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Download as PDF 23036 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices considered small at less than 5 percent and 1 percent, respectively. The total number of authorized takes proposed for bottlenose dolphins of the Jacksonville Estuarine stock, if assumed to accrue solely to new individuals, is higher relative to current stock abundance compared to these two stocks at 14.07 percent. This assumes all 58 exposures occur to 58 individuals. This percentage is still relatively low and it is unlikely that all takes would occur to new individuals within this stock and this estimate all takes would occur to this one stock. Bottlenose dolphins belonging to estuarine stocks exhibit high site fidelity, resulting in higher likelihood of repeated exposure. Based on the analysis contained herein of the proposed activity (including the proposed mitigation and monitoring measures) and the anticipated take of marine mammals, NMFS preliminarily finds that small numbers of marine mammals will be taken relative to the population size of the affected species or stocks. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 preliminarily 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. To ensure ESA compliance for the issuance of IHAs, NMFS consults internally, in this case with the Southeast Regional Protected Resources Division, whenever we propose to authorize take for endangered or threatened species. 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. Proposed Authorization As a result of these preliminary determinations, NMFS proposes to issue an IHA to the Navy for conducting pile driving at NAVSTA Mayport from VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 May 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 February 15, 2020, to February 14, 2021, 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. and the findings in the initial IHA remain valid. Dated: May 16, 2019. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–10550 Filed 5–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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 South Quay Wall Recapitalization Project. 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 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; and • 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, PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; 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 Telecommunications and Information Administration. Title: NTIA Voluntary Collection of Broadband Availability Data. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission. Number of Respondents: 600. Average Hours per Response: 53. Burden Hours: 31,800. Needs and Uses: In the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, Congress directed NTIA to update the national broadband availability map in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the states.1 Specifically, Congress directed NTIA to acquire and display available third-party data sets to the extent it is able to negotiate its inclusion to augment data from the FCC, other federal government agencies, state governments, and the private sector.2 The objective of these updates is to identify regions of the country with insufficient broadband capacity, particularly in rural areas. Presently, the only source of nationwide broadband availability data is that collected from broadband service provider responses to the FCC Form 477 Fixed Broadband Deployment data process. Form 477 data are submitted by voice and broadband telecommunications service providers semi-annually and include information on the services each provider offers, at 1 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, Public Law 115–141, Division B, Title I, 132 Stat. 348. 2 Joint Explanatory Statement, 164 Cong. Rec. No. 50—Book II, at H2084–85 (Mar. 22, 2018). E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices the Census block level. While the Census block system provides a very high level of geographic granularity overall—the United States is divided into over 11 million blocks, 95 percent of which do not exceed 1 square mile in land area—it is possible that broadband availability may vary within a single block, (which is most common in rural areas). Additionally, broadband service providers who wish to share more granular data on broadband availability—including regulated and non-regulated entities—have no mechanism to do so. Further, a broadband service provider offering service to any homes or businesses in a Census block is instructed to report that block as served in its Form 477 filing, even though it may not offer broadband services in most of the block. This can lead to overstatements in the level of broadband availability, especially in rural areas where Census blocks are large or when services are only available near the boundaries of a Census block. As a result of these requirements and constraints, NTIA has developed this voluntary collection of broadband availability data, at a more granular level than that available via current Federal programs (including the FCC Form 477 process). This data will be used to analyze and map broadband availability across the country, and particularly in rural areas, for the purposes of public policy-making and public investment analysis and decision-making. This information collection covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Island Areas of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands. The data to be collected includes geographic information on service availability—such as address, address range, road centerline, land-parcel identification, or latitude/longitude— and corresponding broadband availability data (such as technology service type, upload and download speed, etc.) Data in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format that describe (a) wireless coverage areas based on a propagation model and (b) network infrastructure (such as fiber optic routes) is also responsive. The information collection will be administered through an online file transfer tool. NTIA will not require that respondents modify appropriate data sets, with the exception that Personally Identifiable Information (PII) should be removed prior to transmission to NTIA. Affected Public: NTIA intends to collect this information from two types VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 May 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 of respondents that collect broadband data with more geographic granularity than the Census block level: (1) Owners and operators of broadband networks; and (2) industry associations, data aggregators, and researchers that study or analyze broadband availability. Respondents may include private companies, non-profits, cooperatives, educational institutions, tribal governments, and local, regional, or state governments. This information collection includes the use of both wireline and wireless technologies to deliver broadband services. Frequency: Bi-annual. Recognizing the regulatory requirements and deadlines of broadband service providers, NTIA has aligned the due dates for this information collection to trail the bi-annual FCC Form 477 reporting submitted by service providers. Data should be submitted to NTIA on November 1 and May 1 of each year. While NTIA intends to collect information twice a year on these dates, NTIA’s online system will not foreclose an entity from submitting information at any other time during the year or more than twice a year if the entity voluntarily chooses to do so. 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. 2019–10506 Filed 5–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Software Licensing Availability Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, Rome, New York, Department of the Air Force, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability to license software. AGENCY: Under the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, the Department of the Air Force announces the availability of DATA SCULPTOR VERSION 1 AND DATA SCULPTOR SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23037 VERSION 2 SOURCE CODE AND SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION (collectively ‘‘Software’’) for nonexclusive, partially exclusive, and exclusive field of use licensing of any right, title and interest the United States Air Force has therein. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written inquiries should be sent to: Stephen Colenzo, Air Force Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA), AFRL/RIBA, 26 Electronic Parkway, Rome, New York 13441–4514. Telephone: (315) 330–7665. Electronic inquiries should be sent to stephen.colenzo@us.af.mil. Carlinda N. Lotson, Acting Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–10435 Filed 5–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–10–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council will take place. DATES: Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Pentagon, 1155 Defense Pentagon, PLC2 Pentagon Library & Conference Center, Room B6, Washington, DC 20301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Story, (571) 372–5345 (Voice), (571) 372–0884 (Facsimile), OSD Pentagon OUSD P–R Mailbox Family Readiness Council, osd.pentagon.ousdp-r.mbx.family-readiness-council@ mail.mil (Email). Mailing address is: Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Community & Family Policy), Office of Family Readiness Policy, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350–2300, Room 3G15. Website: https:// www.militaryonesource.mil/leadersservice-providers/military-familyreadiness-council. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; 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 Telecommunications and Information Administration.
