Notice of Public Meeting for the Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture, 4026-4027 [2018-01577]

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[FR Doc. 2018–01618 Filed 1–26–18; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture [Docket No. NIFA–2018–001] Notice of Public Meeting for the Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting for the Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture of the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is publishing this notice on behalf of the Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture (IWGA) of the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council to announce a public meeting of this group. This public meeting provides an opportunity for the IWGA to discuss ongoing and planned activities in support of sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Jan 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 Rural or self-prep sites All other types of sites 0.1600 0.3075 0.0800 aquaculture development in the United States with stakeholders. In turn, this meeting provides an opportunity for the stakeholders to discuss issues of relevance to the IWGA members in attendance. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. local time (Pacific Time). ADDRESSES: The Aquaculture America 2018 Conference will take place at Paris Las Vegas Hotel, 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: IWGA Chair and Aquaculture National Program Leader Dr. Gene Kim, USDA NIFA; email Gene.W.Kim@ nifa.usda.gov. The Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture (formerly known as the Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture) was created by the National Aquaculture Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96– 362, 94 Stat. 198, 16 U.S.C. 2801, et seq.) and is chaired by the Department of Agriculture, with vice-chairs from the Department of Commerce and Department of the Interior. The IWGA reports to the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council. The purpose of the coordinating group is to increase the overall effectiveness and productivity of Federal aquaculture research, transfer, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hawaii All other types of sites 0.3275 0.6025 0.1625 DATES: BILLING CODE 3410–30–P SUMMARY: Alaska 0.2600 0.5000 0.1300 Rural or self-prep sites 0.2375 0.4350 0.1175 All other types of sites 0.1875 0.3600 0.0925 and assistance programs. In fulfilling this purpose, the coordinating group: (1) Reviews the national needs for aquaculture research, technology transfer and technology assistance programs; (2) Undertakes planning, coordination, and communication among Federal agencies engaged in the science, engineering, and technology of aquaculture; (3) Collects, compiles, and disseminates information on aquaculture; (4) Encourages joint programs among Federal agencies in areas of mutual interest relating to aquaculture; and (5) Recommends specific actions on issues, problems, plans, and programs in aquaculture. The IWGA addresses issues of national scope and importance and may form national task forces or special projects to facilitate a coordinated, systematic approach to addressing critical issues and needs. More information is available at http:// www.ars.usda.gov/iwga. This notice invites the public to participate in this IWGA meeting. The location is at the Aquaculture America 2018 Conference venue, which allows for stakeholder interaction at what likely is the largest gathering of U.S. aquaculture research, extension, and private sector representatives. Attendance or response to this notice is voluntary. We are not requesting information as part of an ongoing regulatory process. Although this will E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 19 / Monday, January 29, 2018 / Notices be a discussion of stakeholder issues of concern, will not be considered formal public input on regulations, as the IWGA is not a regulatory body. Responses to this notice may be used by the government for program planning on a non-attribution basis. Information obtained from the discussions occurring during this meeting may be used for program planning and federal coordination among Federal agencies, and may guide future Federal agencies’ activities that are national in scope. USDA requests that no business proprietary information or copyrighted information be submitted in response to this notice. No registration or fee is needed to attend this IWGA meeting. Please note that there will be no other method for interaction for this meeting, aside from in-person attendance. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to email their contact information to the email address below for planning purposes: Dr. Maxwell Mayeaux, Aquaculture Program Specialist, USDA NIFA at: mmayeaux@ nifa.usda.gov. The agenda for this meeting is as follows: Agenda I. Overview of Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture Activities II. Reports on Federal Interagency Initiatives a. Agency updates on regulatory reform b. Overview of national aquaculture statistics reporting and the Census of Aquaculture c. Interagency collaboration on research, extension and outreach activities d. Other Agency Updates III. Public questions and discussion on IWGA activities Done at Washington, DC, on January 19, 2018. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2018–01577 Filed 1–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Services Survey U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Jan 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 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: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before March 30, 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(s) and instructions should be directed to Aidan Smith, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K175, Washington, DC 20233– 6500, 301–763–2972, or Aidan.D.Smith@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Quarterly Services Survey (QSS). The QSS covers employer firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in select service industries as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The QSS coverage currently includes all or parts of the following NAICS sectors: Utilities (excluding government owned); transportation and warehousing (except rail transportation and postal); information; finance and insurance (except funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles); real estate and rental and leasing; professional, scientific, and technical services (except offices of notaries); administrative and support and waste management and remediation services; educational services (except elementary and secondary schools, junior colleges, and colleges, universities, and professional schools); health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment, and recreation; accommodation; and other services (except public administration). The primary estimates produced from the QSS are quarterly estimates of total operating revenue and the percentage of revenue by source. The survey also produces estimates of total operating expenses from tax-exempt firms in industries that have a large not-for-profit component. For hospitals, the survey produce estimates of the number of inpatient days and discharges, and for PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4027 select industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector, the survey produces estimates of admissions revenue. Firms are selected for the QSS using a stratified design with strata defined by industry, tax status, and estimated size based on annual revenue. The sample is a subsample of firms from the larger Service Annual Survey (OMB# 0607– 0422). Each quarter the QSS sample is updated to reflect the addition of new businesses and the removal of firms that have gone out-of-business. The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses the survey results as input to its quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and GDP by industry estimates. The estimates provide the Federal Reserve Board and Council of Economic advisors with timely information to assess current economic performance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services use the QSS estimates to develop hospital-spending estimates for the National Accounts. Other government and private stakeholders also benefit from a better understanding of important cyclical components of the U.S. service economy. We do not plan any changes to the forms. II. Method of Collection We will collect this information by internet, mail, facsimile, and telephone follow-up. Approximately half of the QSS respondents are mailed a full paper form that provides the option for submission by internet, mail, or facsimile. The remaining half of respondents are mailed only their username and password providing for submission by internet. Respondents that report via the internet in any given quarter are only mailed a username and password in subsequent quarters. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0907. Form Number(s): QSS–1A, QSS–1E, QSS–1PA, QSS–1PE, QSS–2A, QSS–2E, QSS–3A, QSS–3E, QSS–3SA, QSS–3SE, QSS–4A, QSS–4E, QSS–4FA, QSS–4FE, QSS–4SA, QSS–4SE, QSS–5A, QSS–5E. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, and government hospitals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,150. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes: QSS–1A, QSS–1E, QSS–1PA, QSS–1PE, QSS–2A, QSS–2E, QSS–3A, QSS–3E, QSS–3SA, QSS–3SE, QSS–5A, QSS–5E. 10 minutes: QSS–4A, QSS–4E, QSS–4FA, QSS–4FE, QSS–4SA, QSS– 4SE. E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 19 (Monday, January 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4026-4027]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-01577]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

