Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Fishery Products Subject to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to Certification Under the High Seas Driftnet Fishing (HSDF) Moratorium Protection Act, 58494-58495 [2016-20402]

Download as PDF 58494 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 165 / Thursday, August 25, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES placed around the north and south buoys. (i) If a whale call detection alert is received, the PSO will review the data and confirm the signal is a whale call. Upon verification, the PSO will monitor the other buoys for call detections. If the PSO verifies detections from two other buoys, then it will be determined that a whale is within the heightened awareness area. Mitigation measures for acoustic detection of whales will be the same as those for visual detection described above. 6. Reporting The holder of this Authorization is required to: (a) Submit a draft report on all monitoring conducted under the IHA within ninety calendar days of the completion of marine mammal and acoustic monitoring or sixty days prior to the issuance of any subsequent IHA for this project, whichever comes first. A final report shall be prepared and submitted within thirty days following resolution of comments on the draft report from NMFS. This report must contain the informational elements described in the Monitoring Plan, at minimum (see attached), and shall also include: (i) Location (in longitude and latitude coordinates), time, and the nature of the maintenance and repair activities; (ii) Indication of whether a DP system was operated, and if so, the number of thrusters being used and the time and duration of DP vessel operation; (iii) Marine mammals observed in the within the ZOI (3.45 km in all directions) (number, species, age group, and initial behavior); (iv) The distance of observed marine mammals from the maintenance, repair, or decommissioning activities; (v) Changes, if any, in marine mammal behaviors during the observation; (vi) A description of any mitigation measures (power-down, shutdown, etc.) implemented; (vii) Weather condition (Beaufort sea state, wind speed, wind direction, ambient temperature, precipitation, and percent cloud cover, etc.); (viii) Condition of the observation (visibility and glare); and (ix) Details of passive acoustic detections and any action taken in response to those detections. (b) Reporting injured or dead marine mammals: (i) In the unanticipated event that the specified activity clearly causes the take of a marine mammal in a manner prohibited by this IHA, such as an injury (Level A harassment), serious VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Aug 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 injury, or mortality, Neptune shall immediately cease the specified activities and report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources (301–427– 8401), NMFS, and the GARFO Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator (978– 281–9300). The report must include the following information: 1. Time and date of the incident; 2. Description of the incident; 3. Environmental conditions (e.g., wind speed and direction, Beaufort sea state, cloud cover, and visibility); 4. Description of all marine mammal observations and active sound source use in the 24 hours preceding the incident; 5. Species identification or description of the animal(s) involved; 6. Fate of the animal(s); and 7. Photographs or video footage of the animal(s). Activities shall not resume until NMFS is able to review the circumstances of the prohibited take. NMFS will work with Neptune to determine what measures are necessary to minimize the likelihood of further prohibited take and ensure MMPA compliance. Neptune may not resume their activities until notified by NMFS. (ii) In the event that Neptune discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead observer determines that the cause of the injury or death is unknown and the death is relatively recent (e.g., in less than a moderate state of decomposition), Neptune shall immediately report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, and the GARFO Stranding Coordinator, NMFS. The report must include the same information identified in 6(b)(i) of this IHA. Activities may continue while NMFS reviews the circumstances of the incident. NMFS will work with Neptune to determine whether additional mitigation measures or modifications to the activities are appropriate. (iii) In the event that Neptune discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead observer determines that the injury or death is not associated with or related to the activities authorized in the IHA (e.g., previously wounded animal, carcass with moderate to advanced decomposition, or scavenger damage), Neptune shall report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, and the GARFO Stranding Coordinator, NMFS, within 24 hours of the discovery. Neptune shall provide photographs or video footage or other documentation of the stranded animal sighting to NMFS. 7. This Authorization may be modified, suspended or withdrawn if PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the holder fails to abide by the conditions prescribed herein, or if NMFS determines the authorized taking is having more than a negligible impact on the species or stock of affected marine mammals. Dated: August 22, 2016. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–20407 Filed 8–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Fishery Products Subject to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to Certification Under the High Seas Driftnet Fishing (HSDF) Moratorium Protection Act 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 October 24, 2016. SUMMARY: 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 Kristin Rusello, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, F/IS5, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 427–8376, or kristin.rusello@ noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a revision per RIN 0648–AY15, approved as an emergency request. Pursuant to the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 165 / Thursday, August 25, 2016 / Notices (Moratorium Protection Act), if certain fish or fish products of a nation are subject to import prohibitions to facilitate enforcement, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires that other fish or fish products from that nation that are not subject to the import prohibitions must be accompanied by documentation of admissibility. A duly authorized official/agent of the applicant’s Government must certify that the fish in the shipments being imported into the United States (U.S.) are of a species that are not subject to an import restriction of the U.S. If a nation is identified under the Moratorium Protection Act and fails to receive a certification decision from the Secretary of Commerce, products from that nation that are not subject to the import prohibitions must be accompanied by the documentation of admissibility. The approved revision added two new requirements. Under the import certification requirements in the final rule, there was a procedure for making comparability findings for nations that are eligible for exporting fish and fish products to the United States. The nations may receive a comparability finding to export fish and fish products to the United States by providing documentation that a nation’s bycatch reduction regulatory program is comparable in effectiveness to that of the United States. A comparability finding is valid for four years. In the interim, nations are required to submit progress reports demonstrating that their regulatory programs are still meeting the conditions for a comparability finding. This proposed revision makes minor modifications to the ‘‘certification of admissibility’’ established in conjunction with the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act final rule (RIN 0648–BA89). This revision also changes the title of the collection and the Certification of Admissibility Form from ‘‘Fishery Products Subject to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to Certification under the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act’’ to ‘‘Fishery Products Subject to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to Certification under the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act’’. This information collection is necessary to comply with the Marine Mammal Protection (MMPA) Act 16 U.S.C. 1371 and 1372 and the final rule RIN 0648–AY15 to implement these provisions within the regulations of 50 CFR 216.24. The MMPA contains provisions to address the incidental VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Aug 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 58495 mortality and serious injury of marine mammals in both domestic and foreign commercial fisheries. With respect to foreign fisheries, section 101(a)(2) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1371(a)(2)) states that ‘‘The Secretary of the Treasury shall ban the importation of commercial fish or products from fish which have been caught with commercial fishing technology which results in the incidental kill or incidental serious injury of ocean mammals in excess of United States standards. For purposes of applying the preceding sentence, the Secretary [of Commerce] (A) shall insist on reasonable proof from the government of any nation from which fish or fish products will be exported to the United States of the effects on ocean mammals of the commercial fishing technology in use for such fish or fish products exported from such nation to the United States.’’ Dated: August 22, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. II. Method of Collection Submissions will be accepted via email or fax. NMFS announces a public meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) on September 14, 2016. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. The meeting will be held via conference call. Members of the public may submit written comments; comments may be submitted up to 3 days in advance of the meeting. Mail comments to Emily Crigler at the address provided in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. DATES: The meeting of the PAC will be held via conference call on September 14, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. HST (or until business is concluded). ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be conducted via conference call. For details on how to call in to the conference line, please contact Emily Crigler, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; telephone: 808–725–5036; email: emily.crigler@noaa.gov. Documents to be considered by the PAC will be sent out via email in advance of the conference call. Please submit contact information to Emily Crigler (telephone: 808–725–5036; email: emily.crigler@ noaa.gov) at least 3 days in advance of the call to receive documents via email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Crigler, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; telephone: 808–725–5036; facsimile: 808–725– 5215; email: emily.crigler@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Western and III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0651. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of an emergency revision). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 90. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $10 in reporting/recordkeeping costs. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2016–20402 Filed 8–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE816 Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Fishery 
Products Subject to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to Certification Under 
the High Seas Driftnet Fishing (HSDF) Moratorium Protection Act

