Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program, 52872-52873 [2019-21521]

Download as PDF 52872 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 192 / Thursday, October 3, 2019 / Notices additional information; please contact Ms. Shaw. Ms. Shaw’s email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov and her phone number is 301–975–2667. For participants attending in person, please note that federal agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if such license or identification card is issued by a state that is compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–13), or by a state that has an extension for REAL ID compliance. NIST currently accepts other forms of federal-issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver’s license. For detailed information please contact Ms. Shaw at 301–975–2667 or visit: http://nist.gov/ public_affairs/visitor/. For participants attending via webinar, please contact Ms. Shaw at 301–975–2667 or stephanie.shaw@nist.gov for detailed instructions on how to join the webinar by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, October 28, 2019. Kevin A. Kimball, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2019–21470 Filed 10–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration XRIN 0648–XT019 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Three-Year Review of Individual Bluefin Quota Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability (NOA). AGENCY: NMFS announces the availability of the final version of ThreeYear Review of the Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program. A Draft ThreeYear Review of the IBQ Program was released on May 10, 2019. This ThreeYear Review of the IBQ Program was conducted pursuant to the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) requirement that formal and detailed reviews of certain Limited Access Privilege Programs (LAPPs) be conducted. ADDRESSES: The Three-Year Review is available by sending your request to Tom Warren at the mailing address specified below, or by calling the phone numbers listed below. Mail: Tom SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Oct 02, 2019 Jkt 250001 Warren, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NOAA Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. The Three-Year Review may also be downloaded from the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) website at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/ atlantic-highly-migratory-species. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Warren at 978–281–9260, or George Silva at 301–427–8503, or online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/ atlantic-highly-migratory-species. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS announces the availability of the final Three-Year Review of the IBQ Program. This document is consistent with the MSA requirement that calls for regional Fishery Management Councils and the Secretary to periodically conduct ‘‘formal and detailed’’ reviews of all LAPPs established after January 12, 2007 (MSA Section 303(c)(1)(G)). This MSA requirement includes those LAPPs established under Secretarial authority, such as the IBQ Program, which is a catch share program for bluefin tuna bycatch in the Atlantic HMS pelagic longline fishery. The guidelines state that the first review should be conducted no later than five years after the establishment of the catch share program. The IBQ Program was established in 2015. Therefore, pursuant to the MSA requirement, NOAA Fisheries conducted a review, which is now completed and being made available to the public. This review is intended to evaluate the progress made in meeting the goals and objectives of the IBQ Program, implemented under Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (2006 Consolidated HMS FMP). The IBQ Program was designed to provide individual vessel accountability for bluefin catch (landings and dead discards) and incentivize the pelagic longline fishery to minimize interactions with bluefin. A draft program review was conducted according to guidelines developed by NMFS Procedural Instruction 01–121– 01, and released on May 10, 2019 (‘‘Draft Three-Year Review of the Individual Bluefin Quota Program’’; Draft Three-Year Review). NMFS presented a summary of the Draft Three Year Review, including key data elements, to the HMS Advisory Panel on May 22, 2019. The final version of the Three-Year Review incorporates the HMS Advisory Panel suggestions as well as updated information (2018 data) for several important parameters. The PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conclusions and the recommendations of the final Three-Year Review are the same as those in the Draft Three-Year Review. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 30, 2019. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–21562 Filed 10–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program 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 December 2, 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). 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 Gabrielle Aberle, National Marine Fisheries Service, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668. Telephone (907) 586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 192 / Thursday, October 3, 2019 / Notices I. Abstract This request is for revision and extension of a current information collection. The Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program is an economic development program associated with federally managed fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI). The purpose of the program is to provide eligible western Alaska communities with the opportunity to participate and invest in fisheries in the BSAI, to support economic development in western Alaska, to alleviate poverty and provide economic and social benefits to residents of western Alaska, and to achieve sustainable local economies in western Alaska. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act allocates a portion of the annual catch limit for each directed fishery of the BSAI management area among six non-profit entities (CDQ groups) that represent 65 western Alaska communities. The CDQ groups administer the CDQ allocations, investments, and economic development projects. The CDQ groups use the revenue derived from the harvest of their fisheries allocations to fund economic development activities and provide employment opportunities. One component, the Annual Statement of Compliance, is being added to this collection. If this revision and extension is approved, this information collection will contain the following forms and components used for managing the CDQ fisheries: • The Annual Statement of Compliance is a document required under section 305(i)(l)(E)(v) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Section 305(i)(l)(E)(v) requires that each year each CDQ group, following approval by its board of directors and signed by its chief executive officer, shall submit a written statement to the Secretary of Commerce and the State of Alaska that summarizes the purposes for which it made investments during the preceding year. • The CDQ Vessel Registration System is an online system used by the CDQ groups to add small hook-and-line catcher vessels to the CDQ vessel registration list. Registered vessels are exempt from the requirements to obtain and carry a License Limitation Program license under regulations at 50 part 679. This system is also used to remove vessels from the CDQ vessel registration list. • The Groundfish/Halibut CDQ and Prohibited Species Quota (PSQ) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Oct 02, 2019 Jkt 250001 Transfer Request form is used to transfer annual amounts of groundfish and halibut CDQ and PSQ, except Bering Sea Chinook salmon, between two CDQ groups. This form is completed by the transferring and receiving CDQ groups. • The Application for Approval of Use of Non-CDQ Harvest Regulations is used by a CDQ group, an association representing CDQ groups, or a voluntary fishing cooperative to request approval to use non CDQ harvest regulations when the CDQ regulations are more restrictive than the regulations otherwise required for participants in non-CDQ groundfish fisheries. • An appeals process is provided for an applicant who receives an adverse initial administrative determination (IAD) related to its Application for Approval of Use of Non-CDQ Harvest Regulations. No such adverse IADs have been issued to date. II. Method of Collection The CDQ Vessel Registration System is accessed online through eFISH on the NMFS Alaska Region website at https:// alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/webapps/efish/ login. The Groundfish/Halibut CDQ and PSQ Transfer Request may be submitted through eFISH, or by mail or fax. The Annual Statement of Compliance and the Application for Approval of Use of Non-CDQ Harvest Regulations may be submitted by email, fax, mail, or commercial carrier. Appeals may be submitted by fax, mail, or commercial carrier. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0269. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular Submission (Revision of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes to register and 5 minutes to print letter for CDQ Vessel Registration System; 35 minutes for Groundfish/ Halibut CDQ and PSQ Transfer Request; 5 hours for Application for Approval of Use of Non-CDQ Harvest Regulations; and 4 hours each for Appeals and the Annual Statement of Compliance. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 49 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $8 in recordkeeping and reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52873 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. 2019–21521 Filed 10–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket ID ED–2019–OPEPD–0108] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of a new system of records. AGENCY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ‘‘Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award’’ (18–15–01). Pursuant to Executive Order 13870 of May 2, 2019, as published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2019 (Executive Order 13870), the Department, in consultation with the Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and the National Science Foundation, has developed and implemented, consistent with applicable law, an annual Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award to be presented to one elementary and one secondary school educator per year who demonstrate superior achievement in instilling skills, knowledge, and passion with respect to cybersecurity and cybersecurity-related subjects. The Department will solicit nominations for the two individual educators who will be awarded this Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 192 (Thursday, October 3, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Western Alaska 
Community Development Quota (CDQ) 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 December 2, 
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 Gabrielle Aberle, National Marine Fisheries Service, 
P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668. Telephone (907) 586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Abstract