    Title: NTIA Voluntary Collection of Broadband Availability Data.
    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission.
    Number of Respondents: 600.
    Average Hours per Response: 53.
    Burden Hours: 31,800.
    Needs and Uses: In the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, 
Congress directed NTIA to update the national broadband availability 
map in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
and the states.\1\ Specifically, Congress directed NTIA to acquire and 
display available third-party data sets to the extent it is able to 
negotiate its inclusion to augment data from the FCC, other federal 
government agencies, state governments, and the private sector.\2\ The 
objective of these updates is to identify regions of the country with 
insufficient broadband capacity, particularly in rural areas.
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    \1\ Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, Public Law 115-141, 
Division B, Title I, 132 Stat. 348.
    \2\ Joint Explanatory Statement, 164 Cong. Rec. No. 50--Book II, 
at H2084-85 (Mar. 22, 2018).
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    Presently, the only source of nationwide broadband availability 
data is that collected from broadband service provider responses to the 
FCC Form 477 Fixed Broadband Deployment data process. Form 477 data are 
submitted by voice and broadband telecommunications service providers 
semi-annually and include information on the services each provider 
offers, at

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the Census block level. While the Census block system provides a very 
high level of geographic granularity overall--the United States is 
divided into over 11 million blocks, 95 percent of which do not exceed 
1 square mile in land area--it is possible that broadband availability 
may vary within a single block, (which is most common in rural areas). 
Additionally, broadband service providers who wish to share more 
granular data on broadband availability--including regulated and non-
regulated entities--have no mechanism to do so. Further, a broadband 
service provider offering service to any homes or businesses in a 
Census block is instructed to report that block as served in its Form 
477 filing, even though it may not offer broadband services in most of 
the block. This can lead to overstatements in the level of broadband 
availability, especially in rural areas where Census blocks are large 
or when services are only available near the boundaries of a Census 
block.
    As a result of these requirements and constraints, NTIA has 
developed this voluntary collection of broadband availability data, at 
a more granular level than that available via current Federal programs 
(including the FCC Form 477 process). This data will be used to analyze 
and map broadband availability across the country, and particularly in 
rural areas, for the purposes of public policy-making and public 
investment analysis and decision-making. This information collection 
covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico, the Island Areas of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of 
the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the United States Virgin 
Islands.
    The data to be collected includes geographic information on service 
availability--such as address, address range, road centerline, land-
parcel identification, or latitude/longitude--and corresponding 
broadband availability data (such as technology service type, upload 
and download speed, etc.) Data in a Geographic Information Systems 
(GIS) format that describe (a) wireless coverage areas based on a 
propagation model and (b) network infrastructure (such as fiber optic 
routes) is also responsive. The information collection will be 
administered through an online file transfer tool. NTIA will not 
require that respondents modify appropriate data sets, with the 
exception that Personally Identifiable Information (PII) should be 
removed prior to transmission to NTIA.
    Affected Public: NTIA intends to collect this information from two 
types of respondents that collect broadband data with more geographic 
granularity than the Census block level: (1) Owners and operators of 
broadband networks; and (2) industry associations, data aggregators, 
and researchers that study or analyze broadband availability. 
Respondents may include private companies, non-profits, cooperatives, 
educational institutions, tribal governments, and local, regional, or 
state governments. This information collection includes the use of both 
wireline and wireless technologies to deliver broadband services.
    Frequency: Bi-annual. Recognizing the regulatory requirements and 
deadlines of broadband service providers, NTIA has aligned the due 
dates for this information collection to trail the bi-annual FCC Form 
477 reporting submitted by service providers. Data should be submitted 
to NTIA on November 1 and May 1 of each year. While NTIA intends to 
collect information twice a year on these dates, NTIA's online system 
will not foreclose an entity from submitting information at any other 
time during the year or more than twice a year if the entity 
voluntarily chooses to do so.
    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. 2019-10506 Filed 5-20-19; 8:45 am]
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