Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey To Collect Economic Data From Recreational Anglers That Fish for Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States, 9102-9103 [2019-04617]

Download as PDF 9102 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 13, 2019 / Notices management. No management actions will be decided by the GMT. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice 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 GMT’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The public listening station is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (503) 820–2411 at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 8, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–04578 Filed 3–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG868 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting via webinar. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council is convening its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This webinar will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: Webinar registration URL information: https://attendee.goto webinar.com/register/145052011706930 4323. Call in information: +1 (562) 247– 8422, Access Code: 121–407–301. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Mar 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The SSC will review research priority updates suggested by Council’s committees and Plan Development Teams (PDT) and provide the Council with any recommendations about revisions to the Council research priorities that were developed in 2018. They may possibly review updated OFL and ABC recommendations for Atlantic herring for 2019–21, only if necessary. This agenda item has been added in the event an updated projection and recommendation from the Herring PDT is completed in time for this meeting. Other business will be discussed as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained on the agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The public also should be aware that the meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 8, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–04587 Filed 3–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey To Collect Economic Data From Recreational Anglers That Fish for Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States 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 May 13, 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 Scott Steinback, Economist, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543. Tel: (508) 495–4701 or scott.steinback@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. The title will be ‘‘Understanding Anglers’ Preferences for Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass.’’ The recreational fishing community and regional fisheries management councils along the Atlantic coast have requested more species-specific socioeconomic and behavioral studies of recreational fishing that can be used in the analysis of fisheries policies. This survey will address that stated need for more species-specific studies by focusing on two very popular recreational species caught along the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to North Carolina: Summer flounder and black sea bass. The objective of the survey will be to understand how anglers respond to changes in expected harvest distributions of summer flounder and black sea bass. This E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 13, 2019 / Notices information is important to fisheries managers because changes in recreational fishing regulations (e.g., bag limits, size limits, season lengths, etc.) affect anglers’ harvest distributions. Anglers will be asked a series of questions designed to elicit their willingness to trade off lower/higher expected catch for reduced/increased catch variability, and whether those trade-offs depend on fishing mode, trip length, trip costs, and demographic characteristics. Responses to these questions will provide the data necessary to evaluate anglers’ expected catch preferences for summer flounder and black sea bass. Additional data gathered will include questions that focus on anglers’ recent recreational fishing experiences, such as how often they go fishing, species targeted, and primary mode of fishing. Ultimately, the data collected from the survey will allow fisheries managers to better evaluate the socio-economic effects of proposed changes in recreational fishing regulations for summer flounder and black sea bass. A survey sample will be drawn from the National Saltwater Angler Registry, a database of licensed recreational anglers living in the U.S. The information comes primarily from statebased saltwater fishing license and registration programs. The survey will be conducted using both mail and email to contact anglers and invite them to take the survey online. Anglers not responding to the online survey may receive a paper survey in the mail. This survey is part of a series of planned surveys across the Atlantic and Gulf coasts to gather socio-economic data on saltwater recreational anglers’ preferences for different fishery management options. II. Method of Collection amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. 17:45 Mar 12, 2019 Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–04617 Filed 3–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG830 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, Mansfield, MA 02048; telephone: (508) 339–2200. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUMMARY: The survey will be conducted using two modes: Paper via regular mail and electronically via internet. VerDate Sep<11>2014 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. Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 9103 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The primary purpose of this meeting is to make progress on the development of herring fishery specifications for fishing years 2020 and 2021. The committee will review and provide input on the Science and Statistical Committee (SSC) recommendation for overfishing limits (OFL) and acceptable biological catch (ABC) limits for fishing years 2020 and 2021. The committee will provide input on the purpose and need for this action and identify a range of alternatives to be included for consideration. The committee will receive an update and have opportunity for input on actions under consideration by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). They will also give an update about the status of the Industry Funded Monitoring (IFM) Amendment. The committee will give an opportunity to provide input on the Council’s five-year research priorities related to the herring resource and fishery. Other business will be discussed as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained on this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 8, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–04577 Filed 3–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 49 (Wednesday, March 13, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey To 
Collect Economic Data From Recreational Anglers That Fish for Summer 
Flounder and Black Sea Bass in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States

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 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 May 13, 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 Scott Steinback, Economist, Northeast Fisheries Science 
Center, 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543. Tel: (508) 495-4701 or 
scott.steinback@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a new information collection. The title will be 
``Understanding Anglers' Preferences for Summer Flounder and Black Sea 
Bass.''
    The recreational fishing community and regional fisheries 
management councils along the Atlantic coast have requested more 
species-specific socio-economic and behavioral studies of recreational 
fishing that can be used in the analysis of fisheries policies. This 
survey will address that stated need for more species-specific studies 
by focusing on two very popular recreational species caught along the 
Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to North Carolina: Summer flounder 
and black sea bass. The objective of the survey will be to understand 
how anglers respond to changes in expected harvest distributions of 
summer flounder and black sea bass. This

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information is important to fisheries managers because changes in 
recreational fishing regulations (e.g., bag limits, size limits, season 
lengths, etc.) affect anglers' harvest distributions. Anglers will be 
asked a series of questions designed to elicit their willingness to 
trade off lower/higher expected catch for reduced/increased catch 
variability, and whether those trade-offs depend on fishing mode, trip 
length, trip costs, and demographic characteristics. Responses to these 
questions will provide the data necessary to evaluate anglers' expected 
catch preferences for summer flounder and black sea bass. Additional 
data gathered will include questions that focus on anglers' recent 
recreational fishing experiences, such as how often they go fishing, 
species targeted, and primary mode of fishing. Ultimately, the data 
collected from the survey will allow fisheries managers to better 
evaluate the socio-economic effects of proposed changes in recreational 
fishing regulations for summer flounder and black sea bass.
    A survey sample will be drawn from the National Saltwater Angler 
Registry, a database of licensed recreational anglers living in the 
U.S. The information comes primarily from state-based saltwater fishing 
license and registration programs. The survey will be conducted using 
both mail and email to contact anglers and invite them to take the 
survey online. Anglers not responding to the online survey may receive 
a paper survey in the mail. This survey is part of a series of planned 
surveys across the Atlantic and Gulf coasts to gather socio-economic 
data on saltwater recreational anglers' preferences for different 
fishery management options.

II. Method of Collection

    The survey will be conducted using two modes: Paper via regular 
mail and electronically via internet.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-xxxx.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular (request for a new information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500 hours.
    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.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-04617 Filed 3-12-19; 8:45 am]
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