Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 44006-44007 [2016-15869]

Download as PDF 44006 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 6, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: Fishery Observer Retention Survey. OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 785. Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes. Burden Hours: 262. Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection. NOAA Fisheries utilizes observers to collect information on catch, bycatch, fishing efforts, biological characteristics, interactions with protected species, and socioeconomic information from United States (U.S.) commercial fishing and processing vessels. More information on the observer population is needed to support the Agency’s conservation and management goals, to strengthen and improve fishery management decisionmaking, and to satisfy legal mandates under the Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Executive Order 12866 (EO 12866), and other pertinent statutes. The National Observer Program (NOP) is conducting a survey of fishery observers in order to investigate incentives and disincentives for remaining an observer and to identify their subsequent career choices. The data will be used by the NOP and regional observer programs to improve observer recruitment and retention rates. The survey results will be used by regional program managers to evaluate current observer provider contract requirements to increase observer retention. With a greater understanding of these data observer retention may increase as a result of improved recruitment for observers. Improved retention of qualified and experienced observers is expected to reduce training efforts and costs, and improve data VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:04 Jul 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 quality. Observers are often the only independent data collection source for federal agency and scientists to collect at-sea data and are crucial in fishery management. Affected Public: 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: June 29, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–15877 Filed 7–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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: NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Grants Proposal Application Package. OMB Control Number: 0648–0384. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 300. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes each for a project summary, key contacts and current and pending federal support; 5 hours for a semiannual report; 5 hours for an annual report and 10 hours for a final report. Burden Hours: 1,050. Needs and Uses: This request is for a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal Ocean Program (COP) provides direct financial assistance through grants and cooperative agreements for research supporting the management of coastal ecosystems. The statutory authority for PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 COP is Public Law 102–567 Section 201 (Coastal Ocean Program). In addition to standard government application requirements, applicants for financial assistance are required to submit a project summary form, current and pending form and a key contacts form. Recipients are required to file annual progress reports and a project final report using COP formats. All of these requirements are needed for better evaluation of proposals and monitoring of awards. This revision is the addition of the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program. This program provides direct financial assistance through grants and cooperative agreements for research, observation, and monitoring to support, to the maximum extent practicable, the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem, fish stocks, fish habitat, and the recreational, commercial, and charter-fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA was authorized to establish and administer the Program, in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, by the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) of the Gulf States Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–141, Section 1604). Identified in the RESTORE Act as the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology Program, the Program is commonly known as the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program. The NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program will use the standard government application forms for financial assistance as well as the COP project summary form, current and pending form and a key contacts form. Recipients are required to file semiannual progress reports and a project final report using a revised COP format. These additional forms are necessary for consistency. The main purpose of this information collection is to enable the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program to provide summaries of each proposed project, the key applicant contact information and their current and pending Federal funding. The information gathered will enable the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program to properly and quickly evaluate proposals in a collaborative environment with its partner agencies. Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal government; business or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: Annually, semi-annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 6, 2016 / Notices 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: June 29, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–15869 Filed 7–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE201 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Restoration Planning To Provide and Enhance Recreational Use in Alabama, and To Conduct Scoping National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare a restoration plan (RP) and environmental impact statement (EIS), and to conduct scoping. AGENCY: The Federal and state natural resource trustees for the Alabama Trustee Implementation Group for the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill (Alabama TIG) intend to prepare an EIS under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to evaluate the environmental consequences of a range of restoration projects that the Alabama TIG will propose in an RP developed pursuant to the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) to compensate the public for lost recreational use opportunities in Alabama caused by the DWH oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Restoration planning to compensate the public for lost recreational opportunities in Alabama is expected to be phased. This initial restoration planning activity will occur during the 2016 planning year. This restoration planning activity is occurring, in part, in accordance with the February 16, 2016, decision in Gulf Restoration Network v. Jewell, Case 1:15–cv–00191–CB–C (S.D. Ala.), in which the court enjoined the use of $58.5 million in DWH early restoration funds pending additional analysis under ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:04 Jul 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 NEPA and OPA. This restoration planning activity fulfills the Federal and state natural resources trustees’ responsibilities under this court order while looking more broadly at the potential to provide restoration for lost recreational use within Alabama. Accordingly, this initial recreational use restoration planning activity may develop restoration projects to compensate for the full remaining allocated amount of Alabama’s recreational use injury caused by the DWH oil spill (approximately $83.5 million), or for some portion thereof. This restoration planning activity is proceeding in accordance with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Final Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP) and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS). Information on the Restoration Type: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities, as well as the OPA criteria against which project ideas are being evaluated, can be found in the PDARP/PEIS (http:// www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/ 2016/04/trustees-settle-with-bp-fornatural-resource-injuries-to-the-gulf-ofmexico/) and in the Overview of the PDARP/PEIS (http:// www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/ 2016/04/trustees-settle-with-bp-fornatural-resource-injuries-to-the-gulf-ofmexico/). The Alabama TIG would like to hear your project ideas for addressing lost recreational use in Alabama and encourages you to submit restoration project ideas in response to this notice (see ADDRESSES for instructions). If you have submitted project ideas in the past, we will consider those projects along with additional ideas submitted at this time. The Trustees also seek public involvement in the scoping process and development of the recreational use RP/ EIS. This notice explains the scoping process the Alabama TIG will use to gather input from the public. In addition to restoration project ideas, the Alabama TIG invites public comments regarding the scope, content, and any significant issues it should consider in the RP/EIS. Comments may be submitted at any time during the 30-day public scoping period via mail or the internet. DATES: Public scoping comments and project ideas must be received by August 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submitting Project Ideas: You may submit project ideas for addressing lost recreational use in Alabama at the following addresses: Trustee Council Web site: http:// www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/ PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44007 restoration/give-us-your-ideas/suggesta-restoration-project/ Alabama Coastal Restoration Web site: http:// www.alabamacoastalrestoration.org/ ProjectSubmit.aspx Submitting Scoping Comments: You may submit scoping comments on the EIS by any of the following methods: • Via the Web: http:// www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov. • U.S. Mail: NOAA Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center; attn: Alabama Recreational Use Restoration Plan; 7344 Zeigler Blvd.; Mobile, AL 36608. All written scoping comments must be received by the close of the scoping period to be considered. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: • NOAA—Dan Van Nostrand, dan.van-nostrand@noaa.gov. • AL—Amy Hunter, amy.hunter@ dcnr.alabama.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction On April 20, 2010, the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, which was being used to drill a well for BP Exploration and Production Inc. (BP), in the Macondo prospect (Mississippi Canyon 252– MC252), exploded, caught fire and subsequently sank in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in an unprecedented volume of oil and other discharges from the rig and from the wellhead on the seabed. The DWH oil spill is the largest oil spill in U.S. history, discharging millions of barrels of oil over a period of 87 days. In addition, well over one million gallons of dispersants were applied to the waters of the spill area in an attempt to disperse the spilled oil. An undetermined amount of natural gas was also released to the environment as a result of the spill. The Deepwater Horizon state and Federal natural resource trustees (DWH Trustees) conducted the natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) for the DWH oil spill under the Oil Pollution Act 1990 (OPA; 33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.). Pursuant to OPA, Federal and state agencies act as trustees on behalf of the public to assess natural resource injuries and losses and to determine the actions required to compensate the public for those injuries and losses. OPA further instructs the designated trustees to develop and implement a plan for the restoration, rehabilitation, replacement, or acquisition of the equivalent of the injured natural resources under their trusteeship, including the loss of use and services from those resources from the time of injury until the time of E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 6, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44006-44007]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15869]


