Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; South Pacific Tuna Act, 61040-61041 [2019-24580]

Download as PDF 61040 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2019 / Notices (Magnuson-Stevens Act) authorizes the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) to prepare and amend fishery management plans (FMPs) for any fishery in Federal waters under its jurisdiction. NMFS and the Council manage the commercial shrimp fishery in Federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) under the FMP for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf. Owners or operators of vessels applying for or renewing a commercial vessel permit for the Gulf shrimp fishery must complete an annual Gulf Shrimp Vessel and Gear Characterization Form. NMFS provides the form to each permit holder in January each year, and the form is due to NMFS prior to the submission of a permit application for renewal or transfer. Compliance with this reporting requirement is required for permit issuance and renewal. The regulations for the Gulf Shrimp Vessel and Gear Characterization Form may be found at 50 CFR 622.51(a)(3). Through this form, NMFS collects census-level information on fishing vessel and gear characteristics in the Gulf shrimp fishery to conduct analyses that will improve management decisionmaking in this fishery. In addition, these analyses ensure that national goals, objectives, and requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Regulatory Flexibility Act, Endangered Species Act, and Executive Order 12866 are met; and quantify achievement of the performance measures in the NMFS’ Operating Plans. This information is vital in assessing the economic, social, and environmental effects of fishery management decisions and regulations on individual shrimp fishing enterprises, fishing communities, and the nation as a whole. There have been minor adjustments to responses and burden. As of August 29, 2019, there are approximately 1,410 vessels with valid or renewable permits in the Gulf shrimp fishery. The slightly fewer number of vessels has resulted in adjusted estimates of total burden hours and costs as noted below in Section III. NMFS mails a paper copy of the form to respondents and also provides a prepaid business reply envelope for permit applicants to submit the form. Permit applicants must complete and mail the form back to NMFS before a permit expires and before NMFS will issue or transfer a permit. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0542. Form Number(s): None. 17:47 Nov 08, 2019 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. 2019–24582 Filed 11–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; South Pacific Tuna Act National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: II. Method of Collection VerDate Sep<11>2014 Type of Review: Regular submission— extension of a current information collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,410. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 470. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping or reporting costs. Jkt 250001 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To ensure consideration, written or on-line comments must be submitted on or before January 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or via the internet 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 should be directed to Rini Ghosh, (808) 725–5033 or rini.ghosh@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collects vessel license, vessel registration, catch, and unloading information from operators of U.S. purse seine vessels fishing under the provisions of the Treaty on Fisheries between the Governments of Certain Pacific Island States and the Government of the United States of America (Treaty). The Treaty provides access for U.S. purse seine vessels to fish in the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of Pacific Island Parties to the Treaty (PIPs). The PIPs include Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. This collection of information is required to meet U.S. obligations under the Treaty. The South Pacific Tuna Act of 1988 (16 U.S.C. 973–973r) and U.S. implementing regulations (50 CFR part 300, subpart D) authorize the collection of information from U.S. purse seine vessels fishing in the EEZs of PIPs under the Treaty. Vessel operators must submit annual vessel license and registration (including registration of vessel monitoring system (VMS) units) applications and periodic written reports of catch and unloading of fish from licensed vessels. They are also required to ensure the continued operation of VMS units on board licensed vessels, which is expected to require periodic maintenance of the units. The information collected is submitted to the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) through the U.S. E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2019 / Notices government, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The license and registration application information is used by the FFA to determine the operational capability and financial responsibility of a vessel operator interested in fishing under the Treaty. Information obtained from vessel catch and unloading reports is used by the FFA to assess fishing effort and fishery resources in the region and to track the amount of fish caught within each PIP’s EEZ. Maintenance of VMS units is needed to ensure the continuous operation of the VMS units, which, as part of the VMS administered by the FFA, are used as an enforcement tool. If the information is not collected, the U.S. government will not meet its obligations under the Treaty, and the lack of fishing information will result in poor management of the fishery resources. II. Method of Collection All information are to be submitted in hard copy via mail or through electronic reporting. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0218. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission extension of a current information collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 41. Estimated Time per Response: License application, 15 minutes; VMS registration application, 45 minutes; catch report, 1 hour; and unloading logsheet, 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 402. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $153,081 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Nov 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: November 6, 2019. Alberta E. Mills, Secretary. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. BILLING CODE 6355–01–P [FR Doc. 2019–24580 Filed 11–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 61041 [FR Doc. 2019–24604 Filed 11–7–19; 11:15 am] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force [Docket ID: USAF–2019–HQ–0012] CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Secretary of the Air Force, DoD. Information collection notice. AGENCY: Sunshine Act Meeting Notice ACTION: Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. STATUS: Commission Meeting—Open to the Public. MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Briefing Matter: Adjudicative Rules NPR. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Alberta E. Mills, Secretary, Division of the Secretariat, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7479. SUMMARY: TIME AND DATE: Dated: November 6, 2019. Alberta E. Mills, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–24603 Filed 11–7–19; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 1:30–2:30 p.m.* PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. STATUS: Commission Meeting—Closed to the Public. MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Compliance Matters: Staff will brief the Commission on the status of compliance matters. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Alberta E. Mills, Secretary, Division of the Secretariat, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7479. * The Commission unanimously determined by recorded vote that Agency business requires calling the meeting without seven calendar days advance public notice. TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Secretary of the Air Force announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24, Suite 08D09, Alexandria, VA 22350–1700. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61040-61041]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24580]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; South Pacific 
Tuna Act

