Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 66249-66250 [2018-27814]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. Dated: December 18, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Dr. John Froeschke, Deputy Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; john.froeschke@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. [FR Doc. 2018–27808 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Day 1—Wednesday, January 9, 2019; 1 p.m.–5 p.m. I. Introductions and Adoption of Agenda II. Approval of SSC Minutes a. October 2–3, 2018 SSC Standing, Reef Fish, and Socioeconomic SSC Meeting III. SEDAR Terms of Reference (TOR) a. Review King Mackerel Update TOR b. Review Cobia Update TOR c. Vermilion Snapper TOR, project schedule and workshop appointments d. Scamp stock ID and Data Workshop appointments IV. Review Gulf SEDAR Stock Assessment Schedule 2021 Other Items Other Business: Update on National SSC VI meeting amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 — Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the calendar. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Scientific and Statistical Committee for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical Committee will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 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: Northeast Multispecies Amendment 16. OMB Control Number: 0648–0605. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,334. Average Hours Per Response: Sector operations plan and membership list updates, 176 hr/response; Monitoring service provider initial application, 10 hr/response; Monitoring service provider response to application disapproval, 10 hr/response; Data entry for sector discard monitoring system, 3 min/response; Sector weekly catch report, 4 hr/response; Sector annual report, 12 hr/response; Notification of expulsion from a sector, 30 min/ response; Request to transfer Annual Catch Entitlement (ACE), 5 min/ response; Request to lease day-at-sea (DAS), 5 min/response; request to downgrade, 5 min/response; VMS certification form, 10 min/response; VMS confirmation call, 5 min/response; VMS area and DAS declaration, 5 min/ response; VMS trip-level catch report; VMS daily catch reports when fishing in multiple broad stock areas, 15 min/ response; Daily VMS catch reports when fishing in the U.S./Canada Management Area and CA II SAPs, 15 min/response; Daily VMS catch reports when fishing in the CA I Hook Gear Haddock SAP, 15 min/response; Daily VMS catch reports when fishing in the Regular B DAS Program, 15 min/response; Pre-trip hail report, 2 min/response; Trip-end hail report, 15 min/response; Forward trip start/end hails to NMFS, 2 min/ response; ASM Pre-Trip Notification, 2 min/response; Vessel notification of selection for at-sea monitoring coverage, PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66249 5 min/response; at-sea monitor deployment report, 10 min/response; atsea monitoring service provider catch report to NMFS upon request, 5 min/ response; at-sea monitor report of harassment and other issues, 30 min/ response; at-sea monitoring service provider contract upon request, 30 min/ response; at-sea monitoring service provider information materials upon request, 30 min/response; OLE debriefing of at-sea monitors, 2 hr/ response; ASM Database and Data Entry Requirements, 3 min/response; Observer program pre-trip notification, 2 min/ response; DAS Transfer Program, 5min/ response; Expedited Submission of Proposed SAPs, 20 hr/response; NAFO Reporting Requirements, 10 min/ response. Burden Hours: 35,476. Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a current information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the Secretary of Commerce has the responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. We, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and the Regional Fishery Management Councils are delegated the majority of this responsibility. The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) develops management plans for fishery resources in New England. In 2010, we implemented a new suite of regulations for the Northeast (NE) multispecies fishery through Amendment 16 to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This action updated status determination criteria for all regulated NE multispecies or ocean pout stocks; adopted rebuilding programs for NE multispecies (groundfish) stocks newly classified as being overfished and subject to overfishing; revised management measures, including significant revisions to the sector management measures (established under Amendment 13) necessary to end overfishing, rebuild overfished regulated NE multispecies and ocean pout stocks, and mitigate the adverse economic impacts of increased effort controls. It also implemented new requirements under Amendment 16 for establishing acceptable biological catch (ABC), annual catch limits (ACLs), and accountability measures (AMs) for each stock managed under the FMP, pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). Sectors are a management tool in the NE groundfish fishery. A sector consists E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 66250 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices of three of more limited access NE multispecies vessel permits, with distinct ownership, who voluntarily enter into a contract to manage their fishing operations and to share liability. A sector is granted an annual allocation of most stocks of fish managed by the NE Multispecies FMP. In return for increased operational flexibility, such as exemptions from certain effort controls and the ability to pool and trade quota, sectors have additional reporting and monitoring requirements. The sector reporting and monitoring requirements, as established by Amendment 16 and revised by subsequent framework adjustments to the NE Multispecies FMP, are contained within this information collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Weekly and 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: December 18, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 5 days prior to the public meeting. [FR Doc. 2018–27814 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. RIN 0648–XG679 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) System Management Plan Workgroup via webinar. AGENCY: The Council will hold a meeting of its System Management Plan (SMP) Workgroup via webinar. DATES: The SMP Workgroup will meet via webinar from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on January 14, 2019. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The meeting is accessible to the public via webinar. Registration is amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 required. Information regarding registration and other meeting information will be posted to the Council’s website at: http://safmc.net/ safmc-meetings/ as it becomes available. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SMP Workgroup is an advisory group for the Council that reviews actions items, evaluates protected areas, and reviews management of protected areas recommended by the Council. The SMP Workgroup was formed in March 2018. The Workgroup will hold a series of meetings to discuss components of the System Management Plans created by the Council. The Workgroup is responsible for development of a report to the Council with recommendations. During this meeting the SMP Workgroup will review writing assignments for each section of the report including: background information on managed areas; biological and habitat monitoring; socioeconomic factors; enforcement and compliance; and outreach. Jkt 247001 Dated: December 19, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–27838 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG540 Marine Mammals; File No. 22187 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice is hereby given that Heather E. Liwanag, Ph.D., 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407– 0401, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) in California. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before January 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 22187 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Young or Shasta McClenahan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The applicant requests a five year permit to study northern elephant seals at the Piedras Blancas Rookery in San Simeon, CA, and new pupping beaches at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Research would be conducted year-round on all age classes and both sexes, with increased frequency and effort during the breeding season (December–April). This study would establish a catalog of known individual seals at the Piedras Blancas colony via marking, tagging, and weighing of young-of-the-year pups. Types of takes include behavioral SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66249-66250]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27814]


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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: Northeast Multispecies Amendment 16.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0605.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 1,334.