    This request is for revision and extension of a current information 
collection.
    The Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program is an 
economic development program associated with federally managed 
fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI). The purpose of 
the program is to provide eligible western Alaska communities with the 
opportunity to participate and invest in fisheries in the BSAI, to 
support economic development in western Alaska, to alleviate poverty 
and provide economic and social benefits to residents of western 
Alaska, and to achieve sustainable local economies in western Alaska. 
The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act allocates 
a portion of the annual catch limit for each directed fishery of the 
BSAI management area among six non-profit entities (CDQ groups) that 
represent 65 western Alaska communities. The CDQ groups administer the 
CDQ allocations, investments, and economic development projects. The 
CDQ groups use the revenue derived from the harvest of their fisheries 
allocations to fund economic development activities and provide 
employment opportunities.
    One component, the Annual Statement of Compliance, is being added 
to this collection. If this revision and extension is approved, this 
information collection will contain the following forms and components 
used for managing the CDQ fisheries:
     The Annual Statement of Compliance is a document required 
under section 305(i)(l)(E)(v) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act. Section 305(i)(l)(E)(v) requires that 
each year each CDQ group, following approval by its board of directors 
and signed by its chief executive officer, shall submit a written 
statement to the Secretary of Commerce and the State of Alaska that 
summarizes the purposes for which it made investments during the 
preceding year.
     The CDQ Vessel Registration System is an online system 
used by the CDQ groups to add small hook-and-line catcher vessels to 
the CDQ vessel registration list. Registered vessels are exempt from 
the requirements to obtain and carry a License Limitation Program 
license under regulations at 50 part 679. This system is also used to 
remove vessels from the CDQ vessel registration list.
     The Groundfish/Halibut CDQ and Prohibited Species Quota 
(PSQ) Transfer Request form is used to transfer annual amounts of 
groundfish and halibut CDQ and PSQ, except Bering Sea Chinook salmon, 
between two CDQ groups. This form is completed by the transferring and 
receiving CDQ groups.
     The Application for Approval of Use of Non-CDQ Harvest 
Regulations is used by a CDQ group, an association representing CDQ 
groups, or a voluntary fishing cooperative to request approval to use 
non CDQ harvest regulations when the CDQ regulations are more 
restrictive than the regulations otherwise required for participants in 
non-CDQ groundfish fisheries.
     An appeals process is provided for an applicant who 
receives an adverse initial administrative determination (IAD) related 
to its Application for Approval of Use of Non-CDQ Harvest Regulations. 
No such adverse IADs have been issued to date.

II. Method of Collection

    The CDQ Vessel Registration System is accessed online through eFISH 
on the NMFS Alaska Region website at https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/webapps/efish/login. The Groundfish/Halibut CDQ and PSQ Transfer 
Request may be submitted through eFISH, or by mail or fax. The Annual 
Statement of Compliance and the Application for Approval of Use of Non-
CDQ Harvest Regulations may be submitted by email, fax, mail, or 
commercial carrier. Appeals may be submitted by fax, mail, or 
commercial carrier.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0269.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular Submission (Revision of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Business or other 
for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes to register and 5 minutes to 
print letter for CDQ Vessel Registration System; 35 minutes for 
Groundfish/Halibut CDQ and PSQ Transfer Request; 5 hours for 
Application for Approval of Use of Non-CDQ Harvest Regulations; and 4 
hours each for Appeals and the Annual Statement of Compliance.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 49 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $8 in recordkeeping and 
reporting costs.

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. 2019-21521 Filed 10-2-19; 8:45 am]
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