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 January 13, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, 
NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or via the 
internet 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 
should be directed to Rini Ghosh, (808) 725-5033 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collects 
vessel license, vessel registration, catch, and unloading information 
from operators of U.S. purse seine vessels fishing under the provisions 
of the Treaty on Fisheries between the Governments of Certain Pacific 
Island States and the Government of the United States of America 
(Treaty). The Treaty provides access for U.S. purse seine vessels to 
fish in the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of Pacific Island Parties 
to the Treaty (PIPs). The PIPs include Australia, Cook Islands, 
Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, 
Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon 
Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. This collection of information is 
required to meet U.S. obligations under the Treaty.
    The South Pacific Tuna Act of 1988 (16 U.S.C. 973-973r) and U.S. 
implementing regulations (50 CFR part 300, subpart D) authorize the 
collection of information from U.S. purse seine vessels fishing in the 
EEZs of PIPs under the Treaty. Vessel operators must submit annual 
vessel license and registration (including registration of vessel 
monitoring system (VMS) units) applications and periodic written 
reports of catch and unloading of fish from licensed vessels. They are 
also required to ensure the continued operation of VMS units on board 
licensed vessels, which is expected to require periodic maintenance of 
the units. The information collected is submitted to the Pacific 
Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) through the U.S.

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government, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The 
license and registration application information is used by the FFA to 
determine the operational capability and financial responsibility of a 
vessel operator interested in fishing under the Treaty. Information 
obtained from vessel catch and unloading reports is used by the FFA to 
assess fishing effort and fishery resources in the region and to track 
the amount of fish caught within each PIP's EEZ. Maintenance of VMS 
units is needed to ensure the continuous operation of the VMS units, 
which, as part of the VMS administered by the FFA, are used as an 
enforcement tool. If the information is not collected, the U.S. 
government will not meet its obligations under the Treaty, and the lack 
of fishing information will result in poor management of the fishery 
resources.

II. Method of Collection

    All information are to be submitted in hard copy via mail or 
through electronic reporting.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0218.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission extension of a current 
information collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 41.
    Estimated Time per Response: License application, 15 minutes; VMS 
registration application, 45 minutes; catch report, 1 hour; and 
unloading logsheet, 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 402.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $153,081 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.
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