Notice of Availability of and Request for Public Comment on Space Weather Phase 1 Benchmarks, 7801-7802 [2017-01333]

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. 2017–01322 Filed 1–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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 Fisheries Participation Survey. OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 3,543. Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes. Burden Hours: 1,181. Needs and Uses: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) seeks to conduct fisheries participation analyses which involve a survey of United States (U.S.) West Coast commercial fishing participants. 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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. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF173 Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; effectiveness of requirement for observer statements to accompany certain tuna products. 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[FR Doc. 2017–01356 Filed 1–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket Number: 170111055–7055–01] RIN 0648–XF162 Notice of Availability of and Request for Public Comment on Space Weather Phase 1 Benchmarks National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of Space Weather Phase 1 Benchmarks and request for public comment. AGENCY: The National Weather Service on behalf of the National Science and Technology Council; Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 7802 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 13 / Monday, January 23, 2017 / Notices Sustainability; Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation Subcommittee announces the availability of and requests public comments on the draft 2017 Space Weather Phase 1 Benchmarks (Draft Benchmarks). DATES: Comments must be received by March 20, 2017 to be considered. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: spwxbenchmarks@noaa.gov. Include [Space Weather Phase 1 Benchmarks] in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (301) 713–7144, Attn: Michael Bonadonna. • Mail: Attn: Michael Bonadonna, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology, 1325 East-West Highway (SSMC2), Suite 7130, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Instructions: The Draft Benchmarks are available for download at http:// www.ofcm.gov/publications/spacewx/ DRAFT_SWx_Phase_1_Benchmarks.pdf. Response to this request for public comment is voluntary. Responses exceeding 2,000 words will not be considered; please reference page and line numbers of the Draft Benchmarks in your response, as appropriate. Please be aware that your comments may be posted online. The NOAA National Weather Service therefore requests that no business proprietary information, copyrighted information, confidential, or personally identifiable information be submitted in response to this request. Please note that the U.S. Government will not pay for response preparation or for the use of any information contained in the response. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Draft Benchmarks, contact Michael Bonadonna, (301) 628–0058, michael.bonadonna@noaa.gov, Office of the Federal Coordinator of Meteorology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Space weather refers to the dynamic conditions of the space environment that arise from interactions with emissions from the sun, including solar flares, solar energetic particles, and coronal mass ejections. These emissions can affect Earth and its surrounding space, potentially causing disruption to electric power transmission; satellite, aircraft, and spacecraft operations; telecommunications; position, navigation, and timing services; and other technology and infrastructure. Given the growing importance and reliance of the Nation on these services and infrastructures, it is critical that the Nation prepare for the effects of space weather events. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Jan 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 In October 2016, the Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation (SWORM) Subcommittee was established by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability, pursuant to Executive Order 13744 on Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events. The Executive Order directed the SWORM Subcommittee to coordinate the implementation of the activities specified in the 2015 National Space Weather Action Plan, among them the development of space weather benchmarks, sets of physical characteristics and conditions against which a space-weather event can be measured. The Phase 1 benchmarks were developed by the interagency through a quick-turnaround analysis, using existing data sets and studies where available, whereas Phase 2 benchmarks will be developed through more rigorous analyses. This notice solicits public input on a draft of the Phase 1 benchmarks to inform their completion and the development of the Phase 2 benchmarks. Dated: January 17, 2016. Louis Uccellini, Director. [FR Doc. 2017–01333 Filed 1–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3270–F4–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 13 (Monday, January 23, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket Number: 170111055-7055-01]
RIN 0648-XF162


Notice of Availability of and Request for Public Comment on Space 
Weather Phase 1 Benchmarks

AGENCY: National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of availability of Space Weather Phase 1 Benchmarks and 
request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The National Weather Service on behalf of the National Science 
and Technology Council; Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, 
and

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Sustainability; Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation 
Subcommittee announces the availability of and requests public comments 
on the draft 2017 Space Weather Phase 1 Benchmarks (Draft Benchmarks).

DATES: Comments must be received by March 20, 2017 to be considered.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: spwxbenchmarks@noaa.gov. Include [Space Weather 
Phase 1 Benchmarks] in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (301) 713-7144, Attn: Michael Bonadonna.
     Mail: Attn: Michael Bonadonna, Office of the Federal 
Coordinator for Meteorology, 1325 East-West Highway (SSMC2), Suite 
7130, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
    Instructions: The Draft Benchmarks are available for download at 
http://www.ofcm.gov/publications/spacewx/DRAFT_SWx_Phase_1_Benchmarks.pdf. Response to this request for public 
comment is voluntary. Responses exceeding 2,000 words will not be 
considered; please reference page and line numbers of the Draft 
Benchmarks in your response, as appropriate. Please be aware that your 
comments may be posted online. The NOAA National Weather Service 
therefore requests that no business proprietary information, 
copyrighted information, confidential, or personally identifiable 
information be submitted in response to this request. Please note that 
the U.S. Government will not pay for response preparation or for the 
use of any information contained in the response.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Draft 
Benchmarks, contact Michael Bonadonna, (301) 628-0058, 
michael.bonadonna@noaa.gov, Office of the Federal Coordinator of 
Meteorology.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Space weather refers to the dynamic 
conditions of the space environment that arise from interactions with 
emissions from the sun, including solar flares, solar energetic 
particles, and coronal mass ejections. These emissions can affect Earth 
and its surrounding space, potentially causing disruption to electric 
power transmission; satellite, aircraft, and spacecraft operations; 
telecommunications; position, navigation, and timing services; and 
other technology and infrastructure. Given the growing importance and 
reliance of the Nation on these services and infrastructures, it is 
critical that the Nation prepare for the effects of space weather 
events.
    In October 2016, the Space Weather Operations, Research, and 
Mitigation (SWORM) Subcommittee was established by the National Science 
and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on Environment, Natural 
Resources, and Sustainability, pursuant to Executive Order 13744 on 
Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events. 
The Executive Order directed the SWORM Subcommittee to coordinate the 
implementation of the activities specified in the 2015 National Space 
Weather Action Plan, among them the development of space weather 
benchmarks, sets of physical characteristics and conditions against 
which a space-weather event can be measured. The Phase 1 benchmarks 
were developed by the interagency through a quick-turnaround analysis, 
using existing data sets and studies where available, whereas Phase 2 
benchmarks will be developed through more rigorous analyses. This 
notice solicits public input on a draft of the Phase 1 benchmarks to 
inform their completion and the development of the Phase 2 benchmarks.

    Dated: January 17, 2016.
Louis Uccellini,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2017-01333 Filed 1-19-17; 8:45 am]
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