Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 35375 [2019-15584]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2019 / Notices Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Time: 5:00 p.m., local time. Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples, Florida 34113. Written comments must be received on or before Friday, October 4, 2019. Keelin Kuipers, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–15564 Filed 7–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 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: West Coast Region U.S. Pacific Highly Migratory Species Logbook Family of Forms. OMB Control Number: 0648–0223. Form Number(s): NOAA Form 88– 197. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 1,700. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Burden Hours: 3,400. Needs and Uses: Under the Fishery Management Plan for United States (U.S.) West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS) U.S. fishermen, participating in the Pacific hook-and-line (also known as the albacore troll and poll-and-line), coastal purse seine (vessels less than 400 st carrying capacity), large-mesh drift gillnet, and swordfish harpoon fisheries, are required to obtain a Highly Migratory Species (HMS) permit. Permit holders are also required to complete and submit logbooks documenting their daily fishing activities, including catch and effort for each fishing trip. Logbook forms must be completed within 24 hours of the completion of each fishing day and submitted to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) within 30 days of the end of each trip. Federal regulations allow the use of state logbooks to fulfill this requirement, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Jul 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 for example, California has fulfilled this requirement to date for HMS fisheries. These data and associated analyses help the SWFSC provide critical HMS fisheries information to researchers, fisheries managers, and the needed management advice to the U.S. in its negotiations with foreign fishing nations that fish for HMS. At the November 2018 Pacific Fisheries Management Council meeting, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted an informational report outlining proposed regulations to repeal the state logbook requirements for swordfish harpoon and large-mesh drift gillnet. In December 2018, the California Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted an amendment to the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to eliminate the use of California logbooks for these gear types. These regulations are expected to become effective on April 1, 2019. As a result, NMFS has developed Federal logbooks to replace the California logbooks. In addition, the SWFSC developed a purse seine logbook for vessels under 400 st (362.8 mt) carrying capacity. This will replace their use of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Seiner Record and Bridge Log designed for purse seine vessels over 400 st (362.8 mt) carrying capacity. The SWFSC and representatives from each of the fisheries have reviewed the Federal logbooks. Representatives were chosen based on their experience with State logbooks and specific gear-types. The information collected from the public will remain consistent and information currently collected from California Fish and Wildlife logbooks. There will be no additional burden to the public. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Submission is required for each HMS fishing trip. Respondent’s Obligation: Keep an accurate and complete record of catch, effort, and other data on report forms. The original logbook form for each day of the fishing trip must be submitted to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center within 30 days of each landing of HMS. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35375 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. 2019–15584 Filed 7–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Management Plan for National Estuarine Research Reserve Program Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public comment period for the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve management plan revision. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing a thirty (30) day public comment period for the revised management plan for Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve management plan revision. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the draft management plan by any of the following methods: Written Comments: Please submit written comments to Paul Dest, Reserve Manager, Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farms Road, Wells, Maine 04090, or email comments to dest@wellsnerr.org. Comments that the Office for Coastal Management receives are considered part of the public record and may be publicly accessible. Any personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) submitted voluntarily by the sender may also be publicly accessible. NOAA will accept anonymous comments. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adrianne Harrison at (603) 862–4272 or Erica Seiden at (240) 533–0781 of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must update their management plan. The Wells Reserve revised plan will replace the plan previously approved in 2013. E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
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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: West Coast Region U.S. Pacific Highly Migratory Species 
Logbook Family of Forms.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0223.
    Form Number(s): NOAA Form 88-197.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    Number of Respondents: 1,700.
    Average Hours per Response: 1 hour.
    Burden Hours: 3,400.
    Needs and Uses: Under the Fishery Management Plan for United States 
(U.S.) West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS) U.S. 
fishermen, participating in the Pacific hook-and-line (also known as 
the albacore troll and poll-and-line), coastal purse seine (vessels 
less than 400 st carrying capacity), large-mesh drift gillnet, and 
swordfish harpoon fisheries, are required to obtain a Highly Migratory 
Species (HMS) permit. Permit holders are also required to complete and 
submit logbooks documenting their daily fishing activities, including 
catch and effort for each fishing trip. Logbook forms must be completed 
within 24 hours of the completion of each fishing day and submitted to 
the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) within 30 days of the 
end of each trip. Federal regulations allow the use of state logbooks 
to fulfill this requirement, for example, California has fulfilled this 
requirement to date for HMS fisheries. These data and associated 
analyses help the SWFSC provide critical HMS fisheries information to 
researchers, fisheries managers, and the needed management advice to 
the U.S. in its negotiations with foreign fishing nations that fish for 
HMS.
    At the November 2018 Pacific Fisheries Management Council meeting, 
the California Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted an 
informational report outlining proposed regulations to repeal the state 
logbook requirements for swordfish harpoon and large-mesh drift 
gillnet. In December 2018, the California Fish and Wildlife Commission 
adopted an amendment to the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to 
eliminate the use of California logbooks for these gear types. These 
regulations are expected to become effective on April 1, 2019.
    As a result, NMFS has developed Federal logbooks to replace the 
California logbooks. In addition, the SWFSC developed a purse seine 
logbook for vessels under 400 st (362.8 mt) carrying capacity. This 
will replace their use of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission 
(IATTC) Seiner Record and Bridge Log designed for purse seine vessels 
over 400 st (362.8 mt) carrying capacity.
    The SWFSC and representatives from each of the fisheries have 
reviewed the Federal logbooks. Representatives were chosen based on 
their experience with State logbooks and specific gear-types. The 
information collected from the public will remain consistent and 
information currently collected from California Fish and Wildlife 
logbooks. There will be no additional burden to the public.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Frequency: Submission is required for each HMS fishing trip.
    Respondent's Obligation: Keep an accurate and complete record of 
catch, effort, and other data on report forms. The original logbook 
form for each day of the fishing trip must be submitted to the 
Southwest Fisheries Science Center within 30 days of each landing of 
HMS.
    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. 2019-15584 Filed 7-22-19; 8:45 am]
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