Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 10883-10884 [2017-03085]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 31 / Thursday, February 16, 2017 / Notices Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants Ad Hoc Tribal Policy Group Ad Hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad Hoc Day 6—Sunday, March 12, 2017 California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants Ad Hoc Tribal Policy Group Ad Hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad Hoc Day 7—Monday, March 13, 2017 California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Pacific Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council 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 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Pacific Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt, at 503–820–2280, ext. 411 (see ADDRESSES) at least ten business days prior to the meeting date. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 10, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03089 Filed 2–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF226 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings and Webinar. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold five public hearings and Webinar to solicit public comments on Draft Amendment 46; the Gray Triggerfish Rebuilding Plan. DATES: The meetings and Webinar will convene Monday, March 6, 2017; starting at 6 p.m. and will adjourn on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, no later than 9 p.m., to view the agenda see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held in Destin and St. Petersburg, FL, Corpus Christi and Galveston, TX, and Spanish Fort, AL. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; (813) 348–1630 or on their Web site, at www.gulfcouncil.org. Public comments: Written comments must be received on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, before 5 p.m. Comments may also be submitted online through the Council’s public portal by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on ‘‘CONTACT US’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Gregory, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda The agenda for the following five hearings and Webinar are as follows: Council staff will brief the public on the results of the gray triggerfish stock assessment and rebuilding status. Council staff will also provide an overview of the actions and alternatives considered in the amendment including the Council preferred alternatives. The Council is currently considering modifications to: The rebuilding time period, commercial and recreational annual catch limits (ACLs) and annual catch targets (ACTs), recreational management measures including modifications to the fixed closed seasons, and bag limit and minimum PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10883 size limits. The Council is also considering modifying the commercial trip limit while maintaining the current fixed closed season of June 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017. Staff and a Council member will be available to answer any questions and the public will have the opportunity to provide testimony on the amendment and other related testimony. The schedule is as follows: Locations Monday, March 6, 2017; Hilton Garden Inn, 6717 S. Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412; telephone: (361) 991–8200; Five Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort, AL 36527; telephone: (251) 625–0814. Tuesday, March 7, 2017; Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL 32541; telephone: (850) 654– 5184; Courtyard by Marriott, 9550 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554; telephone: (409) 497–2850. Thursday, March 9, 2017; Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716; telephone: (727) 540–0050. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Webinar will convene at 6 p.m., at https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 2003305067287307265. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 business days prior to the meeting date. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 13, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03119 Filed 2–15–17; 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 E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 10884 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 31 / Thursday, February 16, 2017 / Notices 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: Statement of Financial Interests, Regional Fishery Management Councils. OMB Control Number: 0648–0192. Form Number(s): NOAA88–195. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 330. Average Hours per Response: 45 minutes. Burden Hours: 247 hours. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a current information collection. The MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson Stevens Act) authorizes the establishment of Regional Fishery Management Councils to exercise sound judgment in the stewardship of fishery resources through the preparation, monitoring, and revision of such fishery management plans under circumstances (a) which will enable the States, the fishing industry, consumers, environmental organizations, and other interested persons to participate in the development of such plans, and (b) which take into account the social and economic needs of fishermen and dependent communities. Section 302(j) of the MagnusonStevens Act requires that Council members appointed by the Secretary, Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) members appointed by a Council under Section 302(g)(1), or individuals nominated by the Governor of a State for possible appointment as a Council member, disclose their financial interest in any Council fishery. These interests include harvesting, processing, lobbying, advocacy, or marketing activity that is being, or will be, undertaken within any fishery over which the Council concerned has jurisdiction, or with respect to an individual or organization with a financial interest in such activity. The authority to require this information and reporting and filing requirements has not changed. Revision: NOAA Fisheries is in the process of conducting minor revisions to the form by adding clearer instructions and clarifying some of the questions asked to ensure the questions are consistent with the regulatory requirements. Revisions will also include a specific check box to indicate that a Council nominee, and not a member, is completing the form. The Secretary is required to submit an annual report to Congress on action VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 taken by the Secretary and the Councils to implement the disclosure of financial interest and recusal requirements, including identification of any conflict of interest problems with respect to the Councils and SSCs and recommendations for addressing any such problems. The Act further provides that a member shall not vote on a Council decision that would have a significant and predictable effect on a financial interest if there is a close causal link between the Council decision and an expected and substantially disproportionate benefit to the financial interest of the affected individual relative to the financial interest of other participants in the same gear type or sector of the fishery. However, an affected individual who is declared ineligible to vote on a Council action may participate in Council deliberations relating to the decision after notifying the Council of his/her recusal and identifying the financial interest that would be affected. The form has been revised to increase clarity for the respondents. No new information is being requested. