Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 2493-2494 [2019-01394]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 26 / Thursday, February 7, 2019 / Notices notice of its final action in the Federal Register. Those individuals requesting a hearing on the application listed in this notice should provide the specific reasons why a hearing on the application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such a hearing is held at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries. Permit Application Received: Permit 14159–2R NMFS’ California Coastal Office in Long Beach, California applied to renew their Section 10(a)1(A) scientific enhancement permit (permit 14159–2R). This application involves enhancing the survival of the endangered Southern California (SC) Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) through (1) rescue and relocation of at-risk steelhead, (2) ecological research, and (3) invasive species management. Activities associated with these three primary components could occur anywhere within the range for the SC DPS of steelhead. A summary of these components is provided as follows. 1. Rescue and Relocation This component involves rescuing and relocating steelhead from stream sections experiencing natural dewatering during the dry season or prolonged periods of below average rainfall. Specific staff listed on the application from both NMFS and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will follow a predetermined communication and documentation protocol while implementing these relocation efforts. Standard scientific methods and equipment (e.g., backpackelectrofishing, nets, seines, portable air pumps, transport containers, water chillers, etc.) will be used during the capture and relocation of steelhead. Captured steelhead will be transported for release into habitats within the same watershed (when possible) that are determined likely to maintain adequate water and habitat quality through the remainder of the dry season. Because this is an endangered population with low abundance, relocating steelhead from sections of stream where they will likely perish is expected to benefit the survival of this species. 2. Ecological Research Basic information regarding the ecology of endangered SC steelhead is extremely limited, yet such information is critical for guiding science-based decisions regarding the conservation of this species. As a result, NMFS proposes VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Feb 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 field-based investigations to produce much-needed empirical data, particularly data concerning the ecology of endangered steelhead. The empirical data would benefit endangered steelhead through informing speciesmanagement and protection efforts, including work NMFS undertakes while enforcing certain provisions of the ESA. Specific NMFS’ staff listed on the application will implement this research. Proposed ecological research elements under this application could include any of the following: (1) Salvaging steelhead carcasses to assess age, growth, and toxicology; (2) trapping emergent fry to assess spawning ecology; (3) capturing juvenile steelhead to assess the effectiveness of steelhead relocation; (4) collecting and maintaining steelhead to improve species management and protection; and (5) developing a predictive model for the maximum size of juvenile steelhead in streams. Standard scientific methods and procedures (e.g., Passive Integrated Transponder-tagging, finclip/DNA analysis, scale sampling, otolith analysis, anesthesia etc.) are proposed for implementing these research elements. 3. Invasive Species Management NMFS’ recovery plan for endangered SC steelhead highlights non-native aquatic plant and animal species as a threat to steelhead in many watersheds across the SC DPS of steelhead. Nonnative fish, crustaceans, and amphibians can harm steelhead indirectly through competition for resources (e.g., food, living space) or degradation of habitat quality and directly through predation on steelhead. As such, removing these non-native species is expected to be highly beneficial for steelhead. Specific NMFS and CDFW staff listed on the application will implement standard methods for capture and removal of invasive species (e.g., backpackelectrofishing, seining, hand-nets, traps, hook-and-line angling, spearfishing). Invasive species management methods will target capture and removal of nonnative species; however, these activities may also result in the capture of steelhead in the process. Steelhead captured during invasive species management will be (1) measured for length and weight, (2) potentially have a tissue sample (i.e., fin clip, scale) taken, and (3) returned unharmed to the stream. Any non-native species captured will be humanely euthanized and disposed. Field activities for the various proposed enhancement components can occur year-round between May 1, 2019, and December 31, 2029. The annual PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2493 sum of take requested across the various components of this effort is as follows: (1) Non-lethal capture and release of up to 4,000 juvenile steelhead while electrofishing, (2) non-lethal capture and release of up to 200 juvenile steelhead while seining, (3) non-lethal capture and release of up to 100 adult steelhead using hand net or seine, (4) collection and retention of up to 110 adult and 300 juvenile steelhead carcasses, (5) non-lethal capture and release of up to 5 adult and 600 juvenile steelhead for the purpose of applying Passive Integrated Transponder-tags, (6) non-lethal capture and release up to 2000 fry during emergent trapping, (7) non-lethal capture of up to 5 juvenile steelhead while hook-and-line angling, and (8) non-lethal observation of up to 2000 juvenile and 50 adult steelhead during instream snorkel surveys. The potential annual unintentional lethal steelhead take resulting from the proposed enhancement activities is up to 241 juvenile, 100 fry, and 2 adult. The potential annual intentional (directed) lethal take includes up to 200 steelhead fry. This proposed scientific enhancement effort is expected to enhance survival and support steelhead recovery across the entire SC DPS of steelhead and is consistent with recommendations and objectives outlined in NMFS’ Endangered Southern California Steelhead Recovery Plan. See the Permit 14159–2R application for greater details on the various components of this scientific enhancement effort including the specific scientific methods proposed and take allotments requested for each. Dated: February 1, 2019. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01375 Filed 2–6–19; 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). E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 2494 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 26 / Thursday, February 7, 2019 / Notices Title: Marine Recreational Information Program Social Network Analysis Mail Survey. OMB Control Number: 0648–. