Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 8435-8436 [2018-03876]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 27, 2018 / Notices Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Economic Impacts of Hawaii Reef Diving and Snorkeling. OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 4,150. Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes. Burden Hours: 692. Needs and Uses: This request is for a new collection of information. The objective of the survey will be to understand divers’ and snorkelers’ expenditures associated with recreational coral reef diving activities in Hawaii. The survey will also collect information on divers’ attitudes, preferences, and concerns about recreational diving and coral reefs health in Hawaii. We are conducting this survey to improve our understanding of divers’ expenditure patterns and to estimate the economic impact of coral reef related spending. Results of the survey will be used to inform coastal resource management planning and establish a baseline for outreach and education. The expenditure survey is also expected to provide useful information for local economic and business interests. A similar survey (OMB Control No. 0648– 0746) was implemented in south Florida and was successfully completed in November 2017. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One time. 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: February 21, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–03878 Filed 2–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:49 Feb 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG028 Marine Mammals; File No. 21238 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Center for Whale Research (Responsible Party: Kenneth Balcomb III), 355 Smuggler’s Cove Road, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on marine mammals. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before March 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 21238 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shasta McClenahan or Amy Hapeman, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8435 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The applicant proposes to take 19 species of cetaceans and four species of pinnipeds primarily in the inland marine waters of Washington State, may also include territorial waters up to 200 miles offshore of Oregon, California, and Alaska. The ESA listed species include blue (Balaenoptera musculus), fin (B. physalus), (Megaptera novaeangliae), North Pacific right (Eubalaena japonica), sperm (Physeter macrocephalus), and Southern Resident killer (Orcinus orca) whales, and the Western stock of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus). The primary objective of the research is to monitor the population size, demographics, range, movement, social structure, health, and body condition of Southern resident killer whales, and secondarily, to monitor the population size and demographics of other marine mammals in the study area. Research activities would include manned and unmanned aerial surveys and vessel surveys for counts, photography, photoidentification, video recording, observation, passive acoustic recording, and opportunistic sampling of sloughed skin, feces, and predation remains. The permit would expire five years after the date of issuance. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: February 21, 2018. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–03874 Filed 2–26–18; 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 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 8436 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 27, 2018 / Notices 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 Logbook and Activity Family of Forms. OMB Control Number: 0648–0213. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 445. Average Hours per Response: 35 minutes per active response and 5 minutes per inactive response for Catcher Vessel Longline and Pot Gear DFL; 18 minutes for active response and 5 minutes for inactive response for Catcher Vessel Trawl Gear DFL; 7 minutes for Mothership Check-in/ Check-out Report; 50 minutes per active response and 5 minutes per inactive response for Catcher/processor Longline and Pot Gear DCPL; 5 minutes for Shoreside Processor Check-in/Check-out Report; 20 minutes for Product Transfer Report; 14 minutes for Vessel Activity Report. Burden Hours: 15,654. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. authorizes the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any fishery in waters under its jurisdiction. National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region (NMFS) manages (1) the crab fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone waters off the coast of Alaska under the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab, (2) groundfish under the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, and (3) groundfish under the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) and NMFS manage fishing for Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) through regulations established under the authority of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982. The IPHC promulgates regulations governing the halibut fishery under the Convention between the United States and Canada for the Preservation of the Halibut Fishery of the Northern Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. Vessels required to have a Federal Fisheries Permit are issued free daily fishing logbooks (DFLs) for harvesters and daily cumulative production VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:49 Feb 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 logbooks (DCPL) for processors to record groundfish, Crab Rationalization Program crab, Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) halibut, IFQ sablefish, Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program halibut, and prohibited species catch information. Catcher vessels under 60 ft (18.3 m) length overall are not required to maintain DFLs. Multiple self-copy logsheets within each logbook are available for distribution to the harvester, processor, observer program, and NOAA Office for Law Enforcement. The longline or pot gear logbooks have an additional logsheet for submittal to the IPHC. As electronic logbooks become available, paper logbooks are discontinued and removed from this collection. The forms and DFL and DCPL logsheets may be viewed on the NMFS Alaska Region Home Page at https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/ fisheries/rr-log. In addition to the logbooks, this collection includes the check-in/checkout reports for shoreside processors and motherships, the product transfer report, and the U.S. vessel activity report. