Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 54722 [2018-23830]

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

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 211 (Wednesday, October 31, 2018)]
[Notices]
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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: 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 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 for-profit 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 [email protected] 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]
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