Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 60184 [2017-27288]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 60184 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 19, 2017 / Notices whale, HI; Cuvier’s beaked whale, HI pelagic; and Bryde’s whale, HI. The HI pelagic false killer whale, CA/OR/WA Mesoplodont beaked whales, and CA/ OR/WA Cuvier’s beaked whale stocks changed from strategic to non-strategic because their five-year mortality and serious injury estimates for 2011–2015 are less than their PBRs. Information on the remaining Pacific region stocks can be found in the final 2016 reports (Carretta et al., 2017). Several abundance estimates for Pacific stocks were updated in the draft 2017 reports based on a new analysis of a 2010 pelagic line-transect survey within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around the Hawaiian Islands (Bradford et al., 2017a), a markrecapture photo-ID analysis of MHI Insular false killer whales (Bradford et al., 2017b), and completed 2015 field studies of Hawaiian monk seals (Johanos 2017). The updated estimates of abundance for California Current beaked whales are based on a recent trend-based analysis (Moore and Barlow 2017). The Hawaii pelagic false killer whale stock changed from ‘‘strategic’’ to ‘‘nonstrategic’’ because M/SI is now below PBR. However, the stock status is based on information only from within the U.S. EEZ around Hawaii because that is where the stock’s abundance has been assessed, even though the stock’s range (and fishery bycatch) extends into the adjacent high seas. Mortality and serious injury of this stock outside the EEZ (where there is no PBR) is not factored into the evaluation of stock status. New approaches were developed to estimate Hawaiian monk seal abundance, both range-wide and at individual subpopulations. In the draft 2017 SAR, the best estimate of the total population size is 1,324 seals with a minimum abundance estimate of 1,261 (1,272 and 1,205, respectively, in the 2016 SAR). Past reports have concluded that Hawaiian monk seal stock dynamics did not conform to the underlying model for calculating PBR because the stock was declining despite being well below OSP. As a result, PBR for the Hawaiian monk seal was undetermined. The trend since 2013 does not indicate the stock has continued to decline, so that PBR may be determined. For the first time, the monk seal SAR provides a valid calculation for PBR of 4.4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Dec 18, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: December 14, 2017. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–27281 Filed 12–18–17; 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: Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms. OMB Control Number: 0648–0490. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 354. Average Hours per Response: Hawaii longline limited entry permits: Renewal on paper application—30 minutes; renewal online—15 minutes; transfer— 1 hour, closed area exemption and permit appeals—2 hours; American Samoa longline limited entry permits: Renewal and additional permit application—45 minutes, transfer—1 hour 15 minutes, permit appeals—2 hours; all other permits: Paper—30 minutes, online—15 minutes. Burden Hours: 169. Needs and Uses: Regulations at 50 CFR 665, Subpart F, require that a vessel must be registered to a valid federal fishing permit to fish with longline gear for Pacific pelagic management unit species (PMUS), land or transship longline caught PMUS, or receive longline caught PMUS from a longline vessel, within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of United States (U.S.) islands in the central and western Pacific, to fish with pelagic squid jig gear for PMUS within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of United States (U.S.) islands in the central and western Pacific, or to fish with troll and handline gear for PMUS within the EEZ around each of the Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA), in areas not prohibited to fishing. Regulations at 50 CFR parts 665, Subparts D and E, require that the owner of a vessel used to fish for, land, PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or transship bottomfish management unit species (BMUS) using a large vessel (50 ft or longer) around Guam, fish commercially for BMUS in the EEZ around the Northern Mariana Islands, or use a vessel to fish for BMUS within the EEZ around each of the PRIA, in areas not prohibited to fishing, must register it to a valid federal fishing permit. Regulations at 50 CFR 665, Subparts B, C, D, and E, require that a vessel used to fish for precious corals within the EEZ of U.S. islands in the central and western Pacific, must be registered to a valid federal fishing permit for a specific precious coral permit area. The collection is revised by merging currently approved information collections OMB Control Numbers 0648–0584, Northern Mariana Islands Commercial Bottomfish Fishery Permit, 0648–0586, Pacific Islands Crustacean Permit, and 0648–0589, Pacific Islands Pelagic Squid Jig Fishing Permit, into OMB Control No. 0648–0490 Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms. NMFS approved new two-tier processing fees for most permits, resulting in revised cost estimates. 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: December 14, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–27288 Filed 12–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF899 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 55 Assessment Webinars I and II. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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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: Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0490.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 354.
    Average Hours per Response: Hawaii longline limited entry permits: 
Renewal on paper application--30 minutes; renewal online--15 minutes; 
transfer--1 hour, closed area exemption and permit appeals--2 hours; 
American Samoa longline limited entry permits: Renewal and additional 
permit application--45 minutes, transfer--1 hour 15 minutes, permit 
appeals--2 hours; all other permits: Paper--30 minutes, online--15 
minutes.
    Burden Hours: 169.
    Needs and Uses: Regulations at 50 CFR 665, Subpart F, require that 
a vessel must be registered to a valid federal fishing permit to fish 
with longline gear for Pacific pelagic management unit species (PMUS), 
land or transship longline caught PMUS, or receive longline caught PMUS 
from a longline vessel, within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 
United States (U.S.) islands in the central and western Pacific, to 
fish with pelagic squid jig gear for PMUS within the Exclusive Economic 
Zone (EEZ) of United States (U.S.) islands in the central and western 
Pacific, or to fish with troll and handline gear for PMUS within the 
EEZ around each of the Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA), in areas not 
prohibited to fishing.
    Regulations at 50 CFR parts 665, Subparts D and E, require that the 
owner of a vessel used to fish for, land, or transship bottomfish 
management unit species (BMUS) using a large vessel (50 ft or longer) 
around Guam, fish commercially for BMUS in the EEZ around the Northern 
Mariana Islands, or use a vessel to fish for BMUS within the EEZ around 
each of the PRIA, in areas not prohibited to fishing, must register it 
to a valid federal fishing permit.
    Regulations at 50 CFR 665, Subparts B, C, D, and E, require that a 
vessel used to fish for precious corals within the EEZ of U.S. islands 
in the central and western Pacific, must be registered to a valid 
federal fishing permit for a specific precious coral permit area.
    The collection is revised by merging currently approved information 
collections OMB Control Numbers 0648-0584, Northern Mariana Islands 
Commercial Bottomfish Fishery Permit, 0648-0586, Pacific Islands 
Crustacean Permit, and 0648-0589, Pacific Islands Pelagic Squid Jig 
Fishing Permit, into OMB Control No. 0648-0490 Pacific Islands Region 
Permit Family of Forms. NMFS approved new two-tier processing fees for 
most permits, resulting in revised cost estimates.
    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 [email protected] or fax to (202) 395-5806.

    Dated: December 14, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-27288 Filed 12-18-17; 8:45 am]
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