Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 18826-18827 [2019-08968]

Download as PDF 18826 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 85 / Thursday, May 2, 2019 / Notices that the total marine mammal take from the proposed activity will have a negligible impact on all affected marine mammal species or stocks. Unmitigable Adverse Impact Analysis and Determination There are no relevant subsistence uses of the affected marine mammal stocks or species implicated by this action. Therefore, NMFS has determined that the total taking of affected species or stocks would not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for subsistence purposes. Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that each Federal agency insure that any action it authorizes, funds, or carries out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat. No incidental take of ESA-listed species is proposed for authorization or expected to result from this activity. Therefore, NMFS has determined that formal consultation under section 7 of the ESA is not required for this action. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Proposed Authorization As a result of these preliminary determinations, NMFS proposes to issue an IHA to the Navy for conducting rocket and missile launch events, on SNI from June 4, 2019 to June 3, 2020, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. A draft of the proposed IHA can be found at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act. Request for Public Comments We request comment on our analyses, the proposed authorization, and any other aspect of this Notice of Proposed IHA for the proposed Navy target and missile launch activities. We also request comment on the potential for renewal of this proposed IHA as described in the paragraph below. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on the request for MMPA authorization. On a case-by-case basis, NMFS may issue a one-year IHA renewal with an expedited public comment period (15 days) when (1) another year of identical or nearly identical activities as described in the Specified Activities section is planned or (2) the activities VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 May 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 would not be completed by the time the IHA expires and a second IHA would allow for completion of the activities beyond that described in the Dates and Duration section, provided all of the following conditions are met: • A request for renewal is received no later than 60 days prior to expiration of the current IHA. • The request for renewal must include the following: (1) An explanation that the activities to be conducted under the proposed Renewal are identical to the activities analyzed under the initial IHA, are a subset of the activities, or include changes so minor (e.g., reduction in pile size) that the changes do not affect the previous analyses, mitigation and monitoring requirements, or take estimates (with the exception of reducing the type or amount of take because only a subset of the initially analyzed activities remain to be completed under the Renewal); and (2) A preliminary monitoring report showing the results of the required monitoring to date and an explanation showing that the monitoring results do not indicate impacts of a scale or nature not previously analyzed or authorized. • Upon review of the request for renewal, the status of the affected species or stocks, and any other pertinent information, NMFS determines that there are no more than minor changes in the activities, the mitigation and monitoring measures will remain the same and appropriate, and the findings in the initial IHA remain valid. Dated: April 29, 2019. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–08948 Filed 5–1–19; 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). Title: Surveys to Collect Data on Use and NOAA Ecological Forecast Products. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Control Number: 0648–XXXX. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (This is a request for a new collection). Number of Respondents: 850. Average Hours per Response: 0.167 (10 minutes). Burden Hours: 143. Needs and Uses: In recent years, harmful algal blooms (HABs) and waterborne pathogens such as Vibrio vulnificus have caused major health, ecological, and economic concerns. HABs and other waterborne pathogens can lead to a number of impacts including impaired drinking water, reduced recreational opportunities, and human health impacts from either ingesting affected fish/water or contact with the bloom. To better serve the public and its stakeholders, NOAA has developed forecasts of HABs extent and severity in the western Lake Erie and in the Gulf of Mexico and is finalizing development of a forecast for Vibrio vulnificus in Chesapeake Bay. These forecast products are designed to provide stakeholders and the public with information that can be used to make better decisions that would mitigate the impacts of HABs and waterborne pathogens. This request is for a set of related surveys to collect information on how stakeholders use NOAA’s ecological forecast products in western Lake Erie, the Gulf of Mexico (the western shore of Florida and the Texas coastline), and Chesapeake Bay. The surveys are designed to collect similar information from the public and other stakeholders across the three geographic regions covered by the forecast products. The information from these surveys will assist NOAA in understanding how stakeholders, including the public, would use the forecast products. This information will help NOAA further improve upon research, development, and delivery of forecast products nationwide. NOAA will collect information from the public on how using the information in the forecast products would affect decisions related to fishing (Lake Erie and Gulf of Mexico), beach-going/ swimming (all three regions), and boating (Lake Erie only). These three recreational activities (fishing, swimming and boating) reflect the types of activities likely to be affected by HABs in each area. For Chesapeake Bay, NOAA would implement one survey focused on recreational swimmers since the primary risk posed by Vibrio vulnificus is through skin contact with the bacterium. A companion survey would ask charter boat operators on Lake Erie how information in the E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 85 / Thursday, May 2, 2019 / Notices forecast would affect their decisions regarding fishing operations. Drinking water is also at risk in Lake Erie due to HABs, but NOAA has information on how drinking water facilities respond to HABS and is also discussing use of the forecast products with a small (fewer than 10) number of drinking water facilities. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit. Frequency: Once. 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. Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the findings of the Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Catch Share Program Review Report, review public comment received on the Review Report, and to recommend any next steps to the Council. An agenda and background documents will be posted at the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 29, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–08928 Filed 5–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P [FR Doc. 2019–08968 Filed 5–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request RIN 0648–XH009 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Surfclam and Ocean Catch Share Program Review Oversight Team will hold a public meeting. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Details on the proposed agenda, connection information, and briefing materials will be posted at the MAFMC’s website: www.mafmc.org. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; www.mafmc.org. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 May 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 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: Limits of Application of the Take Prohibitions. OMB Control Number: 0648–0399. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension, without change, of a currently approved collection). Number of Respondents: 301. Average Hours per Response: 5 hours for a diversion screening limit project; 20 hours for a road maintenance agreement; 30 hours for an urban development package; 20 hours for a tribal plan; 10 hours for a fishery harvest plan; 5 hours for a report of aided, salvaged, or disposed of salmonids; 2 hours for research permits; 5 hours for artificial propagation plans; and 2 hours for annual reports. Burden Hours: 935. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18827 Needs and Uses: Section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) requires the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to adopt such regulations as it ‘‘deems necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of’’ threatened species. Those regulations may include any or all of the prohibitions provided in section 9(a)(1) of the ESA, which specifically prohibits ‘‘take’’ of any endangered species (‘‘take’’ includes actions that harass, harm, pursue, kill, or capture). There are presently 22 separate Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs) of west coast salmonids listed as threatened, covering a large percentage of the land base in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. On June 28, 2005 (70 FR 37160), February 1, 2006 (71 FR 5178), and September 25, 2008 (73 FR 55451), NMFS issued final regulations which makes ESA section 9 prohibitions generally applicable to these threatened ESUs except in 13 programs and circumstances. The final regulations at 50 CFR 223.203, as well as online information posted at https:// www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/ permits/section_4d.html, describe 13 programs or circumstances that contribute to the conservation of, or are being conducted in a way that adequately limits impacts on, listed salmonids. Certain of these 13 ‘‘Limits’’ on the take prohibitions entail voluntary submission of a plan(s) to NMFS and require annual or occasional reports by entities wishing to take advantage of these Limits, or continue within them. Affected Public: Federal government; State, local, or tribal government; business or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: Annual. 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. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–08972 Filed 5–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 85 (Thursday, May 2, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18826-18827]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08968]


