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Download as PDF 54120 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices 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. 2019–22001 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Commercial Remote Sensing 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 comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written or on-line comments must be submitted on or before December 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or at PRAcomments@doc.gov). All comments received are part of the public record. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Tahara Dawkins, Director, Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs, 1335 East-West Highway, G101, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; 301– 713–3385; tahara.dawkins@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The information is being collected as a necessary step to regulate the private space-based remote sensing industry, which involves issuing licenses to applicants and ensuring their compliance with license terms. The Department of Commerce (DOC), through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has the authority to regulate private space-based remote sensing under the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992, 51 U.S.C. 60101 et seq. (the Act) and regulations at 15 CFR part 960. The regulations facilitate the development of the U.S. private remote sensing industry and thus promote the collection and widespread availability of remote sensing data, while preserving essential U.S. national security interests and observing international obligations. Applications are made in response to the requirements in the Act, as amended, and no collection forms are used. The application information received is used to determine if the applicant meets the legal criteria for issuance of a license to operate a private remote sensing space system i.e., the proposed system will be operated in accordance with the Act, U.S. national security concerns and international obligations. Application information includes: Corporate information; launch segment information; space segment information; ground segment information; plans and/or pricing policy for providing access to or distributing the unenhanced data generated by the system; and the plan for post-mission disposition of any Remote Sensing satellites. Once an applicant holds a license, he/ she is subject to amendment filings and notification requirements concerning an executive summary of the licensed system, foreign agreements, deviation in orbits, planned disposition of the spacecraft, data protection plans, preliminary design reviews, critical design reviews, certification of launch contract and pre-ship review of the satellite; and notification of system demise or decision to discontinue operations. The licensee is required to provide NOAA an executive summary that can be provided to the public within 30 days of obtaining a NOAA license. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Monitoring and compliance information is used to ascertain that the licensee’s activities meet the requirements of the Act, applicable regulations, and license conditions. The following information collections serve as part of the monitoring and compliance function: Annual compliance audits; data collection restriction plans; operation plans for restricting collection and dissemination of imaging Israeli territory; data flow diagrams; satellite sub-system diagrams and imaging system specification sheets; operational declarations; quarterly reports; purge notifications; and annual operational audits. II. Method of Collection Information is collected primarily via email and sometimes by mail. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0174. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other notfor-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours for the submission of a license application; 10 hours for the submission of a data protection plan; 5 hours for the submission of a plan describing how the licensee will comply with data collection restrictions; 3 hours for the submission of an operations plan for restricting collection or dissemination of imagery of Israeli territory; 3 hours for submission of a data flow diagram; 2 hours for the submission of satellite subsystems drawings; 3 hours for the submission of a final imaging system specifications document; 2 hours for the submission of a public summary for a licensed system; 2 hours for the submission of a preliminary design review; 2 hours for the submission of a critical design review; 1 hour for notification of a binding launch services contract; 1 hour for notification of completion of pre-ship review; 10 hours for the submission of a license amendment; 2 hours for the submission of a foreign agreement notification; 2 hours for the submission of spacecraft operational information submitted when a spacecraft becomes operational; 2 hours for notification of deviation in orbit or spacecraft disposition; 2 hours for notification of any operational deviation; 2 hours for notification of planned purges of information to the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive; 3 hours for the submission of an operational quarterly report; 8 hours for an annual compliance audit; 10 hours for an E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 54121 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. annual operational audit; and 2 hours for notification of the demise of a system or a decision to discontinue system operations. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,533 Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,777 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–21991 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] IV. Request for Comments BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Mammals and Endangered Species National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits and permit amendments. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that permits or permit amendments have been issued to the following entities SUMMARY: Previous Federal Register notice Permit No. RIN Applicant 21006–01 ........... 0648–XF530 ..... 21163 ................. 0648–XR004 ..... 22822 ................. 0648–XR019 ..... 22884 ................. 0648–XR022 ..... 22988 ................. 0648–XR019 ..... 22991 ................. 0648–XR019 ..... Linnea Pearson, California Polytechnic State University, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407. Marine Ecology and Telemetry Research, 2468 Camp McKenzie Trl NW, Seabeck WA 98380 (Responsible Party: Greg Schorr). Pamela Plotkin, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 797 Lamar Street, 4115 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843. Mark Baumgartner, Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MS No. 33, Biology Department, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Lawrence Wood, Ph.D., LDWood BioConsulting, Inc., 425 Kennedy Street, Jupiter, FL 33468. NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818 (Responsible Party: Michael Tosatto). In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, as applicable, issuance of these permit was based on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in Section 2 of the ESA. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 Authority: The requested permits have been issued under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226), as applicable. Dated: October 3, 2019. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–21999 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable. ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone: (301) 427–8401; fax: (301) 713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Young (Permit No. 21006–01), Amy Hapeman (Permit No. 21163), and Erin Markin (Permit Nos. 22822, 22988, and 22991), Shasta McClenahan (Permit No. 22884); at (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notices were published in the Federal Register on the dates listed below that requests for a permit or permit amendment had been submitted by the below-named applicants. To locate the Federal Register notice that announced our receipt of the application and a complete description of the research, go to www.federalregister.gov and search on the permit number provided in the table below. Sfmt 4703 84 FR 31306; July 1, 2019 84 FR 30093; June 26, 2019. 84 FR 33239; July 12, 2019 84 FR 43793; August 22, 2019. 84 FR 33239; July 12, 2019 84 FR 33239; July 12, 2019 Permit or amendment issuance date September 12, 2019. September 23, 2019. September 26, 2019. September 26, 2019. September 26, 2019. September 26, 2019. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Commercial 
Remote Sensing

