Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 16329 [2018-07884]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 73 / Monday, April 16, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration srobinson on DSK3G9T082PROD 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: NOAA Customer Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0648–0342. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 21,667. Average Hours per Response: Five to ten minutes. Burden Hours: 6,276. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved generic information collection. This collection follows the guidelines contained in the OMB Resource Manual for Customer Surveys. In accordance with Executive Order 12862, the National Performance Review, and good management practices, NOAA offices seek approval to continue to gather customer feedback on services and/or products, which can be used in planning for service/product modification and prioritization. Under this generic clearance, individual offices would use approved questionnaires and develop new questionnaires, as needed, by selecting subsets of the approved set of collection questions and tailoring those specific questions to be meaningful for their particular programs. These proposed questionnaires would then be submitted to OMB using a fast-track request for approval process, for which separate Federal Register notices are not required. Surveys currently being conducted include website satisfaction surveys, Weather Service product surveys and National Marine Sanctuary participation surveys. The generic clearance will not be used to survey any bodies NOAA regulates unless precautions are taken to ensure that the respondents believe that they are not under any risk for not responding or for the contents of their responses; e.g., in no survey to such a population will the names and addresses of respondents be required. Affected Public: Individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:42 Apr 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 state, local or tribal government; business or other for-profit organizations. 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: April 11, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–07884 Filed 4–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reporting of Sea Turtle Incidental Take in Virginia Chesapeake Bay Pound Net Operations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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 June 15, 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 Carrie Upite, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, National Marine Fisheries Service, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; (978) 282–8475; or carrie.upite@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16329 I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. This action would continue the reporting measure requiring all Virginia Chesapeake Bay pound net fishermen to report interactions with endangered and threatened sea turtles, found both live and dead, in their pound net operations. When a live or dead sea turtle is discovered during a pound net trip, the Virginia pound net fisherman is required to report the incidental take to National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and, if necessary, the appropriate rehabilitation and stranding network. This information will be used to monitor the level of incidental take in the state-managed Virginia pound net fishery and ensure that the seasonal pound net leader restrictions (50 CFR 223.206(d)(10)) are adequately protecting listed sea turtles. Based on the number of sea turtle takes anticipated in the Virginia pound net fishery and the available number of Virginia pound net fishermen and pound nets, the number of responses anticipated on an annual basis is 988. This is an increase from the previous information collection (n=483) as we used the maximum number of possible licensed pound net sites per Virginia fishery regulations (n=161) on which to base our information collection estimate, rather than the number of documented sites from NMFS monitoring efforts (n=80), as the latter is outdated and may be an underestimate. II. Method of Collection Reports may be made either by telephone or fax. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0470. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 35. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 165. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $227 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 practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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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: NOAA Customer Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0342.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 21,667.
    Average Hours per Response: Five to ten minutes.
    Burden Hours: 6,276.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently 
approved generic information collection.
    This collection follows the guidelines contained in the OMB 
Resource Manual for Customer Surveys. In accordance with Executive 
Order 12862, the National Performance Review, and good management 
practices, NOAA offices seek approval to continue to gather customer 
feedback on services and/or products, which can be used in planning for 
service/product modification and prioritization. Under this generic 
clearance, individual offices would use approved questionnaires and 
develop new questionnaires, as needed, by selecting subsets of the 
approved set of collection questions and tailoring those specific 
questions to be meaningful for their particular programs. These 
proposed questionnaires would then be submitted to OMB using a fast-
track request for approval process, for which separate Federal Register 
notices are not required. Surveys currently being conducted include 
website satisfaction surveys, Weather Service product surveys and 
National Marine Sanctuary participation surveys.
    The generic clearance will not be used to survey any bodies NOAA 
regulates unless precautions are taken to ensure that the respondents 
believe that they are not under any risk for not responding or for the 
contents of their responses; e.g., in no survey to such a population 
will the names and addresses of respondents be required.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; not-for-profit 
institutions; state, local or tribal government; business or other for-
profit organizations.
    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 [email protected] or fax to (202) 395-5806.

    Dated: April 11, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-07884 Filed 4-13-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-12-P