Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska American Fisheries Act (AFA) Permits, 23461-23462 [2016-09245]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices should be directed to Taylor Debevec (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by May 11, 2016. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq. Dated: April 18, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–09284 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Program 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 June 20, 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 Reid Lichwell, (978) 281– 9112 or Reid.Lichwell@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Greater Atlantic Region manages the golden tilefish fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Northeastern United States, through the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council prepared the FMP pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The regulations implementing the FMP are specified at 50 CFR part 648 subpart N. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at § 648.294 form the basis for this collection of information. NMFS requests information from tilefish individual fishing quota (IFQ) permit holders in order to process applications to ensure that IFQ allocation holders are provided a statement of their annual catch quota, and for enforcement purposes, to ensure vessels are not exceeding an individual quota allocation. In conjunction with the application, NMFS also collects IFQ share accumulation information to ensure that an IFQ allocation holder does not acquire an excessive share of the total limited access privileges, as required by section 303A(d)(5)(C) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. NMFS requests transfer application information to process and track requests from allocation holders to transfer quota allocation (permanent and temporary) to another entity. NMFS also collects information for cost recovery purposes as required under the Magnuson-Stevens Act to collect fees to recover the costs directly related to management, data collection and analysis, and enforcement of IFQ programs. Lastly, NMFS collects landings information to ensure that the amounts of tilefish landed and ex-vessel prices are properly recorded for quota monitoring purposes and the calculation of IFQ fees, respectively. Having this information results in an increasingly more efficient and accurate database for management and monitoring of fisheries of the Northeastern U.S. EEZ. II. Method of Collection The IFQ Allocation permit application, IFQ holder cap form, and the IFQ transfer form are all paper applications. These applications can be filled out online, but must be printed and signed to complete. The IFQ cost recovery process is entirely online at www.pay.gov and the IFQ reporting requirements are completed through a phone call to NMFS interactive voice response phone line. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0590. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12. Estimated Time per Response: IFQ Allocation Permit Application, 30 minutes; IFQ Holder Cap Form, 5 minutes; IFQ Transfer Form, 5 minutes; PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23461 IFQ Cost Recovery, 2 hours; IFQ Reporting Requirements, 2 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $45. 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: April 18, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09246 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska American Fisheries Act (AFA) Permits 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 June 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 23462 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices 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 Patsy Bearden, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 586–7008 or patsy.bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Council developed regulations under the MagnusonStevens Act and the American Fisheries Act (AFA) to govern commercial fishing for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI) pollock according to the requirements of the AFA. These regulations are necessary to achieve the AFA’s objective of decapitalization and rationalization of the BSAI pollock fishery. With exceptions noted below, all participants in the AFA pollock fishery are already permitted and the permits are issued with an indefinite expiration date. The permanent AFA permits are: AFA catcher vessel, AFA catcher/ processor, AFA mothership, and AFA inshore processor. The permit exceptions are issued annually—the inshore vessel cooperative permit and inshore vessel contract fishing permit. In addition, the AFA vessel replacement application may be submitted to NMFS at any time. II. Method of Collection Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal include email, mail, and facsimile transmission of paper forms. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0393. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 134. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for Application for AFA Permit Application: Rebuild, Replace, or Remove Vessel; 2 hours for Application for AFA Inshore Catcher Vessel Cooperative Permit; 4 hours for Vessel Contract Fishing Notification; 8 hours for Application for Approval as an Entity Eligible to Receive Transferable Chinook Salmon PSC Allocation; 15 minutes for Application to Transfer of VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 Bering Sea Chinook Salmon PSC Allocation. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 444. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $271 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: April 18, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09245 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled Disability Accommodation Reimbursement Grant Request Form for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Sean R. Scott, at 202–606–3866 or email to sescott@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833–3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, within May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register: (1) By fax to: 202–395–6974, Attention: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; or (2) By email to: smar@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments A 60-day Notice requesting public comment was published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2016 at Volume 81 FR page 2202. This comment period ended March 15, 2016. No public comments were received from this Notice. Description: This form is for use by AmeriCorps State and National grantees who want to receive reimbursement for funds spent accommodating AmeriCorps members with disabilities. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Disability Accommodation Reimbursement Request Form. OMB Number: TBD. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Grantees of AmeriCorps State & National and AmeriCorps members with disabilities. Total Respondents: 20. E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 77 (Thursday, April 21, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska American 
Fisheries Act (AFA) Permits

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 June 20, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW.,

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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 Patsy Bearden, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 586-7008 or 
patsy.bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Council developed 
regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the American Fisheries 
Act (AFA) to govern commercial fishing for Bering Sea and Aleutian 
Islands Management Area (BSAI) pollock according to the requirements of 
the AFA. These regulations are necessary to achieve the AFA's objective 
of decapitalization and rationalization of the BSAI pollock fishery.
    With exceptions noted below, all participants in the AFA pollock 
fishery are already permitted and the permits are issued with an 
indefinite expiration date. The permanent AFA permits are: AFA catcher 
vessel, AFA catcher/processor, AFA mothership, and AFA inshore 
processor. The permit exceptions are issued annually--the inshore 
vessel cooperative permit and inshore vessel contract fishing permit. 
In addition, the AFA vessel replacement application may be submitted to 
NMFS at any time.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. 
Methods of submittal include email, mail, and facsimile transmission of 
paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0393.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular (extension of a current information 
collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 134.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for Application for AFA 
Permit Application: Rebuild, Replace, or Remove Vessel; 2 hours for 
Application for AFA Inshore Catcher Vessel Cooperative Permit; 4 hours 
for Vessel Contract Fishing Notification; 8 hours for Application for 
Approval as an Entity Eligible to Receive Transferable Chinook Salmon 
PSC Allocation; 15 minutes for Application to Transfer of Bering Sea 
Chinook Salmon PSC Allocation.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 444.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $271 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: April 18, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-09245 Filed 4-20-16; 8:45 am]
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