Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Emergency Beacon Registrations, 26919-26920 [2017-12066]

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 26920 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 111 / Monday, June 12, 2017 / Notices DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 11, 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 Joy Hargraves, (301) 817– 4001 or Joy.Hargraves@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. I. Abstract Dated: June 7, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. An international system exists to use satellites to detect and locate ships, aircraft, and individuals in distress if they are equipped with an emergency radio beacon. Persons purchasing a digital distress beacon, operating in the frequency range of 406.000 to 406.100 MHz, must register it with NOAA. These requirements are contained in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations at 47 CFR 80.1061, 47 CFR 87.199 and 47 CFR 95.1402. The data provided by registration can assist in identifying who is in distress and in suppression of false alarms. II. Method of Collection Paper and online registration is available. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES OMB Control Number: 0648–0295. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 234,386. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 58,597. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $28,712 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 17:28 Jun 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF481 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting (webinar). AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public, to develop a plan and timeline to review inquiries to change the commercial salmon troll fishery boundary in two different areas. DATES: The webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 9 a.m. until noon, or until business for the day is complete. ADDRESSES: To attend the webinar, visit: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/ 837202733. Enter the Webinar ID, which is 837–202–733, and your name and email address (required). After logging in to the webinar, please: dial this TOLL number +1 (872) 240–3212 (not a tollfree number), enter the attendee phone audio access code 837–202–733, and then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). Participants are encouraged to use their telephone, as this is the best practice to avoid technical issues and excessive feedback. (See the PFMC GoToMeeting Audio Diagram for best practices). System SUMMARY: III. Data VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2017–12066 Filed 6–9–17; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Requirements for PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, or XP; for Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer; and for mobile attendees: iPhone®, iPad®, AndroidTM phone or Android tablet (See the GoToMeeting Webinar Apps). You may send an email to kris.kleinschmidt@noaa.gov or contact him at (503) 820–2280, extension 411 for technical assistance. A public listening station will also be provided at the Pacific Council office. Council address: Pacific Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin Ehlke, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In April 2017, the Pacific Council heard a request to move the commercial salmon troll fishery boundary at Horse Mountain (40°05′00″ N Latitude) northward five miles (40°10’00’’ N Latitude.) The STT was asked by the Pacific Council to investigate any technical issues that may arise from such a move. Since that time, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has asked the Pacific Council to review its plan to adjust the commercial salmon troll fishery boundary between the north Oregon and central Oregon management zones. It is anticipated the STT will develop a work plan and timeline needed to conduct the analysis and produce a report for Pacific Council review. If time and interest allows, the team may also discuss additional topics, including but not limited to developing a Council Operating Procedure to help guide future requests for a boundarychange. Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the STT Chair. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2411 at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 111 (Monday, June 12, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26919-26920]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12066]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Emergency 
Beacon Registrations

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.

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DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 11, 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 Joy Hargraves, (301) 817-4001 or Joy.Hargraves@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    An international system exists to use satellites to detect and 
locate ships, aircraft, and individuals in distress if they are 
equipped with an emergency radio beacon. Persons purchasing a digital 
distress beacon, operating in the frequency range of 406.000 to 406.100 
MHz, must register it with NOAA. These requirements are contained in 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations at 47 CFR 80.1061, 
47 CFR 87.199 and 47 CFR 95.1402. The data provided by registration can 
assist in identifying who is in distress and in suppression of false 
alarms.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper and online registration is available.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0295.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; State, local, or 
tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 234,386.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 58,597.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $28,712 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: June 7, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-12066 Filed 6-9-17; 8:45 am]
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