Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 11347 [2017-03430]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. The National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Marine Debris Program is sponsoring this data collection. The Marine Debris Program was created under the 2006 ‘‘Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act’’ (33 U.S.C. 1951 et seq.) which was reauthorized in 2012 as the ‘‘Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2012’’ (H.R. 1171) as part of the Coast Guard Maritime Transportation Act (H.R. 2838). Among other activities, the bill requires NOAA ‘‘. . . to address the adverse impacts of marine debris on the United States economy . . .’’ To that aim, the proposed data collection will support the goals of a larger study whose purpose is to develop a regional economic model to estimate the value to local economies of increased spending on recreation and tourism from the reduction or elimination of marine debris on beaches in seven coastal communities of the continental U.S. The data collection will consist of on-site sampling to generate a pool of respondents who will be sent a mail survey that asks questions related to beach attributes, local beach familiarity, number of beach trips taken, and ratings of marine debris encountered while on these trips. Onsite sampling will involve intercepting people at several beaches in each study area and asking them to participate in a mail survey. For those willing to take the mail survey, a brief onsite interview will ask the respondent’s name and mailing address, as well as several demographic questions such as age and education. Those who do not agree to participate in the mail survey will only be asked the demographic questions, whether they participated in a single or multi-day trip, and zip code. A mail-survey mode will be used for the follow-up questionnaire. The mail survey instrument will combine a selection of questions from a previously OMBapproved survey instrument used in Orange County, California with new contingent behavior questions developed specifically for this study to determine the impact of the presence of marine debris on respondents’ recreation choices. This data collection will determine the impact of marine debris on survey respondents’ recreation choices at these seven coastal communities and represents the first component to be undertaken as part of the larger study. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 II. Method of Collection People will be approached at several beaches in each study area and asked to participate in a mail survey. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648-xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1600. Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes for site intercept, 10 minutes for mail survey. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 729 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting 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: February 16, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. 11347 The Tilefish Monitoring Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 21, beginning at 10 a.m. and conclude by noon. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only connection option: http://mafmc .adobeconnect.com/tile-mc-2017/. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their Web site at www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is for the Tilefish Monitoring Committee to recommend management measures designed to achieve recommended catch limits for the blueline and golden tilefish fisheries. SUMMARY: Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 16, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03430 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [FR Doc. 2017–03433 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] Sunshine Act Meetings Notice BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Commission Meeting—Open to the Public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Decisional: Magnet Sets Safety Standard—Removal from the Code of Federal Regulations A live webcast of the Meeting can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov/live. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the TIME AND DATE: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF234 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-03430]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF234


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Tilefish Monitoring Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 21, beginning at 10 
a.m. and conclude by noon. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only 
connection option: http://mafmc .adobeconnect.com/tile-mc-2017/.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331 or 
on their Web site at www.mafmc.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 
526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is for the 
Tilefish Monitoring Committee to recommend management measures designed 
to achieve recommended catch limits for the blueline and golden 
tilefish fisheries.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: February 16, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-03430 Filed 2-21-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P