Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Socioeconomics of Ocean Recreation Operations in the Monterey Bay, Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries, 50689-50690 [2016-18195]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 2, 2016 / Notices folder on Gulf Council file server. The username and password are both ‘‘gulfguest.’’ The meetings will be webcast over the internet. A link to the webcast will be available on the Council’s Web site, at http:// www.gulfcouncil.org. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 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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 October 3, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Aug 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. Danielle Schwarzmann 240–533–0705 danielle.schwarzmann@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection to benefit natural resource managers in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS), Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS) and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). The National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) proposes to collect information from wildlife watching operations to ascertain the market value of marine wildlife via the ocean recreational industry in the region that serves passengers aboard their vessels that take people out for non-consumptive recreation in and around the three sanctuaries. Up-to-date socioeconomic data is needed to support the conservation and management goals of GFNMS, CBNMS and MBNMS to strengthen and improve conservation of marine wildlife, including whales, pinnipeds, sea otters, and seabirds within the jurisdiction of the sanctuary and to satisfy legal mandates under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq), Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq), Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq), National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321), Executive Order 12866 (EO 12866), and other pertinent statutes. GFNMS, CBNMS and MBNMS have identified a lack of baseline socioeconomic information on ocean recreation businesses. The information is not available to assess the possible economic benefits of marine wildlife protection to the local economy, or the potential impact on ocean recreation businesses. The type of data targeted for this collection; that is, information on costs and earnings from the marine wildlife watching industry, are only currently available for recreational and commercial fishing. Thus, current economic information on the importance of marine wildlife to the local tourism industry is required. We already have approval for the survey of for hire operations in MBNMS under OMB Control No. 0648–0726. The PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50689 primary focus for this survey will be to gather data on the non-consumptive, market value of marine wildlife. Specifically, researchers will collect data to determine the contribution of marine wildlife watching operations to the economy in the regions. A second component of the proposed research is the survey of passengers of the for hire operations. The primary focus of this survey is to obtain demographic profiles of users, spending on wildlife viewing trips to estimate the economic impact/contribution to the local economy and the non-market economic value of the use and how those values change with changes in user and natural resource attributes. This information will be required for all three sanctuaries. II. Method of Collection For the for hire operations, a research team goes into the business to fill-out forms using records provided by the businesses and answers to questions in a face-to-face interview. For passengers aboard the operations vessels, respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, and mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–XXXX. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: For profit organizations; individuals or households. For-Hire Operation Survey: Estimated Number of Respondents: 30. Estimated Time per Response: 2.5 hours per survey Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75 hours. Passenger Survey: Estimated Number of Respondents Survey: 3,000. Total Annual Burden Hours All Surveys: 2,120 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: Other than burden hours there will be no cost to the public. 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) E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 50690 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 2, 2016 / Notices 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: July 27, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–18195 Filed 8–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions on reducing the burden, may be submitted directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in OMB, within 30 days of the notice’s publication, by email at OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov. Please identify the comments by OMB Control No. 3038–0111. Please provide the Commission with a copy of all submitted comments at the address listed below. Please refer to OMB Reference No. 3038–0111, found on http://reginfo.gov. Comments may also be mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; or through the Agency’s Web site at http:// comments.cftc.gov. Follow the mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Aug 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. Comments may also be mailed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581 or by Hand Delivery/Courier at the same address. A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of information discussed above may be obtained by visiting http://RegInfo.gov. 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. For Further Information or a Copy Contact: Laura B. Badian, Assistant General Counsel, 202–418–5969, lbadian@cftc.gov; Paul Schlichting, Assistant General Counsel, 202–418– 5884, pschlichting@cftc.gov; or Herminio Castro, Counsel, (202) 418– 6705, hcastro@cftc.gov; Office of the General Counsel, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. Please refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0111 in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants; Comparability Determinations with Margin Requirements, (OMB Control No. 3038– 0111). This is a request for a revision of an information collection. Abstract: Section 731 of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’),1 amended the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’), to add, as section 4s(e) thereof, provisions concerning the establishment of initial and variation margin requirements for swap dealers and major swap participants.2 Each swap dealer and major swap participant for which there is a Prudential Regulator, as defined in section 1a(39) of the CEA,3 must meet margin requirements established by the applicable Prudential Regulator, and each swap dealer and major swap participant for which there is no Prudential Regulator (collectively, ‘‘Covered Swap Entities’’ or ‘‘CSEs’’) must comply with the Commission’s margin requirements. With regard to the cross-border application of the swap provisions enacted by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act, section 2(i) of the CEA provides the Commission with express authority over activities outside the 1 Pub. L. 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010). U.S.C. 6s(e). 3 7 U.S.C. 1a(39). 27 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 United States relating to swaps when certain conditions are met. Specifically, section 2(i) of the CEA provides that the provisions of the CEA relating to swaps enacted by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act (including Commission rules and regulations promulgated thereunder) shall not apply to activities outside the United States unless those activities (1) have a direct and significant connection with activities in, or effect on, commerce of the United States or (2) contravene such rules or regulations as the Commission may prescribe or promulgate as are necessary or appropriate to prevent the evasion of any provision of Title VII.4 Because margin requirements are critical to ensuring the safety and soundness of a CSE and the stability of the U.S. financial markets, the Commission believes that its margin rules should apply on a cross-border basis in a manner that effectively addresses risks to a CSE and the U.S. financial system. On May 31, 2016, the Commission published a Final Rule addressing the cross-border application of its margin requirements for uncleared swaps of CSEs (with substituted compliance available in certain circumstances), except as to a narrow class of uncleared swaps between a non-U.S. CSE and a non-U.S. counterparty that fall within a limited exclusion (the ‘‘Exclusion’’).5 As described below, the adopting release for the Final Rule contained a collection of information regarding requests for comparability determinations, which was previously included in the proposing release, and for which the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) assigned OMB control number 3038–0111, titled ‘‘Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants; Comparability Determinations with Margin Requirements.’’ In addition, the adopting release included two additional information collections regarding non-segregation jurisdictions 6 and non-netting jurisdictions 7 that were 47 U.S.C. 2(i). FR 34818 (May 31, 2016). 6 As used in the adopting release, a ‘‘nonsegregation jurisdiction’’ is a jurisdiction where inherent limitations in the legal or operational infrastructure of the foreign jurisdiction make it impracticable for the CSE and its counterparty to post initial margin pursuant to custodial arrangements that comply with the Commission’s margin rules, as further described in section II.B.4.b of the adopting release. 7 As used in the adopting release, a ‘‘non-netting jurisdiction’’ is a jurisdiction in which a CSE cannot conclude, with a well-founded basis, that the netting agreement with a counterparty in that foreign jurisdiction meets the definition of an ‘‘eligible master netting agreement’’ set forth in the 5 81 E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 148 (Tuesday, August 2, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50689-50690]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18195]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Socioeconomics 
of Ocean Recreation Operations in the Monterey Bay, Greater Farallones 
and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries

