Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 61266-61267 [2017-27927]

Download as PDF 61266 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Questions regarding the draft ABC’s of Conformity Assessment document or this Request for Comments should be directed to Amy Phelps, by email at SP2000-01@nist.gov, or by phone at 301–975–4143. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently revised Circular A–119, ‘‘Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities,’’ in light of changes that have taken place in the world of regulation, standards, and conformity assessment since the Circular was last revised in 1998.1 NIST is revising its conformity assessment materials to align with the updated Circular. On February 28, 2017, NIST hosted a workshop to engage the conformity assessment community in the development of its conformity assessment materials. Updates to the conformity assessment materials reflect growth and evolution in the conformity assessment community as well as updates to the guidance in the revised OMB Circular A–119. Taking into consideration the feedback received from workshop participants as well as input received from conformity assessment stakeholders in both the public and private sectors, NIST has developed a draft of the following materials: • Conformity Assessment Considerations for Federal Agencies • ABC’s of Conformity Assessment The purpose of the draft ABC’s of Conformity Assessment document is to introduce conformity assessment concepts and information on how various conformity assessment activities are interlinked as well as the impact on the marketplace. The document highlights some of the important aspects of conformity assessment and serves as background for using available conformity assessment resources. The draft ABCs of Conformity Assessment document discusses the use of standards in conformity assessment activities; describes the types of conformity assessment activities; and identifies some of the interrelationships among conformity assessment activities. Request for Public Comments: Persons interested in commenting on the draft 1 See ‘‘OMB Circular A–119: Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities,’’ which was published on January 27, 2016 and may be found at: https:// obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/ omb/inforeg/revised_circular_a-119_as_of_1_ 22.pdf. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:43 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 ABCs of Conformity Assessment document can submit their comments by following the instructions in the DATES and ADDRESSES sections. All comments will be made publicly available; therefore, personal, proprietary or confidential information should not be included. When submitting comments, inclusion of name, affiliation, and contact information (phone number and/or email address in case of questions about the comment) are optional. Comments containing references, studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely published should include copies of the referenced materials. Kevin Kimball, NIST Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2017–27891 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–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: Alaska Region Permit Family of Forms. OMB Control Number: 0648–0206. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 531. Average Hours per Response: Federal fisheries permit, 21 minutes; federal processor permit, 25 minutes; exempted fishing permit, 100 hours. Burden Hours: 590. Needs and Uses: For a person to participate in Federal fisheries, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires a Federal Fisheries Permit (FFP), a Federal Processor Permit (FPP), or an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP). NMFS Alaska Region created a set of commercial fishing permits that operators of vessels and managers of processors must have on board or on site when fishing, receiving, buying, or processing groundfish and nongroundfish species. The permit information provides harvest gear types; descriptions of vessels, shoreside processors, and stationary floating PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 processors; and expected fishery activity levels. These permits provide NMFS with a way to monitor participation in Federal fisheries. Section 303(b)(1) of the MagnusonStevens Act specifically recognizes the need for permit issuance. The requirement of a permit for marine resource users is one of the regulatory steps taken to carry out conservation and management objectives. The issuance of a permit is an essential ingredient in the management of fishery resources needed for identification of the participants, expected activity levels, and for regulatory compliance (e.g., withholding of permit issuance pending collection of unpaid penalties). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: Every three years, annually and 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 21, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–27929 Filed 12–26–17; 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: Non-commercial Permit and Reporting Requirements in the Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Fishery. OMB Control Number: 0648–0577. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 100. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Notices Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes per paper permit application; 5 minutes per online permit application; 2 hours per appeal of denied permit; 20 minutes per trip report logsheet. Burden Hours: 102. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Regulations at 50 CFR 665, Subpart C, require that all participants (including vessel owners, operators, and crew) in the boat-based non-commercial bottomfish fishery in the Exclusive Economic Zone around the main Hawaiian Islands obtain a federal bottomfish permit. This collection of information is needed for permit issuance, to identify actual or potential participants in the fishery, determine qualifications for permits, and to help measure the impacts of management controls on the participants in the fishery. The permit program is also an effective tool in the enforcement of fishery regulations and serves as a link between the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and fishermen. Regulations at 50 CFR 665 require that all vessel owners or operators in this fishery submit a completed logbook form at the completion of each fishing trip. These logbook reporting sheets document the species and amount of species caught during the trip. The reporting requirements are crucial to ensure that NMFS and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will be able to monitor the fishery and have fishery-dependent information to develop an Annual Catch Limit for the fishery, evaluate the effectiveness of management measures, determine whether changes in fishery management programs are necessary, and estimate the impacts and implications of alternative management measures. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Annually and at the end of each fishing trip. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:43 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: December 21, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–27927 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF922 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 51 assessment webinar VII for Gulf of Mexico gray snapper. AGENCY: The SEDAR 51 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico gray snapper will consist of a Data Workshop, a series of assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 51 assessment webinar VII will be held January 17, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) a series of assessment webinars, and (3) A Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report that compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61267 which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The assessment webinars produce a report that describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The product of the Review Workshop is an Assessment Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion during the assessment webinar VII are as follows: 1. Using datasets and initial assessment analysis recommended from the Data Workshop, panelists will employ assessment models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 2. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 27, 2017)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-27927]


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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: Non-commercial Permit and Reporting Requirements in the Main 
Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Fishery.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0577.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 100.

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    Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes per paper permit 
application; 5 minutes per online permit application; 2 hours per 
appeal of denied permit; 20 minutes per trip report logsheet.
    Burden Hours: 102.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    Regulations at 50 CFR 665, Subpart C, require that all participants 
(including vessel owners, operators, and crew) in the boat-based non-
commercial bottomfish fishery in the Exclusive Economic Zone around the 
main Hawaiian Islands obtain a federal bottomfish permit. This 
collection of information is needed for permit issuance, to identify 
actual or potential participants in the fishery, determine 
qualifications for permits, and to help measure the impacts of 
management controls on the participants in the fishery. The permit 
program is also an effective tool in the enforcement of fishery 
regulations and serves as a link between the National Marine Fisheries 
Service (NMFS) and fishermen.
    Regulations at 50 CFR 665 require that all vessel owners or 
operators in this fishery submit a completed logbook form at the 
completion of each fishing trip. These logbook reporting sheets 
document the species and amount of species caught during the trip. The 
reporting requirements are crucial to ensure that NMFS and the Western 
Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will be able to monitor 
the fishery and have fishery-dependent information to develop an Annual 
Catch Limit for the fishery, evaluate the effectiveness of management 
measures, determine whether changes in fishery management programs are 
necessary, and estimate the impacts and implications of alternative 
management measures.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: Annually and at the end of each fishing trip.
    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 21, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-27927 Filed 12-26-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P