Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluations of Coastal Zone Management Act Programs: State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves, 19767-19768 [2019-09159]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 87 / Monday, May 6, 2019 / Notices Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop 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, May 23, 2019 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Providence, 21 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903; phone: (401) 831–3900. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 1, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–09190 Filed 5–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluations of Coastal Zone Management Act Programs: State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Agenda The Scallop Committee will review input from the Amendment 21 scoping process and provide direction on next steps for this action. They will develop research recommendations for the 2020/ 21 Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) federal funding announcement. The committee will also receive an update on Scallop Committee tasking re: Measures to reduce bycatch of yellowtail flounder. They plan to consider the scope of the 2020/21 Scallop Specifications (slow growing scallops). They will discuss the Council’s RSA Program Review: Discuss findings and develop input to the Council. (Note: The AP will discuss this on May 21, 2019 at the Scallop RSA Share Day) Other business may be discussed as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. 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. Requests for sign language interpretation or other VerDate Sep<11>2014 auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. 19:35 May 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 July 5, 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 Carrie Hall (240) 533–0730 or carrie.hall@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. A few questions will be rewritten to improve the usefulness of information collected. The Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended (CZMA; 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.) requires that state coastal PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19767 management programs and national estuarine research reserves developed pursuant to the CZMA and approved by the Secretary of Commerce be evaluated periodically. This request is for to collect information to accomplish those evaluations. NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM) conducts periodic evaluations of the 34 coastal management programs and 29 research reserves and produces written findings for each evaluation. OCM has access to documents submitted in cooperative agreement applications, performance reports, and certain documentation required by the CZMA and implementing regulations. However, additional information from each coastal management program and research reserve, as well as information from the program and reserve partners and stakeholders with whom each works, is necessary to evaluate against statutory and regulatory requirements. Different information collection subsets are necessary for (1) coastal management programs, (2) their partners and stakeholders, (3) research reserves, and (4) their partners and stakeholders. II. Method of Collection Coastal program and reserve manager respondents will receive information requests/questionnaires via email, and submittals will be made via email. Partners and stakeholders of coastal management programs and of reserves will receive a link to a web-based survey tool and respond through the survey tool. As part of this submission, a few questions will be modified to clarify the information that should be provided as part of the information requests/ questionnaires sent to the coastal program and reserve managers. A few questions will be revised to clarify and improve the usefulness of responses for the partners and stakeholders’ surveys. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0661. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; state, local, or tribal government; federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 209. Estimated Time per Response: 71 hours per CZMA program manager’s evaluation; 15 minutes per partner/ stakeholder response. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 831. E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 19768 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 87 / Monday, May 6, 2019 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. 2019–09159 Filed 5–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation and Management Measures 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 July 5, 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). jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:35 May 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Mi Ae Kim, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910, telephone number ((301) 427–8365), and email address (mi.ae.kim@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The 1982 Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (Convention) established the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). The United States is a Contracting Party to the Convention. The Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention Act (AMLRCA) directs and authorizes the United States to take actions necessary to meet its treaty obligations as a Contracting Party to the Convention. The regulations implementing AMLRCA are at 50 CFR part 300, subpart G. The record keeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 300 form the basis for this collection of information. This collection of information concerns research in, and the harvesting and importation/re-exportation of, marine living resources regulated by CCAMLR related to ecosystem research, U.S. harvesting permit application and/or harvesting vessel operators, and to importers and re-exporters of Antarctic marine living resources. The collection is necessary in order for the United States to meet its treaty obligations as a contracting party to the Convention. II. Method of Collection Paper applications, electronic reports, satellite-linked vessel monitoring devices, radio and telephone calls, gear and vessel markings are required from participants and methods of transmittal include internet, satellite, facsimile, and mail transmission of forms, reports, and information. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0194. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission, extension of a current information collection. Affected Public: Individuals; business or other for-profit organizations; not-forprofit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1 research entity; 2 vessel owners; 50 dealers. Estimated Time per Response: One hour to apply for a CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP) research PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 permit; 1 hour to report on research; 28 hours to supply information on potential new or exploratory fishing; 2 hours to apply for a harvesting permit; 2 minutes to transmit information by radio; 4 hours to install a vessel monitoring device (VMS); 2 hours for annual VMS maintenance; 45 minutes to mark a vessel; 40 minutes to mark buoys; 10 hours to mark pot gear; 6 minutes to mark trawl nets; 15 minutes to provide notice of transshipment within the Convention Area; 15 minutes to apply for a permit to be a first receiver of Antarctic marine living resources; 15 minutes to complete and submit a toothfish catch document; 15 minutes to apply for pre-approval of toothfish imports; 15 minutes to complete and submit re-export catch documents; 15 minutes to submit import tickets. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $86,000. 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 87 (Monday, May 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19767-19768]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluations of 
Coastal Zone Management Act Programs: State Coastal Management Programs 
and National Estuarine Research Reserves

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 July 5, 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 Carrie Hall (240) 533-0730 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved 
information collection. A few questions will be rewritten to improve 
the usefulness of information collected.
    The Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended (CZMA; 16 
U.S.C. 1451 et seq.) requires that state coastal management programs 
and national estuarine research reserves developed pursuant to the CZMA 
and approved by the Secretary of Commerce be evaluated periodically. 
This request is for to collect information to accomplish those 
evaluations.
    NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) conducts periodic 
evaluations of the 34 coastal management programs and 29 research 
reserves and produces written findings for each evaluation. OCM has 
access to documents submitted in cooperative agreement applications, 
performance reports, and certain documentation required by the CZMA and 
implementing regulations.
    However, additional information from each coastal management 
program and research reserve, as well as information from the program 
and reserve partners and stakeholders with whom each works, is 
necessary to evaluate against statutory and regulatory requirements. 
Different information collection subsets are necessary for (1) coastal 
management programs, (2) their partners and stakeholders, (3) research 
reserves, and (4) their partners and stakeholders.

II. Method of Collection

    Coastal program and reserve manager respondents will receive 
information requests/questionnaires via email, and submittals will be 
made via email.
    Partners and stakeholders of coastal management programs and of 
reserves will receive a link to a web-based survey tool and respond 
through the survey tool.
    As part of this submission, a few questions will be modified to 
clarify the information that should be provided as part of the 
information requests/questionnaires sent to the coastal program and 
reserve managers. A few questions will be revised to clarify and 
improve the usefulness of responses for the partners and stakeholders' 
surveys.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0661.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular (revision and extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; not-
for-profit institutions; state, local, or tribal government; federal 
government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 209.
    Estimated Time per Response: 71 hours per CZMA program manager's 
evaluation; 15 minutes per partner/stakeholder response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 831.

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    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.
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