    Average Hours Per Response: Sector operations plan and membership 
list updates, 176 hr/response; Monitoring service provider initial 
application, 10 hr/response; Monitoring service provider response to 
application disapproval, 10 hr/response; Data entry for sector discard 
monitoring system, 3 min/response; Sector weekly catch report, 4 hr/
response; Sector annual report, 12 hr/response; Notification of 
expulsion from a sector, 30 min/response; Request to transfer Annual 
Catch Entitlement (ACE), 5 min/response; Request to lease day-at-sea 
(DAS), 5 min/response; request to downgrade, 5 min/response; VMS 
certification form, 10 min/response; VMS confirmation call, 5 min/
response; VMS area and DAS declaration, 5 min/response; VMS trip-level 
catch report; VMS daily catch reports when fishing in multiple broad 
stock areas, 15 min/response; Daily VMS catch reports when fishing in 
the U.S./Canada Management Area and CA II SAPs, 15 min/response; Daily 
VMS catch reports when fishing in the CA I Hook Gear Haddock SAP, 15 
min/response; Daily VMS catch reports when fishing in the Regular B DAS 
Program, 15 min/response; Pre-trip hail report, 2 min/response; Trip-
end hail report, 15 min/response; Forward trip start/end hails to NMFS, 
2 min/response; ASM Pre-Trip Notification, 2 min/response; Vessel 
notification of selection for at-sea monitoring coverage, 5 min/
response; at-sea monitor deployment report, 10 min/response; at-sea 
monitoring service provider catch report to NMFS upon request, 5 min/
response; at-sea monitor report of harassment and other issues, 30 min/
response; at-sea monitoring service provider contract upon request, 30 
min/response; at-sea monitoring service provider information materials 
upon request, 30 min/response; OLE debriefing of at-sea monitors, 2 hr/
response; ASM Database and Data Entry Requirements, 3 min/response; 
Observer program pre-trip notification, 2 min/response; DAS Transfer 
Program, 5min/response; Expedited Submission of Proposed SAPs, 20 hr/
response; NAFO Reporting Requirements, 10 min/response.
    Burden Hours: 35,476.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a current 
information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act (MSA), the Secretary of Commerce has the 
responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery 
resources. We, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) 
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and the Regional Fishery 
Management Councils are delegated the majority of this responsibility. 
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) develops 
management plans for fishery resources in New England.
    In 2010, we implemented a new suite of regulations for the 
Northeast (NE) multispecies fishery through Amendment 16 to the NE 
Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This action updated status 
determination criteria for all regulated NE multispecies or ocean pout 
stocks; adopted rebuilding programs for NE multispecies (groundfish) 
stocks newly classified as being overfished and subject to overfishing; 
revised management measures, including significant revisions to the 
sector management measures (established under Amendment 13) necessary 
to end overfishing, rebuild overfished regulated NE multispecies and 
ocean pout stocks, and mitigate the adverse economic impacts of 
increased effort controls. It also implemented new requirements under 
Amendment 16 for establishing acceptable biological catch (ABC), annual 
catch limits (ACLs), and accountability measures (AMs) for each stock 
managed under the FMP, pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
    Sectors are a management tool in the NE groundfish fishery. A 
sector consists

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of three of more limited access NE multispecies vessel permits, with 
distinct ownership, who voluntarily enter into a contract to manage 
their fishing operations and to share liability. A sector is granted an 
annual allocation of most stocks of fish managed by the NE Multispecies 
FMP. In return for increased operational flexibility, such as 
exemptions from certain effort controls and the ability to pool and 
trade quota, sectors have additional reporting and monitoring 
requirements. The sector reporting and monitoring requirements, as 
established by Amendment 16 and revised by subsequent framework 
adjustments to the NE Multispecies FMP, are contained within this 
information collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Weekly and 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: December 18, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-27814 Filed 12-21-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P