Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 46770 [2017-21580]

Download as PDF 46770 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 193 / Friday, October 6, 2017 / Notices Notice of rescheduled SEDAR 52 assessment scoping webinar for Gulf of Mexico red snapper. ACTION: The SEDAR 52 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico red snapper will consist of an In-person Workshop, and a series of assessment webinars. DATES: The SEDAR 52 assessment scoping webinar will be held October 26, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original notice published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2017 (82 FR 40995). The notice announces the rescheduled date of the meeting from September 21, 2017 to October 26, 2017. The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) a series of assessment webinars, and (3) A Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report that compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The assessment webinars produce a report that describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The product of the Review Workshop is an Assessment Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Oct 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion during the assessment scoping webinar are as follows: Panelists will review the data sets being considered for the assessment and discuss initial modeling efforts. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice 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 the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 3, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–21598 Filed 10–5–17; 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: NMFS Alaska Region Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–0445. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,139. Average Hours per Response: 12 minutes for VMS check-in report; 2 hours for VMS operation (includes installation and maintenance). Burden Hours: 5,101. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) units integrate global positioning system (GPS) and communications electronics into a single, tamper-resistant package to automatically determine the vessel’s position several times per hour. The units can be set to transmit a vessel’s location periodically and automatically to an overhead satellite in real time. In most cases, the vessel owner is unaware of exactly when the unit is transmitting and is unable to alter the signal or the time of transmission. The VMS unit is passive and automatic, requiring no reporting effort by the vessel operator. A communications service provider receives the transmission and relays it to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard. Enforcement of management measures, such as directed fishing closures and critical habitat nofishing zones, relies heavily on the use of VMS. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: Annually 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: October 3, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–21580 Filed 10–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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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: NMFS Alaska Region Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0445.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 1,139.
    Average Hours per Response: 12 minutes for VMS check-in report; 2 
hours for VMS operation (includes installation and maintenance).
    Burden Hours: 5,101.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) units integrate global positioning 
system (GPS) and communications electronics into a single, tamper-
resistant package to automatically determine the vessel's position 
several times per hour. The units can be set to transmit a vessel's 
location periodically and automatically to an overhead satellite in 
real time. In most cases, the vessel owner is unaware of exactly when 
the unit is transmitting and is unable to alter the signal or the time 
of transmission. The VMS unit is passive and automatic, requiring no 
reporting effort by the vessel operator. A communications service 
provider receives the transmission and relays it to the National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Coast 
Guard. Enforcement of management measures, such as directed fishing 
closures and critical habitat no-fishing zones, relies heavily on the 
use of VMS.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Frequency: Annually 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: October 3, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-21580 Filed 10-5-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P