Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International Billfish Angler Survey, 57453-57454 [2018-24922]

Download as PDF khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 221 / Thursday, November 15, 2018 / Notices NMFS. The annual report will summarize the information from the 60day post-activity reports, including but not necessarily limited to: (1) Date(s) and time(s) of the Falcon 9 First Stage recovery action; (2) Design of the monitoring program; and (3) Results of the monitoring program, including, but not necessarily limited to: (i) Numbers of pinnipeds present on the haulout prior to the Falcon 9 First Stage recovery; (ii) Numbers of pinnipeds estimated to have been harassed as a result of Falcon 9 First Stage recovery activities at the monitoring location; (iii) For pinnipeds estimated to have been harassed as a result of Falcon 9 First Stage recovery noise, the length of time pinnipeds remained off the haulout or rookery; (iv) Any other observed behavioral modifications by pinnipeds that were likely the result of Falcon 9 First Stage recovery activities, including sonic boom; (v) Any cumulative impacts on marine mammals as a result of the activities, such as long term reductions in the number of pinnipeds at haulouts as a result of the activities; and (vi) Results of acoustic monitoring including comparisons of modeled sonic booms with actual acoustic recordings of sonic booms. (c) Reporting injured or dead marine mammals: (1) In the unanticipated event that the specified activity clearly causes the take of a marine mammal in a manner prohibited by this IHA (as determined by the lead marine mammal observer), such as an injury (Level A harassment), serious injury, or mortality, SpaceX must immediately cease the specified activities and report the incident to the NMFS Office of Protected Resources and the NMFS West Coast Region Stranding Coordinator. The report must include the following information: A. Time and date of the incident; B. Description of the incident; C. Status of all Falcon 9 First Stage recovery activities in the 48 hours preceding the incident; D. Description of all marine mammal observations in the 48 hours preceding the incident; E. Environmental conditions (e.g., wind speed and direction, Beaufort sea state, cloud cover, and visibility); F. Species identification or description of the animal(s) involved; G. Fate of the animal(s); and H. Photographs or video footage of the animal(s). Activities may not resume until NMFS is able to review the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Nov 14, 2018 Jkt 247001 circumstances of the prohibited take. NMFS will work with SpaceX to determine what measures are necessary to minimize the likelihood of further prohibited take and ensure MMPA compliance. SpaceX may not resume their activities until notified by NMFS via letter, email, or telephone. (2) In the event that SpaceX discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead observer determines that the cause of the injury or death is unknown and the death is relatively recent (e.g., in less than a moderate state of decomposition), SpaceX must immediately report the incident to the NMFS Office of Protected Resources and the NMFS West Coast Region Stranding Coordinator. The report must include the same information identified in 5(c)(1) of this IHA. Activities may continue while NMFS reviews the circumstances of the incident and makes a final determination on the cause of the reported injury or death. NMFS will work with SpaceX to determine whether additional mitigation measures or modifications to the activities are appropriate. (3) In the event that SpaceX discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead observer determines that the injury or death is not associated with or related to the activities authorized in the IHA (e.g., previously wounded animal, carcass with moderate to advanced decomposition, scavenger damage), SpaceX must report the incident to the NMFS Office of Protected Resources and the NMFS West Coast Region Stranding Coordinator, within 24 hours of the discovery. SpaceX must provide photographs or video footage or other documentation of the stranded animal sighting to NMFS. The cause of injury or death may be subject to review and a final determination by NMFS. 6. Modification and suspension (a) This IHA may be modified, suspended or withdrawn if the holder fails to abide by the conditions prescribed herein, or if NMFS determines that the authorized taking is having more than a negligible impact on the species or stock of affected marine mammals. Request for Public Comments We request comment on our analyses, the proposed authorization, and any other aspect of this Notice of Proposed IHA for the proposed boost-back and landings of Falcon 9 First Stage rockets. We also request comment on the potential for renewal of this proposed IHA as described in the paragraph below. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57453 final decision on the request for MMPA authorization. On a case-by-case basis, NMFS may issue a second one-year IHA without additional notice when (1) another year of identical or nearly identical activities as described in the Specified Activities section is planned or (2) the activities would not be completed by the time the IHA expires and a second IHA would allow for completion of the activities beyond that described in the Dates and Duration section, provided all of the following conditions are met: • A request for renewal is received no later than 60 days prior to expiration of the current IHA. • The request for renewal must include the following: (1) An explanation that the activities to be conducted beyond the initial dates either are identical to the previously analyzed activities or include changes so minor (e.g., reduction in pile size) that the changes do not affect the previous analyses, take estimates, or mitigation and monitoring requirements; and (2) A preliminary monitoring report showing the results of the required monitoring to date and an explanation showing that the monitoring results do not indicate impacts of a scale or nature not previously analyzed or authorized. • Upon review of the request for renewal, the status of the affected species or stocks, and any other pertinent information, NMFS determines that there are no more than minor changes in the activities, the mitigation and monitoring measures remain the same and appropriate, and the original findings remain valid. Dated: November 9, 2018. Catherine Marzin, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–24977 Filed 11–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International Billfish Angler Survey 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 57454 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 221 / Thursday, November 15, 2018 / Notices 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 January 14, 2019. 