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: Daily. 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 21, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–03876 Filed 2–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Permits for Incidental Taking of Endangered or Threatened Species National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing 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: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 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 and instructions should be directed to Celeste Stout, (301) 427– 8436 or Celeste.Stout@NOAA.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) imposed prohibitions against the taking of endangered species. In 1982, Congress revised the ESA to allow permits authorizing the taking of endangered species incidental to otherwise lawful activities. The corresponding regulations (50 CFR part 222.222) established procedures for persons to apply for such a permit. In addition, the regulations set forth specific reporting requirements for such permit holders. The regulations contain three sets of information collections: (l) Applications for incidental take permits, (2) applications for certificates of inclusion, and (3) reporting requirements for permits issued. Certificates of inclusion are only required if a general permit is issued to a representative of a group of potential permit applicants, rather than requiring each entity to apply for and receive a permit. The required information is used to evaluate the impacts of the proposed activity on endangered species, to make the determinations required by the ESA prior to issuing a permit, and to establish appropriate permit conditions. When a species is listed as threatened, section 4(d) of the ESA requires the Secretary to issue whatever regulations are deemed necessary or advisable to provide for conservation of the species. In many cases those regulations reflect blanket application of the section 9 take prohibition. However, the National E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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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 
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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 Logbook and Activity Family of Forms.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0213.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 445.
    Average Hours per Response: 35 minutes per active response and 5 
minutes per inactive response for Catcher Vessel Longline and Pot Gear 
DFL; 18 minutes for active response and 5 minutes for inactive response 
for Catcher Vessel Trawl Gear DFL; 7 minutes for Mothership Check-in/
Check-out Report; 50 minutes per active response and 5 minutes per 
inactive response for Catcher/processor Longline and Pot Gear DCPL; 5 
minutes for Shoreside Processor Check-in/Check-out Report; 20 minutes 
for Product Transfer Report; 14 minutes for Vessel Activity Report.
    Burden Hours: 15,654.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 16 
U.S.C. 1801 et seq. authorizes the North Pacific Fishery Management 
Council to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any fishery 
in waters under its jurisdiction. National Marine Fisheries Service, 
Alaska Region (NMFS) manages (1) the crab fisheries in the Exclusive 
Economic Zone waters off the coast of Alaska under the Fishery 
Management Plan for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab, (2) 
groundfish under the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish of the 
Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, and (3) groundfish 
under the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. 
The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) and NMFS manage 
fishing for Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) through 
regulations established under the authority of the Northern Pacific 
Halibut Act of 1982. The IPHC promulgates regulations governing the 
halibut fishery under the Convention between the United States and 
Canada for the Preservation of the Halibut Fishery of the Northern 
Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea.
    Vessels required to have a Federal Fisheries Permit are issued free 
daily fishing logbooks (DFLs) for harvesters and daily cumulative 
production logbooks (DCPL) for processors to record groundfish, Crab 
Rationalization Program crab, Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) halibut, 
IFQ sablefish, Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program 
halibut, and prohibited species catch information. Catcher vessels 
under 60 ft (18.3 m) length overall are not required to maintain DFLs. 
Multiple self-copy logsheets within each logbook are available for 
distribution to the harvester, processor, observer program, and NOAA 
Office for Law Enforcement. The longline or pot gear logbooks have an 
additional logsheet for submittal to the IPHC.
    As electronic logbooks become available, paper logbooks are 
discontinued and removed from this collection. The forms and DFL and 
DCPL logsheets may be viewed on the NMFS Alaska Region Home Page at 
https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/fisheries/rr-log.
    In addition to the logbooks, this collection includes the check-in/
check-out reports for shoreside processors and motherships, the product 
transfer report, and the U.S. vessel activity report.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Frequency: Daily.
    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: February 21, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-03876 Filed 2-26-18; 8:45 am]
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