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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 Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Grants Proposal Application 
Package.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0384.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 300.
    Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes each for a project summary, 
key contacts and current and pending federal support; 5 hours for a 
semi-annual report; 5 hours for an annual report and 10 hours for a 
final report.
    Burden Hours: 1,050.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for a revision and extension of a 
currently approved information collection. The National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Ocean Program (COP) provides 
direct financial assistance through grants and cooperative agreements 
for research supporting the management of coastal ecosystems. The 
statutory authority for COP is Public Law 102-567 Section 201 (Coastal 
Ocean Program). In addition to standard government application 
requirements, applicants for financial assistance are required to 
submit a project summary form, current and pending form and a key 
contacts form. Recipients are required to file annual progress reports 
and a project final report using COP formats. All of these requirements 
are needed for better evaluation of proposals and monitoring of awards.
    This revision is the addition of the NOAA RESTORE Act Science 
Program. This program provides direct financial assistance through 
grants and cooperative agreements for research, observation, and 
monitoring to support, to the maximum extent practicable, the long-term 
sustainability of the ecosystem, fish stocks, fish habitat, and the 
recreational, commercial, and charter-fishing industry in the Gulf of 
Mexico. NOAA was authorized to establish and administer the Program, in 
consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, by the Resources 
and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived 
Economies (RESTORE) of the Gulf States Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-141, 
Section 1604). Identified in the RESTORE Act as the Gulf Coast 
Ecosystem Restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology 
Program, the Program is commonly known as the NOAA RESTORE Act Science 
Program. The NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program will use the standard 
government application forms for financial assistance as well as the 
COP project summary form, current and pending form and a key contacts 
form. Recipients are required to file semi-annual progress reports and 
a project final report using a revised COP format. These additional 
forms are necessary for consistency. The main purpose of this 
information collection is to enable the NOAA RESTORE Act Science 
Program to provide summaries of each proposed project, the key 
applicant contact information and their current and pending Federal 
funding. The information gathered will enable the NOAA RESTORE Act 
Science Program to properly and quickly evaluate proposals in a 
collaborative environment with its partner agencies.
    Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal 
government; business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually, semi-annually and on occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

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    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: June 29, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-15869 Filed 7-5-16; 8:45 am]
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