Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Saltwater Sport Fishing Economic Survey, 35000-35001 [2016-12808]

Download as PDF 35000 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 1, 2016 / Notices of significance for marine mammal feeding, resting, breeding, or calving and would not adversely impact marine mammal habitat. Due to the nature, degree, and context of the behavioral harassment anticipated, we do not expect the activities to impact annual rates of recruitment or survival. NMFS does not expect pinnipeds to permanently abandon any area surveyed by researchers, as is evidenced by continued presence of pinnipeds at the sites during annual seabird monitoring. In summary, NMFS anticipates that impacts to hauled-out harbor seals during Glacier Bay NP’s research activities would be behavioral harassment of limited duration (i.e., up to two hours per visit) and limited intensity (i.e., temporary flushing at most). NMFS does not expect stampeding, and therefore injury or mortality, to occur (see ‘‘Mitigation’’ for more details). Based on the analysis contained herein of the likely effects of the specified activity on marine mammals and their habitat, and taking into consideration the implementation of the proposed mitigation and monitoring measures, NMFS finds that the total marine mammal take from Glacier Bay NP’s proposed research activities will not adversely affect annual rates of recruitment or survival and therefore will have a negligible impact on the affected species or stocks Small Numbers sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES As mentioned previously, NMFS estimates that Glacier Bay NP’s activities could potentially affect, by Level B harassment only, one species of marine mammal under our jurisdiction. For harbor seals, this estimate is small (6.9 percent) relative to the population size. Based on the analysis contained in this notice of the likely effects of the specified activity on marine mammals and their habitat, and taking into consideration the implementation of the mitigation and monitoring measures, NMFS finds that Glacier Bay NP’s proposed activities would take small numbers of marine mammals relative to the populations of the affected species or stocks. Impact on Availability of Affected Species or Stock for Taking for Subsistence Uses There are no relevant subsistence uses of marine mammals implicated by this action. Glacier Bay National Park prohibits subsistence harvest of harbor seals within the Park (Catton, 1995). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:59 May 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 Endangered Species Act (ESA) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NMFS does not expect that Glacier Bay NP’s proposed research activities (which includes mitigation measures to avoid harassment of Steller sea lions) would affect any species listed under the ESA. Therefore, NMFS has determined that a section 7 consultation under the ESA is not required. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) In 2014, NMFS prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the potential effects to the human environment from NMFS’ issuance of an Authorization to Glacier Bay NP for their seabird research activities. In September 2014, NMFS issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the issuance of an Authorization for Glacier Bay NP’s research activities in accordance with section 6.01 of the NOAA Administrative Order 216–6 (Environmental Review Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, May 20, 1999). Glacier Bay NP’s proposed activities and impacts for 2016 are within the scope of the 2014 EA and FONSI. NMFS provided relevant environmental information to the public through a previous notice for the proposed Authorization (79 FR 32226, June 4, 2014) and considered public comments received in response prior to finalizing the 2014 EA and deciding whether or not to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). NMFS has performed an environmental review of the 2014 EA and other relevant documents under NEPA and CEQ guidelines in determining that there are no new direct, indirect, or cumulative impacts to the human and natural environment associated with the Authorization requiring evaluation in a supplemental EA and NMFS. Authorization As a result of these determinations, we have issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization to Glacier Bay National Park for conducting seabird research from May 16, 2016 through September 30, 2016, provided they incorporate the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements. Dated: May 26, 2016. Perry Gayaldo, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–12817 Filed 5–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Saltwater Sport Fishing Economic Survey 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 August 1, 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 Dr. Dan Lew (Phone: (530) 554–1842; Email: Dan.Lew@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a reinstatement, with changes, of a previously approved data collect (OMB Control Number 0648–0639). The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) previously collected survey data in 2007 and 2012 for conducting economic analyses of marine sport fishing in Alaska. These surveys were necessary to understand the factors that affect the economic value of marine recreational fishing trips and improve estimates of fishing trip values that can aid fishery managers evaluate management options pertaining to sport fisheries. The proposed survey is an update of the previously conducted surveys and is needed to improve estimates of fishing trip values potentially affected by recent changes in federal recreational fisheries off Alaska, most notably the Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (76 FR 44156) which went into effect in 2014 for the Pacific halibut fishery. Several questions in the survey have been updated to better reflect these recent fishery management changes. E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 1, 2016 / Notices The Federal Government is responsible for the management of the Pacific halibut sport fishery off Alaska, while the State of Alaska manages the salmon sport fisheries (Chinook, coho, sockeye, chum, and pink), as well as several other saltwater sport fisheries. The updated survey’s scope covers marine sport fishing for Pacific halibut, salmon, and other popular marine sport species in Alaska (e.g., lingcod and rockfish). The data collected from the survey will be used to update estimates of the demand for and value of marine fishing to anglers and to analyze how the type of fish caught, fishery regulations, and other factors affect fishing values and anglers’ decisions to participate in Alaska marine fishing activities. The economic information provided from the survey will help inform fishery managers about the economic values of Alaska marine sport fisheries and the changes to participation in these fisheries with proposed regulations. sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Data will be collected through a mixed mode mail-telephone survey. A random sample of sport anglers who have fished in Alaska will receive an advance letter informing them that a survey is on its way. A few days later the initial questionnaire will arrive. In subsequent weeks, a reminder postcard, a reminder telephone call, and a second questionnaire will be mailed to respondents who have not completed and returned the mail survey. The reminder telephone calls will collect information from individuals who have not responded to the mail survey and encourage them to complete and return the survey. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0639. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (reinstatement with changes). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,500 hours. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:59 May 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: May 26, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–12808 Filed 5–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038–0067, Part 162 Subpart C—Identify Theft Red Flags Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed renewal of a 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 the duties of CFTC registrants to design, develop and implement reasonable policies and procedures to identify relevant red flags (the ‘‘Identity Theft Red Flags Rules’’), and potentially to notify cardholders of identity theft risks. Regulations in part 162 subpart C—Identify Theft Red Flags, including the information collection requirements thereunder, are designed to better protect investors from the risks of identity theft, and, in the case of entities that issue credit or debit cards, to assess the validity of, and communicate with cardholders regarding, address changes. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35001 Comments must be submitted on or before August 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘Part 162 Subpart C— Identify Theft Red Flags; OMB Control No. 3038–0067,’’ 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. • 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. DATES: Sue McDonough, Office of General Counsel, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; (202) 418–5132, email: smcdonough@cftc.gov. 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 before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information listed below. Title: Part 162 Subpart C—Identify Theft Red Flags (OMB Control No. 3038–0067). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: This collection of information is needed because under part 162 subpart C—Identify Theft, CFTC-regulated entities are required to develop and implement reasonable policies and procedures to identify, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 1, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska 
Saltwater Sport Fishing Economic Survey

