Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 21984-21985 [2017-09568]

Download as PDF 21984 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 90 / Thursday, May 11, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Value of the Research in the Olympic Coast and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuaries 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 Dr. Danielle Schwarzmann 240–533–0706 danielle.schwarzmann@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. NOAA is conducting research to: (1) Identify if the sanctuary helps to attract research or creates value-added to researchers; (2) estimate the economic impacts (jobs, income, output) supported by research that occurs in sanctuaries because of expenditures occurring within local region. Two sites, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS) and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS) will be evaluated. The information will aide in SBNMS and OCNMS condition reports. Further, the research will help to provide baseline data for economic impact and contribution of sanctuaries to local area economies. The required information will involve surveys of researchers (from profit, nonprofit and government agencies including local, state, federal and tribal). Information will be obtained on VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 May 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 expenditures, sources of funds, nonmarket value, type of research, technologies used, use of NOAA equipment, reasons for the chosen location, and the researcher’s involvement with sanctuary staff. ONMS will work to identify all researchers who worked within the sanctuary within the past ten years. This will be the population of interest. Sanctuary site staff, literature reviews and the research permit database will be used to identify the population of researchers for each site. II. Method of Collection The survey will be implemented online, and paper versions will also be available. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–XXXX. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations; state, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Time per Response: 15–20 minutes for online or paper survey. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 133. 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. 2017–09517 Filed 5–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: U.S.-Canada Albacore Treating Reporting System. OMB Control Number: 0648–0492. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 135. Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes for the request to be placed on the eligible list per year; 5 minutes for required vessel markings; 15 minutes for logbook entries; 10 minutes for each set of two hail reports for border crossings per year. Burden Hours: 839. Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West Coast Region, manages the United States (U.S.)-Canada Albacore Tuna Treaty of 1981 (Treaty). Owners of vessels that fish from U.S. West Coast ports for albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) are required to notify the NMFS West Coast Region of their desire to be on the list of vessels provided to Canada each year indicating vessels eligible to fish for albacore tuna in waters under the jurisdiction of Canada. Additionally, vessel operators are required to report in advance their intention to fish in Canadian waters prior to crossing the maritime border, as well as to mark their fishing vessels to facilitate enforcement of the effort limits under the Treaty. Vessel operators are also required to maintain and submit a logbook of all catch and fishing effort. The regulations implementing the reporting and vessel marking requirements under the Treaty are at 50 CFR part 300.172–300.176. The estimated burden below includes hours to complete the logbook requirement, although it is assumed that most if not all of the respondents already complete the required logbook under the mandatory West Coast Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (HMS FMP), OMB Control No. 0648–0223. Duplicate reporting under the Treaty and HMS FMP is not required. Most years, there will be much E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 90 / Thursday, May 11, 2017 / Notices less fishing (and thus less reporting) under the Treaty than the level on which the estimate is based. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. 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: May 8, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–09568 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; Non-Economic Valuation of Subsistence Salmon in Alaska. 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 Ruth Kelty, (301) 825–3940 or ruth.kelty@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. The National Oceanic and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 May 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS) and National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) Alaska Fisheries Science Center propose to collect data on non-economic values related to subsistence salmon fishing and use in Alaska. Data is needed to support Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) and resource restoration analysis and activities. NRDA is a legal process to determine the type and amount of restoration needed to compensate the public for harm to natural resources and their human uses that occur as a result of an oil spill or other hazardous substance release. Through the NRDA process, NOAA and co-trustees identify the extent of natural resource injuries and the amount and type of restoration required to restore those resources to baseline conditions. For this study, researchers have developed a survey instrument to quantify non-economic values, including (1) the value subsistence fishing adds to an individual or community’s way of life, (2) the value of subsistence resources in cultural or religious practices, roles, language, knowledge and skill transfer, and (3) the value of the subsistence resources harvested. Alaska, with an abundance of natural and energy resources that are colocated with subsistence harvesting grounds, is a logical place for NOAA to develop assessment tools. This pilot project tests a set of survey questions for their ability to provide NOAA with adequate information to assess noneconomic values of subsistence resource harvest that might be damaged by a hazardous substance release event. We focus on Alaska’s subsistence salmon fishery because of its size, geographic range, and significance to multiple types of communities, families and individual commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishermen. We further focus on subsistence use of salmon because of its importance to rural residents and Alaska Natives who rely on natural resources for food, shelter, clothing, and the maintenance of cultural traditions, and other aspects of Alaskan Native life. The data collection is expected to take place between Summer 2017 and Spring 2018. II. Method of Collection Members of the research team will administer a questionnaire in person in an interview-style setting with each respondent. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21985 Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 600. Estimated Time Per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 450. 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. 2017–09521 Filed 5–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Academic Research Council Meeting Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. Correction. AGENCY: The CFPB published a document in the Federal Register of April 28, 2017, announcing the meeting of the Academic Research Council Meeting. The document contained incorrect times and did not contain language as required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The document also contained the incorrect RSVP inbox and the incorrect agenda availability date. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Turner, Director’s Financial E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 90 (Thursday, May 11, 2017)]
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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: U.S.-Canada Albacore Treating Reporting System.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0492.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 135.
    Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes for the request to be placed 
on the eligible list per year; 5 minutes for required vessel markings; 
15 minutes for logbook entries; 10 minutes for each set of two hail 
reports for border crossings per year.
    Burden Hours: 839.
    Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West 
Coast Region, manages the United States (U.S.)-Canada Albacore Tuna 
Treaty of 1981 (Treaty). Owners of vessels that fish from U.S. West 
Coast ports for albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) are required to notify 
the NMFS West Coast Region of their desire to be on the list of vessels 
provided to Canada each year indicating vessels eligible to fish for 
albacore tuna in waters under the jurisdiction of Canada. Additionally, 
vessel operators are required to report in advance their intention to 
fish in Canadian waters prior to crossing the maritime border, as well 
as to mark their fishing vessels to facilitate enforcement of the 
effort limits under the Treaty. Vessel operators are also required to 
maintain and submit a logbook of all catch and fishing effort. The 
regulations implementing the reporting and vessel marking requirements 
under the Treaty are at 50 CFR part 300.172-300.176.
    The estimated burden below includes hours to complete the logbook 
requirement, although it is assumed that most if not all of the 
respondents already complete the required logbook under the mandatory 
West Coast Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (HMS FMP), 
OMB Control No. 0648-0223. Duplicate reporting under the Treaty and HMS 
FMP is not required. Most years, there will be much

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less fishing (and thus less reporting) under the Treaty than the level 
on which the estimate is based.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    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: May 8, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-09568 Filed 5-10-17; 8:45 am]
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