Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Logbook Family of Forms, 34164-34165 [2019-15180]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 34164 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / Notices Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Evaluations of Coastal Zone Management Act Programs: State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves. OMB Control Number: 0648–0661. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 209. Average Hours per Response: Program manager information collection, 71 hours; stakeholder and partner survey, 15 minutes. Burden Hours: 831. Needs and Uses: 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 collection of 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. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; state, local, or tribal government; federal government. Frequency: Every 5 or 6 years. Respondent’s Obligation: Program managers, Required to obtain or retain benefits; Program partners and stakeholders, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jul 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. 2019–15165 Filed 7–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Logbook Family of Forms 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 September 16, 2019. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, Government Information Specialist, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). All comments received are part of the public record. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Dr. David Gloeckner, (305) 361–4257 or david.gloeckner@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. Participants in most federallymanaged fisheries in the NMFS Southeast Region are currently required to keep and submit catch and effort logbooks from their fishing trips. A subset of these vessels also provides information on the species and PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 quantities of fish, shellfish, marine turtles, and marine mammals that are caught and discarded or have interacted with the vessel’s fishing gear. A subset of these vessels also provides information about dockside prices, trip operating costs, and annual fixed costs. The data are used for scientific analyses that support critical conservation and management decisions made by national and international fishery management organizations. Interaction reports are needed for fishery management planning and to help protect endangered species and marine mammals. Price and cost data will be used in analyses of the economic effects of proposed regulations. II. Method of Collection The information is submitted on paper forms and electronic transmissions. Logbooks are completed daily and submitted on either a by-trip, weekly, or monthly basis, depending on the fishery. Fixed costs are submitted on an annual basis. Other information is submitted on a trip basis. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0016. 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: 5,603. Estimated Time per Response: Annual fixed-cost reports, 45 minutes; Colombian fishery logbooks, 18 minutes; discard logbooks, 15 minutes; headboat, charter vessels, golden crab, reef fish-mackerel, economic cost per trip, wreckfish, and shrimp logbooks, 10 minutes; no-fishing responses for golden crab, reef fish-mackerel, charter vessels, wreckfish and Colombian fisheries, 2 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42,264. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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 E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / Notices 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. 2019–15180 Filed 7–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0649–XH098 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a four-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will convene on Monday, August 12 through Thursday, August 15, 2019. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. SUMMARY: The meeting will take place at Hyatt Centric New Orleans, located at 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112; telephone: (504) 586–0800. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Carrie Simmons, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Agenda Monday, August 12, 2019; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. The committee sessions will begin with the Administrative/Budget Committee reviewing the 2017–18 Audit Report; review and approve the final 2019 Funded Budget; review of 2015–19 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jul 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 Expenditures and Budget Carryover to 2020; and, discuss guidance from National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) on the Multi-Year 2020–24 Council Budget Requests and Gulf Council Projection. Sustainable Fisheries Committee will review draft Framework Action to Modify Federal For-Hire Trip Limits; draft Amendment Reef Fish 48/Red Drum 5: Status Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield for Reef Fish and Red Drum and SSC recommendations; discuss Council Research and Monitoring Priorities for 2020–24; review NMFS Southeast Regional Strategic Plan; receive a presentation on Endangered Species Act listing of Bryde’s Whale; and, hold a discussion on allocation issues. The Reef Fish Committee will convene late afternoon to review the Reef Fish and Coastal Migratory Pelagics Landings; a Hot Sheet on African Pompano; and, receive a SSC Summary Report. Tuesday, August 13, 2019; 8:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. The Reef Fish Committee will reconvene to review Draft Amendment 36B: Modifications to Commercial Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Programs—Quota Bank Presentation; discussion on taking final action on Framework Action to Modify the Recreational For-Hire Red Snapper Annual Catch Target Buffer and Amendment 51: Establish Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria, Reference Points, and Modify Annual Catch Limits. The committee will also review a draft Framework Action to Modify Greater Amberjack Recreational Management Measures; receive a presentation on Decision Points for Implementing Full-retention Bottom Longline Reef Fish Fishery: Viability, Monitoring, and Costs; and review Reef Fish Amendment 52: Evaluate Red Snapper Allocations. Wednesday, August 14, 2019; 8:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. The Habitat Protection and Restoration Committee will review the Permitting Process for Siting of Artificial Reefs and Aquaculture Operations in Federal Waters; and the Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Outline. The Data Collection Committee will receive a presentation on 101 Permitting Process and Updates to the Programs; hold a discussion on the Commercial Fishing Unique Trip Identifiers Commercial Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program; receive a presentation on Net Gains Alliance and update on Southeast For-Hire Reporting (SEFHIER). PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34165 Full Council will convene late morning with Call to Order, Announcements, and Introductions. The Council will hold an Induction for newly appointed Council Members; Adoption of Agenda, and Approval of Minutes. The Council will review Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Applications and application public comments (if any); and, receive a presentation on Louisiana Law Enforcement Efforts and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Report to Congress. After lunch, the Council will hold public comment testimony beginning at 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for the following: Final Action: Draft Framework Action to Modify the Recreational For-Hire Red Snapper Annual Catch Target Buffer; and Final Action: Amendment 51 to Establish Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria, Reference Points, and Modify Annual Catch Limits (ACL); and, open testimony on any other fishery issues or concerns. Anyone wishing to speak during public comment testimony should sign in at the registration station located at the entrance of the meeting room. Thursday, August 15, 2019; 8:30 a.m.– 3:10 p.m. The Council will receive reports from the following management committees: Habitat Protection and Restoration, Administrative/Budget, Sustainable Fisheries, Data Collection and Reef Fish. The Council will vote on Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) applications, if any; and receive updates from the following supporting agencies: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE), Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Department of State; and, discuss any Other Business items. The Council will hold an election for Chair and Vice-Chair seats for 2019/20. —Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the Council meeting on the calendar. The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change as required to effectively address the issue, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on the website as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 17, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-15180]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast 
Region Logbook Family of Forms

