Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region Logbook Family of Forms, 43744-43745 [2017-19887]

Download as PDF 43744 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 19, 2017 / Notices Notices were published in the Federal Register on the dates listed below that requests for a permit or permit amendment had SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: File No. been submitted by the below-named applicants. To locate the Federal Register notice that announced our receipt of the application and a Applicant Receipt of application Federal Register notice Jooke Robbins, Ph.D., Center for Coastal Studies, 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown, MA 02567. Melissa McKinney, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 3107 Horsebarn Hill Road, U–4210, Storrs, CT 06269. Adam Pack, Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Hilo, 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720. Kristen Hart, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey, Southeast Ecological Science Center, 3321 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314. 77 FR 12244; February 29, 2012. 82 FR 29277; June 28, 2017. 82 FR 3727; January 12, 2017. 82 FR 11181; February 21, 2017. RIN 16325–01 ....... 0648–XB042 19425–01 ....... 0648–XE009 19655 ............. 0648–XF085 20315 ............. 0648–XF215 In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, as applicable, issuance of these permit was based on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in Section 2 of the ESA. Authority: The requested permits have been issued under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226), as applicable. ACTION: Dated: September 13, 2017. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. I. Abstract [FR Doc. 2017–19846 Filed 9–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES complete description of the research, go to www.regulations.gov and search on the permit number provided in the table below. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region Logbook Family of Forms National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Sep 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Notice. 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 November 20, 2017. SUMMARY: 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 Vernon Shoemaker, (907) 586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: This request is for a revision/ extension of a currently approved information collection. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. authorizes the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any fishery in waters under its jurisdiction. National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region (NMFS) manages (1) the crab fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone waters off the coast of Alaska under the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab, (2) groundfish under the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, and (3) groundfish PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit or amendment issuance date August 16, 2017. August 17, 2017. August 3, 2017. August 11, 2017. under the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) and NMFS manage fishing for Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) through regulations established under the authority of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982. The IPHC promulgates regulations governing the halibut fishery under the Convention between the United States and Canada for the Preservation of the Halibut Fishery of the Northern Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. Vessels required to have a Federal Fisheries Permit are issued free daily fishing logbooks (DFLs) for harvesters and daily cumulative production logbooks (DCPL) for processors to record groundfish, Crab Rationalization Program crab, Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) halibut, IFQ sablefish, Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program halibut, and prohibited species catch information. Catcher vessels under 60 ft (18.3 m) length overall are not required to maintain DFLs. Multiple self-copy logsheets within each logbook are available for distribution to the harvester, processor, observer program, and NOAA Office for Law Enforcement. The longline or pot gear logbooks have an additional logsheet for submittal to the IPHC. As electronic logbooks become available, paper logbooks are discontinued and removed from this collection. The forms and DFL and DCPL logsheets may be viewed on the NMFS Alaska Region Home Page at https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/ fisheries/rr-log. In addition to the logbooks, this collection includes the check-in/checkout reports for shoreside processors and motherships, the product transfer report, and the U.S. vessel activity report. The information collection currently approved under OMB Control Number E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 19, 2017 / Notices 0648–0743 (Alaska Notification of Intent to Process Aleutian Islands Pacific Cod) will be merged into this collection. Under that collection, the City Manager of Adak and the City Administrator of Atka notify NMFS of their city’s intent to process Pacific cod in the upcoming year. II. Method of Collection Paper logbooks and paper and electronic reports are required from participants. Methods of submittal include mail, Internet, and facsimile transmission of paper forms. The notification from the City Manager of Adak and the City Administrator of Atka of their city’s intent to process Pacific cod must be submitted by certified mail through the United States Postal Service. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0213. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision/extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 606. Estimated Time per Response: 35 minutes per active response and 5 minutes per inactive response for Catcher Vessel Longline and Pot Gear DFL; 18 minutes for active response and 5 minutes for inactive response for Catcher Vessel Trawl Gear DFL; 7 minutes for Mothership Check-in/ Check-out Report; 50 minutes per active response and 5 minutes per inactive response for Catcher/processor Longline and Pot Gear DCPL; 5 minutes for Shoreside Processor Check-in/Check-out Report; 20 minutes for Product Transfer Report; 14 minutes for Vessel Activity Report; and 30 minutes for Notification of Intent to Process Aleutian Islands Pacific Cod (currently approved under 0648–0743). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,692 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $9,536 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Sep 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: September 14, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–19887 Filed 9–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF657 Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) renewal application from the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This permit would exempt participating commercial fishing vessels from Federal lobster escape vent, trap limit, and trap tag regulations, as well as restrictions on temporary possession of egg-bearing and v-notched female and sublegal-sized juvenile lobsters, to facilitate research on the abundance and distribution of juvenile American lobster and Jonah crab along the northwest Atlantic coast. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43745 Comments must be received on or before October 4, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: NMFS.GAR.EFP@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on CFRF Lobster Study Fleet EFP.’’ • Mail: John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on CFRF Lobster Study Fleet EFP.’’ • Fax: (978) 281–9135. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Hanson, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9180, Cynthia.Hanson@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation submitted a complete application to renew an existing Exempted Fishing Permit on August 10, 2017, to conduct fishing activities that the regulations would otherwise restrict. The EFP would authorize 18 vessels to conduct a study using ventless traps to survey the abundance and distribution of juvenile American lobster and Jonah crab in regions and times of year not covered by traditional surveys. Overall, this EFP proposes to use a total of 54 ventless lobster traps throughout lobster management areas 2, 3, 4, and 5; covering statistical areas 514, 515, 521, 522, 525, 526, 533, 534, 537, 538, 539, 541, 542, 543, 561, 562, 613, 615, 616, 622, 623, 624, 626, 627, 628, 629, 632, 633, 634, 636, 637, 638, and 640. Maps depicting these areas are available on request. The study is designed to aid and inform management by addressing the questions of changing reproduction and recruitment dynamics of lobster, and developing a foundation of knowledge for the emergent Jonah crab fishery. Funding for this study has been awarded through the Campbell Foundation and the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants Program (Grant #NA17NMF4270208). For this research, CFRF is requesting exemptions from the following Federal lobster regulations: 1. Gear specification requirements in 50 CFR 697.21(c) to allow for closed escape vents and smaller trap mesh and entrance heads; 2. Trap limit requirements, as listed in § 697.19, for areas 2, 3, 4 and 5, to be exceeded by 3 additional traps per fishing vessel for a total of 54 additional traps; 3. Trap tag requirements, as specified in § 697.19(j), to allow for the use of untagged traps (though each DATES: E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 180 (Tuesday, September 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43744-43745]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19887]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region 
Logbook Family of Forms

