Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 75382-75383 [2016-26155]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 75382 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2016 / Notices Pacific striped marlin and Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico dusky shark. NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary, notifies the appropriate fishery management council (Council) whenever it determines that overfishing is occurring, a stock is in an overfished condition, a stock is approaching an overfished condition, or when a rebuilding plan has not resulted in adequate progress toward ending overfishing and rebuilding affected fish stocks. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Spallone, (301) 427–8568. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to sections 304(e)(2) and (e)(7) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1854(e)(2) and (e)(7), and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.310(e)(2) and (j)(1), NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary, must notify Councils whenever it determines that a stock or stock complex is overfished or approaching an overfished condition; or if an existing rebuilding plan has not ended overfishing or resulted in adequate rebuilding progress. NMFS also notifies Councils when it determines a stock or stock complex is subject to overfishing. NMFS has determined that Hood Canal coho is subject to overfishing, based on the most recent salmon stock assessments conducted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT). The Pacific Council has, consistent with the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan, already taken action shaping the 2016 fisheries to ensure Pacific Council area fisheries are not contributing to overfishing (May 2, 2016, 81 FR 26157). In addition, NMFS has determined that Pribilof Islands blue king crab is subject to overfishing based on catch levels exceeding the stock’s overfishing limit. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has been informed that they must take action to end overfishing immediately on this stock. NMFS has determined that Quillayute Fall coho and Snohomish coho salmon are both approaching an overfished condition, based on the most recent salmon stock assessments conducted by the Pacific Council STT. These salmon stocks will be considered approaching an overfished condition if the 3-year geometric mean of the stock’s two most recent postseason estimates of spawning escapement and the current preseason forecast of spawning escapement is below the stock’s minimum stock size threshold. The Pacific Council has been informed that if either of these stocks becomes overfished, they must direct VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Oct 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 the STT to prepare a rebuilding plan within one year. In addition, NMFS has determined that both Western and Central North Pacific striped marlin and Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico dusky shark are still overfished and subject to overfishing, based on the most recent assessments of these stocks. The striped marlin’s determination was based on a 2015 assessment conducted by the Billfish Working Group of the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean. On May 19, 2014, NMFS had announced its overfishing and overfished status determination for striped marlin, and informed the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council and the Pacific Fishery Management Council of their obligations under the MSA to address the domestic and international impact of U.S. fisheries on this stock (79 FR 28686). NMFS continues to work with the Councils and its partners to meet its domestic and international obligations, as specified in that earlier notice. The dusky shark determination is based on a 2016 stock assessment update to the 21st Southeast Data Assessment and Review benchmark assessment for this stock, finalized in 2011. NMFS manages dusky shark under the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan and its amendments. Dusky shark has been a prohibited species since 2000, and may not be landed or retained in any fisheries. However, multiple commercial and recreational fisheries sometimes interact with the species as bycatch. Dated: October 25, 2016. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–26126 Filed 10–28–16; 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). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ¯ ¯ Title: Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Permit Application and Reports for Permits (fka Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument). OMB Control Number: 0648–0548. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 192. Average Hours per Response: Research, Conservation and Management and Education (‘‘general’’ permits), 5 hours; Special Ocean Use permits, 10 hours; Native Hawaiian Practices permits, 8 hours; Recreation permits, 6 hours; modification requests and final reports, 10 hours; annual reports, 5 hours. Burden Hours: 1,343. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. There will be minor changes to the forms and instructions. On June 15, 2006, President Bush ¯ ¯ established the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument by issuing Presidential Proclamation 8031 (71 FR 36443, June 26, 2006) under the authority of the Antiquities Act (16 U.S.C. 431). The proclamation includes restrictions and prohibitions regarding activities in the monument consistent with the authority provided by the act. Specifically, the proclamation prohibits access to the monument except when passing through without interruption or as allowed under a permit issued by NOAA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Vessels passing through the monument without interruption are required to notify NOAA and FWS upon entering into and leaving the monument. Individuals wishing to access the monument to conduct certain regulated activities must first apply for and be granted a permit issued by NOAA and FWS to certify compliance with vessel monitoring system requirements, monument regulations and best management practices. On August 29, 2006, NOAA and FWS published a final rule codifying the provisions of the proclamation (71 FR 51134). Affected Public: Individuals, not for profit institutions; Federal, State, local, government, Native Hawaiian organizations; business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or maintain benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2016 / Notices 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: October 26, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–26155 Filed 10–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Expanded Vessel Monitoring System Requirement in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery 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 December 30, 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 Karen Palmigiano, (206) 526–4491 or Karen.palmigiano@ noaa.gov. SUMMARY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has established large-scale depth-based management areas, referred to as Groundfish Conservation Areas (GCAs), where groundfish fishing is prohibited VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Oct 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 or restricted. These areas were specifically designed to reduce the catch of species while allowing healthy fisheries to continue in areas and with gears where little incidental catch of overfished species is likely to occur. Because NOAA needs methods to effectively enforce area restrictions, certain commercial fishing vessels are required to install and use a vessel monitoring system (VMS) that automatically send hourly position reports. Exemptions from the reporting requirement are available for inactive vessels or vessels fishing outside the monitored area. The vessels are also required to declare what gear will be used. To ensure the integrity of the GCAs and Rockfish Conservation Areas, a pilot VMS program was implemented on January 1, 2004. The pilot program required vessels registered to Pacific Coast groundfish fishery limited entry permits to carry and use VMS transceiver units while fishing off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California. On January 1, 2007, the VMS program coverage was expanded on to include all open access fisheries in addition to the limited entry fisheries. Finally, in 2010, NMFS expanded the declaration reports to include several more limited entry categories. II. Method of Collection The installation/activation reports are available over the Internet. Due to the need for the owner’s signature, installation reports must be faxed or mailed to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Hourly position reports are automatically sent from VMS transceivers installed aboard vessels. Exemption reports and declaration reports are submitted via a toll-free telephone number. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0573. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofits organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time per Response: VMS installation: 4 hours; VMS maintenance: 4 hours; installation, exemption and activation reports: 5 minutes each; and declaration reports: 4 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,872. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $4,350,375. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75383 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: October 26, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–26159 Filed 10–28–16; 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: Licensing of Private RemoteSensing Space Systems. OMB Control Number: 0648–0174. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 18. Average Hours per Response: 0 hours for the submission of a license application; 10 hours for the submission of a data protection plan; 5 hours for the submission of a plan describing how the licensee will comply with data collection restrictions; 3 hours for the submission of an operations plan for restricting collection or dissemination of imagery of Israeli territory; 3 hours for submission of a data flow diagram; 2 hours for the submission of satellite subsystems drawings; 3 hours for the E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 210 (Monday, October 31, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75382-75383]
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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: Papah[amacr]naumoku[amacr]kea Marine National Monument 
Permit Application and Reports for Permits (fka Northwestern Hawaiian 
Islands Marine National Monument).
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0548.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 192.
    Average Hours per Response: Research, Conservation and Management 
and Education (``general'' permits), 5 hours; Special Ocean Use 
permits, 10 hours; Native Hawaiian Practices permits, 8 hours; 
Recreation permits, 6 hours; modification requests and final reports, 
10 hours; annual reports, 5 hours.
    Burden Hours: 1,343.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a 
currently approved information collection. There will be minor changes 
to the forms and instructions.
    On June 15, 2006, President Bush established the 
Papah[amacr]naumoku[amacr]kea Marine National Monument by issuing 
Presidential Proclamation 8031 (71 FR 36443, June 26, 2006) under the 
authority of the Antiquities Act (16 U.S.C. 431). The proclamation 
includes restrictions and prohibitions regarding activities in the 
monument consistent with the authority provided by the act. 
Specifically, the proclamation prohibits access to the monument except 
when passing through without interruption or as allowed under a permit 
issued by NOAA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Vessels 
passing through the monument without interruption are required to 
notify NOAA and FWS upon entering into and leaving the monument. 
Individuals wishing to access the monument to conduct certain regulated 
activities must first apply for and be granted a permit issued by NOAA 
and FWS to certify compliance with vessel monitoring system 
requirements, monument regulations and best management practices. On 
August 29, 2006, NOAA and FWS published a final rule codifying the 
provisions of the proclamation (71 FR 51134).
    Affected Public: Individuals, not for profit institutions; Federal, 
State, local, government, Native Hawaiian organizations; business or 
other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually and on occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or maintain benefits.
    This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. 
Follow the instructions to view Department of

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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: October 26, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-26155 Filed 10-28-16; 8:45 am]
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