Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Deep Seabed Mining Exploration Licenses, 12943-12944 [2018-06045]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 58 / Monday, March 26, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG100 Pacific Bluefin Tuna Management Strategy Evaluation National Marine Fisheries Service Listening Sessions; Meeting Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS is holding a listening session to provide information and receive stakeholder input regarding an upcoming Pacific bluefin tuna management strategy evaluation workshop. The listening session will be broadcast in two separate locations, and will include presentations and time for stakeholder input into the development of management objectives. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting will be held on April 18, 2018, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held concurrently in two locations: (1) In the Pacific Conference Room (Room 300) at NMFS, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, California 92037; (2) Room 3400 at the Long Beach Federal Building, 501 W Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, California 90802. Please notify Celia Barroso (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by April 11, 2018, if you plan to attend and whether you will be attending in person or remotely. The meetings will be accessible by webinar—instructions and background materials will be emailed to meeting participants. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celia Barroso, West Coast Region, NMFS, at Celia.Barroso@noaa.gov, or at (562) 432–1850. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean is hosting the first Pacific bluefin tuna management strategy evaluation (MSE) workshop May 30–31, 2018, in Yokohama, Japan. MSE is a simulation that allows stakeholders (e.g., industry, managers, scientists) to assess how well different management strategies, such as harvest control rules, meet the objectives of the fishery. In accordance with the outcomes from the 2nd Joint InterAmerican Tropical Tuna Commission— sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Mar 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 12943 Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Northern Committee Working Group meeting,1 NMFS anticipates that at this first workshop, participants will begin to develop potential management objectives that might be used in the MSE for the Pacific bluefin tuna fishery. For the listening session, NMFS will provide stakeholders with background on the status of the Pacific bluefin tuna stock and the MSE process. Additionally, NMFS is interested in learning from stakeholders about preferred management objectives. The manner of public comment will be at the discretion of the presenters and NMFS staff. collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 25, 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 Kerry Kehoe (301) 713–3155 extension 151, or Kerry.Kehoe@ noaa.gov. Pacific Bluefin Tuna MSE Listening Session Topics SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pacific bluefin tuna MSE topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) An overview of MSE and (2) Example management objectives for Pacific bluefin tuna. Special Accommodations The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Celia Barroso (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by April 5, 2018. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq. and 16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq. Dated: March 20, 2018. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–06032 Filed 3–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Deep Seabed Mining Exploration Licenses National Oceanic 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 SUMMARY: 1 https://www.wcpfc.int/meetings/nc13. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. NOAA’s regulations at 15 CFR 970 govern the issuing and monitoring of exploration licenses under the Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act. Any persons seeking a license must submit certain information that allows NOAA to ensure the applicant meets the standards of the Act. Persons with licenses are required to conduct monitoring and make reports, and they may request revisions, transfers, or extensions of licenses. II. Method of Collection Paper submissions are used; however, applicants are encouraged to submit supporting documentation electronically when feasible. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0145. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2. Estimated Time per Response: Applications, 2,000–4,000 hours (no applications are expected); license renewals, 250 hours; reports, 20 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 290. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $200 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 12944 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 58 / Monday, March 26, 2018 / Notices practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: March 21, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–06045 Filed 3–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; StormReady, TsunamiReady, StormReady/ TsunamiReady, and StormReady Supporter Application Forms National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 25, 2018. DATES: 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). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Rocky Lopes, (301) 427–9380 or Rocky.Lopes@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Mar 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 I. Abstract IV. Request for Comments This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. NOAA’s National Weather Service is extending its ‘‘StormReady, TsunamiReady, StormReady/ TsunamiReady, StormReady Supporter and TsunamiReady Supporter Application Forms’’. StormReady and TsunamiReady are voluntary programs offered as a means of providing guidance and incentive to officials interested in improving their respective hazardous weather operations. The StormReady Application Form, Tsunami-Ready Application Form and TsunamiReady/StormReady Application Form will be used by localities to apply for initial StormReady or TsunamiReady and StormReady recognition and renewal of that recognition every six years. The government will use the information collected to determine whether a community has met all of the criteria to receive StormReady and/or TsunamiReady recognition. Businesses, schools, non profit organizations and other non-governmental entities often establish severe weather safety plans and actively promote severe weather safety awareness activities. Many of these entities do not have the resources necessary to fulfill all the eligibility requirements to achieve the full StormReady, StormReady/ TsunamiReady or StormReady/Tsunami recognition. Therefore, the NWS established the StormReady and TsunamiReady Supporter programs to recognize entities that promote the principles and guidelines of the full programs, but do not meet the eligibility requirements for full recognition. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Applications may be faxed, mailed or emailed. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0419. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 305. Estimated Time per Response: Initial applications, 2 hours; renewal applications, 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 565. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $150 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2018–06044 Filed 3–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters. DATES: The meeting will be held on April 25, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 201, Washington, DC 20004. Public comments may be mailed to Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4600, Washington, SUMMARY: II. Method of Collection PO 00000 Dated: March 21, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 58 (Monday, March 26, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Deep Seabed 
Mining Exploration Licenses

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 May 25, 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 [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Kerry Kehoe (301) 713-3155 extension 151, or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    NOAA's regulations at 15 CFR 970 govern the issuing and monitoring 
of exploration licenses under the Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources 
Act. Any persons seeking a license must submit certain information that 
allows NOAA to ensure the applicant meets the standards of the Act. 
Persons with licenses are required to conduct monitoring and make 
reports, and they may request revisions, transfers, or extensions of 
licenses.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper submissions are used; however, applicants are encouraged to 
submit supporting documentation electronically when feasible.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0145.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2.
    Estimated Time per Response: Applications, 2,000-4,000 hours (no 
applications are expected); license renewals, 250 hours; reports, 20 
hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 290.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $200 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have

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practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: March 21, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-06045 Filed 3-23-18; 8:45 am]
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