Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 52038 [2017-24426]

Download as PDF 52038 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 216 Thursday, November 9, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD 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. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Tracking. OMB Control Number: 0648–0677. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 220. Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes for initial application for IBQ account; 15 minutes per IBQ allocation lease. Burden Hours: 54. Needs and Uses: Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan (79 FR 71510, December 2, 2014) implemented individual bluefin tuna quota (IBQ) shares and allocations for vessels permitted in the Atlantic Tunas Longline Category and Atlantic Tunas Purse Seine Category. IBQs are intended to fairly and effectively allocate limited quota for incidental capture of bluefin tuna among vessels in the Longline category, while minimizing dead discards and discouraging interactions with bluefin tuna, and better utilizing the Purse seine category quota. An online system developed by the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) tracks allocations and allocation leases, and reconciles leases with bluefin tuna catches for quota monitoring. The extension of this VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Nov 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 collection of information will allow NMFS to continue to account for the reporting burden associated with allocation and lease tracking. There are no new requirements. Renewals of account requests are no longer required, and appeals are no longer applicable. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: 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: November 6, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–24426 Filed 11–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [XRIN 0648–XF763] Marine Mammals; Pinniped Removal Authority National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: On October 6, 2017, NMFS received an application under section 120 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) from the state of Oregon (state) requesting authorization to intentionally take, by lethal methods, individually identifiable California sea lions (CSLs; Zalophus califorianus) in the Willamette River that are having a significant negative impact on the recovery of Upper Willamette River (UWR) steelhead and UWR Chinook salmon (Onchorhynchus spp.). Both of these salmonid fishery stocks are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973. This authorization is requested as part of a larger effort to protect and recover SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 listed salmonid stocks in the Willamette River basin. NMFS has determined that the application contains sufficient information to warrant establishing a Pinniped-Fishery Interaction Task Force (Task Force), which will be established after the closing of a public comment period. NMFS solicits public comments on the state’s application, other relevant information related to pinniped predation on salmonids in the Willamette River, and nominations for potential members of a Task Force. DATES: Comments must be received by January 8, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2017–0126, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal https:// www.regulations.gov. Go to https:// www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAANMFS-2017-0126, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Comments on the application should be addressed to: National Marine Fisheries Service, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232; ATTN: Protect Resources Division, Portland Branch Chief, NOAA–NMFS–2017– 0126. Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to https:// www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publically accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Anderson, NMFS, West Coast Region (503) 231–2226. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access The state’s application is available via the Internet at the following address: https:// www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/ protected_species/marine_mammals/ fisheries_interactions.html. E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 216 / Thursday, November 9, 2017 / 
Notices

[[Page 52038]]



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.
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Individual Bluefin Quota 
(IBQ) Tracking.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0677.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 220.
    Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes for initial application for 
IBQ account; 15 minutes per IBQ allocation lease.
    Burden Hours: 54.
    Needs and Uses: Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery 
Management Plan (79 FR 71510, December 2, 2014) implemented individual 
bluefin tuna quota (IBQ) shares and allocations for vessels permitted 
in the Atlantic Tunas Longline Category and Atlantic Tunas Purse Seine 
Category. IBQs are intended to fairly and effectively allocate limited 
quota for incidental capture of bluefin tuna among vessels in the 
Longline category, while minimizing dead discards and discouraging 
interactions with bluefin tuna, and better utilizing the Purse seine 
category quota. An on-line system developed by the NOAA National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS) tracks allocations and allocation leases, and 
reconciles leases with bluefin tuna catches for quota monitoring. The 
extension of this collection of information will allow NMFS to continue 
to account for the reporting burden associated with allocation and 
lease tracking. There are no new requirements. Renewals of account 
requests are no longer required, and appeals are no longer applicable.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: 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: November 6, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-24426 Filed 11-8-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P