Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 44994-44995 [2017-20712]

Download as PDF 44994 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 27, 2017 / Notices minimum stock size threshold (MSST). NMFS informed the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council that they must take action to end overfishing immediately on this stock and implement conservation and management measures to rebuild it. NMFS has determined that the Gulf of Mexico greater amberjack is subject to overfishing. This determination is based on the most recent assessment (SEDAR 33 Update), finalized in 2016, using data through 2015. This assessment supports a finding of subject to overfishing because the current estimate of F is above the MFMT. This stock remains overfished because the spawning stock biomass estimate is less than the MSST. NMFS informed the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council that they must take action to end overfishing immediately on this stock and implement conservation and management measures to rebuild it. NMFS has determined that Northwestern Atlantic witch flounder is still overfished and the overfishing status is unknown. The assessment peer review panel for this stock rejected the most recent benchmark assessment, finalized in 2017, using data through 2015. However, this stock is at historical low levels and other signs of poor stock condition support this stock remaining listed as overfished. Lack of similar reliable indicators for overfishing status support changing the overfishing status of this stock to unknown. NMFS has notified the New England Fishery Management Council that they must implement conservation and management measures to rebuild this stock. Dated: September 22, 2017. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–20686 Filed 9–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Non-Commercial Permit and Reporting Requirements in the Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Fishery National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Sep 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, 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 Walter Ikehara, (808) 725– 5175 or Walter.Ikehara@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Regulations at 50 CFR 665, Subpart C, require that all participants (including vessel owners, operators, and crew) in the boat-based non-commercial bottomfish fishery in the Exclusive Economic Zone around the main Hawaiian Islands obtain a federal bottomfish permit. This collection of information is needed for permit issuance, to identify actual or potential participants in the fishery, determine qualifications for permits, and to help measure the impacts of management controls on the participants in the fishery. The permit program is also an effective tool in the enforcement of fishery regulations and serves as a link between the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and fishermen. Regulations at 50 CFR 665 require that all vessel owners or operators in this fishery submit a completed logbook form at the completion of each fishing trip. These logbook reporting sheets document the species and amount of species caught during the trip. The reporting requirements are crucial to ensure that NMFS and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will be able to monitor the fishery and have fishery-dependent information to develop an Annual Catch Limit for the fishery, evaluate the effectiveness of management measures, determine whether changes in fishery management programs are necessary, and estimate the impacts and implications of alternative management measures. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Method of Collection Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, and mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0577. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Individuals or small businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes per paper permit application; 5 minutes per online permit application; 2 hours per appeal of denied permit; 20 minutes per trip report logsheet. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 98. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $3,850 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 22, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–20711 Filed 9–26–17; 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 E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 27, 2017 / Notices 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: Alaska Interagency Electronic Reporting System (IERS). OMB Control Number: 0648–0515. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 206. Average Hours per Response: 35 minutes for a tLandings landing report; 30 minutes for catcher/processor eLandings landing report; 18 minutes for active response and 5 minutes for inactive response for pilot catcher vessel trawl electronic logbook (eLog); 15 minutes for active response and 5 minutes for inactive response for catcher vessel eLog, catcher/processor eLog and mothership eLog; 15 minutes for eLandings registration; 10 minutes for eLandings/seaLandings landing report; and 20 minutes for at-sea response; and 10 minutes for shoreside and stationary floating processor response for eLandings/seaLandings production report. Burden Hours: 22,850. Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a current information collection. eLandings, seaLandings, and tLandings are data entry components of the Alaska Interagency Electronic Reporting System (IERS), which is a collaborative program run by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Alaska Regional Office, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). eLandings, seaLandings, and tLandings provide the Alaska fishing industry with a consolidated electronic means of reporting production and landings of commercial fish and shellfish to multiple management agencies with a single reporting system. NMFS collects groundfish harvest and production data for fishery management plan species in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). ADF&G collects harvest data for groundfish species taken in State of Alaska waters and has responsibility for some fisheries in the EEZ, such as lingcod and black rockfish. ADF&G and NMFS cooperatively manage the Crab Rationalization Program fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area. NMFS and IPHC cooperatively manage Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) for Pacific halibut VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Sep 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 and sablefish in both State waters and in the EEZ. eLandings is a web-based application used by vessels and processors to report groundfish, crab, Pacific halibut, and sablefish production and landings data. Processors with limited internet access, such as the at-sea fleet, use eLandings client desktop software named seaLandings, provided by NMFS, and submit the required reports as email attachments or via direct transmit over the Internet. Once data are entered and submitted, the User must print daily through eLandings each landing report, production report, logbook report, and if an IFQ delivery, each IFQ receipt. The parties to the information must acknowledge the accuracy of the printed reports by signing them and entering the date signed. In addition, the User must make the printed copies available upon request of NMFS observers and authorized officers. tLandings is a software application for tender vessels that records landings data on a USB flash drive and creates a printable fish ticket. The fish ticket is printed on board the tender vessel and signed by the delivering catcher vessel operator. When the tender vessel delivers to the shoreside processor, the shoreside processor uploads the landing information on the USB flash drive into eLandings. Some of the benefits of IERS include improved data quality, automated processing of data, improved process for correcting or updating information, availability of more timely data for fishery managers, and reduction of duplicative reporting of similar information to multiple agencies. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. 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: September 22, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–20712 Filed 9–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44995 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA) Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of committee meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting will take place. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017, Time 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting will be required to show a government photo ID upon entering West Point in order to gain access to the meeting location. All members of the public are subject to security screening. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Haig Room, Jefferson Hall, West Point, New York 10996. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Deadra K. Ghostlaw, the Designated Federal Officer for the committee, in writing at: Secretary of the General Staff, ATTN: Deadra K. Ghostlaw, 646 Swift Road, West Point, NY 10996; by email at: deadra.ghostlaw@usma.edu or BoV@ usma.edu; or by telephone at (845) 938– 4200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The committee meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150. The USMA BoV provides independent advice and recommendations to the President of the United States on matters related to morale, discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and any other matters relating to the Academy that the Board decides to consider. Purpose of the Meeting: This is the 2017 Annual Meeting of the USMA BoV. Members of the Board will be provided updates on Academy issues. Agenda: Introduction; Board Business; Superintendent Topics (Mission, Vision, Priorities); Accreditation; Strategic Imperative 1—Develop Leaders of Character: Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD), Military Individual Advanced Development (MIAD), Semester Abroad; Strategic Imperative 2—Foster Relevance and Preeminence: Build DATES: E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 186 (Wednesday, September 27, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44994-44995]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-20712]


