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[FR Doc. 2017–23035 Filed 10–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast Groundfish Trawl Economic Data Collection 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 December 26, 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 Erin Steiner, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2725 Montlake Blvd. E, Seattle, WA, 98103, (206) 860– 3202 or erin.steinernoaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. This information collection is needed in order to meet the monitoring requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA). In particular, the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) needs economic data on all harvesters, first receivers, shorebased processors, catcher processors, and motherships participating in the West Coast groundfish trawl fishery. The currently approved collection covers collection of data for the 2014– 2016 operating years. The renewed PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approval will cover years 2017–2019. Data will be collected from all catcher vessels registered to a limited entry trawl endorsed permit, catcher processors registered to catcher processor permits, and motherships registered to mothership permits, first receivers, and shorebased processors that received round or head-and-gutted IFQ groundfish or whiting from a first receiver to provide the necessary information for analyzing the effects of the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program. As stated in 50 CFR 660.114, the EDC forms due on September 1, 2018 will provide data for the 2017 operating year. II. Method of Collection Forms may be submitted via mail or electronically. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0618. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 195. Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours for catcher processors, catcher vessels, and motherships, 20 hours for first receivers and shorebased processors. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,052. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 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. E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 24, 2017 / Notices Dated: October 19, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–23056 Filed 10–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters. DATES: The meeting will be held on November 17, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST). SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Verizon Technology and Policy Center, 1300 I St NW., Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005. Public comments may be mailed to Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4600, Washington, DC 20230 or emailed to dreed@ ntia.doc.gov. ADDRESSES: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David J. Reed, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 482–5955 or dreed@ ntia.doc.gov; and/or visit NTIA’s Web site at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ category/csmac. 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Time and Date: The meeting will be held on November 17, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST. The meeting time and the agenda topics are subject to change. The meeting will be available via two-way audio link and may be webcast. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/ csmac, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda and access information. Place: The meeting will be held at Verizon Technology and Policy Center, 1300 I St NW., Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005. The meeting will be open to the public and members of the press on a first-come, first-served basis as space is limited. The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids, are asked to notify Mr. Reed at (202) 482–5955 or dreed@ ntia.doc.gov at least ten (10) business days before the meeting. Status: Interested parties are invited to attend and to submit written comments to the Committee at any time before or after the meeting. Parties wishing to submit written comments for consideration by the Committee in advance of a meeting may send them via postal mail to Commerce Spectrum PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49187 Management Advisory Committee, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4600, Washington, DC 20230. It would be helpful if paper submissions also include a compact disc (CD) that contains the comments in Microsoft Word and/or PDF file formats. CDs should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer. Alternatively, comments may be submitted via electronic mail to dreed@ ntia.doc.gov and should also be in one or both of the file formats specified above. Comments must be received five (5) business days before the scheduled meeting date in order to provide sufficient time for review. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-23056]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast 
Groundfish Trawl Economic Data Collection

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 December 26, 
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 [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Erin Steiner, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2725 
Montlake Blvd. E, Seattle, WA, 98103, (206) 860-3202 or 
erin.steinernoaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection. This information collection is needed in order to meet the 
monitoring requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA). In 
particular, the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) needs 
economic data on all harvesters, first receivers, shorebased 
processors, catcher processors, and motherships participating in the 
West Coast groundfish trawl fishery.
    The currently approved collection covers collection of data for the 
2014-2016 operating years. The renewed approval will cover years 2017-
2019. Data will be collected from all catcher vessels registered to a 
limited entry trawl endorsed permit, catcher processors registered to 
catcher processor permits, and motherships registered to mothership 
permits, first receivers, and shorebased processors that received round 
or head-and-gutted IFQ groundfish or whiting from a first receiver to 
provide the necessary information for analyzing the effects of the West 
Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program.
    As stated in 50 CFR 660.114, the EDC forms due on September 1, 2018 
will provide data for the 2017 operating year.

II. Method of Collection

    Forms may be submitted via mail or electronically.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0618.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 195.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours for catcher processors, 
catcher vessels, and motherships, 20 hours for first receivers and 
shorebased processors.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,052.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 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.


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    Dated: October 19, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-23056 Filed 10-23-17; 8:45 am]
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