Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 2962-2963 [2017-00276]

Download as PDF pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 2962 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices deter marine mammals, target species, seasons and areas fished, qualitative data from logbooks or fisher reports, stranding data, and the species and distribution of marine mammals in the area, or other factors at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator that may inform whether the likelihood of incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals caused by the commercial fishing operation is more than ‘‘remote.’’ Commercial fishing operations not specifically identified in the current List of Foreign Fisheries as either exempt or export fisheries are deemed to be export fisheries until the next List of Foreign Fisheries is published unless the Assistant Administrator has reliable information from the harvesting nation to classify the foreign commercial fishing operation. Additionally, the Assistant Administrator may request additional information from the harvesting nation and may consider other relevant information about such commercial fishing operations and the frequency of incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals, to properly classify the foreign commercial fishing operation. NMFS will publish in the Federal Register a List of Foreign Fisheries by harvesting nation, their fisheries, and their classifications. NMFS will publish a proposed List of Foreign Fisheries for public comment and a subsequent final List. To develop this list, NMFS has notified each harvesting nation with fisheries that export to the United States and requested that within 90 days of notification the harvesting nation submit reliable information about the commercial fishing operations identified, including the number of participants, number of vessels, gear type, target species, area of operation, fishing season, and any information regarding the frequency of marine mammal incidental mortality and serious injury, including programs to assess marine mammal populations. Harvesting nations will also be requested to submit copies of any laws, decrees, regulations, or measures to reduce incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals in those fisheries or prohibit the intentional killing or injury of marine mammals. NMFS will evaluate each harvesting nation’s submission, any readily available information, request additional information from the harvesting nations, as necessary, and use this information to classify the fisheries. In the absence of quantifiable information or reliable information from the harvesting nation, NMFS will classify fisheries by analogy with VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 similar U.S. fisheries and gear types interacting with similar marine mammal stocks using readily available information or available observer or logbook information per the procedures outlined in 50 CFR 229.2. Where no information or analogous fishery or fishery information exists, NMFS will classify the commercial fishing operation as an export fishery until such time as the harvesting nation provides reliable information to classify the fishery or such information is readily available to the Assistant Administrator in the course of preparing the List of Foreign Fisheries. In revising the list, NMFS may reclassify a fishery if new substantive information indicates the need to reexamine and possibly reclassify a fishery. The List of Foreign Fisheries will be organized by harvesting nation and other defining factors including geographic location of harvest, geartype, target species or a combination thereof. Based upon the List of Foreign Fisheries, the Assistant Administrator will consult with harvesting nations, informing them of the regulatory requirements for exempt and export fisheries to import fish and fish products into the United States. More information regarding this process can be found in the regulations codified at 50 CFR 216.24. NMFS is soliciting information from harvesting nations; other foreign, regional, and local governments; regional fishery management organizations; nongovernmental organizations; industry organizations; academic institutions; and citizens and citizen groups to identify commercial fishing operations with intentional or incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals. For each item we are requesting you identify the exporting nation as the harvesting nation, the processing or intermediary nation, or both. For fisheries exporting fish and fish products to the United States NMFS is requesting the following information: • Number of participants, • Number of vessels, • Gear type, • Target species, • Area of operation, • Fishing season, and • Information regarding the frequency of marine mammal incidental and intentional mortality and serious injury. Such information may include fishing vessel records; reports of on-board fishery observers; information from offloading facilities, port-side government officials, enforcement agents, transshipment vessel workers and fish importers; government vessel registries; PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RFMO or intergovernmental agreement documents, reports, and statistical document programs; appropriate catch certification programs; and published literature and reports on commercial fishing operations with intentional or incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals. NMFS will consider all available information, as appropriate, when making a classification. Information should be as specific as possible as this will assist NMFS in its review. NMFS will consider several criteria when determining whether information is appropriate for use in making identifications, including: • Corroboration of information; • Whether multiple sources have been able to provide information in support of an identification; • The methodology used to collect the information; • Specificity of the information provided; • Susceptibility of the information to falsification and alteration; and • Credibility of the individuals or organization providing the information. Dated: January 4, 2017. John Henderschedt, Director, Office for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–00201 Filed 1–9–17; 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: Educational Partnership Program (EPP), Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program, Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program, Recruitment, Training, and Research Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–0568. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,754. Average Hours per Response: Student Performance Achievement Reporting E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices (SPAR) database form, 8; undergraduate application form, 600; reference forms, 1200; alumni update form, 200. Burden Hours: 7,822. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a current information collection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Education (OEd) collects, evaluates and analyzes student data for the purpose of selecting successful candidates, and for generating reports and news articles to communicate the success of its program. The OEd requires applicants to its undergraduate scholarship programs to complete an application in order to be considered. The application package requires two faculty and/or academic advisors to complete a NOAA student scholar reference form in support of the scholarship application. NOAA OEd student scholar alumni are also requested to provide information to NOAA for internal tracking purposes. NOAA OEd grant recipients are required to update the student tracker database with the required student information. There is also a revised alumni form whose use has extended to two more of the programs. The collected student data supports NOAA OEd’s program performance measures. The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program and the NMFS Recruiting, Training, and Research Program also collect student data for their programs and are also covered by this notice. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Frequency: Annually 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: January 5, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00276 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–00–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 (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 February 9, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, may be submitted directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to OMB within 30 days of the notice’s publication, by email at OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov. Please identify comments by OMB Control No. 3038–0025. Please provide the Commission with a copy of all submitted comments at the address listed below. Please refer to OMB Reference No. 3038–0025 found on http://reginfo.gov. Comments also may 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 and to Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581, or by Hand Deliver/Courier at the same address; or through the Agency’s Web site at http://comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Gomez, Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5627; email: bgomez@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0025. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Practice by Former Members and Employees of the Commission (OMB Control No. 3038–0025). This is a request for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Commission Rule 140.735–6 governs the practice before the Commission of former members and employees of the Commission and is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 2963 intended to ensure that the Commission is aware of any existing conflict of interest. The rule generally requires former members and employees who are employed or retained to represent any person before the Commission within two years of the termination of their CFTC employment, to file a brief written statement with the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel. The proposed rule was promulgated pursuant to the Commission’s rulemaking authority contained in Section 8a(5) of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 12a(5) (1994), as amended. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a current valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for the CFTC’s regulations were published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981). The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on December 11, 2013 (78 FR 75333). Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average 0.10 hours per response to file the brief written statement. This estimate includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Former Employees and their employers. Estimated number of respondents: 30. Estimated annual burden hours per respondent: 0.10 hours. Estimated total annual responses: 30. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3 hours. Frequency of collection: On occasion. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Dated: January 5, 2017. Robert N. Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–00281 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2962-2963]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00276]