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 comment on proposed and/or continuing 
information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written or on-line comments must be 
submitted on or before December 9, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, 
NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or at 
[email protected]). All comments received are part of the public 
record. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Tahara Dawkins, Director, Commercial Remote Sensing 
Regulatory Affairs, 1335 East-West Highway, G101, Silver Spring, 
Maryland 20910; 301-713-3385; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The information is being collected as a necessary step to regulate 
the private space-based remote sensing industry, which involves issuing 
licenses to applicants and ensuring their compliance with license 
terms. The Department of Commerce (DOC), through the National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has the authority to regulate 
private space-based remote sensing under the Land Remote Sensing Policy 
Act of 1992, 51 U.S.C. 60101 et seq. (the Act) and regulations at 15 
CFR part 960. The regulations facilitate the development of the U.S. 
private remote sensing industry and thus promote the collection and 
widespread availability of remote sensing data, while preserving 
essential U.S. national security interests and observing international 
obligations.
    Applications are made in response to the requirements in the Act, 
as amended, and no collection forms are used. The application 
information received is used to determine if the applicant meets the 
legal criteria for issuance of a license to operate a private remote 
sensing space system i.e., the proposed system will be operated in 
accordance with the Act, U.S. national security concerns and 
international obligations. Application information includes: Corporate 
information; launch segment information; space segment information; 
ground segment information; plans and/or pricing policy for providing 
access to or distributing the unenhanced data generated by the system; 
and the plan for post-mission disposition of any Remote Sensing 
satellites.
    Once an applicant holds a license, he/she is subject to amendment 
filings and notification requirements concerning an executive summary 
of the licensed system, foreign agreements, deviation in orbits, 
planned disposition of the spacecraft, data protection plans, 
preliminary design reviews, critical design reviews, certification of 
launch contract and pre-ship review of the satellite; and notification 
of system demise or decision to discontinue operations. The licensee is 
required to provide NOAA an executive summary that can be provided to 
the public within 30 days of obtaining a NOAA license.
    Monitoring and compliance information is used to ascertain that the 
licensee's activities meet the requirements of the Act, applicable 
regulations, and license conditions. The following information 
collections serve as part of the monitoring and compliance function: 
Annual compliance audits; data collection restriction plans; operation 
plans for restricting collection and dissemination of imaging Israeli 
territory; data flow diagrams; satellite sub-system diagrams and 
imaging system specification sheets; operational declarations; 
quarterly reports; purge notifications; and annual operational audits.

II. Method of Collection

    Information is collected primarily via email and sometimes by mail.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0174.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other not-for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50.
    Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours for the submission of a 
license application; 10 hours for the submission of a data protection 
plan; 5 hours for the submission of a plan describing how the licensee 
will comply with data collection restrictions; 3 hours for the 
submission of an operations plan for restricting collection or 
dissemination of imagery of Israeli territory; 3 hours for submission 
of a data flow diagram; 2 hours for the submission of satellite 
subsystems drawings; 3 hours for the submission of a final imaging 
system specifications document; 2 hours for the submission of a public 
summary for a licensed system; 2 hours for the submission of a 
preliminary design review; 2 hours for the submission of a critical 
design review; 1 hour for notification of a binding launch services 
contract; 1 hour for notification of completion of pre-ship review; 10 
hours for the submission of a license amendment; 2 hours for the 
submission of a foreign agreement notification; 2 hours for the 
submission of spacecraft operational information submitted when a 
spacecraft becomes operational; 2 hours for notification of deviation 
in orbit or spacecraft disposition; 2 hours for notification of any 
operational deviation; 2 hours for notification of planned purges of 
information to the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive; 
3 hours for the submission of an operational quarterly report; 8 hours 
for an annual compliance audit; 10 hours for an

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annual operational audit; and 2 hours for notification of the demise of 
a system or a decision to discontinue system operations.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,533
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,777 in recordkeeping/
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. 2019-21991 Filed 10-8-19; 8:45 am]
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