Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Coast Groundfish Rationalization Sociocultural Study, 11761-11762 [2016-04888]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 44 / Monday, March 7, 2016 / Notices be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 732–6000; fax: (401) 732–0261. 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: Agenda The Advisory Panel will review the general workload for 2016 based on Council priorities and will discuss recommendations for the Committee and Council to consider for setting overall five year research priorities. The Advisory Panel will also review outcomes from the recent scallop workshop and may discuss recommendations for the Committee and Council to consider in future actions. The Advisory Panel will review a work plan for the required five year report that will evaluate the limited access general category IFQ program. Other business may be discussed. 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. Dated: March 2, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–04988 Filed 3–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Coast Groundfish Rationalization Sociocultural Study National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Mar 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 11761 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 May 6, 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 Suzanne Russell, Human Dimensions Team, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2725 Montlake Blvd. East, Seattle, WA 98112, (206) 860–3274 or Suzanne.russell@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 2015/2016. The data collected will provide updated and more comprehensive descriptions of the industry as well as allow for analysis of changes the rationalization program may create in the fishery. The measurement of these changes will lead to a greater understanding of the social impacts the management measure may have on the individuals in the fishery. To achieve these goals, it is critical to continue data collection for comparison to previously collected data and establish a time-series which will identify changes over the long term. Analysis can also be correlated with any regulatory adjustments due to the upcoming five-year review of the program. This study will continue data collection efforts to achieve the stated objectives. This study is managed by the Human Dimensions Team, Ecosystem Science Program, Conservation Biology Division, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA. I. Abstract This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The revision consists of minor changes to the information collection tool. Historically, changes in fisheries management regulations have been shown to result in impacts to individuals within the fishery. An understanding of social impacts in fisheries—achieved through the collection of data on fishing communities, as well as on individuals who fish—is a requirement under several federal laws. Laws such as the National Environmental Protection Act and the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation Act (as amended 2007) describe such requirements. The collection of this data not only helps to inform legal requirements for the existing management actions, but will inform future management actions requiring equivalent information. Literature indicates fisheries rationalization programs have an impact on those individuals participating in the affected fishery. The Pacific Fisheries Management Council implemented a rationalization program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish limited entry trawl fishery in January 2011. This research aims to continue to study the individuals in the affected fishery over the long term. Data collection will shift from a timing related to changes in the catch share program design elements to a five-year cycle. In addition, the study will compare results to previous data collection efforts in 2010, 2012, and II. Method of Collection Verbal communication and collaboration with key informants, focus groups, paper surveys, electronic surveys, and in person interviews will be utilized in combination to obtain the greatest breadth of information as possible. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0606. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions. State, local and tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Time per Response: Surveys and focus groups, 1 hour each and interviews, 30 minutes each. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750. 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 E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 11762 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 44 / Monday, March 7, 2016 / Notices 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. posted on the Council’s Web site at www.mafmc.org. Public access to the webinar will also be provided at the Council’s offices located at 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE. Dated: March 1, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. Dated: March 2, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–04888 Filed 3–4–16; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2016–04989 Filed 3–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Webinar connection details will be available at: http:// www.mafmc.org. 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: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss issues related to the specification of ABC for blueline tilefish for federal waters off the Northeastern United States north of the Virginia-North Carolina border. The Council anticipates that additional SSC discussion may be necessary following the SSC meeting currently scheduled for March 15–16, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. Information about the joining the webinar will be asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Mar 04, 2016 Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Jkt 238001 Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038–0104, Exemption for Swaps Between Affiliates Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on reporting requirements relating to Commission regulation 50.52 (Exemption for swaps between affiliates). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 6, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘Exemption for swaps between affiliates,’’ and Collection Number 3038–0104 by any of the following methods: • The Agency’s Web site, at http:// comments.cftc.gov/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. • Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Portal. Please submit your comments using only one method. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to http:// www.cftc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter A. Kals, Division of Clearing and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581, (202) 418–5466; email: pkals@ cftc.gov and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of Information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3 and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the Commission is publishing notice of the proposed extension of the collection of information listed below. Title: Exemption for Swaps Between Affiliates (OMB Control No. 3038– 0104). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Section 2(h)(1)(A) of the Commodity Exchange Act requires certain entities to submit for clearing certain swaps if they are required to be cleared by the Commission. Rule 50.52 permits certain affiliated entities to elect not to clear certain inter-affiliate swaps that otherwise would be required to be cleared, provided that they meet certain conditions. The rule further requires the reporting of certain information if the exemption is elected. This collection pertains to information the Commission needs to monitor use of the exemption and assess market risk in connection therewith. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 44 (Monday, March 7, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11761-11762]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04888]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Coast 
Groundfish Rationalization Sociocultural Study

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 May 6, 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 Suzanne Russell, Human Dimensions Team, Northwest 
Fisheries Science Center, 2725 Montlake Blvd. East, Seattle, WA 98112, 
(206) 860-3274 or Suzanne.russell@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved 
information collection. The revision consists of minor changes to the 
information collection tool.
    Historically, changes in fisheries management regulations have been 
shown to result in impacts to individuals within the fishery. An 
understanding of social impacts in fisheries--achieved through the 
collection of data on fishing communities, as well as on individuals 
who fish--is a requirement under several federal laws. Laws such as the 
National Environmental Protection Act and the Magnuson Stevens Fishery 
Conservation Act (as amended 2007) describe such requirements. The 
collection of this data not only helps to inform legal requirements for 
the existing management actions, but will inform future management 
actions requiring equivalent information.
    Literature indicates fisheries rationalization programs have an 
impact on those individuals participating in the affected fishery. The 
Pacific Fisheries Management Council implemented a rationalization 
program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish limited entry trawl fishery in 
January 2011. This research aims to continue to study the individuals 
in the affected fishery over the long term. Data collection will shift 
from a timing related to changes in the catch share program design 
elements to a five-year cycle. In addition, the study will compare 
results to previous data collection efforts in 2010, 2012, and 2015/
2016. The data collected will provide updated and more comprehensive 
descriptions of the industry as well as allow for analysis of changes 
the rationalization program may create in the fishery. The measurement 
of these changes will lead to a greater understanding of the social 
impacts the management measure may have on the individuals in the 
fishery. To achieve these goals, it is critical to continue data 
collection for comparison to previously collected data and establish a 
time-series which will identify changes over the long term. Analysis 
can also be correlated with any regulatory adjustments due to the 
upcoming five-year review of the program. This study will continue data 
collection efforts to achieve the stated objectives.
    This study is managed by the Human Dimensions Team, Ecosystem 
Science Program, Conservation Biology Division, Northwest Fisheries 
Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA.

II. Method of Collection

    Verbal communication and collaboration with key informants, focus 
groups, paper surveys, electronic surveys, and in person interviews 
will be utilized in combination to obtain the greatest breadth of 
information as possible.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0606.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
current information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions. State, local and 
tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.
    Estimated Time per Response: Surveys and focus groups, 1 hour each 
and interviews, 30 minutes each.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750.
    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

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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: March 1, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-04888 Filed 3-4-16; 8:45 am]
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