Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Observer Program, 31527-31528 [2018-14518]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 130 / Friday, July 6, 2018 / Notices hubs (vertical 7-ports); remote controls; protective lens for cameras; protective lens cover films; inner tray plastic packaging; camera cases; bags, microfibers, and dive filters; carton tops paper packaging; envelopes; knob thumbscrew assemblies; screws, bolts, nuts, rivets, cotter pins, and washers (iron/steel); stainless steel nuts; nonthreaded screws, nuts, washers, bolts; camera stands or tripods; screwdrivers; product security sensors; electrical switches and connectors; electrical boards; instruction guides; insulated logo bottles; textile bag packs; men’s knitted shirts; men’s t-shirts; women’s tshirts; men’s sweatshirts; lithium-ion storage batteries; belt buckles (unisex); women’s sweatshirts; men’s jackets; hats (unisex) and, WiFi remote keys and rings (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 32%). The request indicates that textile bag packs; textile chest mount harnesses; bags, microfibers, and dive filters; camera cases; men’s knitted shirts; men’s t-shirts; women’s t-shirts; men’s sweatshirts; lithium-ion storage batteries; women’s sweatshirts, and men’s jackets will be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41), thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is August 15, 2018. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Christopher Wedderburn at Chris.Wedderburn@trade.gov or (202) 482–1963. Dated: June 29, 2018. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2018–14517 Filed 7–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Jul 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Observer Program 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 September 4, 2018. SUMMARY: 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 Alicia Miller at (907) 586– 7228. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. The North Pacific Observer Program (Observer Program) is implemented under the authority of section 313 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and regulations at 50 CFR 679. Through the Observer Program, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) collects the data necessary to conserve and manage the groundfish and halibut fisheries off Alaska. Observers collect biological samples and fishery-dependent information used to estimate total catch and interactions with protected species. Managers use data collected by observers to manage groundfish and prohibited species catch within established limits and to document and reduce fishery interactions with protected resources. Scientists use observer data to assess fish stocks, to provide scientific information for fisheries and ecosystem research and PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31527 fishing fleet behavior, to assess marine mammal interactions with fishing gear, and to assess fishing interactions with habitat. All vessels and processors that participate in federally managed or parallel groundfish and halibut fisheries off Alaska are assigned to one of two categories: (1) The full observer coverage category, where vessels and processors obtain observer coverage by contracting directly with observer providers; or (2) the partial coverage category, where NMFS, in consultation with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council determines when and where observer coverage is needed. Some vessels and processors may be in full coverage for part of the year and partial coverage at other times of the year depending on the observer coverage requirements for specific fisheries. Funds for deploying observers on vessels in the partial coverage category are provided through a system of fees based on the gross ex-vessel value of retained groundfish and halibut. This observer fee is assessed on all landings by vessels that are not otherwise in full coverage. Information collected for the observer fee is approved under OMB Control No. 0648– 0711. II. Method of Collection Methods of submittal include online web applications, email, email attachments, verbal communication by telephone or in person, and on paper by mail or fax. The Observer Declare and Deploy System (ODDS) is an internetbased interface that is used by vessel owners and operators in the partial coverage category. ODDS is available online at https:// chum.afsc.noaa.gov:7104/apex/ f?p=140:1 or by phone at 1–855–747– 6377. Copies of observer coverage category request forms are available on the NMFS Alaska Region website at https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0318. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 769. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes to request full observer coverage, placement in or removed from the Electronic Monitoring (EM) selection pool, close an EM trip in ODDS, pre-cruise meeting notification, E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 31528 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 130 / Friday, July 6, 2018 / Notices physical examination verification, update to provider information; 15 minutes to log a fishing trip in ODDS; 48 hours for a Vessel Monitoring Plan; 1 hour to submit EM data, and observer training registration; 30 minutes for request small catcher/processor placement in partial coverage category; 4 hours for appeals; 2 minutes to notify observer before handling the vessel’s Bering Sea pollock catch; 8 hours for candidates’ college transcripts and statements; 7 minutes for observer briefing registration, projected observer assignments, and observer deployment and logistics reports; 30 minutes for observer debriefing registration, observer provider contracts, invoice copies, and industry request for assistance; 12 minutes for certificates of insurance; 2 hours for other reports; 60 hours for observer provider permit application. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,501 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,658 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 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Dated: July 2, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–14518 Filed 7–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Jul 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–C–2018–0039] National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Charter Renewal United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Acting Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee on February 13, 2018. DATES: The Charter for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee was renewed on February 13, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Palafoutas, Program Manager, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone (571) 272–9821 or by electronic mail at nmti@ uspto.gov. Information is also available at https://www.uspto.gov/about/nmti/ index.jsp. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Acting Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee (NMTI Committee) on February 13, 2018. The NMTI Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and provides advice to the Secretary of Commerce regarding recommendations of nominees for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (Medal). The duties of the NMTI Committee are solely advisory in nature. Nominations for this Medal are solicited through an open, competitive, and nationwide call for nominations, and the NMTI Committee members are responsible for reviewing the nominations received. The NMTI Committee members are distinguished experts in the private and public sectors with experience in, or an understanding of, the promotion of technology, technological innovation, and/or the development of technological SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 manpower. The NMTI Committee evaluates the nominees and forwards its recommendations, through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, to the Secretary of Commerce who, in turn, forwards his recommendations for the Medal to the President. Dated: June 29, 2018. Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2018–14497 Filed 7–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds services to the Procurement List that will be provided by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes services from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. SUMMARY: Date added to and deleted from the Procurement List: August 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy B. Jensen, Telephone: (703) 603– 7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Additions On 4/20/2018 (83 FR 77) and 5/18/ 2018 (83 FR 97), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 130 (Friday, July 6, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-14518]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Observer 
Program

