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Download as PDF 54722 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Notices must not jeopardize the existence of Federally listed species. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments submitted to determine whether the application meets the applicable requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. NMFS’ decision on whether to issue the permit will not be made until after the end of the 30-day comment period. NMFS will publish notice of its final action in the Federal Register. Dated: October 26, 2018. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–23812 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Pacific Islands Region Coral Reef Ecosystems Permit Form. OMB Control Number: 0648–0463. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 12. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours per special permit application; 10 minutes per transhipment permit application. Burden Hours: 31. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires, as codified under 50 CFR part 665, any person (1) fishing for, taking, retaining, or using a vessel to fish for Western Pacific coral reef ecosystem management unit species in the designated low-use Marine Protected Areas, (2) fishing for any of these species using gear not specifically allowed in the regulations, or (3) fishing for, taking, or retaining any Potentially Harvested Coral Reef Taxa in the coral VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 reef ecosystem regulatory area, to obtain and carry a permit. A receiving vessel owner must also have a transshipment permit for at-sea transshipment of coral reef ecosystem management unit species. The permit application form provides basic information about the permit applicant, vessel, fishing gear and method, target species, projected fishing effort, etc., for use by NMFS and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council in determining eligibility for permit issuance. The information is important for understanding the nature of the fishery and provides a link to participants. It also aids in the enforcement of Fishery Ecosystem Plan measures. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations and individuals or households. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. 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: October 25, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–23830 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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: Observer Programs’ Information That Can Be Gathered Only Through Questions. OMB Control Number: 0648–0593. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 3,711. Average Hours per Response: 75 minutes. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Burden Hours: 27,238. Needs and Uses: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) deploys fishery observers on United States (U.S.) commercial fishing vessels and to fish processing plants in order to collect biological and economic data. NMFS has at least one observer program in each of its five Regions. These observer programs provide the most reliable and effective method for obtaining information that is critical for the conservation and management of living marine resources. Observer programs primarily obtain information through direct observations by employees or agents of NMFS; and such observations are not subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). However, observer programs also collect the following information that requires clearance under the PRA: (1) Standardized questions of fishing vessel captains/crew or fish processing plant managers/staff, which include gear and performance questions, safety questions, and trip costs, crew size and other economic questions; (2) questions asked by observer program staff/contractors to plan observer deployments; (3) forms that are completed by observers and that fishing vessel captains are asked to review and sign; (4) questionnaires to evaluate observer performance; and (5) a form to certify that a fisherman is the permit holder when requesting observer data from the observer on the vessel. NMFS seeks to renew OMB PRA clearance for these information collections. The information collected will be used to: (1) Monitor catch and bycatch in federally managed commercial fisheries; (2) understand the population status and trends of fish stocks and protected species, as well as the interactions between them; (3) determine the quantity and distribution of net benefits derived from living marine resources; (4) predict the biological, ecological, and economic impacts of existing management action and proposed management options; and (5) ensure that the observer programs can safely and efficiently collect the information required for the previous four uses. In particular, these biological and economic data collection programs contribute to legally mandated analyses required under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), Executive Order 12866 (E.O. 12866), as E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Notices well as a variety of state statutes. The confidentiality of the data will be protected as required by the MSA, Section 402(b). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. 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: October 25, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–23829 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB); Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting and notice of solicitation for nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the Sea Grant website. DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, December 10, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. ET. There is no due date for nominations. Applications will be kept on file for consideration of any Board vacancy for a period of three years from January 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. Public access is available at 1315 East-West Highway, Bldg. 3, Room #01215, Silver Spring, MD 20910. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 EastWest Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301–734–1088, Fax: 301–713–1031, Email: Donna.Brown@noaa.gov) or to attend in person or via conference call/ webinar, please R.S.V.P. to Donna Brown (contact information above) by Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Nominations should be sent to the attention of Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 or Donna.Brown@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, which consists of a balanced representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens groups, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant Improvement Act (Pub. L. 94–461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the NSGCP with respect to operations under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. Individuals Selected for Federal Advisory Committee Membership: Upon selection and agreement to serve on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board, you become a Special Government Employee (SGE) of the United States Government. According to 18 U.S.C. 202(a), an SGE is an officer or employee of an agency who is retained, designated, appointed, or employed to perform temporary duties, with or without compensation, not to exceed 130 days during any period of 365 consecutive days, either on a full time or intermittent basis. Please be aware that after the selection process is complete, applicants selected to serve on the Board must complete the following actions before they can be appointed as a Board member: (a) Security Clearance (online Background Security Check process and fingerprinting), and other applicable forms, both conducted through NOAA Workforce Management; and (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure Report as an SGE, you are required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report annually to avoid involvement in a real or apparent conflict of interest. You may find the Confidential Financial Disclosure Form at the following website. https://www2.oge.gov/web/ oge.nsf/Confidential%20Financial% 20Disclosure. Matters to be Considered: Board members will discuss and provide FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 54723 advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the NSGCP website at http:// seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/ Leadership/NationalSeaGrant AdvisoryBoard/Upcoming AdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx. (2) This notice also responds to the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976, which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board. To apply for membership to the Board applicants should submit a current resume. A cover letter highlighting specific areas of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Board is helpful, but not required. Nominations will be accepted by email or U.S. mail (see ADDRESSES or Contact Information sections). NOAA is an equal opportunity employer. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on December 10th at 4:45–5:00 p.m. ET. (check agenda using link in the Matters to be Considered section to confirm time.) The Board expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by Ms. Donna Brown by Wednesday, December 5, 2018 to provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received after the deadline will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats for the meeting will be available on a first-come, firstserve basis. Special Accommodations: The Board meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Donna Brown by Friday, November 30, 2018. Dated: October 16, 2018. Eric Locklear, Deputy Chief Financial Officer/ Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–23810 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 211 (Wednesday, October 31, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54722-54723]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-23829]


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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: Observer Programs' Information That Can Be Gathered Only 
Through Questions.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0593.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 3,711.
    Average Hours per Response: 75 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 27,238.
    Needs and Uses: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
(NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) deploys fishery 
observers on United States (U.S.) commercial fishing vessels and to 
fish processing plants in order to collect biological and economic 
data. NMFS has at least one observer program in each of its five 
Regions. These observer programs provide the most reliable and 
effective method for obtaining information that is critical for the 
conservation and management of living marine resources. Observer 
programs primarily obtain information through direct observations by 
employees or agents of NMFS; and such observations are not subject to 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). However, observer programs also 
collect the following information that requires clearance under the 
PRA: (1) Standardized questions of fishing vessel captains/crew or fish 
processing plant managers/staff, which include gear and performance 
questions, safety questions, and trip costs, crew size and other 
economic questions; (2) questions asked by observer program staff/
contractors to plan observer deployments; (3) forms that are completed 
by observers and that fishing vessel captains are asked to review and 
sign; (4) questionnaires to evaluate observer performance; and (5) a 
form to certify that a fisherman is the permit holder when requesting 
observer data from the observer on the vessel. NMFS seeks to renew OMB 
PRA clearance for these information collections.
    The information collected will be used to: (1) Monitor catch and 
bycatch in federally managed commercial fisheries; (2) understand the 
population status and trends of fish stocks and protected species, as 
well as the interactions between them; (3) determine the quantity and 
distribution of net benefits derived from living marine resources; (4) 
predict the biological, ecological, and economic impacts of existing 
management action and proposed management options; and (5) ensure that 
the observer programs can safely and efficiently collect the 
information required for the previous four uses. In particular, these 
biological and economic data collection programs contribute to legally 
mandated analyses required under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), 
Executive Order 12866 (E.O. 12866), as

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well as a variety of state statutes. The confidentiality of the data 
will be protected as required by the MSA, Section 402(b).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    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: October 25, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-23829 Filed 10-30-18; 8:45 am]
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