Science Advisory Board, 5062 [2018-02099]

Download as PDF 5062 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 24 / Monday, February 5, 2018 / Notices incidental permit holders to submit an application to participate in the 2018 shark research fishery. NMFS received six applications, of which all six applicants were determined to meet all the qualifications. NMFS selected all six qualified participants after considering how to meet research objectives in particular regions. NMFS expects to invite qualified commercial shark permit holders to submit an application for the 2019 shark research fishery later in 2018. As with past years, the 2018 permit terms and permitted activities (e.g., number of hooks and retention limits) specifically authorized for selected participants in the shark research fishery were designated depending on the scientific and research needs of the Agency, as well as the number of NMFS-approved observers available. In order to inform selected participants of this year’s specific permit requirements and ensure all terms and conditions of the permit are met, per the requirements of § 635.32 (f)(4), NMFS is holding a mandatory permit holder meeting via conference call. Conference Call Date, Time, and Dialin Number The conference call will be held on February 16, 2018, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (EST). Participants and interested parties should call 1–888–942–9261 and use the passcode 8567825. Selected participants who do not attend will not be allowed to participate in the shark research fishery. While the conference call is mandatory for selected participants, other interested parties may call in and listen to the discussion. Selected participants are encouraged to invite their captain, crew, or anyone else who may assist them in meeting the terms and conditions of the shark research fishery permit. Dated: January 31, 2018. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–02236 Filed 2–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Feb 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: West Coast Groundfish Trawl Economic Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 0648–0618. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 206. Average Hours per Response: Catcher vessels, catcher-processors and motherships, 8 hours each; shore-based processonrs, 20 hours. Burden Hours: 2,224. Needs and Uses: This information collection is needed in order to meet the monitoring requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA). In particular, the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) needs economic data on all harvesters, first receivers, shorebased processors, catcher processors, and motherships participating in the West Coast groundfish trawl fishery. The currently approved collection covers collection of data for the 2014– 2016 operating years. The renewed approval will cover years 2017–2019. Data will be collected from all catcher vessels registered to a limited entry trawl endorsed permit, catcher processors registered to catcher processor permits, and motherships registered to mothership permits, first receivers, and shorebased processors that received round or head-and-gutted IFQ groundfish or whiting from a first receiver to provide the necessary information for analyzing the effects of the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program. As stated in 50 CFR 660.114, the EDC forms due on September 1, 2018 will provide data for the 2017 operating year. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually. 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. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of renewal of charter. Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration have determined that renewal of the NOAA Science Advisory Board is in the public interest. The committee has been a successful undertaking and has provided advice to the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. The committee will continue to provide such advice and recommendations in the future. The structure and responsibilities of the Committee are unchanged from when it was originally established in September 1997. The Committee will continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. SUMMARY: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone Number: 301–734–1156. Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NOAA SAB website at http:// www.sab.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: June 29, 2017. David Holst, Chief Financial/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Editorial note: This document was received for publication by the Office of the Federal Register on January 30, 2018. [FR Doc. 2018–02099 Filed 2–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P Dated: January 30, 2018. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 24 (Monday, February 5, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 5062]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02099]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC).

ACTION: Notice of renewal of charter.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA), and after consultation with the General Services 
Administration, the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for 
Administration have determined that renewal of the NOAA Science 
Advisory Board is in the public interest. The committee has been a 
successful undertaking and has provided advice to the Under Secretary 
for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and 
application of science to operations and information services. The 
committee will continue to provide such advice and recommendations in 
the future.
    The structure and responsibilities of the Committee are unchanged 
from when it was originally established in September 1997. The 
Committee will continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 
20910; Phone Number: 301-734-1156. Email: [email protected]; or 
visit the NOAA SAB website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    Dated: June 29, 2017.
David Holst,
Chief Financial/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    Editorial note: This document was received for publication by 
the Office of the Federal Register on January 30, 2018.

[FR Doc. 2018-02099 Filed 2-2-18; 8:45 am]
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