Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 21982-21983 [2017-09519]

Download as PDF 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 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 90 / Thursday, May 11, 2017 / Notices 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. Affected Public: Individuals or households. 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. Dated: April 20, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–09519 Filed 5–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 May 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socioeconomic Evaluation of Lake Michigan in Support of Sanctuary Nomination 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 Sarah Gonyo, 240–533–0382 or sarah.gonyo@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Pursuant to the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and the Coastal Zone Management Act, this request is for a new data collection to benefit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of National Maine Sanctuaries (ONMS), and policy-makers on the state and local level in Wisconsin. In 2015, NOAA announced its intent to designate a new national marine sanctuary off the western coast of Wisconsin in Lake Michigan, extending from Mequon to Two Rivers. The proposed sanctuary would focus on conserving maritime heritage resources, fostering partnerships with education and research partners, and increasing opportunities for tourism and economic development. The National Ocean Service (NOS) proposes to collect data on how residents use the region for recreation, sociocultural values residents place on the region, and economic values of the region for relevant recreational tourism. Respondents will be sampled from PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 21983 households in nine coastal cities and counties. This research will support the sanctuary’s long-term management plan, provide the foundation for monitoring changes over time, as well as provide baseline information to help inform local coastal zone management and planning to enhance access to Lake Michigan. II. Method of Collection The data collection will take place over a five to nine month period and will be comprised of a questionnaire to be completed by the respondent. The data will be collected via an internet survey instrument. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,200. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,100. 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. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–09520 Filed 5–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1

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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: 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

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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 OMB-
approved 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.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    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.

    Dated: April 20, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-09519 Filed 5-10-17; 8:45 am]
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