Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 7165-7166 [2018-03366]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 20, 2018 / Notices 1. American Samoa Archipelago Advisory Panel 2. Scientific & Statistical Committee I. Public Hearing J. Council Discussion and Action document that requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Friday, March 16, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11. Mariana Archipelago A. Guam 1. Isla Informe 2. Legislative Report 3. Enforcement Issues 4. Community Activities and Issues a. Update on Territorial Science Initiative b. Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Spearfishing Data Collection Project 5. Education and Outreach Initiatives B. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands ´ 1. Arongol Falu/Asunton i Tano 2. Legislative Report 3. Enforcement Issues 4. Community Activities and Issues 5. Education and Outreach Initiatives C. Update on Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Management Plan and Sanctuary Request D. Update on CNMI Marinas and Minimum Size Regulations E. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations 1. Mariana Archipelago FEP Advisory Panel 2. Scientific & Statistical Committee F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action 12. Administrative Matters A. Council Member and Staff Annual Training on Standards of Conduct B. Financial Reports C. Administrative Reports D. Update on Information Inquiries and Responses E. Council Family Changes 1. Education Committee 2. SSC F. Report on the Winter CCC Meeting G. SOPP Changes H. Meetings and Workshops I. 2018 Council Member Appointments J. Other Business K. Executive and Budget Standing Committee Recommendations L. Public Comment M. Council Discussion and Action 13. Other Business Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 172nd meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any regulatory issue arising after publication of this VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Feb 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 Special Accommodations These meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522–8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 14, 2018. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–03413 Filed 2–16–18; 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: Southeast Region Vessel and Gear Identification Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0648–0358. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 7,825. Average Hours per Response: Vessel marking: 45 minutes. Gear marking: Aquacultured live rocks, 10 seconds each; golden crab traps, 2 minutes each; spiny lobster traps, 7 minutes each; sea bass pots, 16 minutes each; and mackerel gillnets, and buoy gear, 20 minutes each. Burden Hours: 51,070. Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Region manages the U.S. fisheries in the exclusive economic zone of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic regions under various fishery management plans (FMPs). The regional fishery management councils prepared the FMPs pursuant to the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7165 Act). The regulations implementing the FMPs are located at 50 CFR part 622. The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 622 form the basis for this collection of information. The NMFS Southeast Region requires that all permitted fishing vessels must mark their vessel with the official identification number or some form of identification. A vessel’s official number, under most regulations, is required to be displayed on the port and starboard sides of the deckhouse or hull, and weather deck. In addition, certain fisheries are required to display their assigned color code. The official number and color code identify each vessel and should be visible at distance from the sea and in the air. These markings provide law enforcement personnel with a means to monitor fishing, at-sea processing, and other related activities, to ascertain whether the vessel’s observed activities are in accordance with those authorized for that vessel. The identifying official number is used by NMFS, the United States Coast Guard, and other marine agencies in issuing violations, prosecutions, and other enforcement actions. Vessels that are authorized for particular fisheries are readily identified, gear violations are more readily prosecuted, and this allows for more cost-effective enforcement. In addition to vessel marking, requirements that fishing gear be marked are essential to facilitate enforcement. The ability to link fishing gear to the vessel owner is crucial to enforcement of regulations issued under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The marking of fishing gear is also valuable in actions concerning damage, loss, and civil proceedings. The requirements imposed in the Southeast Region are for coral aquacultured live rock; golden crab traps; mackerel gillnet floats; spiny lobster traps; black sea bass pots; and buoy gear. Affected Public: Business and other for profit organizations; individuals and households. Frequency: 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. E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 7166 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 20, 2018 / Notices Dated: February 14, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. warranted, further amend the permit in response to those comments. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. [FR Doc. 2018–03366 Filed 2–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF592 Marine Mammals; File No. 21158–01 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 21158 has been issued to Robert Garrott, Ph.D., Montana State University, 310 Lewis Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717. ADDRESSES: The permit amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427– 8401; fax (301) 713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Young or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427– 8401. SUMMARY: On November 8, 2017, a notice was published in the Federal Register (82 FR 51822) that a request for an amendment Permit No. 21158 to conduct research on Weddell seals had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit amendment has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The permit amendment authorizes an increase in takes of seal pups authorized to be flipper tagged from a total of 675 to a total take of 1,000 pups. This field season the research team has observed an abnormally high number of pups and current take numbers are not be adequate to meet the stated scientific goals of tagging all pups produced in the Erebus Bay colonies each year. This increase is only for the 2017–18 field season and not for the duration of the permit. At the end of the public comment period, we will assess all substantive comments received and if sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Feb 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: February 14, 2018. