Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region IFQ Programs, 41213-41214 [2017-18372]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 30, 2017 / Notices work products. Do you believe that the OSAC should develop ‘‘best practices’’ and other materials that are not formal ‘‘standards’’? (D) Structure: What are your views as to whether the current the OSAC structure works efficiently? Do you believe that another structure should be utilized? Please provide your opinion about whether there are any issues in the current work product development process that should be addressed structurally. In your view, does the reliance on standards development organizations function as intended (please include the reasons for your opinion)? (E) Participation: What are your views as to the community the OSAC should serve? In your opinion, what stakeholders must be a part of the OSAC (e.g., practitioners, researchers, forensic science societies, accreditation bodies, scientific societies, human factors experts, metrologists, standards development organizations, legal practitioners)? If you think that any of these entities should be excluded, please explain why and identify other venues for the views of the excluded entities to be incorporated into forensic practice, if appropriate. In your view, should some stakeholders serve more limited roles and, if so, how and why? (F) Funding: What is your opinion as to the funding model that the OSAC should employ—Entirely funded by the Federal government, by non-Federal funds, or a combination of funding sources? (Please include your thoughts on the role of funding sources such as membership fees, certification fees, and meeting registration fees.) What are your views about the implications of funding models for the other traits, particularly oversight and independence? Response to this request for information (RFI) is voluntary, and comments are not limited to the specific questions posed. Respondents need not reply to all questions; however, it is requested that they clearly indicate the letter of each question to which they are responding. All responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically through www.regulations.gov. All responses received will be posted on www.regulations.gov without making any changes to the responses or redacting any information, including any personally identifiable information provided. It is the responsibility of the respondent to safeguard personally identifiable information. You are not required to submit personally identifying information in order to respond and it is recommended that respondents’ personally identifiable information not be included. Responses VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 may be provided anonymously, but those respondents who do share contact information are requested to include brief background information regarding the respondent’s subject-matter experience and expertise. Responses submitted through www.regulations.gov will not include the email address of the respondent unless the respondent chooses to include that information as part of the response. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 272(b)(10). Kevin Kimball, NIST Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2017–18355 Filed 8–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region IFQ Programs 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 October 30, 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 Adam Bailey, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, (727) 824–5303, or adam.bailey@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection under the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41213 Control Number 0648–0551, Southeast Region IFQ (individual fishing quota) Programs. The NMFS Southeast Regional Office manages three commercial IFQ and individual transferable quota (ITQ) programs in the Southeast Region under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. The IFQ programs for red snapper, and grouper and tilefish occur in Federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and the ITQ program for wreckfish occurs in Federal waters of the South Atlantic. This collection of information tracks the transfer and use of IFQ and ITQ shares, and IFQ allocation and landings necessary to operate, administer, and review management of the IFQ and ITQ programs. Regulations for the IFQ and ITQ programs are located at 50 CFR part 622. The NMFS Southeast Regional Office also proposes to revise parts of the information collection approved under OMB Control Number 0648–0551 to account for updates to burden time and cost estimates, as well as administrative updates to online and paper forms. NMFS intends the revisions would make instructions and data collection requirements clearer and easier to understand, resulting in more accurate and efficient information available for use by fishery managers. II. Method of Collection Information for the Gulf red snapper, and grouper and tilefish IFQ programs is collected electronically via a webbased system, through satellite-linked vessel monitoring systems, through a 24-hour call line, and with paper form submission for landing corrections, closing an account, and account applications, as well as landing transactions under catastrophic circumstances. The share transfer process in the wreckfish ITQ program requires the signatures of witnesses on paper forms. The ITQ program remains paper based until the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and NMFS consider whether to implement an electronic system. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0551. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension and revision of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,059. E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 41214 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 30, 2017 / Notices Estimated Time per Response: Share Transfer Receipt form, Cost Recovery Fee Submission form, 1 minute; Share Transfer form, IFQ Close Account form, Cost Recovery Fee Submission form, Landing Transaction Correction Request form, Landing Location Submission form, Transfer Allocation form, Cost Recovery Fee payment through pay.gov, 3 minutes; Notification of Landing form, 5 minutes; Landing Transaction Report form, 6 minutes; IFQ Online Account Application form, 15 minutes; Wreckfish Quota Share Transfer form, 18 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,322. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $150 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: August 25, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–18372 Filed 8–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 Title: Greater Atlantic Observers Providers’ Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0648–0546. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 515. Average Hours per Response: Application for approval of observer service provider and applicant response to denial of application for approval of observer service provider, 10 hours each; observer service provider request for observer training, 30 minutes; observer deployment report and observer availability reports, 10 minutes each; safety refusal report, 30 minutes; submission of raw observer data and biological samples, 5 minutes each; observer debriefing, 2 hours; rebuttal of pending removal from list of approved observer service providers, 8 hours; vessel request to observer service provider for procurement of a certified observer, 25 minutes; vessel request for waiver of observer coverage requirement and observer contact list updates, 5 minutes each; observer availability updates, 1 minute; service provider material submissions and service provider contracts, 30 minutes each. Burden Hours: 5,250. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) has the responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. Much of this responsibility has been delegated to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Under this stewardship role, the Secretary was given certain regulatory authorities to ensure the most beneficial uses of these resources. One of the regulatory steps taken to carry out the conservation and management objectives is to collect data from users of the resource. Regulations at 50 CFR 648.11(g) require observer service providers to comply with specific requirements in order to operate as an approved provider in the Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) fishery. Observer service providers must comply with the following requirements: Submit applications for approval as an observer service provider; formally request observer training by the Northeast Fisheries Observer Program (NEFOP); submit observer deployment reports and biological samples; give notification of whether a vessel must carry an observer PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 within 24 hours of the vessel owner’s notification of a prospective trip; maintain an updated contact list of all observers that includes the observer identification number; observer’s name mailing address, email address, phone numbers, homeports or fisheries/trip types assigned, and whether or not the observer is ‘‘in service.’’ The regulations also require observer service providers submit any outreach materials, such as informational pamphlets, payment notification, and descriptions of observer duties as well as all contracts between the service provider and entities requiring observer services for review to NMFS/NEFOP. Observer service providers also have the option to respond to application denials, and submit a rebuttal in response to a pending removal from the list of approved observer providers. These requirements allow NMFS/NEFOP to effectively administer the scallop observer program. Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations. Frequency: Daily and 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: August 25, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–18371 Filed 8–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental; Assessment for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric, Administration National Data Buoy Center National Weather Service (NWS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: The Draft PEA is available for public review and comment for 30 days after posting. It can be accessed at http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/pea/ndbc_ draft_pea.pdf. DATES: E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 30, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast 
Region IFQ Programs

