Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 61144-61145 [2018-25917]

Download as PDF 61144 Notices Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 229 Wednesday, November 28, 2018 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Vermont Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a planning meeting of the Vermont Advisory Committee to the Commission will be convened by teleconference call at 11:00 a.m. (EST) on Friday, December 7, 2018. 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[FR Doc. 2018–25905 Filed 11–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: North Pacific Observer Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–0318. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 875. Average Hours 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, 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. Burden Hours: 15,871. Needs and Uses: 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 E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 28, 2018 / Notices 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. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion, weekly and annually. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Nov 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 Dated: November 23, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–25917 Filed 11–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; External Needs Assessment for NOAA Education Products and Programs 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 28, 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 Bruce Moravchik, National Ocean Service (NOS), 1305 East-West Hwy., Bldg. SSMC4, Silver Springs, MD 20910–3278, (240) 533–0874, bruce.moravchik@noaa.gov or Shannon Ricles, NOS, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, 100 Museum Dr., Newport News, VA 23602, (757) 591–7328, shannon.ricles@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a new voluntary information collection. NOAA Office of Education is sponsoring a voluntary multi-question survey to assess the needs of educators pertaining to future NOAA multimedia products and programs. In developing multimedia materials that convey NOAA’s science, service and stewardship, the Agency must insure that these resources are of the highest quality and meet the needs of formal and informal educators across the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61145 United States. To achieve this goal, it will be necessary to conduct surveys identifying the types of educational programs and products of the highest interest and greatest need by formal and informal educators. By surveying external educators to gather this information, budget expenditures will be used optimally to develop appropriate products and programs most desired by educators to support and enhance Ocean, Earth science, and related STEM education subjects throughout our nation. II. Method of Collection The voluntary needs assessment mechanism will be distributed via email with a link to a Google form to external educators subscribed to NOAA education programs as well as their partners email distribution lists. The voluntary needs assessment mechanism will also be distributed in person (paper and electronically) at education conferences, workshops, and other venues hosting educators. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: New information collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000 annually. Estimated Time per Response: Five minutes per survey. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 83 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.00 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; E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 28, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61144-61145]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-25917]


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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: North Pacific Observer Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0318.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 875.
    Average Hours 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, 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.
    Burden Hours: 15,871.
    Needs and Uses: 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

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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.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Frequency: On occasion, weekly and annually.
    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: November 23, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-25917 Filed 11-27-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P