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 September 16, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, Government 
Information Specialist, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, 
NC 28801 (or via the internet at [email protected]). All comments 
received are part of the public record. All Personally Identifiable 
Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by 
the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential 
Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Dr. David Gloeckner, (305) 361-4257 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a current information collection.
    Participants in most federally-managed fisheries in the NMFS 
Southeast Region are currently required to keep and submit catch and 
effort logbooks from their fishing trips. A subset of these vessels 
also provides information on the species and quantities of fish, 
shellfish, marine turtles, and marine mammals that are caught and 
discarded or have interacted with the vessel's fishing gear. A subset 
of these vessels also provides information about dockside prices, trip 
operating costs, and annual fixed costs.
    The data are used for scientific analyses that support critical 
conservation and management decisions made by national and 
international fishery management organizations. Interaction reports are 
needed for fishery management planning and to help protect endangered 
species and marine mammals. Price and cost data will be used in 
analyses of the economic effects of proposed regulations.

II. Method of Collection

    The information is submitted on paper forms and electronic 
transmissions. Logbooks are completed daily and submitted on either a 
by-trip, weekly, or monthly basis, depending on the fishery. Fixed 
costs are submitted on an annual basis. Other information is submitted 
on a trip basis.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0016.
    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: 5,603.
    Estimated Time per Response: Annual fixed-cost reports, 45 minutes; 
Colombian fishery logbooks, 18 minutes; discard logbooks, 15 minutes; 
headboat, charter vessels, golden crab, reef fish-mackerel, economic 
cost per trip, wreckfish, and shrimp logbooks, 10 minutes; no-fishing 
responses for golden crab, reef fish-mackerel, charter vessels, 
wreckfish and Colombian fisheries, 2 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42,264.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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

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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. 2019-15180 Filed 7-16-19; 8:45 am]
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