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 September 4, 
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 Alicia Miller at (907) 586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    The North Pacific Observer Program (Observer Program) is 
implemented under the authority of section 313 of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act and regulations at 50 CFR 679. 
Through the Observer Program, the National Marine Fisheries Service 
(NMFS) collects the data necessary to conserve and manage the 
groundfish and halibut fisheries off Alaska. Observers collect 
biological samples and fishery-dependent information used to estimate 
total catch and interactions with protected species. Managers use data 
collected by observers to manage groundfish and prohibited species 
catch within established limits and to document and reduce fishery 
interactions with protected resources. Scientists use observer data to 
assess fish stocks, to provide scientific information for fisheries and 
ecosystem research and fishing fleet behavior, to assess marine mammal 
interactions with fishing gear, and to assess fishing interactions with 
habitat.
    All vessels and processors that participate in federally managed or 
parallel groundfish and halibut fisheries off Alaska are assigned to 
one of two categories: (1) The full observer coverage category, where 
vessels and processors obtain observer coverage by contracting directly 
with observer providers; or (2) the partial coverage category, where 
NMFS, in consultation with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council 
determines when and where observer coverage is needed. Some vessels and 
processors may be in full coverage for part of the year and partial 
coverage at other times of the year depending on the observer coverage 
requirements for specific fisheries. Funds for deploying observers on 
vessels in the partial coverage category are provided through a system 
of fees based on the gross ex-vessel value of retained groundfish and 
halibut. This observer fee is assessed on all landings by vessels that 
are not otherwise in full coverage. Information collected for the 
observer fee is approved under OMB Control No. 0648-0711.

II. Method of Collection

    Methods of submittal include online web applications, email, email 
attachments, verbal communication by telephone or in person, and on 
paper by mail or fax. The Observer Declare and Deploy System (ODDS) is 
an internet-based interface that is used by vessel owners and operators 
in the partial coverage category. ODDS is available online at https://chum.afsc.noaa.gov:7104/apex/f?p=140:1 or by phone at 1-855-747-6377. 
Copies of observer coverage category request forms are available on the 
NMFS Alaska Region website at https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0318.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 769.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes to request full observer 
coverage, placement in or removed from the Electronic Monitoring (EM) 
selection pool, close an EM trip in ODDS, pre-cruise meeting 
notification,

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physical examination verification, update to provider information; 15 
minutes to log a fishing trip in ODDS; 48 hours for a Vessel Monitoring 
Plan; 1 hour to submit EM data, and observer training registration; 30 
minutes for request small catcher/processor placement in partial 
coverage category; 4 hours for appeals; 2 minutes to notify observer 
before handling the vessel's Bering Sea pollock catch; 8 hours for 
candidates' college transcripts and statements; 7 minutes for observer 
briefing registration, projected observer assignments, and observer 
deployment and logistics reports; 30 minutes for observer debriefing 
registration, observer provider contracts, invoice copies, and industry 
request for assistance; 12 minutes for certificates of insurance; 2 
hours for other reports; 60 hours for observer provider permit 
application.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,501 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,658 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 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: July 2, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-14518 Filed 7-5-18; 8:45 am]
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