Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 44592-44593 [2016-16173]

Download as PDF 44592 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 131 / Friday, July 8, 2016 / Notices will be received from attendees at the discretion of the CPSMT Chair. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The listening station is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2425, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: July 5, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–16213 Filed 7–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE721 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Data Best Practices Standing Panel Webinar. AGENCY: The SEDAR Data Best Practices Panel will develop, review, and evaluate best practice recommendations for SEDAR Data Workshops. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The SEDAR Data Best Practices Standing Panel webinar will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julia Byrd at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jul 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; www.sedarweb.org. Julia Byrd, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571– 4366; email: julia.byrd@safmc.net. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: Data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The SEDAR Data Best Practices Standing Panel is charged with developing, reviewing, and evaluating best practice recommendations for SEDAR Data Workshops. This will be the second meeting of this group. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 items of discussion for this webinar are as follows: 1. Finalize terms of reference that specify the Panel’s purpose and approach. 2. Continue discussions on SEDAR Data Best Practices living document. 3. Discuss Data Issue Inventory Format 4. Other business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 5, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–16214 Filed 7–7–16; 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: West Coast Region Federal Fisheries Permits—Northwest. OMB Control Number: 0648–0203. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 537. Average Hours per Response: Permit renewals, 20 minutes; Permit transfers, E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 131 / Friday, July 8, 2016 / Notices 30 minutes; Sablefish ownership interest form, 10 minutes ; EFP Applications, 32 hours; EFP Trip Notifications 2 minutes; EFP Harvest Plans: 16 hours; EFP Data Reports: 2 hours;; EFP Summary Reports: interim report, 4 hours; final report, 20 hours. Burden Hours: 2,000. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The Magnuson-Stevens Act (16 U.S.C. 1801) provides that the Secretary of Commerce is responsible for the conservation and management of marine fisheries resources in Exclusive Economic Zone (3–200 miles) of the United States (U.S.). NOAA Fisheries, West Coast Region—Northwest manages the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon, and California under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan. The regulations implementing the Pacific Groundfish Fishery require that those vessels participating in the limited entry fishery to be registered to a valid limited entry permit. Participation in the fishery and access to a limited entry permit has been restricted to control the overall harvest capacity. The regulations implementing the limited entry program are found at 50 CFR part 660, subpart G. NOAA Fisheries seeks comment on the extension of permit information collections required for: (1) Renewal and transfer of Pacific Coast Groundfish limited entry permits; (2) implementation of certain provisions of the sablefish permit stacking program as provided for at 50 CFR 660.231 and 660.25; and (3) issuing and fulfilling the terms and conditions of certain exempted fishing permits (EFPs). Also, NOAA Fisheries requires an information collection to implement certain aspects of the sablefish permit stacking program which prevents excessive fleet consolidation. As part of the annual renewal process, NOAA Fisheries requires a corporation or partnership that owns or holds (as vessel owner) a sablefish endorsed permit to provide a complete ownership interest form listing all individuals with ownership interest in the entity. Similarly, any sablefish endorsed permit transfer involving registration of a business entity requires an ownership interest form if either the permit owner or vessel owner is a corporation or partnership. This information is used to determine if individuals own or hold sablefish permits in excess of the limit of 3 permits. Also, for transfer requests made during the sablefish primary season (April 1st through October 31st), VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jul 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 the permit owner is required to report the remaining tier pounds not yet harvested on the sablefish endorsed permit at the time of transfer. Applicants for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) must submit written information that allows NOAA Fisheries and the Pacific Fishery Management Council to evaluate the proposed exempted fishing project activities and weigh the benefits and costs of the proposed activities. The Council makes a recommendation on each EFP application and for successful applicants, NOAA Fisheries issues the EFPs which contains terms and conditions for the project including various reporting requirements. The information included in an application is specified at 50 CFR 600.745(b)(2) and the Council Operating Procedure #19. Permit holders are required to file preseason harvest plans, interim and/or final summary reports on the results of the project and in some cases individual vessels and other permit holders are required to provide data reports (logbooks and/or catch reports The results of EFPs are commonly used to explore ways to reduce effort on depressed stocks, encourage innovation and efficiency in the fishery, provide access to constrained stocks which directly measuring the bycatch associated with such strategies and evaluate/revise current and proposed management measures. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, individuals or households, not-for-profit institutions; state, local or tribal government. Frequency: Annually, semi-annually, monthly 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: July 5, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–16173 Filed 7–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44593 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 160606490–6490–01] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a New Privacy Act System of Records: COMMERCE/ NOAA–21, Financial Systems Division. AGENCY: This notice announces the Department of Commerce’s (Department’s) proposal for a new system of records under the Privacy Act. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is creating a new system of records for the Financial Services Division’s financial assistance programs. Information will be collected from individuals and businesses under the authority of title XI of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, as amended and codified, and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, as amended. This new record system is necessary to determine whether applicants for program financing, Fishermen’s Contingency claims, or participants in Capital Construction Fund accounts or Fishery Capacity Reduction programs are eligible and are creditworthy. DATES: To be considered, written comments must be submitted on or before August 8, 2016. Unless comments are received, the new system of records will become effective as proposed on August 17, 2016. If comments are received, the Department will publish a subsequent notice in the Federal Register within 10 days after the comment period closes, stating that the current system of records will remain in effect until publication of a final action in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to: Paul Marx, Chief, Financial Services Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Marx, Chief, Financial Services Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS will use the information contained in this system of records to determine whether applicants for the Fisheries Financing Program (FFP) are both SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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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: West Coast Region Federal Fisheries Permits--Northwest.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0203.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 537.
