Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Coast Groundfish Rationalization Sociocultural Study, 36083-36084 [2019-15882]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 144 / Friday, July 26, 2019 / Notices 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. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 23, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–15900 Filed 7–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV003 Fisheries of the Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 65 data webinar III for HMS Atlantic blacktip shark. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The SEDAR 65 assessment process of HMS Atlantic blacktip shark will consist of a Data Workshop, a series of data and assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The SEDAR 65 data webinar III will be held September 10, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Jul 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) a series of assessment webinars, and (3) A Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report that compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The assessment webinars produce a report that describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The product of the Review Workshop is an Assessment Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion during the data webinar III are as follows: Panelists will review the data sets being considered for the assessment and discuss initial modeling efforts. 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 this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36083 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 23, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–15897 Filed 7–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Coast Groundfish Rationalization Sociocultural Study National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 24, 2019. 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 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Suzanne Russell, Human Dimensions Team, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2725 Montlake Blvd. East, Seattle, WA 98112, (206) 860– 3274, Suzanne.russell@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection (revision). The revision consists of minor changes to the information collection tool. Historically, changes in fisheries management regulations result in E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 36084 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 144 / Friday, July 26, 2019 / Notices impacts to both individuals and fishing communities tied to fisheries. An understanding of social impacts, achieved through the collection of data from individuals whom fish and live in fishing communities is a requirement under several federal laws. The National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation Act (as amended 2007) describe such requirements. The collection of this data not only informs legal requirements for existing management actions, but also provides information for future and ongoing management actions requiring equivalent information. Literature indicates fisheries’ rationalization programs have an impact on those individuals participating in the affected fishery. The Pacific Fisheries Management Council implemented a rationalization program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish limited entry trawl fishery in January 2011. This research aims to continue to study the individuals in the affected fishery over the long term. Data collection will transition to a five-year cycle, beginning in FY 2020. Prior data collection related to program design elements. A baseline data collection occurred in 2010, followed by a second postimplementation collection in 2012, and a post quota-share trading collection in 2015/2016. The data collected has contributed to the five-year review of the program and highlighted several areas for continued research. Efforts have also identified the need for longterm data collection as species recover and external factors affect fishermen in this fishery as they continue to be faced with issues of underutilization, high costs of participation, and other challenges. This issue has been able to highlight several issues such as ‘graying of the fleet’ in smaller communities, changing women’s roles in commercial fishing, and fishermen’s adaptations under the new regulations. Continued research will identify and clarify continued and long-term social impacts. These efforts are critical and are a puzzle piece, that combined with the ongoing mandatory Economic Data Collection (EDC) and biological data collection, provides the Pacific Fisheries Management Council extensive information on concerns and impacts to fishing communities. Information from future and past data collections provide a time series data set of sociocultural information, indicating changes in the fishing communities. Data can inform multiple regulatory efforts as needed. Future data collection efforts will inform the 10-year review of the program. Primarily, this data VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Jul 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 collection will meet legal requirements to study and understand fishing communities and the individuals whom live in those communities. This study is managed by the Human Dimensions Team, Ecosystem Science Program, Conservation Biology Division, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA. II. Method of Collection In-person paper surveys and interviews are the primary data collection tools. Electronic surveys, verbal communications and collaborations with key informants, with the potential for small focus groups all supplement the primary tools for the greatest breadth of data collection possible. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0606. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Revision and extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 350. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 800. 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 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. 2019–15882 Filed 7–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV004 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: SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Committee (Committee) will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Embassy Suites PhiladelphiaAirport, 9000 Bartram Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19153; telephone: (215) 365–4500. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council’s Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Committee will meet to review and provide comments on the Fishery Management Action Team’s recommendations to address potential actions from the Catch Share Program review conducted by Northern Economic, Inc. The input from the Committee on this topic will be presented to the Council’s Executive Committee at the October 2019 Council meeting, when the Council discusses its 2020 Implementation Plan. In addition, at this meeting, the Committee will also review and provide input on the public hearing comments from the Excessive Shares Amendment. The Council will collect public comments on the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Excessive Shares Amendment during 4 public hearings to be held during a 45-day Public comment period from August 1 to September 14, 2019 (84 FR 31032). The input from the Committee on this topic will be presented to the Council at its December 2019 Council meeting, when the Council discusses the final action/ approval of the Excessive Shares E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 144 (Friday, July 26, 2019)]
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[Pages 36083-36084]
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; Pacific Coast 
Groundfish Rationalization Sociocultural Study

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 24, 
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 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 Suzanne Russell, Human Dimensions Team, Northwest 
Fisheries Science Center, 2725 Montlake Blvd. East, Seattle, WA 98112, 
(206) 860-3274, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension of a currently approved 
information collection (revision). The revision consists of minor 
changes to the information collection tool.
    Historically, changes in fisheries management regulations result in

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impacts to both individuals and fishing communities tied to fisheries. 
An understanding of social impacts, achieved through the collection of 
data from individuals whom fish and live in fishing communities is a 
requirement under several federal laws. The National Environmental 
Protection Act (NEPA) and the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation Act 
(as amended 2007) describe such requirements. The collection of this 
data not only informs legal requirements for existing management 
actions, but also provides information for future and ongoing 
management actions requiring equivalent information.
    Literature indicates fisheries' rationalization programs have an 
impact on those individuals participating in the affected fishery. The 
Pacific Fisheries Management Council implemented a rationalization 
program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish limited entry trawl fishery in 
January 2011. This research aims to continue to study the individuals 
in the affected fishery over the long term. Data collection will 
transition to a five-year cycle, beginning in FY 2020. Prior data 
collection related to program design elements. A baseline data 
collection occurred in 2010, followed by a second post-implementation 
collection in 2012, and a post quota-share trading collection in 2015/
2016. The data collected has contributed to the five-year review of the 
program and highlighted several areas for continued research. Efforts 
have also identified the need for long-term data collection as species 
recover and external factors affect fishermen in this fishery as they 
continue to be faced with issues of underutilization, high costs of 
participation, and other challenges. This issue has been able to 
highlight several issues such as `graying of the fleet' in smaller 
communities, changing women's roles in commercial fishing, and 
fishermen's adaptations under the new regulations. Continued research 
will identify and clarify continued and long-term social impacts. These 
efforts are critical and are a puzzle piece, that combined with the 
ongoing mandatory Economic Data Collection (EDC) and biological data 
collection, provides the Pacific Fisheries Management Council extensive 
information on concerns and impacts to fishing communities.
    Information from future and past data collections provide a time 
series data set of sociocultural information, indicating changes in the 
fishing communities. Data can inform multiple regulatory efforts as 
needed. Future data collection efforts will inform the 10-year review 
of the program. Primarily, this data collection will meet legal 
requirements to study and understand fishing communities and the 
individuals whom live in those communities.
    This study is managed by the Human Dimensions Team, Ecosystem 
Science Program, Conservation Biology Division, Northwest Fisheries 
Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA.

II. Method of Collection

    In-person paper surveys and interviews are the primary data 
collection tools. Electronic surveys, verbal communications and 
collaborations with key informants, with the potential for small focus 
groups all supplement the primary tools for the greatest breadth of 
data collection possible.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0606.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Revision and extension of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 350.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 800.
    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 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. 2019-15882 Filed 7-25-19; 8:45 am]
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