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 November 20, 
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 Vernon Shoemaker, (907) 586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for a revision/extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 16 
U.S.C. 1801 et seq. authorizes the North Pacific Fishery Management 
Council to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any fishery 
in waters under its jurisdiction. National Marine Fisheries Service, 
Alaska Region (NMFS) manages (1) the crab fisheries in the Exclusive 
Economic Zone waters off the coast of Alaska under the Fishery 
Management Plan for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab, (2) 
groundfish under the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish of the 
Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, and (3) groundfish 
under the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. 
The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) and NMFS manage 
fishing for Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) through 
regulations established under the authority of the Northern Pacific 
Halibut Act of 1982. The IPHC promulgates regulations governing the 
halibut fishery under the Convention between the United States and 
Canada for the Preservation of the Halibut Fishery of the Northern 
Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea.
    Vessels required to have a Federal Fisheries Permit are issued free 
daily fishing logbooks (DFLs) for harvesters and daily cumulative 
production logbooks (DCPL) for processors to record groundfish, Crab 
Rationalization Program crab, Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) halibut, 
IFQ sablefish, Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program 
halibut, and prohibited species catch information. Catcher vessels 
under 60 ft (18.3 m) length overall are not required to maintain DFLs. 
Multiple self-copy logsheets within each logbook are available for 
distribution to the harvester, processor, observer program, and NOAA 
Office for Law Enforcement. The longline or pot gear logbooks have an 
additional logsheet for submittal to the IPHC.
    As electronic logbooks become available, paper logbooks are 
discontinued and removed from this collection. The forms and DFL and 
DCPL logsheets may be viewed on the NMFS Alaska Region Home Page at 
https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/fisheries/rr-log.
    In addition to the logbooks, this collection includes the check-in/
check-out reports for shoreside processors and motherships, the product 
transfer report, and the U.S. vessel activity report.
    The information collection currently approved under OMB Control 
Number

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0648-0743 (Alaska Notification of Intent to Process Aleutian Islands 
Pacific Cod) will be merged into this collection. Under that 
collection, the City Manager of Adak and the City Administrator of Atka 
notify NMFS of their city's intent to process Pacific cod in the 
upcoming year.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper logbooks and paper and electronic reports are required from 
participants. Methods of submittal include mail, Internet, and 
facsimile transmission of paper forms.
    The notification from the City Manager of Adak and the City 
Administrator of Atka of their city's intent to process Pacific cod 
must be submitted by certified mail through the United States Postal 
Service.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0213.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision/extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 606.
    Estimated Time per Response: 35 minutes per active response and 5 
minutes per inactive response for Catcher Vessel Longline and Pot Gear 
DFL; 18 minutes for active response and 5 minutes for inactive response 
for Catcher Vessel Trawl Gear DFL; 7 minutes for Mothership Check-in/
Check-out Report; 50 minutes per active response and 5 minutes per 
inactive response for Catcher/processor Longline and Pot Gear DCPL; 5 
minutes for Shoreside Processor Check-in/Check-out Report; 20 minutes 
for Product Transfer Report; 14 minutes for Vessel Activity Report; and 
30 minutes for Notification of Intent to Process Aleutian Islands 
Pacific Cod (currently approved under 0648-0743).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,692 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $9,536 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: September 14, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-19887 Filed 9-18-17; 8:45 am]
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