered under the ESA on April 1, 2003 (68 FR 15680) subsequent to a 1999 listing petition from The Ocean Conservancy. Smalltooth sawfish were once prevalent throughout Florida and were encountered from Texas to North Carolina. Currently, smalltooth sawfish can only be found with any regularity in south Florida between the Caloosahatchee River and the Florida Keys. The smalltooth sawfish recovery team prepared a recovery plan in 2009. Then in 2010, NMFS completed the first 5-year review for the species. NMFS will consider all substantive comments and information presented during the public comment period in the course of drafting each of these documents. Public Solicitation of New Information To ensure that the 5-year review is complete and based on the best available scientific and commercial information, we are soliciting new information from the public, governmental agencies, Tribes, the scientific community, industry, environmental entities, and any other interested parties concerning the status of smalltooth sawfish in U.S. waters. Categories of requested information include: (1) Species biology including, but not limited to, population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; (2) habitat conditions including, but not limited to, amount, distribution, and suitability; (3) conservation measures that have been implemented that benefit the species; (4) status and trends of threats; and (5) other new information, data, or corrections. Any new information will be considered during the 5-year review and will also be incorporated, as appropriate, into the recovery plan update. In regards to the recovery plan, we are soliciting relevant information related to smalltooth sawfish and their habitats, including: (1) Criteria for removing smalltooth sawfish from the list of threatened and endangered species; (2) human activities that contribute to the ESA listing factors (section 4(a)(1)(A)– (E)); (3) strategies and/or actions necessary to recover smalltooth sawfish; (4) critical knowledge gaps and/or uncertainties that need to be resolved to better inform recovery efforts; and (5) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jan 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 research, monitoring and evaluation needs to address knowledge gaps and uncertainties, to assess the species’ status, or to evaluate progress in addressing the ESA listing factors relative to recovery goals. Upon completion, the updated recovery plan will be available for public review and comment through the publication of a Federal Register Notice. Dated: January 19, 2016. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. The objective of the survey will be to understand divers’ and snorkelers’ expenditures associated with recreational coral reef diving activities in South Florida. The survey will also collect information on divers’ attitudes, preferences, and concerns about recreational diving and coral reefs health in South Florida. We are conducting this survey to improve our understanding of divers’ expenditure patterns and to estimate the economic impact of coral reef related spending. Results of the survey will be used to inform coastal resource management planning and establish a baseline for outreach and education. The expenditure survey is also expected to provide useful information for local economic and business interests. [FR Doc. 2016–01239 Filed 1–21–16; 8:45 am] II. Method of Collection BILLING CODE 3510–22–P The survey will be conducted using two modes: Mail and Internet. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE III. Data National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration OMB Control Number: 0648–XXXX. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Individual recreational divers and snorkelers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. Authority The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Impacts of Diving and Snorkeling Expenditures in Southern Florida 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 March 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 Kristy Wallmo, 301–427– 8190 or kristy.wallmo@noaa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a new collection of information. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 14 / Friday, January 22, 2016 / Notices Dated: January 15, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. Regional Ocean Council Party/Charter Electronic Reporting Project. [FR Doc. 2016–01195 Filed 1–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE405 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, February 9–11, 2016 beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and ending at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Double Tree by Hilton New Bern, 100 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560; telephone: (252) 638–3585. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their Web site at www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tuesday, February 9, 2016 The Executive Committee will hold a closed session to discuss Scientific and Statistical Committee membership and process. The Collaborative Research Committee will review and discuss preliminary alternatives for long-term collaborative research. The Council will convene to consider comments from the Unmanaged Forage Fish Fishery Management Team, Ecosystems and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel, and Ecosystems and Ocean Planning Committee meetings on list of species, management alternatives, and other aspects of the amendment and review and approve the public hearing document. A presentation will be offered to the Council on the Northeast VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jan 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 Wednesday, February 10, 2016 The Council will convene to review the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Interactions White Paper and discuss the first draft of the Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries Management Guidance Document. The Fisheries Dependent Data Project will be presented. Ricks E Savage Award will be presented. The Law Enforcement reports will be presented by NOAA Office of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard. The Council will review the Advisory Panel input for Scup Gear Restricted Areas (Framework Meeting 2), review analysis of the impacts, and select the final alternative. The Council will select preferred alternatives for the Omnibus Industry Funded Monitoring Amendment for standard cost responsibilities, framework provisions for Industry Funded Monitoring Programs, service provider requirements, a prioritization process to allocate federal funding, and monitoring set-asides. Thursday, February 11, 2016 The Council will receive an update on implementation activities for the Marine Recreational Information Program. The Naming of the Deep Sea Coral Protection Areas will be discussed. The day will conclude with brief reports from the National Marine Fisheries Service’s GARFO and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA’s Office of General Counsel, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), the New England and South Atlantic Fishery Council’s liaisons and the Regional Planning Body Report. The Council will also receive the Council’s Executive Director’s Report, the Science Report, and a Committee Report for the Collaborative Research Committee, and discuss any continuing and/or new business. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3783 sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: January 15, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–01217 Filed 1–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–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 the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products and a service from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Effective Date: 2/21/2016 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: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Addition On 7/17/2015 (80 FR 42481–42483), 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 provide 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 E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 14 (Friday, January 22, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3782-3783]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01195]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic 
Impacts of Diving and Snorkeling Expenditures in Southern Florida

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 March 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 Kristy Wallmo, 301-427-8190 or kristy.wallmo@noaa.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a new collection of information.
    The objective of the survey will be to understand divers' and 
snorkelers' expenditures associated with recreational coral reef diving 
activities in South Florida. The survey will also collect information 
on divers' attitudes, preferences, and concerns about recreational 
diving and coral reefs health in South Florida. We are conducting this 
survey to improve our understanding of divers' expenditure patterns and 
to estimate the economic impact of coral reef related spending. Results 
of the survey will be used to inform coastal resource management 
planning and establish a baseline for outreach and education. The 
expenditure survey is also expected to provide useful information for 
local economic and business interests.

II. Method of Collection

    The survey will be conducted using two modes: Mail and Internet.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-XXXX.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information 
collection).
    Affected Public: Individual recreational divers and snorkelers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500.
    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.


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    Dated: January 15, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-01195 Filed 1-21-16; 8:45 am]
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