Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Permit and Reporting Requirements for Non-Commercial Fishing in the Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments, 15187 [2019-07409]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 72 / Monday, April 15, 2019 / Notices Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 10, 2019. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–07446 Filed 4–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Permit and Reporting Requirements for NonCommercial Fishing in the Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments 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 June 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 Walter Ikehara, Fishery Information Specialist, Pacific Islands Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818, (808) 725–5175, walter.ikehara@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract NMFS manages non-commercial fishing activities in the Rose Atoll Marine, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments. Regulations at 50 CFR part 665 require the owner and operator of a vessel used to non-commercially fish VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Apr 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 for, take, retain, or possess any management unit species in these monuments to hold a valid permit issued by NMFS. Regulations also require the owner and operator of a vessel that is chartered to fish recreationally for, take, retain, or possess, any management unit species in these monuments to hold a valid permit issued by NMFS. The fishing vessel must be registered to the permit. The charter business must be established legally in the permit area where it will operate. Charter vessel clients are not required to have a permit. The permit application collects basic information about the permit applicant, type of operation, vessel, and permit area. NMFS uses this information to confirm the identity of the applicant and determine permit eligibility. The information is important for understanding the nature of the fishery and its participants. It also aids in the enforcement of fishing regulations within the monuments. Regulations also require the vessel operator to report a complete record of catch, effort, and other data on a NMFS log sheet. The vessel operator must record all requested information on the log sheet within 24 hours of the completion of each fishing day. The vessel operator also must sign, date, and submit the form to NMFS within 30 days of the end of each fishing trip. NMFS uses the information provided in the log sheets to monitor fishing activities, evaluate and assess the status of fish stocks and determine whether changes in management are needed to sustain the productivity of the fishery and conserve marine resources. 15187 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. 2019–07409 Filed 4–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG840 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting Information is collected on paper forms. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting (webinar). III. Data SUMMARY: II. Method of Collection OMB Control Number: 0648–0664. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes per permit application, 20 minutes per log sheet. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $100 for photocopying and mailing. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Endangered Species Workgroup will hold a two-day meeting open to the public. DATES: The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 and 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 until business for the day has been completed. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Large Conference Room of Building 1 of the NOAA Western Regional Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115–6349. Members of the public can participate in person, via teleconference, and/or through GoToWebinar. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting in person must contact Mr. Brian Hooper E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Permit and 
Reporting Requirements for Non-Commercial Fishing in the Rose Atoll, 
Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments

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 June 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 Walter Ikehara, Fishery Information Specialist, Pacific 
Islands Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 
176, Honolulu, HI 96818, (808) 725-5175, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    NMFS manages non-commercial fishing activities in the Rose Atoll 
Marine, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National 
Monuments. Regulations at 50 CFR part 665 require the owner and 
operator of a vessel used to non-commercially fish for, take, retain, 
or possess any management unit species in these monuments to hold a 
valid permit issued by NMFS.
    Regulations also require the owner and operator of a vessel that is 
chartered to fish recreationally for, take, retain, or possess, any 
management unit species in these monuments to hold a valid permit 
issued by NMFS. The fishing vessel must be registered to the permit. 
The charter business must be established legally in the permit area 
where it will operate. Charter vessel clients are not required to have 
a permit.
    The permit application collects basic information about the permit 
applicant, type of operation, vessel, and permit area. NMFS uses this 
information to confirm the identity of the applicant and determine 
permit eligibility. The information is important for understanding the 
nature of the fishery and its participants. It also aids in the 
enforcement of fishing regulations within the monuments.
    Regulations also require the vessel operator to report a complete 
record of catch, effort, and other data on a NMFS log sheet. The vessel 
operator must record all requested information on the log sheet within 
24 hours of the completion of each fishing day. The vessel operator 
also must sign, date, and submit the form to NMFS within 30 days of the 
end of each fishing trip. NMFS uses the information provided in the log 
sheets to monitor fishing activities, evaluate and assess the status of 
fish stocks and determine whether changes in management are needed to 
sustain the productivity of the fishery and conserve marine resources.

II. Method of Collection

    Information is collected on paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0664.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, 
individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes per permit application, 20 
minutes per log sheet.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $100 for photocopying and 
mailing.

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. 2019-07409 Filed 4-12-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P