Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Ocean Program Grants Proposal Application Package, 12077-12078 [2016-05011]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / Notices types of information that may prove useful to NMFS include: • Documentation (photographs, etc.) of IUU activity or fishing vessels engaged in PLMR bycatch or catch of sharks on the high seas; • Documentation (photographs, etc.) of fishing vessels engaged in shared PLMR bycatch in any waters beyond the U.S. EEZ; • Fishing vessel records; • Trade data supporting evidence that a nation’s vessels are engaged in shark catch on the high seas; • Reports from off-loading facilities, port-side government officials, enforcement agents, military personnel, port inspectors, transshipment vessel workers and fish importers; • Sightings of vessels included on RFMO IUU vessel lists; • RFMO catch documents and statistical document programs; • Nation’s domestic regulations for bycatch and shark conservation and management; • Action or inaction at the national level, resulting in non-compliance with RFMO conservation and management measures, such as exceeding quotas or catch limits, or failing to report or misreporting data of the nation’s fishing activities; and • Reports from governments, international organizations, or nongovernmental organizations. NMFS will consider all available information, as appropriate, when making a determination whether or not to identify a particular nation in the biennial report to Congress. As stated previously, NMFS is limited in the data it may use as the basis of a nation’s identification. This information includes IUU fishing activity and bycatch of PLMRs in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and shark fishing activity in waters beyond any national jurisdiction in 2016. Information should be as specific as possible as this will assist NMFS in its review. NMFS will consider several criteria when determining whether information is appropriate for use in making identifications, including: • Corroboration of information; • Whether multiple sources have been able to provide information in support of an identification; • The methodology used to collect the information; • Specificity of the information provided; • Susceptibility of the information to falsification and alteration; and • Credibility of the individuals or organization providing the information. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Mar 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 Dated: March 3, 2016. John Henderschedt, Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–05156 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE469 Endangered Species; File No. 19627 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Room 207, Miami, FL 33149 [Responsible Party: Dr. Bonnie Ponwith, Ph.D.], has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and unidentified hardshell sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before April 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 19627 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12077 reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arturo Herrera or Amy Hapeman, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The applicant requests a five-year permit to research sea turtles that interact with commercialfisheries and other authorized activities in the Gulf of Mexico and East Coast of the United States. The purpose of the project is to: (1) Monitor the take of sea turtles by observed fisheries, (2) collect data that can enhance efforts to estimate total bycatch and the effects of bycatch on the sea turtle subpopulations, (3) and document interactions at various life stages to help in the recovery process of these species. Researchers would be authorized to handle, photograph, measure, weigh, flipper and passive integrated transponder tag, tissue sample, temporary carapace mark, and salvage specimens legally taken during commercial fishing activities. Up to 86 green, 571 loggerhead, 165 Kemp’s ridley, 77 hawksbill, 253 leatherback, 20 olive ridley, and 14 unidentified sea turtles would be sampled annually. Dated: March 2, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–05079 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Ocean Program Grants Proposal Application Package 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 12078 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 9, 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 Laurie Golden, 240–533– 0285 or laurie.golden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal Ocean Program (COP) provides direct financial assistance through grants and cooperative agreements for research supporting the management of coastal ecosystems. The statutory authority for COP is Public Law 102–567 section 201 (Coastal Ocean Program). In addition to standard government application requirements, applicants for financial assistance are required to submit a project summary form, current and pending form and a key contacts form. Recipients are required to file annual progress reports and a project final report using COP formats. All of these requirements are needed for better evaluation of proposals and monitoring of awards. This request is for a revision due to the addition of the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program. This program provides direct financial assistance through grants and cooperative agreements for research, observation, and monitoring to support, to the maximum extent practicable, the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem, fish stocks, fish habitat, and the recreational, commercial, and charter-fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA was authorized to establish and administer the Program, in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, by the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) of the Gulf States Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112– 141, section 1604). Identified in the RESTORE Act as the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology Program, the Program is commonly known as the NOAA VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Mar 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 RESTORE Act Science Program. The NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program will use the standard government application forms for financial assistance as well as the COP project summary form, current and pending form and a key contacts form. Recipients are required to file semiannual progress reports and a project final report using a revised COP format. These additional forms are necessary for consistency. The main purpose of this information collection is to enable the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program to provide summaries of each proposed project, the key applicant contact information and their current and pending Federal funding. The information gathered will enable the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program to properly and quickly evaluate proposals in a collaborative environment with its partner agencies. II. Method of Collection Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0384. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision/extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal government; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 508. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes each for a project summary, key contacts and current and pending federal support; 5 hours for a semiannual report; 5 hours for an annual report and 10 hours for a final report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,920. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 2, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–05011 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE433 Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshops. AGENCY: Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in April, May, and June of 2016. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2016 and will be announced in a future notice. DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held on April 7, May 12, and June 9, 2016. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held on April 12, April 29, May 25, May 27, June 10, and June 15, 2016. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in Wilmington, NC; Bohemia, NY; and Manahawkin, NJ. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2016)]
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[Pages 12077-12078]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05011]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Ocean 
Program Grants Proposal Application Package

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

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collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 9, 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 Laurie Golden, 240-533-0285 or laurie.golden@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for a revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration's Coastal Ocean Program (COP) provides direct financial 
assistance through grants and cooperative agreements for research 
supporting the management of coastal ecosystems. The statutory 
authority for COP is Public Law 102-567 section 201 (Coastal Ocean 
Program). In addition to standard government application requirements, 
applicants for financial assistance are required to submit a project 
summary form, current and pending form and a key contacts form. 
Recipients are required to file annual progress reports and a project 
final report using COP formats. All of these requirements are needed 
for better evaluation of proposals and monitoring of awards.
    This request is for a revision due to the addition of the NOAA 
RESTORE Act Science Program. This program provides direct financial 
assistance through grants and cooperative agreements for research, 
observation, and monitoring to support, to the maximum extent 
practicable, the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem, fish 
stocks, fish habitat, and the recreational, commercial, and charter-
fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA was authorized to 
establish and administer the Program, in consultation with the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, by the Resources and Ecosystems 
Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) 
of the Gulf States Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-141, section 1604). 
Identified in the RESTORE Act as the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration 
Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology Program, the Program 
is commonly known as the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program. The NOAA 
RESTORE Act Science Program will use the standard government 
application forms for financial assistance as well as the COP project 
summary form, current and pending form and a key contacts form. 
Recipients are required to file semi-annual progress reports and a 
project final report using a revised COP format. These additional forms 
are necessary for consistency. The main purpose of this information 
collection is to enable the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program to provide 
summaries of each proposed project, the key applicant contact 
information and their current and pending Federal funding. The 
information gathered will enable the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program 
to properly and quickly evaluate proposals in a collaborative 
environment with its partner agencies.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0384.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision/extension of a 
currently approved collection).
    Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal 
government; business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 508.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes each for a project summary, 
key contacts and current and pending federal support; 5 hours for a 
semi-annual report; 5 hours for an annual report and 10 hours for a 
final report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,920.
    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.

    Dated: March 2, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-05011 Filed 3-7-16; 8:45 am]
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