Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 52212 [2018-22453]

Download as PDF 52212 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: NOAA Restoration Center Performance Progress Report. OMB Control Number: 0648–0472. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 130. Average Hours per Response: Performance Interim reports, 4 hours, 30 minutes; final reports, 7 hours, 45 minutes and Administrative Interim reports, 4 hours; final reports, 7 hours. Burden Hours: 1,786. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The NOAA Restoration Center (NOAA RC) provides technical and financial assistance to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate communitydriven habitat restoration projects. Awards are made as grants or cooperative agreements under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 2006, 16 U.S.C. 1891a and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. 661, as amended by the Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1970. The NOAA RC requires specific information on habitat restoration projects that we fund, as part of routine progress reporting. Recipients of NOAA RC funds submit information such as project location, restoration techniques used, species benefited, acres restored, stream miles opened to access for diadromous fish, volunteer participation, and other parameters. The required information enables NOAA to track, evaluate and report on coastal and marine habitat restoration and demonstrate accountability for federal funds. This information is used to populate a database of NOAA RCfunded habitat restoration. The database, with its robust querying capabilities, is instrumental to provide accurate and timely responses to NOAA, Department of Commerce, Congressional and constituent inquiries. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Oct 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 It also facilitates reporting by NOAA on the Government Performance and Results Act ‘‘acres restored’’ performance measure. Grant recipients are required by the NOAA Grants Management Division to submit periodic performance reports and a final report for each award; this collection stipulates the information to be provided in these reports. There are two progress report forms for simplicity. The Performance Report Form focuses on tracking project implementation, milestones, performance measures, monitoring, and expenditures. The Administrative Form only applies to recipients with an award that will implement multiple projects. It collects information on the administration of the award, the number of projects supported by the award, and award expenditures. Revision: The Performance Progress Report now has additions in the drops downs to to allow for data to be entered for more than 3 years of project funding. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; state, local or tribal governments. Frequency: Semi-annually and onetime. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 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: September 28, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–22453 Filed 10–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG553 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Logan Airport, 100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; phone: (617) 567–6789. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The advisory panel will review range of alternatives in the clam dredge framework. These alternatives were developed by the Habitat Plan Development Team with guidance from the Habitat Committee and the Council. The panel will also review the PDT’s preliminary analysis of alternatives. They will also discuss findings of the Council’s Enforcement Committee regarding the use of 5-minute VMS to monitor fishing activity within potential exemption areas. The panel will provide feedback to the Habitat Committee about the alternatives and related analyses. Other business will be discussed as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the date. This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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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.
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: NOAA Restoration Center Performance Progress Report.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0472.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 130.
    Average Hours per Response: Performance Interim reports, 4 hours, 
30 minutes; final reports, 7 hours, 45 minutes and Administrative 
Interim reports, 4 hours; final reports, 7 hours.
    Burden Hours: 1,786.
    Needs and Uses:
    This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    The NOAA Restoration Center (NOAA RC) provides technical and 
financial assistance to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate 
community-driven habitat restoration projects. Awards are made as 
grants or cooperative agreements under the authority of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 2006, 16 U.S.C. 
1891a and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. 661, as 
amended by the Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1970.
    The NOAA RC requires specific information on habitat restoration 
projects that we fund, as part of routine progress reporting. 
Recipients of NOAA RC funds submit information such as project 
location, restoration techniques used, species benefited, acres 
restored, stream miles opened to access for diadromous fish, volunteer 
participation, and other parameters.
    The required information enables NOAA to track, evaluate and report 
on coastal and marine habitat restoration and demonstrate 
accountability for federal funds. This information is used to populate 
a database of NOAA RC-funded habitat restoration. The database, with 
its robust querying capabilities, is instrumental to provide accurate 
and timely responses to NOAA, Department of Commerce, Congressional and 
constituent inquiries. It also facilitates reporting by NOAA on the 
Government Performance and Results Act ``acres restored'' performance 
measure. Grant recipients are required by the NOAA Grants Management 
Division to submit periodic performance reports and a final report for 
each award; this collection stipulates the information to be provided 
in these reports.
    There are two progress report forms for simplicity. The Performance 
Report Form focuses on tracking project implementation, milestones, 
performance measures, monitoring, and expenditures. The Administrative 
Form only applies to recipients with an award that will implement 
multiple projects. It collects information on the administration of the 
award, the number of projects supported by the award, and award 
expenditures.
    Revision: The Performance Progress Report now has additions in the 
drops downs to to allow for data to be entered for more than 3 years of 
project funding.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; not-
for-profit institutions; state, local or tribal governments.
    Frequency: Semi-annually and one-time.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    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: September 28, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-22453 Filed 10-15-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P