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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

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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: Alaska Interagency Electronic Reporting System (IERS).
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0515.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 206.
    Average Hours per Response: 35 minutes for a tLandings landing 
report; 30 minutes for catcher/processor eLandings landing report; 18 
minutes for active response and 5 minutes for inactive response for 
pilot catcher vessel trawl electronic logbook (eLog); 15 minutes for 
active response and 5 minutes for inactive response for catcher vessel 
eLog, catcher/processor eLog and mothership eLog; 15 minutes for 
eLandings registration; 10 minutes for eLandings/seaLandings landing 
report; and 20 minutes for at-sea response; and 10 minutes for 
shoreside and stationary floating processor response for eLandings/
seaLandings production report.
    Burden Hours: 22,850.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a current 
information collection.
    eLandings, seaLandings, and tLandings are data entry components of 
the Alaska Interagency Electronic Reporting System (IERS), which is a 
collaborative program run by the National Marine Fisheries Service 
(NMFS) Alaska Regional Office, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game 
(ADF&G), and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). 
eLandings, seaLandings, and tLandings provide the Alaska fishing 
industry with a consolidated electronic means of reporting production 
and landings of commercial fish and shellfish to multiple management 
agencies with a single reporting system. NMFS collects groundfish 
harvest and production data for fishery management plan species in the 
Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). ADF&G collects harvest data for 
groundfish species taken in State of Alaska waters and has 
responsibility for some fisheries in the EEZ, such as lingcod and black 
rockfish. ADF&G and NMFS cooperatively manage the Crab Rationalization 
Program fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management 
Area. NMFS and IPHC cooperatively manage Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) 
for Pacific halibut and sablefish in both State waters and in the EEZ.
    eLandings is a web-based application used by vessels and processors 
to report groundfish, crab, Pacific halibut, and sablefish production 
and landings data. Processors with limited internet access, such as the 
at-sea fleet, use eLandings client desktop software named seaLandings, 
provided by NMFS, and submit the required reports as email attachments 
or via direct transmit over the Internet. Once data are entered and 
submitted, the User must print daily through eLandings each landing 
report, production report, logbook report, and if an IFQ delivery, each 
IFQ receipt. The parties to the information must acknowledge the 
accuracy of the printed reports by signing them and entering the date 
signed. In addition, the User must make the printed copies available 
upon request of NMFS observers and authorized officers.
    tLandings is a software application for tender vessels that records 
landings data on a USB flash drive and creates a printable fish ticket. 
The fish ticket is printed on board the tender vessel and signed by the 
delivering catcher vessel operator. When the tender vessel delivers to 
the shoreside processor, the shoreside processor uploads the landing 
information on the USB flash drive into eLandings.
    Some of the benefits of IERS include improved data quality, 
automated processing of data, improved process for correcting or 
updating information, availability of more timely data for fishery 
managers, and reduction of duplicative reporting of similar information 
to multiple agencies.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    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: September 22, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
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