Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Day 8 to 10 Forecast Focus Groups, Interviews and Survey, 21981-21982 [2017-09518]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 90 / Thursday, May 11, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD 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: Alaska Region Crab Permits. OMB Control Number: 0648–0514. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 575. Average Hours per Response: Annual application for Crab IFQ permit, application for Crab IPQ permit, application to become an eligible crab community organization (ECCO), 150 minutes each; application for an Annual Crab Harvesting Cooperative IFQ Permit, 15 hours; Right of first refusal (ROFR) contracts and waivers, 1 hour each; annual application for Crab Converted CPO QS and CPO IFQ and application for Registered Crab Receiver (RCR) Permit, BSAI Crab Rationalization Program Quota Share Beneficiary Designation Form, 30 minutes; application for Crab IFQ Hired Master Permit, 1 hour; application for Federal crab vessel permit (FCVP) 21 minutes each; application for eligibility to receive crab QS/IFQ or PQS/IPQ by transfer, application for transfer of crab IFQ, application for transfer of crab QS/ IFQ to or from an ECCO, Application to transfer crab QS or PQS, application for Annual Exemption from Western Aleutian Islands Golden King Crab West Region Delivery Requirements, Community Impact Report or IPQ Holder Report (North or South Response Report), 2 hours each; ECCO Annual report and appeal of denial to NMFS decisions, 4 hours each; application for transfer of IFQ between crab harvesting cooperatives, electronic, 5 minutes, nonelectronic, 2 hours; application to Transfer Crab IPQ, electronic, 1 hour; non-electronic, 2 hours; CDQ notification of community representative, 5 hours; application for exemption from CR Crab North or South Region Delivery Requirements and North or South Region Delivery Exemption Report, 20 hours each. Burden Hours: 3,007. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 May 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The king and Tanner crab fisheries in the exclusive economic zone of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, Alaska, are managed under the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (FMP). The North Pacific Fishery Management Council prepared the FMP under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act as amended in 2006. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) manages the crab fisheries in the waters off the coast of Alaska under the FMP. Regulations implementing the FMP and all amendments to the Crab Rationalization Program (CR Program) appear at 50 CFR part 680. Program details are found at: http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/ regs/680/default.htm. The CR Program balances the interests of several groups who depend on the crab fisheries. The CR Program addresses conservation and management issues associated with the previous derby fishery, reduces bycatch and associated discard mortality, and increases the safety of crab fishermen by ending the race for fish. Share allocations to harvesters and processors, together with incentives to participate in fishery cooperatives, increases efficiencies, provides economic stability, and facilitates compensated reduction of excess capacities in the harvesting and processing sectors. Community interests are protected by Western Alaska Community Development Quota allocations and regional landing and processing requirements, as well as by several community protection measures. NMFS established the CR Program as a catch share program for nine crab fisheries in the BSAI, and assigned quota share (QS) to persons and processor quota share (PQS) to processors based on their historic participation in one or more of these nine crab fisheries during a specific period. The CR Program components include QS allocation, PQS allocation, individual fishing quota (IFQ) issuance, and individual processing quota (IPQ) issuance, quota transfers, use caps, crab harvesting cooperatives, protections for Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries, arbitration system, monitoring, economic data collection, and cost recovery fee collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21981 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: May 8, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–09569 Filed 5–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Day 8 to 10 Forecast Focus Groups, Interviews and Survey National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at pracomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Kate Quigley, (843) 327– 1114 or kate.quigley@ecs-federal.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a new collection of information. The objective of the web-based focus groups, phone interviews, and online survey is to collect information on the current use of NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) products, E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 21982 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 90 / Thursday, May 11, 2017 / Notices including probabilistic forecasts focusing on the 8 to 10 day timeframe, as well as forecast needs. The web-based focus groups and phone interviews will ask participants to explain their survey responses. This information will help create better 8 to 10 day weather forecast products used by the National Weather Service (NWS) to protect lives and property. II. Method of Collection The primary data collection vehicles will be internet-based surveys, webbased focus groups, and telephone interviews. Telephone interviews may be employed to supplement and verify survey responses. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Members of the public. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500–700 for the survey, 30 for the focus groups, and 20 for the phone interviews. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for the survey, 3–4 hours for the focus groups, and two hours for the phone interviews. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 350 hours for the survey, 120 hours for the focus groups, and 20 hours for the phone interviews. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 May 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: April 28, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–09518 Filed 5–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KE–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: Cost Earnings Survey of Mariana Archipelago Small Boat Fleet. OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 280. Average Hours per Response: 45 minutes. Burden Hours: 210. Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect information about fishing expenses and catch distribution (the share of fish that is sold, retained for home consumption, directed to customary exchange, etc.) for the Mariana Archipelago small boatbased reef fish, bottomfish, and pelagics fisheries with which to conduct economic analyses that will improve fishery management in those fisheries; satisfy NMFS’ legal mandates under Executive Order 12866, the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act; and quantify achievement of the performances measures in the NMFS Strategic Operating Plans. Respondents will include small boat fishers in Mariana Archipelago (Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) and their participation in the economic data collection will be voluntary. These data will be used to assess how fishermen will be impacted by and respond to regulations likely to be considered by fishery managers. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. 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. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–09567 Filed 5–10–17; 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: Preliminary Case Study Assessing Economic Benefits of Marine Debris Reduction. OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 13,864. Average Hours per Response: Intercept survey, 4–10 minutes; mail survey, 10 minutes. Burden Hours: 881. Needs and Uses: 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 E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Day 8 to 10 
Forecast Focus Groups, Interviews and Survey

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 10, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at pracomments@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Kate Quigley, (843) 327-1114 or federal.com">kate.quigley@ecs-federal.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for a new collection of information.
    The objective of the web-based focus groups, phone interviews, and 
online survey is to collect information on the current use of NOAA's 
National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) 
products,

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including probabilistic forecasts focusing on the 8 to 10 day 
timeframe, as well as forecast needs. The web-based focus groups and 
phone interviews will ask participants to explain their survey 
responses. This information will help create better 8 to 10 day weather 
forecast products used by the National Weather Service (NWS) to protect 
lives and property.

II. Method of Collection

    The primary data collection vehicles will be internet-based 
surveys, web-based focus groups, and telephone interviews. Telephone 
interviews may be employed to supplement and verify survey responses.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information 
collection).
    Affected Public: Members of the public.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500-700 for the survey, 30 for the 
focus groups, and 20 for the phone interviews.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for the survey, 3-4 hours 
for the focus groups, and two hours for the phone interviews.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 350 hours for the survey, 120 
hours for the focus groups, and 20 hours for the phone interviews.
    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: April 28, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-09518 Filed 5-10-17; 8:45 am]
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