Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast Region Groundfish Electronic Fish Ticket Program, 50408 [2019-20766]

Download as PDF 50408 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2019 / Notices mail or email; use of email is encouraged. All written comments must be received by October 11, 2019 (see ADDRESSES). NMFS expects members of the public to conduct themselves appropriately at the open session of the Advisory Committee meeting. At the beginning of the public comment session, an explanation of the ground rules will be provided (e.g., alcohol in the meeting room is prohibited, speakers will be called to give their comments in the order in which they registered to speak, each speaker will have an equal amount of time to speak and speakers should not interrupt one another). The session will be structured so that all attending members of the public are able to comment, if they so choose, regardless of the degree of controversy of the subject(s). Those not respecting the ground rules will be asked to leave the meeting. After the open session, the Advisory Committee will meet in closed session to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming international negotiations regarding Atlantic highly migratory species conservation and management. Special Accommodations The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Terra Lederhouse at (301) 427–8360 or terra.lederhouse@ noaa.gov at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 20, 2019. Alexa Cole, Acting Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–20776 Filed 9–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast Region Groundfish Electronic Fish Ticket Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 November 25, 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 PRAcomments@doc.gov). Comments will generally be posted without change. 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. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Jahnava Duryea at (916) 930– 3725 or email at jahnava.duryea@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. As part of its fishery management responsibilities, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) collects information to determine the amount and type of groundfish caught by fishing vessels. Electronic fish tickets are submissions of landings data from the first receiver to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) and NMFS. This collection supports requirements for participants of the Pacific Coast shorebased commercial groundfish fisheries (including the shorebased Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) program, the limited entry fixed gear fishery, and the open access fixed gear fishery) to account for all landed catch and to send electronic catch data used to manage the catch allocations and limits. The respondents are principally shorebased first receivers. II. Method of Collection Electronic fish ticket data of landings data will be submitted from the first receiver to PSMFC. Shoreside first receivers, defined as persons who PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 receive, purchase, or take custody, control, or possession of catch onshore directly from a vessel, are required to use a web-based, NMFS-approved electronic fish ticket program to send catch reports within 24 hours from the date of the landing. The electronic fish tickets are based on information currently required in state fish receiving tickets or landing receipts. The PSMFC currently receives and stores fish ticket data from the states. These data are maintained on the Pacific Fisheries Information Network (PacFIN) database. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0738. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Individuals or households; State, Local, or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Time per Response: 2–10 minutes. Electronic fish ticket filling and submission (Washington and California): 10 minutes. Electronic fish ticket submission (Oregon already requires electronic fish tickets, sending will be the only additional time/cost burden): 2 Minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 666. 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. 2019–20766 Filed 9–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 186 (Wednesday, September 25, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast 
Region Groundfish Electronic Fish Ticket Program

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 November 25, 
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]). Comments will 
generally be posted without change. 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. 
You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, 
Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Jahnava Duryea at (916) 930-3725 or email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    As part of its fishery management responsibilities, the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS) collects information to determine the amount 
and type of groundfish caught by fishing vessels. Electronic fish 
tickets are submissions of landings data from the first receiver to the 
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) and NMFS. This 
collection supports requirements for participants of the Pacific Coast 
shorebased commercial groundfish fisheries (including the shorebased 
Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) program, the limited entry fixed gear 
fishery, and the open access fixed gear fishery) to account for all 
landed catch and to send electronic catch data used to manage the catch 
allocations and limits. The respondents are principally shorebased 
first receivers.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronic fish ticket data of landings data will be submitted from 
the first receiver to PSMFC. Shoreside first receivers, defined as 
persons who receive, purchase, or take custody, control, or possession 
of catch onshore directly from a vessel, are required to use a web-
based, NMFS-approved electronic fish ticket program to send catch 
reports within 24 hours from the date of the landing. The electronic 
fish tickets are based on information currently required in state fish 
receiving tickets or landing receipts. The PSMFC currently receives and 
stores fish ticket data from the states. These data are maintained on 
the Pacific Fisheries Information Network (PacFIN) database.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0738.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
Individuals or households; State, Local, or Tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2-10 minutes. Electronic fish ticket 
filling and submission (Washington and California): 10 minutes. 
Electronic fish ticket submission (Oregon already requires electronic 
fish tickets, sending will be the only additional time/cost burden): 2 
Minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 666.
    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. 2019-20766 Filed 9-24-19; 8:45 am]
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