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–03392 Filed 2–16–18; 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 Halibut Fisheries: Charter Permits. OMB Control Number: 0648–0592. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 236. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours for Application for Transfer of Charter Halibut Permit; 0.5 hours for Application for Military Charter Permit; 2 hours for Application for Transfer between IFQ and Guided Angler Fish (GAF); and 4 hours for Appeals if an Application for Transfer between IFQ and GAF is denied by NMFS. Burden Hours: 559. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The Alaska Pacific Halibut Charter Program established Federal Charter Halibut Permits (CHPs) for operators in the charter halibut fishery in IPHC regulatory Areas 2C (Southeast Alaska) and 3A (Central Gulf of Alaska). Since February 1, 2011, all vessel operators in Areas 2C and 3A with charter anglers onboard catching and retaining Pacific halibut must have a valid CHP onboard during every charter vessel fishing trip. CHPs must be endorsed with the PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 appropriate regulatory area and number of anglers. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) implemented this program based on recommendations by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to meet allocation objectives in the charter halibut fishery. This program provides stability in the fishery by limiting the number of charter vessels that may participate in Areas 2C and 3A and decreasing the overall number of available CHPs over time. The program goals are to increase the value of the resource, limit boats to qualified active participants in the guided sport halibut sector, and enhance economic stability in rural coastal communities. An appeal letter was inadvertently removed from this collection previously, now reinstated. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals and households. Frequency: 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: February 14, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–03365 Filed 2–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No. CFPB–2018–0004] Request for Information Regarding the Bureau’s Supervision Program Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice and request for information. AGENCY: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist the Bureau in assessing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of its Supervision Program, and, consistent with the law, considering whether any changes to the program would be appropriate. DATES: Comments must be received by May 21, 2018. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 20, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7165-7166]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03366]


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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: Southeast Region Vessel and Gear Identification 
Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0358.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 7,825.
    Average Hours per Response: Vessel marking: 45 minutes. Gear 
marking: Aquacultured live rocks, 10 seconds each; golden crab traps, 2 
minutes each; spiny lobster traps, 7 minutes each; sea bass pots, 16 
minutes each; and mackerel gillnets, and buoy gear, 20 minutes each.
    Burden Hours: 51,070.
    Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 
Southeast Region manages the U.S. fisheries in the exclusive economic 
zone of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic regions under 
various fishery management plans (FMPs). The regional fishery 
management councils prepared the FMPs pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The 
regulations implementing the FMPs are located at 50 CFR part 622.
    The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 622 
form the basis for this collection of information. The NMFS Southeast 
Region requires that all permitted fishing vessels must mark their 
vessel with the official identification number or some form of 
identification. A vessel's official number, under most regulations, is 
required to be displayed on the port and starboard sides of the 
deckhouse or hull, and weather deck. In addition, certain fisheries are 
required to display their assigned color code. The official number and 
color code identify each vessel and should be visible at distance from 
the sea and in the air. These markings provide law enforcement 
personnel with a means to monitor fishing, at-sea processing, and other 
related activities, to ascertain whether the vessel's observed 
activities are in accordance with those authorized for that vessel. The 
identifying official number is used by NMFS, the United States Coast 
Guard, and other marine agencies in issuing violations, prosecutions, 
and other enforcement actions. Vessels that are authorized for 
particular fisheries are readily identified, gear violations are more 
readily prosecuted, and this allows for more cost-effective 
enforcement.
    In addition to vessel marking, requirements that fishing gear be 
marked are essential to facilitate enforcement. The ability to link 
fishing gear to the vessel owner is crucial to enforcement of 
regulations issued under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The 
marking of fishing gear is also valuable in actions concerning damage, 
loss, and civil proceedings. The requirements imposed in the Southeast 
Region are for coral aquacultured live rock; golden crab traps; 
mackerel gillnet floats; spiny lobster traps; black sea bass pots; and 
buoy gear.
    Affected Public: Business and other for profit organizations; 
individuals and households.
    Frequency: 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.


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    Dated: February 14, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-03366 Filed 2-16-18; 8:45 am]
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