Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program Permit and License Information Collection, 37575-37576 [2016-13748]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 112 / Friday, June 10, 2016 / Notices meeting, the International Trade Administration may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their prepared remarks by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 23, 2016, for inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to the members of the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. In addition, any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the Board’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to Li Zhou at the contact information indicated above. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 23, 2016, to ensure transmission to the Board prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date and time will be distributed to the members but may not be considered on the call. Copies of Board meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting. Dated: June 6, 2016. Li Zhou, Executive Secretary, United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. [FR Doc. 2016–13775 Filed 6–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program Permit and License Information Collection 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 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 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Jun 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Sarah Towne, NMFS West Coast Region, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98103, (206) 526–4140, or sarah.towne@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requests comments on the extension of a currently approved information collection for the West Coast Region’s Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., provides that the Secretary of Commerce is responsible for the conservation and management of marine fisheries resources in the Exclusive Economic Zone (3–200 miles) of the United States. NMFS West Coast Region manages the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off of Washington, Oregon, and California under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan. In January 2011, NMFS implemented a trawl rationalization program, which is a catch share program, for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Limited Entry Trawl Fishery. The program was implemented through Amendments 20 and 21 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan and the corresponding implementing regulations at 50 CFR part 660. Amendment 20 established the trawl rationalization program that consists of: an individual fishing quota (IFQ) program for the shorebased trawl fleet (including whiting and nonwhiting sectors), and cooperative programs for the at-sea mothership and catcher/ processor trawl fleets (whiting only). Amendment 21 set long-term allocations for the limited entry trawl sectors of certain groundfish species. Under the trawl rationalization program, new permits, accounts, endorsements and licenses were established. These consist of: Quota share (QS) permits/accounts, vessel accounts, first receiver site licenses, mothership endorsements on certain limited entry trawl permits, mothership catcher vessel endorsements on certain limited entry trawl permits, catcher/ processor endorsements on certain limited entry trawl permits, a mothership cooperative permit, and a catcher/processor cooperative permit. NMFS collects information from program participants required to: (1) Establish new permits, accounts, and licenses; (2) renew permits, accounts, and licenses; (3) allow trading of QS PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37575 percentages and quota pounds (QP) in online QS and vessel accounts, and allow transfer of catch history assignments between limited entry trawl permits; (4) track compliance with program control limits; and (5) implement other features of the regulations pertaining to permits and licenses. NMFS requests comments on the extension of these permit information collections. As part of this request, NMFS plans to remove the notary requirement on all of our forms in this collection, which will save time and money for permit, vessel, and license owners. II. Method of Collection Information is collected by mail and electronically. The following information is collected by mail: QS permit application forms; late QS permit renewals; vessel account registration requests; late vessel account renewals; trawl identification of ownership interest forms for new applicants, mothership catcher vessel endorsed limited entry permit owners, and mothership permit owners; first receiver site license application forms; mothership permit renewal forms; mothership permit change of vessel registration, permit owner, or vessel owner application forms; mothership cooperative permit application forms; change of mothership catcher vessel endorsement and catch history assignment registration forms; mutual agreement exception forms; mothership withdrawal forms; catcher/processor cooperative permit application forms; material change forms; and QS abandonment requests. The following information is collected electronically: QS permit renewals; QS percent transfers; QP transfers from a QS account to a vessel account; vessel account renewals; QP transfers from a vessel account to another vessel account; and trawl identification of ownership interest forms for online QS and vessel account renewals. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0620. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection, with revision. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 410 unique respondents. Estimated Time per Response: QS permit/account application form—30 minutes; QS permit/account online renewal—10 minutes; QS permit/ E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1 37576 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 112 / Friday, June 10, 2016 / Notices account late renewal form—15 minutes; QS transfer—10 minutes; QP transfer from QS account to vessel account—8 minutes; vessel account registration request—15 minutes; vessel account online renewal—10 minutes; vessel account late renewal form—15 minutes; QP transfer from vessel account to another vessel account—8 minutes; trawl identification of ownership interest form for new entrants—45 minutes; trawl identification of ownership interest form for renewals— 5 minutes; first receiver site license application form for new entrants—210 minutes; first receiver site license application form for re-registering license holders—110 minutes; mothership permit renewal form—20 minutes; mothership permit change of vessel registration, permit owner, or vessel owner application form—45 minutes; mothership cooperative permit application form—240 minutes; change of mothership catcher vessel endorsement and catch history assignment registration form—45 minutes; mutual agreement exception— 60 minutes; mothership withdrawal— 120 minutes; catcher/processor cooperative permit application form— 120 minutes; QS abandonment request—10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 640. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $12,475. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: June 7, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–13748 Filed 6–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Jun 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE614 Endangered Species; File No. 20114 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Department of Lands & Natural Resources, Sea Turtle Program, Caller Box 10007 Saipan, MP 96950 Northern Mariana Islands [Responsible Party: Richard B. Seman,], has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before July 11, 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. 20114 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 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 green and hawksbill sea turtles within the U.S. CNMI. The purpose of the project is to characterize the population structure, size class composition, foraging ecology, health, and migration patterns of green and hawksbill turtles in the region. Researchers would be authorized to capture 265 green and 40 hawksbill sea turtles annually by hand-capture and perform the following procedures: Examine; measure; photograph; video; weigh; flipper and Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tag; temporary carapace mark; oral swab, tissue, and blood sample. 235 green and 20 hawksbill sea turtles will receive scute sampling, while 30 captured hawksbills and 20 greens will have satellite transmitters attached by epoxy. In addition, dead carcasses, tissues and parts may be salvaged from up to 15 greens and 10 hawksbills annually. Dated: June 6, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–13713 Filed 6–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–BA21 Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Expansion for the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary; Announcement of Public Meetings Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of availability and public meetings. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed actions of boundary expansion, and application of existing regulations and management plan actions to new geographic areas of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS or sanctuary). The purpose of this action is to provide sanctuary SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Coast 
Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program Permit and License Information 
Collection

