Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Commercial Operator's Annual Report (COAR), 54335 [2017-24991]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices samples), Cuba (Central & SW Atlantic DPS, up to 50 samples), and Sierra Leone (Eastern Atlantic DPS, up to 50 samples) for genetic analysis at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. These samples would be used as part of a larger project to characterize the stock structure of S. lewini populations within the western Atlantic, as well as between the western Pacific and Atlantic, using next generation sequencing techniques. Tissue samples would be from animals that have been previously collected, or will be taken opportunistically as scalloped hammerheads are encountered in fish markets. The requested duration of the permit is five years. Dated: November 14, 2017. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–24946 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Commercial Operator’s Annual Report (COAR) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: 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. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 16, 2018. DATES: 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). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Suja Hall, (907) 586–7462. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The Alaska Commercial Operator’s Annual Report (COAR) is a report that collects harvest and production information broken out by specific criteria such as gear type, area, delivery and product type, and pounds and value. The COAR is due by April 1 of the year following any buying or processing activity. Any person or company who received a Fisheries Business License from the Alaska Department of Revenue and an Intent to Operate Permit by Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is required to annually submit the COAR to the ADF&G, under Alaska Administrative Code (AAC), chapter 5 AAC 39.130. In addition, any person or company who receives an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)-only permit from ADF&G annually must submit a COAR to ADF&G. Any owner of a catcher/ processor or mothership with a Federal permit operating in the EEZ off Alaska is required to annually submit a COAR to ADF&G under 50 CFR 679.5(p). The COAR contains data on seafood purchasing, production, ex-vessel values, and first wholesale values for seafood products. Containing information from shoreside processors, stationary floating processors, motherships, and catcher/processors, this data collection yields equivalent annual product value information for all respective processing sectors and provides a consistent time series according to which groundfish resources may be managed more efficiently. Use of the information generated by the COAR is coordinated between NMFS and the ADF&G. II. Method of Collection III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0428. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 179. Estimated Time per Response: 8 hr. Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,432. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $716 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: November 14, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–24991 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2017–ICCD–0116] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Gainful Employment Programs— Subpart Q Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The COAR is available in pdf and Microsoft Word formats on the ADF&G Web site at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/ index.cfm?adfg=fishlicense.coar. Respondents complete either a paper form or the fillable file available online and submit the form by mail to the ADF&G. PO 00000 54335 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2017–ICCD–0116. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska 
Commercial Operator's Annual Report (COAR)

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 January 16, 
2018.

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 Suja Hall, (907) 586-7462.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    The Alaska Commercial Operator's Annual Report (COAR) is a report 
that collects harvest and production information broken out by specific 
criteria such as gear type, area, delivery and product type, and pounds 
and value. The COAR is due by April 1 of the year following any buying 
or processing activity.
    Any person or company who received a Fisheries Business License 
from the Alaska Department of Revenue and an Intent to Operate Permit 
by Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is required to annually 
submit the COAR to the ADF&G, under Alaska Administrative Code (AAC), 
chapter 5 AAC 39.130. In addition, any person or company who receives 
an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)-only permit from ADF&G annually must 
submit a COAR to ADF&G. Any owner of a catcher/processor or mothership 
with a Federal permit operating in the EEZ off Alaska is required to 
annually submit a COAR to ADF&G under 50 CFR 679.5(p).
    The COAR contains data on seafood purchasing, production, ex-vessel 
values, and first wholesale values for seafood products. Containing 
information from shoreside processors, stationary floating processors, 
motherships, and catcher/processors, this data collection yields 
equivalent annual product value information for all respective 
processing sectors and provides a consistent time series according to 
which groundfish resources may be managed more efficiently. Use of the 
information generated by the COAR is coordinated between NMFS and the 
ADF&G.

II. Method of Collection

    The COAR is available in pdf and Microsoft Word formats on the 
ADF&G Web site at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishlicense.coar. Respondents complete either a paper 
form or the fillable file available online and submit the form by mail 
to the ADF&G.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0428.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 179.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 hr.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,432.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $716 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: November 14, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-24991 Filed 11-16-17; 8:45 am]
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