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Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17826 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 70 / Thursday, April 13, 2017 / Notices of animals such that repeat sound exposures may be attributed to individuals (to the extent possible). (i) WETA shall use soft start techniques recommended by NMFS for impact pile driving. Soft start requires contractors to provide an initial set of strikes at reduced energy, followed by a thirty-second waiting period, then two subsequent reduced energy strike sets. Soft start shall be implemented at the start of each day’s impact pile driving and at any time following cessation of impact pile driving for a period of thirty minutes or longer. (j) Sound attenuation devices— Approved sound attenuation devices (e.g. bubble curtain, pile cushion) shall be used during impact pile driving operations. WETA shall implement the necessary contractual requirements to ensure that such devices are capable of achieving optimal performance, and that deployment of the device is implemented properly such that no reduction in performance may be attributable to faulty deployment. (k) Pile driving shall only be conducted during daylight hours. 5. Monitoring The holder of this Authorization is required to conduct marine mammal monitoring during pile driving and removal activities. Marine mammal monitoring and reporting shall be conducted in accordance with the Monitoring Plan. (a) WETA shall collect sighting data and behavioral responses to pile driving and removal for marine mammal species observed in the region of activity during the period of activity. All observers shall be trained in marine mammal identification and behaviors, and shall have no other construction-related tasks while conducting monitoring. (b) For all marine mammal monitoring, the information shall be recorded as described in the Monitoring Plan. 6. Reporting The holder of this Authorization is required to: (a) Submit a draft report on all monitoring conducted under the IHA within ninety days of the completion of marine mammal monitoring, or sixty days prior to the issuance of any subsequent IHA for projects at the San Francisco Ferry Terminal, whichever comes first. A final report shall be prepared and submitted within thirty days following resolution of comments on the draft report from NMFS. This report must contain the informational elements described in the Monitoring Plan, at minimum (see www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Apr 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 incidental/construction.htm), and shall also include: i. Detailed information about any implementation of shutdowns, including the distance of animals to the pile and description of specific actions that ensued and resulting behavior of the animal, if any. ii. Description of attempts to distinguish between the number of individual animals taken and the number of incidents of take, such as ability to track groups or individuals. iii. An estimated total take estimate extrapolated from the number of marine mammals observed during the course of construction activities, if necessary. (b) Reporting injured or dead marine mammals: i. In the unanticipated event that the specified activity clearly causes the take of a marine mammal in a manner prohibited by this IHA, such as an injury (Level A harassment), serious injury, or mortality, WETA shall immediately cease the specified activities and report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, and the West Coast Regional Stranding Coordinator, NMFS. The report must include the following information: A. Time and date of the incident; B. Description of the incident; C. Environmental conditions (e.g., wind speed and direction, Beaufort sea state, cloud cover, and visibility); D. Description of all marine mammal observations in the 24 hours preceding the incident; E. Species identification or description of the animal(s) involved; F. Fate of the animal(s); and G. Photographs or video footage of the animal(s). Activities shall not resume until NMFS is able to review the circumstances of the prohibited take. NMFS will work with WETA to determine what measures are necessary to minimize the likelihood of further prohibited take and ensure MMPA compliance. WETA may not resume their activities until notified by NMFS. ii. In the event that WETA discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead observer determines that the cause of the injury or death is unknown and the death is relatively recent (e.g., in less than a moderate state of decomposition), WETA shall immediately report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, and the West Coast Regional Stranding Coordinator, NMFS. The report must include the same information identified in 6(b)(i) of this IHA. Activities may continue while NMFS reviews the circumstances of the incident. NMFS will work with WETA PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to determine whether additional mitigation measures or modifications to the activities are appropriate. iii. In the event that WETA discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead observer determines that the injury or death is not associated with or related to the activities authorized in the IHA (e.g., previously wounded animal, carcass with moderate to advanced decomposition, scavenger damage), WETA shall report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, and the West Coast Regional Stranding Coordinator, NMFS, within 24 hours of the discovery. WETA shall provide photographs or video footage or other documentation of the stranded animal sighting to NMFS. 7. This Authorization may be modified, suspended or withdrawn if the holder fails to abide by the conditions prescribed herein, or if NMFS determines the authorized taking is having more than a negligible impact on the species or stock of affected marine mammals. Request for Public Comments We request comment on our analyses, the draft authorization, and any other aspect of this Notice of Proposed IHAs for WETA’s ferry terminal construction activities. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on WETA’s request for MMPA authorization. Dated: April 10, 2017. Angela Somma, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–07498 Filed 4–12–17; 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: Expanded Vessel Monitoring System Requirement in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. OMB Control Number: 0648–0573. Form Number(s): None. E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 70 / Thursday, April 13, 2017 / Notices Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,000. Average Hours per Response: VMS installation: 4 hours; VMS maintenance: 4 hours; installation, exemption and activation reports: 5 minutes each; and declaration reports: 4 minutes. Burden Hours: 771. Needs and Uses: 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 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. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: On occasion. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Apr 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: April 10, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–07497 Filed 4–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation Prosecution and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation Prosecution and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces will take place. DATES: Open to the public, Friday, April 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. ADDRESSES: One Liberty Center, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 1432, Arlington, Virginia 22203. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dwight Sullivan, 703–695–1055 (Voice), 703–693–3903 (Facsimile), dwight.h.sullivan.civ@mail.mil (Email). Mailing address is DACIPAD, One Liberty Center, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 150, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Web site: http://dacipad.whs.mil/. The most up-to-date changes to the meeting agenda can be found on the Web site. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.140 and 102–3.150. For information contact Ms. Julie Carson, DAC–IPAD, One Liberty Center, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 150, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Email: whs.pentagon.em.mbx.dacipad@ mail.mil. Phone: (703) 693–3849. Web site: http://dacipad.whs.mil. A copy of the meeting agenda and any updates or changes to the agenda, including the location and individual speakers not identified at the time of this notice, as well as other materials provided to Committee members for use at the public meeting, may be obtained at the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17827 meeting or from the DAC–IPAD Web site. The Committee’s Designated Federal Official is Mr. Dwight Sullivan, Associate Deputy General Counsel for Military Justice, U.S. Department of Defense, 1600 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B747, Washington, DC 20301–1600. Purpose of the Meeting: In section 546 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Pub. L. 113– 291), as modified by section 537 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Pub. L. 114–92), Congress tasked the DAC–IPAD to advise the Secretary of Defense on the investigation, prosecution, and defense of allegations of rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault, and other sexual misconduct involving members of the Armed Forces. This will be the second public meeting held by the DAC–IPAD. At this meeting, the Committee will receive a presentation on the mechanics of a sexual assault case from reporting to referral followed by a briefing from the Department of Defense Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response on its annual sexual assault reporting data. The Committee will conclude the meeting with a strategic planning session. Agenda 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Administrative Work (41 CFR 102–3.160, not subject to notice & open meeting requirements) 10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Presentation on the Mechanics of a Sexual Assault Case from Reporting to Referral —The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, Criminal Law Department Faculty 12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Presentation on the Mechanics of a Sexual Assault Case from Reporting to Referral (Cont.) —The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, Criminal Law Department Faculty 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Briefing on Department of Defense Annual Sexual Assault Reporting Data —Dr. Nathan Galbreath, Acting Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO), U.S. Department of Defense 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. DAC–IPAD Strategic Planning Session 5:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Public Comment 5:15 p.m. Meeting Adjourned Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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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: Expanded Vessel Monitoring System Requirement in the Pacific 
Coast Groundfish Fishery.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0573.
    Form Number(s): None.

[[Page 17827]]

    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Average Hours per Response: VMS installation: 4 hours; VMS 
maintenance: 4 hours; installation, exemption and activation reports: 5 
minutes each; and declaration reports: 4 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 771.
    Needs and Uses: 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 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.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    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: April 10, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-07497 Filed 4-12-17; 8:45 am]
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