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 October 30, 
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 Adam Bailey, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 
Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701, (727) 824-5303, or adam.bailey@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension and revision of a currently 
approved information collection under the Office of Management and 
Budget's (OMB) Control Number 0648-0551, Southeast Region IFQ 
(individual fishing quota) Programs. The NMFS Southeast Regional Office 
manages three commercial IFQ and individual transferable quota (ITQ) 
programs in the Southeast Region under the authority of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 
16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. The IFQ programs for red snapper, and grouper 
and tilefish occur in Federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and the ITQ 
program for wreckfish occurs in Federal waters of the South Atlantic.
    This collection of information tracks the transfer and use of IFQ 
and ITQ shares, and IFQ allocation and landings necessary to operate, 
administer, and review management of the IFQ and ITQ programs. 
Regulations for the IFQ and ITQ programs are located at 50 CFR part 
622.
    The NMFS Southeast Regional Office also proposes to revise parts of 
the information collection approved under OMB Control Number 0648-0551 
to account for updates to burden time and cost estimates, as well as 
administrative updates to online and paper forms. NMFS intends the 
revisions would make instructions and data collection requirements 
clearer and easier to understand, resulting in more accurate and 
efficient information available for use by fishery managers.

II. Method of Collection

    Information for the Gulf red snapper, and grouper and tilefish IFQ 
programs is collected electronically via a web-based system, through 
satellite-linked vessel monitoring systems, through a 24-hour call 
line, and with paper form submission for landing corrections, closing 
an account, and account applications, as well as landing transactions 
under catastrophic circumstances.
    The share transfer process in the wreckfish ITQ program requires 
the signatures of witnesses on paper forms. The ITQ program remains 
paper based until the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and 
NMFS consider whether to implement an electronic system.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0551.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension and revision of a 
currently approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,059.

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    Estimated Time per Response: Share Transfer Receipt form, Cost 
Recovery Fee Submission form, 1 minute; Share Transfer form, IFQ Close 
Account form, Cost Recovery Fee Submission form, Landing Transaction 
Correction Request form, Landing Location Submission form, Transfer 
Allocation form, Cost Recovery Fee payment through pay.gov, 3 minutes; 
Notification of Landing form, 5 minutes; Landing Transaction Report 
form, 6 minutes; IFQ Online Account Application form, 15 minutes; 
Wreckfish Quota Share Transfer form, 18 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,322.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $150 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: August 25, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
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