Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 44006 [2016-15877]

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

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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: 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 
decision-making, 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 
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