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Annually or updated as needed. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. 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: February 10, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–03085 Filed 2–15–17; 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). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Alaska Region Gear Identification. OMB Control Number: 0648–0353. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 988. Average Hours per Response: Tag requests and replacements, 15 minutes; buoy marking, 15 minutes per buoy. Burden Hours: 1,841. Needs and Uses: Regulations specify that all hook-and-line, longline pot, and pot-and-line marker buoys carried on board or used by any vessel must be marked with Federal Fisheries Permit number or State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game vessel registration number. Regulations that marker buoys be marked with identification information are essential to facilitate fisheries enforcement and actions concerning damage, loss, and civil proceedings. The ability to link fishing gear to the vessel owner or operator is crucial to enforcement of regulations. This collection also provides a voluntary opportunity for Gulf of Alaska (GOA) individual fishing quota (IFQ) sablefish fishermen to use a gear that physically protects caught sablefish from depredation by whales. That option, the use of pot longline gear, currently exists in sablefish IFQ fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management areas. Potential benefits of pot longline gear for sablefish fishing include: Mitigation of whale interaction with fishing gear, reduced mortality of seabirds, reduced bycatch of non-target fish species, reduced overall halibut mortality when targeting sablefish, and better accounting of total sablefish fishing mortality. Whales are able to strip hooked fish from hook-and-line gear, which reduces the amount of sablefish caught by fishermen. As such, whale depredation represents undocumented fishing mortality. Many seabird species are attracted to fishing vessels in order to forage on bait, offal, discards, and other prey made available by fishing operations. These interactions can result in direct mortality for seabirds if they become entangled in fishing gear or strike the vessel or fishing gear while flying. Each vessel must use mandatory logbooks (see OMB Control No. 0648– 0213 and 0648–0515) when participating in a longline pot fishery. When the number of pots deployed by a vessel is self-reported through logbooks, the use of pot tags provides an additional enforcement tool to ensure E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1

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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

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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: Statement of Financial Interests, Regional Fishery 
Management Councils.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0192.
    Form Number(s): NOAA88-195.
    Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 330.
    Average Hours per Response: 45 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 247 hours.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a 
current information collection. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson Stevens Act) authorizes the 
establishment of Regional Fishery Management Councils to exercise sound 
judgment in the stewardship of fishery resources through the 
preparation, monitoring, and revision of such fishery management plans 
under circumstances (a) which will enable the States, the fishing 
industry, consumers, environmental organizations, and other interested 
persons to participate in the development of such plans, and (b) which 
take into account the social and economic needs of fishermen and 
dependent communities.
    Section 302(j) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act requires that Council 
members appointed by the Secretary, Scientific and Statistical 
Committee (SSC) members appointed by a Council under Section 302(g)(1), 
or individuals nominated by the Governor of a State for possible 
appointment as a Council member, disclose their financial interest in 
any Council fishery. These interests include harvesting, processing, 
lobbying, advocacy, or marketing activity that is being, or will be, 
undertaken within any fishery over which the Council concerned has 
jurisdiction, or with respect to an individual or organization with a 
financial interest in such activity. The authority to require this 
information and reporting and filing requirements has not changed. 
Revision: NOAA Fisheries is in the process of conducting minor 
revisions to the form by adding clearer instructions and clarifying 
some of the questions asked to ensure the questions are consistent with 
the regulatory requirements. Revisions will also include a specific 
check box to indicate that a Council nominee, and not a member, is 
completing the form.
    The Secretary is required to submit an annual report to Congress on 
action taken by the Secretary and the Councils to implement the 
disclosure of financial interest and recusal requirements, including 
identification of any conflict of interest problems with respect to the 
Councils and SSCs and recommendations for addressing any such problems.
    The Act further provides that a member shall not vote on a Council 
decision that would have a significant and predictable effect on a 
financial interest if there is a close causal link between the Council 
decision and an expected and substantially disproportionate benefit to 
the financial interest of the affected individual relative to the 
financial interest of other participants in the same gear type or 
sector of the fishery. However, an affected individual who is declared 
ineligible to vote on a Council action may participate in Council 
deliberations relating to the decision after notifying the Council of 
his/her recusal and identifying the financial interest that would be 
affected.
    The form has been revised to increase clarity for the respondents. 
No new information is being requested.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: Annually or updated as needed.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    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: February 10, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
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