    Average Hours per Response: Permit renewals, 20 minutes; Permit 
transfers,

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30 minutes; Sablefish ownership interest form, 10 minutes ; EFP 
Applications, 32 hours; EFP Trip Notifications 2 minutes; EFP Harvest 
Plans: 16 hours; EFP Data Reports: 2 hours;; EFP Summary Reports: 
interim report, 4 hours; final report, 20 hours.
    Burden Hours: 2,000.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Act (16 U.S.C. 1801) provides that the 
Secretary of Commerce is responsible for the conservation and 
management of marine fisheries resources in Exclusive Economic Zone (3-
200 miles) of the United States (U.S.). NOAA Fisheries, West Coast 
Region--Northwest manages the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery in the 
Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon, and California 
under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan. The 
regulations implementing the Pacific Groundfish Fishery require that 
those vessels participating in the limited entry fishery to be 
registered to a valid limited entry permit. Participation in the 
fishery and access to a limited entry permit has been restricted to 
control the overall harvest capacity. The regulations implementing the 
limited entry program are found at 50 CFR part 660, subpart G.
    NOAA Fisheries seeks comment on the extension of permit information 
collections required for: (1) Renewal and transfer of Pacific Coast 
Groundfish limited entry permits; (2) implementation of certain 
provisions of the sablefish permit stacking program as provided for at 
50 CFR 660.231 and 660.25; and (3) issuing and fulfilling the terms and 
conditions of certain exempted fishing permits (EFPs).
    Also, NOAA Fisheries requires an information collection to 
implement certain aspects of the sablefish permit stacking program 
which prevents excessive fleet consolidation. As part of the annual 
renewal process, NOAA Fisheries requires a corporation or partnership 
that owns or holds (as vessel owner) a sablefish endorsed permit to 
provide a complete ownership interest form listing all individuals with 
ownership interest in the entity. Similarly, any sablefish endorsed 
permit transfer involving registration of a business entity requires an 
ownership interest form if either the permit owner or vessel owner is a 
corporation or partnership. This information is used to determine if 
individuals own or hold sablefish permits in excess of the limit of 3 
permits. Also, for transfer requests made during the sablefish primary 
season (April 1st through October 31st), the permit owner is required 
to report the remaining tier pounds not yet harvested on the sablefish 
endorsed permit at the time of transfer.
    Applicants for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) must submit written 
information that allows NOAA Fisheries and the Pacific Fishery 
Management Council to evaluate the proposed exempted fishing project 
activities and weigh the benefits and costs of the proposed activities. 
The Council makes a recommendation on each EFP application and for 
successful applicants, NOAA Fisheries issues the EFPs which contains 
terms and conditions for the project including various reporting 
requirements. The information included in an application is specified 
at 50 CFR 600.745(b)(2) and the Council Operating Procedure #19. Permit 
holders are required to file preseason harvest plans, interim and/or 
final summary reports on the results of the project and in some cases 
individual vessels and other permit holders are required to provide 
data reports (logbooks and/or catch reports The results of EFPs are 
commonly used to explore ways to reduce effort on depressed stocks, 
encourage innovation and efficiency in the fishery, provide access to 
constrained stocks which directly measuring the bycatch associated with 
such strategies and evaluate/revise current and proposed management 
measures.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, 
individuals or households, not-for-profit institutions; state, local or 
tribal government.
    Frequency: Annually, semi-annually, monthly 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: July 5, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-16173 Filed 7-7-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P