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 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 Sarah Towne, NMFS West Coast Region, 7600 Sand Point Way 
NE., Seattle, WA 98103, (206) 526-4140, or sarah.towne@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requests comments on 
the extension of a currently approved information collection for the 
West Coast Region's Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization 
Program.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 
U.S.C. 1801 et seq., provides that the Secretary of Commerce is 
responsible for the conservation and management of marine fisheries 
resources in the Exclusive Economic Zone (3-200 miles) of the United 
States. NMFS West Coast Region manages the Pacific Coast Groundfish 
Fishery in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off of Washington, Oregon, 
and California under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management 
Plan.
    In January 2011, NMFS implemented a trawl rationalization program, 
which is a catch share program, for the Pacific Coast Groundfish 
Limited Entry Trawl Fishery. The program was implemented through 
Amendments 20 and 21 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management 
Plan and the corresponding implementing regulations at 50 CFR part 660. 
Amendment 20 established the trawl rationalization program that 
consists of: an individual fishing quota (IFQ) program for the 
shorebased trawl fleet (including whiting and nonwhiting sectors), and 
cooperative programs for the at-sea mothership and catcher/processor 
trawl fleets (whiting only). Amendment 21 set long-term allocations for 
the limited entry trawl sectors of certain groundfish species.
    Under the trawl rationalization program, new permits, accounts, 
endorsements and licenses were established. These consist of: Quota 
share (QS) permits/accounts, vessel accounts, first receiver site 
licenses, mothership endorsements on certain limited entry trawl 
permits, mothership catcher vessel endorsements on certain limited 
entry trawl permits, catcher/processor endorsements on certain limited 
entry trawl permits, a mothership cooperative permit, and a catcher/
processor cooperative permit. NMFS collects information from program 
participants required to: (1) Establish new permits, accounts, and 
licenses; (2) renew permits, accounts, and licenses; (3) allow trading 
of QS percentages and quota pounds (QP) in online QS and vessel 
accounts, and allow transfer of catch history assignments between 
limited entry trawl permits; (4) track compliance with program control 
limits; and (5) implement other features of the regulations pertaining 
to permits and licenses. NMFS requests comments on the extension of 
these permit information collections.
    As part of this request, NMFS plans to remove the notary 
requirement on all of our forms in this collection, which will save 
time and money for permit, vessel, and license owners.

II. Method of Collection

    Information is collected by mail and electronically.
    The following information is collected by mail: QS permit 
application forms; late QS permit renewals; vessel account registration 
requests; late vessel account renewals; trawl identification of 
ownership interest forms for new applicants, mothership catcher vessel 
endorsed limited entry permit owners, and mothership permit owners; 
first receiver site license application forms; mothership permit 
renewal forms; mothership permit change of vessel registration, permit 
owner, or vessel owner application forms; mothership cooperative permit 
application forms; change of mothership catcher vessel endorsement and 
catch history assignment registration forms; mutual agreement exception 
forms; mothership withdrawal forms; catcher/processor cooperative 
permit application forms; material change forms; and QS abandonment 
requests.
    The following information is collected electronically: QS permit 
renewals; QS percent transfers; QP transfers from a QS account to a 
vessel account; vessel account renewals; QP transfers from a vessel 
account to another vessel account; and trawl identification of 
ownership interest forms for online QS and vessel account renewals.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0620.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection, with 
revision.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-
for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 410 unique respondents.
    Estimated Time per Response: QS permit/account application form--30 
minutes; QS permit/account online renewal--10 minutes; QS permit/

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account late renewal form--15 minutes; QS transfer--10 minutes; QP 
transfer from QS account to vessel account--8 minutes; vessel account 
registration request--15 minutes; vessel account online renewal--10 
minutes; vessel account late renewal form--15 minutes; QP transfer from 
vessel account to another vessel account--8 minutes; trawl 
identification of ownership interest form for new entrants--45 minutes; 
trawl identification of ownership interest form for renewals--5 
minutes; first receiver site license application form for new 
entrants--210 minutes; first receiver site license application form for 
re-registering license holders--110 minutes; mothership permit renewal 
form--20 minutes; mothership permit change of vessel registration, 
permit owner, or vessel owner application form--45 minutes; mothership 
cooperative permit application form--240 minutes; change of mothership 
catcher vessel endorsement and catch history assignment registration 
form--45 minutes; mutual agreement exception--60 minutes; mothership 
withdrawal--120 minutes; catcher/processor cooperative permit 
application form--120 minutes; QS abandonment request--10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 640.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $12,475.

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: June 7, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-13748 Filed 6-9-16; 8:45 am]
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