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 24, 
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 Kristin Rusello, Office of International Affairs and 
Seafood Inspection, F/IS5, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 
20910, (301) 427-8376, or kristin.rusello@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a revision per RIN 0648-AY15, 
approved as an emergency request.
    Pursuant to the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection 
Act

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(Moratorium Protection Act), if certain fish or fish products of a 
nation are subject to import prohibitions to facilitate enforcement, 
the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires that other fish 
or fish products from that nation that are not subject to the import 
prohibitions must be accompanied by documentation of admissibility. A 
duly authorized official/agent of the applicant's Government must 
certify that the fish in the shipments being imported into the United 
States (U.S.) are of a species that are not subject to an import 
restriction of the U.S. If a nation is identified under the Moratorium 
Protection Act and fails to receive a certification decision from the 
Secretary of Commerce, products from that nation that are not subject 
to the import prohibitions must be accompanied by the documentation of 
admissibility.
    The approved revision added two new requirements. Under the import 
certification requirements in the final rule, there was a procedure for 
making comparability findings for nations that are eligible for 
exporting fish and fish products to the United States. The nations may 
receive a comparability finding to export fish and fish products to the 
United States by providing documentation that a nation's bycatch 
reduction regulatory program is comparable in effectiveness to that of 
the United States. A comparability finding is valid for four years. In 
the interim, nations are required to submit progress reports 
demonstrating that their regulatory programs are still meeting the 
conditions for a comparability finding.
    This proposed revision makes minor modifications to the 
``certification of admissibility'' established in conjunction with the 
High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act final rule (RIN 
0648-BA89). This revision also changes the title of the collection and 
the Certification of Admissibility Form from ``Fishery Products Subject 
to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to Certification under the High Seas 
Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act'' to ``Fishery Products 
Subject to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to Certification under the High 
Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act and the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act''.
    This information collection is necessary to comply with the Marine 
Mammal Protection (MMPA) Act 16 U.S.C. 1371 and 1372 and the final rule 
RIN 0648-AY15 to implement these provisions within the regulations of 
50 CFR 216.24. The MMPA contains provisions to address the incidental 
mortality and serious injury of marine mammals in both domestic and 
foreign commercial fisheries. With respect to foreign fisheries, 
section 101(a)(2) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1371(a)(2)) states that ``The 
Secretary of the Treasury shall ban the importation of commercial fish 
or products from fish which have been caught with commercial fishing 
technology which results in the incidental kill or incidental serious 
injury of ocean mammals in excess of United States standards. For 
purposes of applying the preceding sentence, the Secretary [of 
Commerce] (A) shall insist on reasonable proof from the government of 
any nation from which fish or fish products will be exported to the 
United States of the effects on ocean mammals of the commercial fishing 
technology in use for such fish or fish products exported from such 
nation to the United States.''

II. Method of Collection

    Submissions will be accepted via email or fax.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0651.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of an emergency 
revision).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 90.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $10 in reporting/
recordkeeping costs.

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: August 22, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-20402 Filed 8-24-16; 8:45 am]
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