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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: Surveys to Collect Data on Use and NOAA Ecological Forecast 
Products.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-XXXX.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (This is a request for a new collection).
    Number of Respondents: 850.
    Average Hours per Response: 0.167 (10 minutes).
    Burden Hours: 143.
    Needs and Uses: In recent years, harmful algal blooms (HABs) and 
waterborne pathogens such as Vibrio vulnificus have caused major 
health, ecological, and economic concerns. HABs and other waterborne 
pathogens can lead to a number of impacts including impaired drinking 
water, reduced recreational opportunities, and human health impacts 
from either ingesting affected fish/water or contact with the bloom. To 
better serve the public and its stakeholders, NOAA has developed 
forecasts of HABs extent and severity in the western Lake Erie and in 
the Gulf of Mexico and is finalizing development of a forecast for 
Vibrio vulnificus in Chesapeake Bay. These forecast products are 
designed to provide stakeholders and the public with information that 
can be used to make better decisions that would mitigate the impacts of 
HABs and waterborne pathogens.
    This request is for a set of related surveys to collect information 
on how stakeholders use NOAA's ecological forecast products in western 
Lake Erie, the Gulf of Mexico (the western shore of Florida and the 
Texas coastline), and Chesapeake Bay. The surveys are designed to 
collect similar information from the public and other stakeholders 
across the three geographic regions covered by the forecast products. 
The information from these surveys will assist NOAA in understanding 
how stakeholders, including the public, would use the forecast 
products. This information will help NOAA further improve upon 
research, development, and delivery of forecast products nation-wide.
    NOAA will collect information from the public on how using the 
information in the forecast products would affect decisions related to 
fishing (Lake Erie and Gulf of Mexico), beach-going/swimming (all three 
regions), and boating (Lake Erie only). These three recreational 
activities (fishing, swimming and boating) reflect the types of 
activities likely to be affected by HABs in each area. For Chesapeake 
Bay, NOAA would implement one survey focused on recreational swimmers 
since the primary risk posed by Vibrio vulnificus is through skin 
contact with the bacterium. A companion survey would ask charter boat 
operators on Lake Erie how information in the

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forecast would affect their decisions regarding fishing operations. 
Drinking water is also at risk in Lake Erie due to HABs, but NOAA has 
information on how drinking water facilities respond to HABS and is 
also discussing use of the forecast products with a small (fewer than 
10) number of drinking water facilities.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit.
    Frequency: Once.
    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 [email protected] or fax to (202) 395-5806.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-08968 Filed 5-1-19; 8:45 am]
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