[Docket No. NIFA-2018-001]


Notice of Public Meeting for the Interagency Working Group on 
Aquaculture

AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting for the Interagency Working Group on 
Aquaculture of the Committee on Science of the National Science and 
Technology Council.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute 
of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is publishing this notice on behalf of 
the Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture (IWGA) of the Committee on 
Science of the National Science and Technology Council to announce a 
public meeting of this group. This public meeting provides an 
opportunity for the IWGA to discuss ongoing and planned activities in 
support of aquaculture development in the United States with 
stakeholders. In turn, this meeting provides an opportunity for the 
stakeholders to discuss issues of relevance to the IWGA members in 
attendance.

DATES: The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 
1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. local time (Pacific Time).

ADDRESSES: The Aquaculture America 2018 Conference will take place at 
Paris Las Vegas Hotel, 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 
89109. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: IWGA Chair and Aquaculture National 
Program Leader Dr. Gene Kim, USDA NIFA; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture 
(formerly known as the Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture) was created 
by the National Aquaculture Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-362, 94 Stat. 198, 
16 U.S.C. 2801, et seq.) and is chaired by the Department of 
Agriculture, with vice-chairs from the Department of Commerce and 
Department of the Interior. The IWGA reports to the Committee on 
Science of the National Science and Technology Council. The purpose of 
the coordinating group is to increase the overall effectiveness and 
productivity of Federal aquaculture research, transfer, and assistance 
programs. In fulfilling this purpose, the coordinating group:
    (1) Reviews the national needs for aquaculture research, technology 
transfer and technology assistance programs;
    (2) Undertakes planning, coordination, and communication among 
Federal agencies engaged in the science, engineering, and technology of 
aquaculture;
    (3) Collects, compiles, and disseminates information on 
aquaculture;
    (4) Encourages joint programs among Federal agencies in areas of 
mutual interest relating to aquaculture; and
    (5) Recommends specific actions on issues, problems, plans, and 
programs in aquaculture.
    The IWGA addresses issues of national scope and importance and may 
form national task forces or special projects to facilitate a 
coordinated, systematic approach to addressing critical issues and 
needs. More information is available at http://www.ars.usda.gov/iwga.
    This notice invites the public to participate in this IWGA meeting. 
The location is at the Aquaculture America 2018 Conference venue, which 
allows for stakeholder interaction at what likely is the largest 
gathering of U.S. aquaculture research, extension, and private sector 
representatives. Attendance or response to this notice is voluntary. We 
are not requesting information as part of an ongoing regulatory 
process. Although this will

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be a discussion of stakeholder issues of concern, will not be 
considered formal public input on regulations, as the IWGA is not a 
regulatory body. Responses to this notice may be used by the government 
for program planning on a non-attribution basis. Information obtained 
from the discussions occurring during this meeting may be used for 
program planning and federal coordination among Federal agencies, and 
may guide future Federal agencies' activities that are national in 
scope. USDA requests that no business proprietary information or 
copyrighted information be submitted in response to this notice. No 
registration or fee is needed to attend this IWGA meeting. Please note 
that there will be no other method for interaction for this meeting, 
aside from in-person attendance. Participants are encouraged, but not 
required, to email their contact information to the email address below 
for planning purposes: Dr. Maxwell Mayeaux, Aquaculture Program 
Specialist, USDA NIFA at: [email protected].
    The agenda for this meeting is as follows:

Agenda

I. Overview of Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture Activities
II. Reports on Federal Interagency Initiatives
    a. Agency updates on regulatory reform
    b. Overview of national aquaculture statistics reporting and the 
Census of Aquaculture
    c. Interagency collaboration on research, extension and outreach 
activities
    d. Other Agency Updates
III. Public questions and discussion on IWGA activities

    Done at Washington, DC, on January 19, 2018.
Sonny Ramaswamy,
Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
[FR Doc. 2018-01577 Filed 1-26-18; 8:45 am]
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