Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reporting of Sea Turtle Incidental Take in Virginia Chesapeake Bay Pound Net Operations, 16329-16330 [2018-07885]

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 16330 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 73 / Monday, April 16, 2018 / Notices 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: April 11, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–07885 Filed 4–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the Minnesota Coastal Management Program. SUMMARY: Minnesota Coastal Management Program Evaluation: The public meeting will be held on May 22, 2018, and written comments must be received on or before June 1, 2018. For specific dates, times, and locations of the public meetings, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the program or reserve NOAA intends to evaluate by any of the following methods: Public Meeting and Oral Comments: A public meeting will be held in Duluth, Minnesota. For the specific location, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Carrie Hall, Evaluator, Planning and Performance Measurement Program, Office for Coastal Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 srobinson on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:42 Apr 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, N/ OCM1, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or email comments Carrie.Hall@ noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hall, Evaluator, Planning and Performance Measurement Program, Office for Coastal Management, NOS/ NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, N/OCM1, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or Carrie.Hall@ noaa.gov. Copies of the previous evaluation findings and 2016–2020 Assessment and Strategy may be viewed and downloaded on the internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/evaluations. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent progress report may be obtained upon request by contacting the person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved state and territorial coastal programs. The process includes one or more public meetings, consideration of written public comments and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. During the evaluation, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has met the national objectives, adhered to the management program approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the CZMA. When the evaluation is completed, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. Specific information on the periodic evaluation of the state and territorial coastal program that is the subject of this notice is detailed below as follows: Minnesota Coastal Management Program Evaluation You may participate or submit oral comments at the public meeting scheduled as follows: Date: May 22, 2018. Time: 5:30 p.m., local time. Location: Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota 55803. Written public comments must be received on or before June 1, 2018. Dated: March 15, 2018. Keelin Kuipers Acting Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration [FR Doc. 2018–07891 Filed 4–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG011 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Bremerton and Edmonds Ferry Terminals Dolphin Relocation Project in Washington State National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed incidental harassment authorization (IHA); request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the dolphin (a man-made structure that protects other structures from being struck by boats) relocation project at the Bremerton and Edmonds ferry terminals in Washington State. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than May 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Physical comments should be sent to 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and electronic comments should be sent to ITP.guan@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments received electronically, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25megabyte file size. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel or Adobe PDF file formats only. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/node/ 23111 without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 73 (Monday, April 16, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16329-16330]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-07885]


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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

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
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 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 [email protected]).

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 [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

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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: April 11, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-07885 Filed 4-13-18; 8:45 am]
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