Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Impacts of Diving and Snorkeling Expenditures in Hawaii, 57954 [2017-26466]

Download as PDF 57954 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 235 / Friday, December 8, 2017 / Notices Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 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: December 5, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–26467 Filed 12–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P The objective of the survey will be to understand divers’ and snorkelers’ expenditures associated with recreational coral reef diving activities in Hawaii. The survey will also collect information on divers’ attitudes, preferences, and concerns about recreational diving and coral reefs health in Hawaii. We are conducting this survey to improve our understanding of divers’ expenditure patterns and to estimate the economic impact of coral reef related spending. Results of the survey will be used to inform coastal resource management planning and establish a baseline for outreach and education. The expenditure survey is also expected to provide useful information for local economic and business interests. A similar survey (OMB 0648–0746) was implemented in south Florida and was successfully completed in Nov. 2017. II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE III. Data Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Impacts of Diving and Snorkeling Expenditures in Hawaii 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 February 6, 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 JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Kristy Wallmo, 301–427– 8190 or kristy.wallmo@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a new collection of information. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:38 Dec 07, 2017 Jkt 244001 OMB Control Number: 0648–XXXX. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Individual recreational divers and snorkelers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time Per Response: 20 minutes Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 5, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–26466 Filed 12–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF861 Endangered Species; File Nos. 21198 and 21434 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Southeast Regional Office, Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30602 [Responsible Party: Allan Brown], has applied in due form for a permit [File No. 21198] to take captive shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) and Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) for purposes of scientific research and enhancement. Additionally the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Cooperative Oxford Laboratory, 904 South Morris Street, Oxford, Maryland 21654 [Responsible Party: Brian Richardson], has applied in due form for a permit [File No. 21434] to take captive Atlantic sturgeon for purposes of conducting scientific research and enhancement. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before January 8, 2018. ADDRESSES: The applications and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File Nos. 21198 or 21434 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) SUMMARY: The survey will be conducted using two modes: mail and Internet. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration they also will become a matter of public record. E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 235 (Friday, December 8, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 57954]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26466]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic 
Impacts of Diving and Snorkeling Expenditures in Hawaii

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 February 6, 
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 [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Kristy Wallmo, 301-427-8190 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a new collection of information.
    The objective of the survey will be to understand divers' and 
snorkelers' expenditures associated with recreational coral reef diving 
activities in Hawaii. The survey will also collect information on 
divers' attitudes, preferences, and concerns about recreational diving 
and coral reefs health in Hawaii. We are conducting this survey to 
improve our understanding of divers' expenditure patterns and to 
estimate the economic impact of coral reef related spending. Results of 
the survey will be used to inform coastal resource management planning 
and establish a baseline for outreach and education. The expenditure 
survey is also expected to provide useful information for local 
economic and business interests. A similar survey (OMB 0648-0746) was 
implemented in south Florida and was successfully completed in Nov. 
2017.

II. Method of Collection

    The survey will be conducted using two modes: mail and Internet.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-XXXX.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information 
collection).
    Affected Public: Individual recreational divers and snorkelers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 20 minutes
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500.
    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.

    Dated: December 5, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-26466 Filed 12-7-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P