Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 8654-8655 [2018-04096]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 8654 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 40 / Wednesday, February 28, 2018 / Notices privileged evidence that is relevant to the subject matter of the NIST investigation described in this notice. Such evidence may be submitted to the address contained in this section. Confidential information will only be accepted pursuant to an appropriate nondisclosure agreement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Howard Harary, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Mail Stop 8600, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8600, telephone number (301) 975–5900. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The National Construction Safety Team Act (‘‘Act’’), Public Law 107–231, codified at 15 U.S.C. 7301 et seq., was enacted to provide for the establishment of investigative teams (‘‘Teams’’) to assess building performance and emergency response and evacuation procedures in the wake of any building failure that has resulted in substantial loss of life or that posed significant potential of substantial loss of life. The purpose of investigations by Teams is to improve the safety and structural integrity of buildings in the United States. As stated in the statute, a Team shall (1) establish the likely technical cause or causes of the building failure; (2) evaluate the technical aspects of evacuation and emergency response procedures; (3) recommend, as necessary, specific improvements to building standards, codes, and practices based on the findings made pursuant to (1) and (2); and recommend any research and other appropriate actions needed to improve the structural safety of buildings, and improve evacuation and emergency response procedures, based on the findings of the investigation. In addition, NIST has promulgated regulations implementing the Act. The regulations are found at 15 CFR part 270. NIST sent a preliminary reconnaissance team to collect information and data related to the hurricane that made landfall in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. Based on the recommendations of the preliminary reconnaissance team and evaluation of the criteria listed in the regulations implementing the Act, specifically in 15 CFR 270.102, on February 28, 2018, the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce, established a Team to study building performance and emergency response and evacuation during Hurricane Maria. The Team may include members who are Federal employees and members VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Feb 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 who are not Federal employees. Team members who are Federal employees are governed by the Federal conflict of interest laws. Team members who are not Federal employees will be Federal government contractors, and conflicts of interest related to their service on the Team will be governed by FAR Subpart 9.5, Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest, which will be incorporated by reference into all such contracts. Members of the public are encouraged to submit to the Team non-privileged data and artifacts that are relevant to the subject matter of the NIST investigation described in this notice. Such data and artifacts may be submitted to the address contained in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Confidential information will only be accepted pursuant to an appropriate nondisclosure agreement. Working Group formed as a result of the 2015 biological opinion on effects of the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands groundfish fisheries on shorttailed albatross. The working group is tasked with reviewing information for mitigating effects of the groundfish fisheries on short-tailed albatross and other seabirds. The workgroup will hold an in-person meeting in Juneau, Alaska on March 20 and 21, 2018. Meeting topics include the use of EM to report seabird bycatch and a discussion on the challenges of quantifying seabird bycatch in trawl fisheries. NMFS will keep the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) apprised of the working group’s activities and any resulting recommendations for methods to reduce seabird bycatch. Any changes to seabird avoidance regulations are expected to follow the standard Council process. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 7301 et seq., 15 CFR part 270. Special Accommodations Kevin Kimball, NIST Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2018–04085 Filed 2–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG042 This workshop will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Anne Marie Eich, 907–586–7172, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 23, 2018. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–04104 Filed 2–27–18; 8:45 am] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Alaska Groundfish and Halibut Seabird Working Group; Public Meeting BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NMFS Alaska Groundfish and Halibut Seabird Working Group will meet to discuss use of electronic monitoring (EM) to report seabird bycatch and a discussion on the challenges of quantifying seabird bycatch in the trawl fisheries. DATES: The meeting will be held on March 20, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and on March 21, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Alaska Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the NMFS Alaska Regional Office located at 709 W 9th St., Room 445C, Juneau, AK. Photo identification is required to enter this facility. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Marie Eich, 907–586–7172. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Alaska Groundfish and Halibut Seabird 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: National Centers for Environmental Information Send2NCEI Web Application. OMB Control Number: 0648–0024. Form Number(s): NOAA 24–13. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 300. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Burden Hours: 300. AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 40 / Wednesday, February 28, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. When creating a Request to Archive oceanographic data or information at the United States (U.S.) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), well-organized and complete metadata describing those data are needed for long term understanding and use of those data. The Send2NCEI web application provides a web-based form for easily collecting required and optional descriptive metadata to describe oceanographic data in a way that supports Executive Order 12906 and structures those metadata to conform to the internationally used ISO 19115 Geospatial Metadata suite of standards. Descriptive metadata informs the suitability of data for use by future data users and should provide critical context about how data were collected, what techniques and measurements were made, and data quality characterizations. Information about the data provider or other individuals is only used by NCEI to contact the data provider with questions about submitted data, about the status of the data in the archival process, and to provide appropriate scientific recognition and attribution for submitted data. Send2NCEI will be used by earth, ocean, and atmospheric scientists and their data managers. Affected Public: Not for profit institutions; state, local or tribal governments; business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. 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 23, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–04096 Filed 2–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Feb 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG047 Marine Mammals; File No. 21321 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Pacific Whale Foundation (300 Ma’alaea Rd., Suite 211, Wailuku, HI 96793; Responsible Party: Stephanie Stack) has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before March 30, 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. 21321 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: Courtney Smith 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 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8655 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The applicant requests a five-year research permit to assess the distribution, abundance, social organization, population structure, population size, foraging, reproduction, movements, habitat use, body condition, and behavior of false killer whales (including the endangered Main Hawaiian Islands insular false killer whale distinct population segment) within near- and off-shore waters of the Maui 4-island region (Hawaii). Researchers would closely approach false killer whales by vessel and unmanned aerial surveys for up to 520 annual harassment takes. 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 23, 2018. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–04062 Filed 2–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coral Reef Conservation Program Survey National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 40 (Wednesday, February 28, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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: National Centers for Environmental Information Send2NCEI Web 
Application.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0024.
    Form Number(s): NOAA 24-13.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 300.
    Average Hours per Response: 1 hour.
    Burden Hours: 300.

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    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    When creating a Request to Archive oceanographic data or 
information at the United States (U.S.) National Centers for 
Environmental Information (NCEI), well-organized and complete metadata 
describing those data are needed for long term understanding and use of 
those data. The Send2NCEI web application provides a web-based form for 
easily collecting required and optional descriptive metadata to 
describe oceanographic data in a way that supports Executive Order 
12906 and structures those metadata to conform to the internationally 
used ISO 19115 Geospatial Metadata suite of standards. Descriptive 
metadata informs the suitability of data for use by future data users 
and should provide critical context about how data were collected, what 
techniques and measurements were made, and data quality 
characterizations. Information about the data provider or other 
individuals is only used by NCEI to contact the data provider with 
questions about submitted data, about the status of the data in the 
archival process, and to provide appropriate scientific recognition and 
attribution for submitted data. Send2NCEI will be used by earth, ocean, 
and atmospheric scientists and their data managers.
    Affected Public: Not for profit institutions; state, local or 
tribal governments; business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    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: February 23, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-04096 Filed 2-27-18; 8:45 am]
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