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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: Educational Partnership Program (EPP), Ernest F. Hollings 
Undergraduate Scholarship Program, Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship 
Program, Recruitment, Training, and Research Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0568.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a current 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 1,754.
    Average Hours per Response: Student Performance Achievement 
Reporting

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(SPAR) database form, 8; undergraduate application form, 600; reference 
forms, 1200; alumni update form, 200.
    Burden Hours: 7,822.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a 
current information collection.
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office 
of Education (OEd) collects, evaluates and analyzes student data for 
the purpose of selecting successful candidates, and for generating 
reports and news articles to communicate the success of its program. 
The OEd requires applicants to its undergraduate scholarship programs 
to complete an application in order to be considered. The application 
package requires two faculty and/or academic advisors to complete a 
NOAA student scholar reference form in support of the scholarship 
application. NOAA OEd student scholar alumni are also requested to 
provide information to NOAA for internal tracking purposes. NOAA OEd 
grant recipients are required to update the student tracker database 
with the required student information. There is also a revised alumni 
form whose use has extended to two more of the programs. The collected 
student data supports NOAA OEd's program performance measures. The Dr. 
Nancy Foster Scholarship Program and the NMFS Recruiting, Training, and 
Research Program also collect student data for their programs and are 
also covered by this notice.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit; not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Frequency: Annually 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: January 5, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-00276 Filed 1-9-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-00-P