Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 5061 [2018-02166]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 24 / Monday, February 5, 2018 / Notices regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: January 30, 2018. James Maeder, Senior Director performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2018–02210 Filed 2–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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: Socioeconomics of Guided Whale-Watching Operations in the Stellwagon Bank National Marine Sanctuary. OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 30. Average Hours per Response: One hour and 45 minutes. Burden Hours: 53. Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection to benefit natural resource managers in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS). The National Ocean Service (NOS) proposes to collect information from wildlife watching operations to ascertain the market value of marine wildlife via the ocean recreational industry in the Stellwagen Bank/Gulf of Maine region. Up-to-date socioeconomic data is needed to support the conservation and management goals of SBNMS to strengthen and improve conservation of marine wildlife, including whales, pinnipeds, seals, and seabirds within the jurisdiction of the sanctuary and to satisfy legal mandates. SBNMS is currently in the process of updating the 2010 Management Plan, and has identified a lack of baseline VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Feb 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 socioeconomic information on ocean recreation businesses. The type of data targeted for this collection has not been updated since 2008 and there are no source so information that detail operators’ perceptions and attitudes towards the industry and sanctuary. Thus, current information on the importance of marine wildlife to the local tourism industry and operators is required. The primary focus for the survey will be to gather data on the nonconsumptive, person-days of marine wildlife viewing and operators’ perceptions and attitudes. Specifically, researchers will collect data to help determine the contribution of marine wildlife watching operations to the economy in the Stellwagen Bank region. The number of person-days of wildlife viewing is necessary to estimate the economic value that the industry makes to the region. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Once. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. 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: January 30, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–02166 Filed 2–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF967 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures; 2018 Research Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: On November 3, 2017, NMFS published a notice inviting qualified commercial shark permit holders to submit applications to participate in the 2018 shark research fishery. The shark research fishery allows for the collection of fishery-dependent data for future SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5061 stock assessments and cooperative research with commercial fishermen to meet the shark research objectives of the Agency. Every year, the permit terms and permitted activities (e.g., number of hooks and retention limits) specifically authorized for selected participants in the shark research fishery are 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, NMFS is holding a mandatory permit holder meeting (via conference call) for selected participants. The date and time of that meeting is announced in this notice. DATES: A conference call will be held on February 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: A conference call will be conducted. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for information on how to access the conference call. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyl Brewster-Geisz or Guy DuBeck at (301) 427–8503 or Delisse Ortiz at (240) 681–9037. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlantic shark fisheries are managed under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) is implemented by regulations at 50 CFR part 635. The final rule for Amendment 2 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (73 FR 35778, June 24, 2008, corrected at 73 FR 40658, July 15, 2008) established, among other things, a shark research fishery to maintain time-series data for stock assessments and to meet NMFS’ research objectives. The shark research fishery gathers important scientific data and allows selected commercial fishermen the opportunity to earn more revenue from selling the sharks caught, including sandbar sharks. Only the commercial shark fishermen selected to participate in the shark research fishery are authorized to land/harvest sandbar sharks subject to the sandbar quota available each year. The 2018 sandbar shark quota is 90.7 mt dw per year. The selected shark research fishery participants also have access to the research large coastal shark, small coastal shark, and pelagic shark quotas subject to retention limits and quotas per §§ 635.24 and 635.27, respectively. On November 3, 2017 (82 FR 51218), NMFS published a notice inviting qualified commercial shark directed and E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1

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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: Socioeconomics of Guided Whale-Watching Operations in the 
Stellwagon Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-xxxx.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information 
collection).
    Number of Respondents: 30.
    Average Hours per Response: One hour and 45 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 53.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection to 
benefit natural resource managers in Stellwagen Bank National Marine 
Sanctuary (SBNMS).
    The National Ocean Service (NOS) proposes to collect information 
from wildlife watching operations to ascertain the market value of 
marine wildlife via the ocean recreational industry in the Stellwagen 
Bank/Gulf of Maine region.
    Up-to-date socioeconomic data is needed to support the conservation 
and management goals of SBNMS to strengthen and improve conservation of 
marine wildlife, including whales, pinnipeds, seals, and seabirds 
within the jurisdiction of the sanctuary and to satisfy legal mandates.
    SBNMS is currently in the process of updating the 2010 Management 
Plan, and has identified a lack of baseline socioeconomic information 
on ocean recreation businesses. The type of data targeted for this 
collection has not been updated since 2008 and there are no source so 
information that detail operators' perceptions and attitudes towards 
the industry and sanctuary. Thus, current information on the importance 
of marine wildlife to the local tourism industry and operators is 
required. The primary focus for the survey will be to gather data on 
the non-consumptive, person-days of marine wildlife viewing and 
operators' perceptions and attitudes. Specifically, researchers will 
collect data to help determine the contribution of marine wildlife 
watching operations to the economy in the Stellwagen Bank region. The 
number of person-days of wildlife viewing is necessary to estimate the 
economic value that the industry makes to the region.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Once.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    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: January 30, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
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