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 4,500. Average Hours per Response: 0.25. Burden Hours: 1,125. Needs and Uses: NOAA Fisheries needs to educate and inform anglers about MRIP generally, but there’s no way to effectively reach millions of individual anglers. Therefore, the agency is looking to identify how and where anglers get and share their information. In 2019, MRIP will undertake a social network survey to help identify relationships, networks, channels, and information flow among the numerous audiences that comprise the recreational fishing community. Completing this survey of licensed saltwater recreational anglers along with a subsequent analysis will help MRIP more effectively engage with its audiences by identifying key influencers and information pathways, and identifying the areas of greatest need and greatest opportunity for relationship-building. Data gathered will include angler use of and trust in different sources and channels of fisheries management information. These data will be used to identify key information sources for recreational anglers, evaluate regional differences in information sources, and evaluate recreational angler confidence in management and data collection efforts, thus allowing MRIP to more effectively communicate with recreational anglers on data collection issues by focusing communications efforts on important network channels. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Frequency: One-time reporting. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. 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. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–01394 Filed 2–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Feb 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery Meeting Notice Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of open committee meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (ACANC), the Remember and Explore Subcommittee, and the Honor Subcommittee. These meetings are open to the public. For more information, please visit: https:// www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/About/ Advisory-Committee-on-ArlingtonNational-Cemetery/ACANC-Meetings. DATES: The Remember and Explore Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Honor Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The full Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (ACANC) will meet on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. ADDRESSES: Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211. SUMMARY: Mr. Timothy Keating; Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the Committee, in writing at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington VA 22211, or by email at timothy.p.keating.civ@mail.mil, or by phone at 1–877–907–8585. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR 102–3.150). Purpose of the Meeting: The primary purpose of the Remember & Explore Subcommittee is to recommend methods to maintain the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Monument, including the cracks in the large marble sarcophagus, the adjacent marble slabs, and the potential replacement marble stone for the sarcophagus already gifted to the Army; accomplish an independent assessment of requests to place commemorative monuments within ANC; and identify means to capture and convey ANC’s history, including Section 60 gravesite FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mementos, and improve the quality of visitors’ experiences now and for generations to come. The primary purpose of the Honor Subcommittee is to accomplish an independent assessment of methods to address the long-term future of the Army national cemeteries, including how best to extend the active burials and what ANC should focus on once all available space is used. The Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery is an independent Federal advisory committee chartered to provide the Secretary of the Army independent advice and recommendations on Arlington National Cemetery, including, but not limited to, cemetery administration, the erection of memorials at the cemetery, and master planning for the cemetery. The Secretary of the Army may act on the Committee’s advice and recommendations. Agenda: The Remember and Explore Subcommittee will receive briefings on possible funding options for perpetual maintenance and upkeep of Commemorative Monuments approved for placement within ANC; educational outreach program efforts by ANC; and an update on mitigation of bio-film growth on ANC structures. The Honor Subcommittee will receive a Public Affairs update briefing; a status report on the Southern Expansion project design and funding; and a briefing on the status of committee report recommendations. The Committee will receive an update briefing on the Southern expansion project; ANC plan to implement a policy change to military funeral escorts; ANC future eligibility and capacity update brief; a discussion of prioritizing Medal of Honor recipient funeral scheduling; and reports from subcommittee meetings. Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a firstcome basis. The Arlington National Cemetery conference room is readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. For additional information about public access procedures, contact Mr. Timothy Keating, the subcommittee’s Alternate Designated Federal Officer, at the email address or telephone number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Written Comments and Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the public or interested organizations may E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 26 (Thursday, February 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2493-2494]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-01394]


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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).

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    Title: Marine Recreational Information Program Social Network 
Analysis Mail Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 4,500.
    Average Hours per Response: 0.25.
    Burden Hours: 1,125.
    Needs and Uses: NOAA Fisheries needs to educate and inform anglers 
about MRIP generally, but there's no way to effectively reach millions 
of individual anglers. Therefore, the agency is looking to identify how 
and where anglers get and share their information. In 2019, MRIP will 
undertake a social network survey to help identify relationships, 
networks, channels, and information flow among the numerous audiences 
that comprise the recreational fishing community. Completing this 
survey of licensed saltwater recreational anglers along with a 
subsequent analysis will help MRIP more effectively engage with its 
audiences by identifying key influencers and information pathways, and 
identifying the areas of greatest need and greatest opportunity for 
relationship-building. Data gathered will include angler use of and 
trust in different sources and channels of fisheries management 
information. These data will be used to identify key information 
sources for recreational anglers, evaluate regional differences in 
information sources, and evaluate recreational angler confidence in 
management and data collection efforts, thus allowing MRIP to more 
effectively communicate with recreational anglers on data collection 
issues by focusing communications efforts on important network 
channels.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Frequency: One-time reporting.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    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.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-01394 Filed 2-6-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P