Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review, 19581-19582 [2016-07788]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 65 / Tuesday, April 5, 2016 / Notices Atlantic Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program. The project would test a modified flounder cookie sweep on the outer bale bars of the scallop dredge that is used in the limited access general category (LAGC) scallop fishery and film fish-dredge interactions to monitor the effectiveness of the gear modification in reducing flatfish bycatch. CFF submitted a complete application for an EFP on March 14, 2016, to enable data collection activities during research trips. The EFP would allow one commercial fishing vessel to use gear that may be considered obstructed at 50 CFR 648.51(b)(4)(iii), waive scallop observer program requirements at § 648.11(g) in order allow a researcher with adequate room to sample catch on deck, and temporarily exempt the participating vessels from possession limits and minimum size requirements specified in 50 CFR part 648, subsections B and D through O, for sampling purposes only. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited, including landing fish in excess of a possession limit or below the minimum size. One vessel would conduct scallop dredging in June 2016-April 2017, on about 25 trips lasting approximately one day-at-sea (DAS) each for a project total of 25 DAS. The first trip would be comprised of shorter tow durations and serve as a calibration day for the underwater video equipment to determine the correct configuration on the dredge that would be used on each of the following trips. All other trips would complete approximately six tows per day for a maximum duration of 90 minutes at a tow speed of 4.2 knots. Trips would take place in the Southern New England Dredge Exemption Area where part of the LAGC fleet normally operates. All tows would be conducted using a single 9-foot (2.74-m) dredge following an alternate paired tow strategy where a pair consists of one control and one experimental tow. Researchers would attach the two 6- to 7-foot (1.83- to 2.13m) cookie sweeps to each of the outer bale bars using chain and shackles for the experimental tows and then remove them for the control tows. The cookie sweeps would be constructed of round rubber disks with no larger than a 3inch (7.62-cm) diameter, and the attachment chains would be evenly spaced and varied in length to account for dredge position while being towed to ensure contact with the ocean bottom. Exemption from the dredge gear obstruction regulation would allow researchers to use the cookie sweep for the experimental tows. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 Researchers would weigh all scallop catch in industry bushel baskets caught in both dredges and a one basket subsample from each dredge would be measured in 5-mm increments. Total weight of bycatch species and individual measurements to the nearest centimeter would also be obtained by the researcher. If the volume of the catch is large, subsampling protocols would be necessary. All bycatch would be returned to the sea as soon as practicable following data collection. Exemption from possession limit and minimum sizes would support catch sampling activities, and ensure the vessel is not in conflict with possession regulations while collecting catch data. All catch above a possession limit or below a minimum size would be discarded as soon as practicable following data collection. Exempting the vessel from the sea scallop observer program requirements would allow researchers flexibility for catch sampling timing and space accommodations since vessels in the LAGC fleet are typically smaller with limited deck space. All research trips would otherwise be conducted in a manner consistent with normal commercial fishing conditions and catch consistent with the LAGC daily possession limit would be retained for sale. If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 31, 2016. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–07740 Filed 4–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19581 In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, may be submitted directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in OMB, within 30 days of publication of the notice, by email at OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov. Please identify the comments by OMB Control No. 3038–0031. Please provide the Commission with a copy of all submitted comments at the address listed below. Please refer to OMB Reference No. 3038–0031, found on http://reginfo.gov. Comments may also be mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, and to the Commission through its Web site at http://comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. Comments may also be mailed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581, or by Hand Delivery/Courier at the same address. A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of information discussed above may be obtained by visiting http://reginfo.gov. 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: Sonda R. Owens, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5182; fax: (202) 418–5414; email: sowens@ cftc.gov and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0031. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. The OMB control numbers for the CFTC’s regulations were published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981). The Federal Register SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 19582 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 65 / Tuesday, April 5, 2016 / Notices notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on December 15, 2015 (80 FR 77615). Title: Procurement Contracts, OMB Control No. 3038–0031. This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: This information collection consists of procurement activities relating to solicitations, amendments to solicitations, requests for quotations, construction contracts, awards of contracts, performance bonds, and payment information for individuals (vendors) or contractors engaged in providing supplies or services. Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average 2 hours per response. This estimate includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The numbers contained in this justification differ from those in the 60day notice because of a revised estimate of the number of respondents. Respondents/Affected Entities: 292. Estimated number of responses (reporting): 778. Estimated number of responses (recordkeeping): 778. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1556 hours. Frequency of collection: annually. The notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the meeting is permitted by section 9 of the CBAC Charter and is intended to notify the public of this meeting. Specifically, section 9(d) of the CBAC Charter states: (1) Each meeting of the Council shall be open to public observation, to the extent that a facility is available to accommodate the public, unless the Bureau, in accordance with paragraph (4) of this section, determines that the meeting shall be closed. The Bureau also will make reasonable efforts to make the meetings available to the public through live recording. (2) Notice of the time, place and purpose of each meeting, as well as a summary of the proposed agenda, shall be published in the Federal Register not more than 45 or less than 15 days prior to the scheduled meeting date. Shorter notice may be given when the Bureau determines that the Council’s business so requires; in such event, the public will be given notice at the earliest practicable time. (3) Minutes of meetings, records, reports, studies, and agenda of the Council shall be posted on the Bureau’s Web site (www.consumerfinance.gov). (4) The Bureau may close to the public a portion of any meeting, for confidential discussion. If the Bureau closes a meeting or any portion of a meeting, the Bureau will issue, at least annually, a summary of the Council’s activities during such closed meetings or portions of meetings. The meeting date is Thursday, April 21, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. eastern daylight time. ADDRESSES: The meeting location is Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: March 31, 2016. Robert N. Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. Crystal Dully, Outreach and Engagement Associate, Advisory Board and Councils Office, External Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, at 202–435–9588. CFPB_ CABandCouncilsEvents@cfpb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2016–07788 Filed 4–4–16; 8:45 am] I. Background BILLING CODE 6351–01–P Section 2 of the CBAC Charter provides: ‘‘Pursuant to the executive and administrative powers conferred on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) by section 1012 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), the Director established the Community Bank Advisory Council to consult with the Bureau in the exercise of its functions under the federal consumer financial laws as they pertain to community banks with total assets of $10 billion or less.’’ Section 3 of the CBAC Charter states: (‘‘a) The CFPB supervises depository Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Community Bank Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the announcement of a public meeting of the Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC or Council) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau). SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 institutions and credit unions with total assets of more than $10 billion and their respective affiliates, but other than the limited authority conferred by § 1026 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB does not have supervisory authority regarding credit unions and depository institutions with total assets of $10 billion or less. As a result, the CFPB does not have regular contact with these institutions, and it would therefore be beneficial to create a mechanism to ensure that their unique perspectives are shared with the Bureau. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) panels provide one avenue to gather this input, but participants from community banks must possess no more than $175 million in assets, which precludes the participation of many. (b) The Advisory Council shall fill this gap by providing an interactive dialogue and exchange of ideas and experiences between community bankers and Bureau staff. (c) The Advisory Council shall advise generally on the Bureau’s regulation of consumer financial products or services and other topics assigned to it by the Director. To carry out the Advisory Council’s purpose, the scope of its activities shall include providing information, analysis, and recommendations to the Bureau. The output of Advisory Council meetings should serve to better inform the CFPB’s policy development, rulemaking, and engagement functions.’’ II. Agenda The Community Bank Advisory Council will discuss the CFPB strategic outlook and elder financial abuse. Persons who need a reasonable accommodation to participate should contact CFPB_504Request@cfpb.gov, 202–435–9EEO, 1–855–233–0362, or 202–435–9742 (TTY) at least ten business days prior to the meeting or event to request assistance. The request must identify the date, time, location, and title of the meeting or event, the nature of the assistance requested, and contact information for the requester. CFPB will strive to provide, but cannot guarantee that accommodation will be provided for late requests. Individuals who wish to attend the Community Bank Advisory Council meeting must RSVP to cfpb_ cabandcouncilsevents@cfpb.gov by noon, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Members of the public must RSVP by the due date and must include ‘‘CBAC’’ in the subject line of the RSVP. III. Availability The Council’s agenda will be made available to the public on Wednesday, E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 65 (Tuesday, April 5, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19581-19582]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07788]


