Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 23678-23679 [2016-09344]

Download as PDF 23678 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Notices negligible impact on the species or stock(s) affected and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for taking for subsistence uses, and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such taking are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as ‘‘an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival.’’ Except with respect to certain activities not pertinent here, the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: ‘‘any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [Level A harassment]; or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering [Level B harassment].’’ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Summary of Request On April 6, 2016, NMFS received an adequate and complete application from the SEFSC requesting authorization for take of marine mammals incidental to fisheries research conducted by the SEFSC. The requested regulations would be valid for five years from the date of issuance. The SEFSC plans to conduct fisheries research surveys in multiple geographic regions within the Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. It is possible that marine mammals may interact with fishing gear (e.g., trawls nets, longlines) used in SEFSC’s fisheries research projects, resulting in injury, serious injury, or mortality. In addition, the SEFSC operates active acoustic devices that have the potential to disturb marine mammals. Because the specified activities have the potential to take marine mammals present within these action areas, the SEFSC requests authorization to take multiple species of marine mammal that may occur in these areas. Specified Activities The Federal Government has a responsibility to conserve and protect living marine resources in U.S. federal waters and has also entered into a number of international agreements and treaties related to the management of living marine resources in international waters outside the United States. NOAA has the primary responsibility for VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:18 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 managing marine fin and shellfish species and their habitats, with that responsibility delegated within NOAA to NMFS. In order to direct and coordinate the collection of scientific information needed to make informed management decisions, Congress created six Regional Fisheries Science Centers, each a distinct organizational entity and the scientific focal point within NMFS for region-based federal fisheries-related research. This research is aimed at monitoring fish stock recruitment, abundance, survival and biological rates, geographic distribution of species and stocks, ecosystem process changes, and marine ecological research. The SEFSC is the research arm of NMFS in the southeast U.S., including the Caribbean. Research is aimed at monitoring fish stock recruitment, survival and biological rates, abundance and geographic distribution of species and stocks, and providing other scientific information needed to improve our understanding of complex marine ecological processes. The SEFSC proposes to administer and conduct these survey programs over the five-year period. Information Solicited Interested persons may submit information, suggestions, and comments concerning the SEFSC’s request (see ADDRESSES). NMFS will consider all information, suggestions, and comments related to the request during the development of proposed regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals by the SEFSC, if appropriate. Dated: April 19, 2016. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, will hold a Question and Answer (Q&A) public meeting to address cobia management issues in Kill Devil Hills, NC. DATES: The Cobia Q&A public meeting will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on May 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk, 5353 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949; phone: (252) 261–1290; fax: (252) 255– 0153. The meeting will be broadcast via webinar as it occurs. Registration is required and information will be posted on the South Atlantic Council’s Web site at www.safmc.net as it becomes available. Council addresses: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 North State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original notice published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2016 (81 FR 22214). In the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, it stated that the 2015 recreational catch was 1,540,775 pounds, 123% over the recreational Annual Catch Limit (ACL) of 690,000 pounds. It should read the 2015 recreational catch was 1,540,775 pounds, 123% over the recreational Annual Catch Limit (ACL) of 630,000 pounds. All other previously published information remains the same. SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Dated: April 19, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2016–09426 Filed 4–21–16; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2016–09352 Filed 4–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of correction of a public meeting notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Notices Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Economic Survey of Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Captains and Crew Associated With the GOM GrouperTilefish Individual Fishing Quota Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 210. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Burden Hours: 105. Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect economic and attitudinal data from hired captains and crew regarding the performance of the GOM Grouper-Tilefish IFQ Program five years after its implementation. These data will be used to estimate the effects of the GT–IFQ Program on these stakeholders for the five-year program review mandated by the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq). The population targeted by the economic survey is hired captains and crew that participate in the GOM Grouper-Tilefish fishery. In addition, the information will be used to strengthen and improve fishery management decision-making, and satisfy legal mandates under Executive Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and other pertinent statues. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: April 18, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09344 Filed 4–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:18 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Permit and Reporting Requirements for Non-Commercial Fishing in the Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments. OMB Control Number: 0648–0664. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 35. Average Hours per Response: Permit applications, 15 minutes each; logsheets, 20 minutes each. Burden Hours: 44. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) manages fishing activities in the Rose Atoll Marine, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments. Regulations at 50 CFR part 665 require the owner and operator of a vessel used to noncommercially fish for, take, retain, or possess any management unit species in these monuments to hold a valid permit. Regulations also require the owner and operator of a vessel that is chartered to fish recreationally for, take, retain, or possess, any management unit species in these monuments to hold a valid permit. The fishing vessel must be registered to the permit. The charter business must be established legally in the permit area where it will operate. Charter vessel clients are not required to have a permit. The permit application collects basic information about the permit applicant, type of operation, vessel, and permit area. NMFS uses this information to determine permit eligibility. The information is important for understanding the nature of the fishery and provides a link to participants. It also aids in the enforcement of Fishery Ecosystem Plan measures. Regulations also require the vessel operator to report a complete record of catch, effort, and other data on a NMFS PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23679 logsheet. The vessel operator must record all requested information on the logsheet within 24 hours of the completion of each fishing day. The vessel operator also must sign, date, and submit the form to NMFS within 30 days of the end of each fishing trip. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: April 18, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09343 Filed 4–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE576 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of public meeting. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Crab Plan Team (CPT) will meet May 9, 2016 through May 12, 2016. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Monday May 9, 2016, through Thursday May 12, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held in the Birch/Willow room at the Hilton Hotel, 500 W. 3rd Ave., Anchorage, Alaska 99501. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone (907) 271–2809. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Stram, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 78 (Friday, April 22, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23678-23679]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09344]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the

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Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Economic Survey of Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Captains and Crew 
Associated With the GOM Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota 
Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-xxxx.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information 
collection).
    Number of Respondents: 210.
    Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 105.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection.
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect 
economic and attitudinal data from hired captains and crew regarding 
the performance of the GOM Grouper-Tilefish IFQ Program five years 
after its implementation. These data will be used to estimate the 
effects of the GT-IFQ Program on these stakeholders for the five-year 
program review mandated by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq). The population targeted by the 
economic survey is hired captains and crew that participate in the GOM 
Grouper-Tilefish fishery. In addition, the information will be used to 
strengthen and improve fishery management decision-making, and satisfy 
legal mandates under Executive Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act 
and other pertinent statues.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Frequency: One time.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. 
Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections 
currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395-5806.

    Dated: April 18, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-09344 Filed 4-21-16; 8:45 am]
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