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 October 3, 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. Danielle Schwarzmann 240-533-0705 
danielle.schwarzmann@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a new information collection to benefit natural 
resource managers in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary 
(GFNMS), Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS) and the 
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). The National Ocean 
Service (NOS), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) proposes to 
collect information from wildlife watching operations to ascertain the 
market value of marine wildlife via the ocean recreational industry in 
the region that serves passengers aboard their vessels that take people 
out for non-consumptive recreation in and around the three sanctuaries.
    Up-to-date socioeconomic data is needed to support the conservation 
and management goals of GFNMS, CBNMS and MBNMS to strengthen and 
improve conservation of marine wildlife, including whales, pinnipeds, 
sea otters, and seabirds within the jurisdiction of the sanctuary and 
to satisfy legal mandates under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 
U.S.C. 1431 et seq), Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq), 
Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq), National 
Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321), Executive Order 12866 (EO 
12866), and other pertinent statutes.
    GFNMS, CBNMS and MBNMS have identified a lack of baseline 
socioeconomic information on ocean recreation businesses. The 
information is not available to assess the possible economic benefits 
of marine wildlife protection to the local economy, or the potential 
impact on ocean recreation businesses. The type of data targeted for 
this collection; that is, information on costs and earnings from the 
marine wildlife watching industry, are only currently available for 
recreational and commercial fishing. Thus, current economic information 
on the importance of marine wildlife to the local tourism industry is 
required. We already have approval for the survey of for hire 
operations in MBNMS under OMB Control No. 0648-0726. The primary focus 
for this survey will be to gather data on the non-consumptive, market 
value of marine wildlife. Specifically, researchers will collect data 
to determine the contribution of marine wildlife watching operations to 
the economy in the regions.
    A second component of the proposed research is the survey of 
passengers of the for hire operations. The primary focus of this survey 
is to obtain demographic profiles of users, spending on wildlife 
viewing trips to estimate the economic impact/contribution to the local 
economy and the non-market economic value of the use and how those 
values change with changes in user and natural resource attributes. 
This information will be required for all three sanctuaries.

II. Method of Collection

    For the for hire operations, a research team goes into the business 
to fill-out forms using records provided by the businesses and answers 
to questions in a face-to-face interview.
    For passengers aboard the operations vessels, respondents have a 
choice of either electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal 
include email of electronic forms, and mail and facsimile transmission 
of paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-XXXX.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information 
collection).
    Affected Public: For profit organizations; individuals or 
households.
    For-Hire Operation Survey:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2.5 hours per survey
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75 hours.
    Passenger Survey:
    Estimated Number of Respondents Survey: 3,000.
    Total Annual Burden Hours All Surveys: 2,120 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: Other than burden hours 
there will be no cost to the public.

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)

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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: July 27, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-18195 Filed 8-1-16; 8:45 am]
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