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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this 
notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) 
abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of 
the information collection and its expected costs and burden.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 5, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect 
of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the 
burden, may be submitted directly to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs in OMB, within 30 days of publication of the notice, 
by email at OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov. Please identify the comments 
by OMB Control No. 3038-0031. Please provide the Commission with a copy 
of all submitted comments at the address listed below. Please refer to 
OMB Reference No. 3038-0031, found on http://reginfo.gov. Comments may 
also be mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20503, and to the Commission through its Web site at http://comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments 
through the Web site.
    Comments may also be mailed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary 
of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three 
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581, or by 
Hand Delivery/Courier at the same address.
    A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of 
information discussed above may be obtained by visiting http://reginfo.gov. 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: Sonda R. Owens, Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission, (202) 418-5182; fax: (202) 418-5414; email: 
sowens@cftc.gov and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0031.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. The OMB 
control numbers for the CFTC's regulations were published on December 
30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981). The Federal Register

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notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this 
collection of information was published on December 15, 2015 (80 FR 
77615).
    Title: Procurement Contracts, OMB Control No. 3038-0031. This is a 
request for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: This information collection consists of procurement 
activities relating to solicitations, amendments to solicitations, 
requests for quotations, construction contracts, awards of contracts, 
performance bonds, and payment information for individuals (vendors) or 
contractors engaged in providing supplies or services.
    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to average 2 hours per response. This estimate includes the 
time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and 
utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, 
validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining 
information and disclosing and providing information; adjust the 
existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and 
requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of 
information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The 
numbers contained in this justification differ from those in the 60-day 
notice because of a revised estimate of the number of respondents.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: 292.
    Estimated number of responses (reporting): 778.
    Estimated number of responses (recordkeeping): 778.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1556 hours.
    Frequency of collection: annually.

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

    Dated: March 31, 2016.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-07788 Filed 4-4-16; 8:45 am]
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