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 August 1, 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 Dr. Dan Lew (Phone: (530) 554-1842; Email: 
Dan.Lew@noaa.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for a reinstatement, with changes, of a previously 
approved data collect (OMB Control Number 0648-0639).
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) previously collected 
survey data in 2007 and 2012 for conducting economic analyses of marine 
sport fishing in Alaska. These surveys were necessary to understand the 
factors that affect the economic value of marine recreational fishing 
trips and improve estimates of fishing trip values that can aid fishery 
managers evaluate management options pertaining to sport fisheries. The 
proposed survey is an update of the previously conducted surveys and is 
needed to improve estimates of fishing trip values potentially affected 
by recent changes in federal recreational fisheries off Alaska, most 
notably the Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (76 FR 44156) which went into 
effect in 2014 for the Pacific halibut fishery. Several questions in 
the survey have been updated to better reflect these recent fishery 
management changes.

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    The Federal Government is responsible for the management of the 
Pacific halibut sport fishery off Alaska, while the State of Alaska 
manages the salmon sport fisheries (Chinook, coho, sockeye, chum, and 
pink), as well as several other saltwater sport fisheries. The updated 
survey's scope covers marine sport fishing for Pacific halibut, salmon, 
and other popular marine sport species in Alaska (e.g., lingcod and 
rockfish). The data collected from the survey will be used to update 
estimates of the demand for and value of marine fishing to anglers and 
to analyze how the type of fish caught, fishery regulations, and other 
factors affect fishing values and anglers' decisions to participate in 
Alaska marine fishing activities. The economic information provided 
from the survey will help inform fishery managers about the economic 
values of Alaska marine sport fisheries and the changes to 
participation in these fisheries with proposed regulations.

II. Method of Collection

    Data will be collected through a mixed mode mail-telephone survey. 
A random sample of sport anglers who have fished in Alaska will receive 
an advance letter informing them that a survey is on its way. A few 
days later the initial questionnaire will arrive. In subsequent weeks, 
a reminder postcard, a reminder telephone call, and a second 
questionnaire will be mailed to respondents who have not completed and 
returned the mail survey. The reminder telephone calls will collect 
information from individuals who have not responded to the mail survey 
and encourage them to complete and return the survey.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0639.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular (reinstatement with changes).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,500 hours.
    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: May 26, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-12808 Filed 5-31-16; 8:45 am]
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