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 Liana Heberer, at telephone number: 858–546–5626 or liana.heberer@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The International Billfish Angler Survey began in 1969 and is an integral part of the Billfish Research Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC). The survey tracks recreational angler fishing catch and effort for billfish in the Pacific and Indian Oceans in support of the Pacific and Western Pacific Fishery Management Councils, authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). The data are used by scientists and fishery managers to assist with assessing the status of billfish stocks. The survey is intended for anglers cooperating in the Billfish Program and is entirely voluntary. This survey is specific to recreational anglers fishing for Istiophorid and Xiphiid billfish in the Pacific and Indian Oceans; as such it provides the only estimates of catch per unit of effort for recreational billfish fishing in those areas. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection The paper form is sent to anglers with recent participation in the SWFSC Billfish Research Program and is also available for downloading on the SWFSC Billfish Program website. Completed forms are submitted by mail. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0020. Form Number: NOAA Form 88–10. Type of Review: Regular (extension of a current information collection). Affected public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 600. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Nov 14, 2018 Jkt 247001 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 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: November 9, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–24922 Filed 11–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Designation of Fishery Management Council Members and Application for Reinstatement of State Authority 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 January 14, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, SUMMARY: Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), as amended in 1996, provides for the nomination for members of Fishery Management Councils by state governors and Indian treaty tribes, for the designation of a principal state fishery official who will perform duties under the MagnusonStevens Act, and for a request by a state for reinstatement of state authority over a managed fishery. Nominees for council membership must provide the governor or tribe with background documentation, which is then submitted to NOAA with the nomination. The information submitted with these actions will be used to ensure that the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act are being met. II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 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 Brian Fredieu, (301) 427– 8505 or Brian.Fredieu@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sfmt 4703 State governors and Indian treaty tribes submit written nominations to the Secretary of Commerce, together with recommendations and statements of candidates’ qualifications. Designations of state officials and requests for reinstatement of state authority are also made in writing in response to regulations. NMFS provides guidance on what information to include in order to comply with current regulations. See 50 CFR 600.215. No forms are used. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0314. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 275. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour to designate a principal state fishery official(s) or for a request to reinstate authority; 80 hours for a nomination for a Council appointment; 16 hours for background documentation for nominees. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,607. E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 221 (Thursday, November 15, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International 
Billfish Angler Survey

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

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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 January 14, 
2019.

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 Liana Heberer, at telephone number: 858-546-5626 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The International Billfish Angler Survey began in 1969 and is an 
integral part of the Billfish Research Program at the National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science 
Center (SWFSC). The survey tracks recreational angler fishing catch and 
effort for billfish in the Pacific and Indian Oceans in support of the 
Pacific and Western Pacific Fishery Management Councils, authorized 
under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
(MSA). The data are used by scientists and fishery managers to assist 
with assessing the status of billfish stocks. The survey is intended 
for anglers cooperating in the Billfish Program and is entirely 
voluntary. This survey is specific to recreational anglers fishing for 
Istiophorid and Xiphiid billfish in the Pacific and Indian Oceans; as 
such it provides the only estimates of catch per unit of effort for 
recreational billfish fishing in those areas.

II. Method of Collection

    The paper form is sent to anglers with recent participation in the 
SWFSC Billfish Research Program and is also available for downloading 
on the SWFSC Billfish Program website. Completed forms are submitted by 
mail.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0020.
    Form Number: NOAA Form 88-10.
    Type of Review: Regular (extension of a current information 
collection).
    Affected public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 600.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 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: November 9, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-24922 Filed 11-14-18; 8:45 am]
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