Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 26919 [2017-12065]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 111 / Monday, June 12, 2017 / Notices This EFP would allow eight vessels to fish within the western portion of SMA1 during July 1–14. Participating vessels would each be limited to six fishing days. The length of each trip would be at the discretion of the vessel operators, consistent with normal commercial fishing practices. Each vessel would conduct 3 to 4 tows per day, with each tow lasting approximately 90 minutes. These vessels would operate under the normal restrictions for operating in the whiting exemption areas during their open seasons. For instance, participating vessels would use a raisedfootrope trawl with diamond mesh nets that have either a codend mesh size of greater than 2.5 inches but less than 3 inches, or a codend mesh size of 3 inches or greater, consistent with § 648.80(a)(9)(ii). Per trip possession limits that would be allowed for silver, northern red, and offshore hake are consistent with those outlined in § 648.86(d). Additional species permitted for retention and sale would include butterfish, spiny dogfish, Atlantic herring, Atlantic mackerel, scup, and squid. Regulated Northeast multispecies (cod, haddock, etc.) cannot be retained by the participating vessels either under this EFP or during the normal small-mesh exempted fisheries. Participating vessels would be exempt from the possession limits and minimum size requirements for sampling purposes only, in order to facilitate collecting weight and length measurements of catch. All catch not retained for sale would be returned to the sea as soon as possible after biological sampling is conducted. MADMF has analyzed catch data collected during last year’s sampling trips, which utilized the same gear, time period (July 1–14), geographic area, and methods that are proposed for this year’s study. Last year’s sampling was conducted by five vessels within SMA1, totaling 29 trip (82 tows). Data collected from these trips shows approximately 10 percent bycatch of regulated groundfish species in SMA1. The majority of this catch was haddock. It is anticipated that the catch for the proposed 2017 study would have similar bycatch and catch composition as last year’s study. All trips will be accompanied by either MADMF trained staff or contracted observers to collect data on catch composition, length and weight measurements, and operational data (location, weather, time, duration of tow, trawl speed, etc.). All gear will be inspected and measured prior to its use to verify that it meets the mesh sizes requirements consistent with existing VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Jun 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 applicable small-mesh exempted gear requirements. If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impact that does not change the scope of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 7, 2017. Margo B. Schulze-Haugen, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–12103 Filed 6–9–17; 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: West Coast Region Pacific Tuna Fisheries Logbook and Fish Aggregating Device Form. OMB Control Number: 0648–0148. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 21. Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes to complete bridge log; 10 minutes to complete FAD data collection requirements. Burden Hours: 746. Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a current information collection. United States’ (U.S.) participation in the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) results in certain record keeping requirements for U.S. vessel owners and operators who fish in the IATTC’s area of management responsibility. Vessel owners and operators must maintain a log of all operations conducted from the fishing vessel, entering the date, noon position, and the tonnage of fish aboard by PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26919 species. The purse seine bridge logbook provided by the IATTC is used by all United States purse seine vessel owners and operators. In addition, vessel owners and operators of large purse seine vessels (i.e., with at least 363 metric tons of fish hold volume) that fish with FADs in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) are required to collect data specific on fish aggregating devices (FADs) to meet international obligations under IATTC Resolution C–16–01. Owners and operators of a FAD would be required to record data for each interaction with a FAD through a FAD form provided by the IATTC or through a FAD form provided by NMFS that combines the bridge logbook with the FAD Form. Data collected from FADs will allow IATTC scientific staff to distinguish a particular FAD when analyzing data and can track the activities on a FAD through time. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Daily when on fishing trip. 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: June 7, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–12065 Filed 6–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Emergency Beacon Registrations 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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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: West Coast Region Pacific Tuna Fisheries Logbook and Fish 
Aggregating Device Form.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0148.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 21.
    Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes to complete bridge log; 10 
minutes to complete FAD data collection requirements.
    Burden Hours: 746.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a current 
information collection.
    United States' (U.S.) participation in the Inter-American Tropical 
Tuna Commission (IATTC) results in certain record keeping requirements 
for U.S. vessel owners and operators who fish in the IATTC's area of 
management responsibility. Vessel owners and operators must maintain a 
log of all operations conducted from the fishing vessel, entering the 
date, noon position, and the tonnage of fish aboard by species. The 
purse seine bridge logbook provided by the IATTC is used by all United 
States purse seine vessel owners and operators. In addition, vessel 
owners and operators of large purse seine vessels (i.e., with at least 
363 metric tons of fish hold volume) that fish with FADs in the Eastern 
Pacific Ocean (EPO) are required to collect data specific on fish 
aggregating devices (FADs) to meet international obligations under 
IATTC Resolution C-16-01. Owners and operators of a FAD would be 
required to record data for each interaction with a FAD through a FAD 
form provided by the IATTC or through a FAD form provided by NMFS that 
combines the bridge logbook with the FAD Form. Data collected from FADs 
will allow IATTC scientific staff to distinguish a particular FAD when 
analyzing data and can track the activities on a FAD through time.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Daily when on fishing trip.
    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: June 7, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-12065 Filed 6-9-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P