Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Analysis of and Participation in Ocean Exploration Video Products, 64464-64465 [2019-25271]

Download as PDF 64464 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2019 / Notices proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: November 15, 2019. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–25379 Filed 11–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Analysis of and Participation in Ocean Exploration Video Products 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: To ensure consideration, written or on-line comments must be submitted on or before January 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or via 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Nov 21, 2019 Jkt 250001 directed to Christopher ‘‘J’’ Dunn, LTJG/ NOAA. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882; 401–874–6478; christopher.dunn@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a revision of an existing information collection. NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) is the only federal organization dedicated to ocean exploration. By using unique capabilities in terms of personnel, technology, infrastructure, and exploration missions, OER is reducing unknowns in deep-ocean areas and providing high-value environmental intelligence needed by NOAA and the nation to address both current and emerging science and management needs. Our expertise, work products, and services generally fall into the areas of expedition planning and operations; marine archaeology; coastal and ocean mapping; science; technology; data management; and education. Since the inception of NOAA’s exploration program in 2001, OER data management has been guided by the 2000 President’s Panel Report recommendations which prioritized rapid and unrestricted data sharing as one of five critical exploration program components. More recently, Public law 111–11 [Section XII Ocean Exploration] reinforced and expanded OER data management objectives, continuing to stress the importance of sharing unique exploration data and information to improve public understanding of the oceans, and for research and management purposes. Telepresence satellite communication from the ship to shore brings the unknown ocean to the screens of both scientists and the general public in their homes, schools or offices in near real time. With technology constantly evolving it is important to address the needs of the shore-based scientists and public to maintain a high level of participation. We use voluntary surveys to identify the needs of users of data and best approaches to leverage expertise of shore-based participants for meaningful public engagement focused on ocean exploration. This information collection consists of four forms. (1) Sailing Contact Information (new). This form is sent to the few scientists that directly sail on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. The ship’s operational officer needs certain information such as: If a sailing individual has securely submitted their PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proper medical documents to NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, if the person is up to date with required security documents such as a passport, if the ship is traveling to a foreign port, or any dietary restrictions so that the person will be served food that is safe. (2) Okeanos Explorer Participation Assessment. This voluntary form is sent to the scientists that sailed on any Okeanos Explorer cruise funded by NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research to record any feedback they wish to provide to the office about their experience. The office uses their feedback in assessments for improving the utility and experience of these scientific guests sailing on the Okeanos Explorer. (3) EX Collaboration Tools Feedback (new). This voluntary form is sent to members of the marine scientific community at the beginning of a fiscal year to ask if members would like to participate in any of the upcoming cruises and to what degree, such as simply asking to be included in emailed updates or if they want to be on a direct line to the ship for remotely operated vehicle dive operations. (4) Citizen Scientist. This voluntary form is available to general members of the public and is used for members to improve the annotation efforts when watching short video clips of 30 seconds to 5 minutes. II. Method of Collection Information is only collected via online form. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0748. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; Federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 166 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 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 E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2019 / Notices 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. 2019–25271 Filed 11–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XT021] Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures; 2020 Research Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of intent; request for applications. AGENCY: NMFS announces its request for applications for the 2020 shark research fishery from commercial shark fishermen with directed or incidental shark limited access permits. The shark research fishery allows for the collection of fishery-dependent and biological data for future stock assessments and to meet the research objectives of the Agency. The only commercial vessels authorized to land sandbar sharks are those participating in the shark research fishery. Shark research fishery permittees may also land other large coastal sharks (LCS), small coastal sharks (SCS), smoothhound, and pelagic sharks. Commercial shark fishermen who are interested in participating in the shark research fishery need to submit a completed Shark Research Fishery Permit Application in order to be considered. DATES: Shark Research Fishery Applications must be received no later than December 23, 2019. ADDRESSES: Please submit completed applications to the HMS Management Division at: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Nov 21, 2019 Jkt 250001 • Mail: Attn: Lauren Latchford or Delisse M Ortiz, HMS Management Division (F/SF1), NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. • Email: NMFS.Research.Fishery@ noaa.gov. For copies of the Shark Research Fishery Permit Application, please write to the HMS Management Division at the address listed above, call (301) 427– 8503 (phone), or email a request to NMFS.Research.Fishery@noaa.gov. Copies of the Shark Research Fishery Application are also available at the HMS website at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/atlantic-highlymigratory-species/atlantic-highlymigratory-species-permits-andreporting-forms. Additionally, please be advised that your application may be released under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyl Brewster-Geisz, Lauren Latchford at (301) 427–8503 (phone) or Delisse Ortiz at (240) 681–9037 or email NMFS.research.fishery@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlantic shark fisheries are managed under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP), as amended, is implemented by regulations at 50 CFR part 635. The shark research fishery was established, in part, to maintain time series data for stock assessments and to meet NMFS’ research objectives. Since the shark research fishery was established in 2008, the research fishery has allowed for: The collection of fishery-dependent data for current and future stock assessments; the operation of cooperative research to meet NMFS’ ongoing research objectives; the collection of updated life-history information used in the sandbar shark (and other species) stock assessment; the collection of data on habitat preferences that might help reduce fishery interactions through bycatch mitigation; evaluation of the utility of the mid-Atlantic closed area on the recovery of dusky sharks and collection of hook-timer and pop-up satellite archival tag information to determine atvessel and post-release mortality of dusky sharks; and collection of sharks to determine the weight conversion factor from dressed weight to whole weight. The shark research fishery allows selected commercial fishermen the opportunity to earn revenue from selling additional sharks, including sandbar sharks. Only the commercial shark fishermen selected to participate in the PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64465 shark research fishery are authorized to land sandbar sharks subject to the sandbar quota available each year. The base quota is 90.7 metric tons (mt) dressed weight (dw) per year, although this number may be reduced in the event of overharvests, if any. The selected shark research fishery permittees will also be allowed to land other LCS, SCS, smoothhound, and pelagic sharks consistent with any restrictions established on their shark research fishery permit. Generally, the shark research fishery permits are valid only for the calendar year for which they are issued. The specific 2020 trip limits and number of trips per month will depend on the availability of funding, number of selected vessels, the availability of observers, the available quota, and the objectives of the research fishery, and will be included in the permit terms at time of issuance. The number of participants in the research fishery changes each year. In 2019, five fishermen were chosen to participate. From 2008 through 2019, there has been an average of seven participants each year with the range from five to eleven. The number of trips allowed per month can change, but in the last few years this number has remained constant with partipating vessels on average been able to take one trip per month. However, the number of trips taken per month are limited by the scientific and research needs of the Agency and the number of NMFS-approved observers available. Participants may also be limited on the amount of gear they can deploy on a given set (e.g., number of hooks and sets, soak times, length of longline). These limits may change both between years and during the year depending on research goals and bycatch limits. In the 2019 fishing season, NMFS split 90 percent of the sandbar and LCS research fishery quotas equally among selected participants, with each vessel allocated 16.3 mt dw (35,992 lb dw) of sandbar shark research fishery quota and 9.0 mt dw (19,841 lb dw) of other LCS research fishery quota. The remaining quota was held in reserve to ensure the overall sandbar and LCS research fishery quotas were not exceeded. NMFS also established a regional dusky bycatch limit, which was implemented in 2013, specific to this small research fishery, where once three or more dusky sharks were brought to the vessel dead in any of four regions across the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic through the entire year, any shark research fishery permit holder in that region was not able to soak their gear for longer than 3 hours. If, after the change in soak time, there were two additional E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Analysis of and 
Participation in Ocean Exploration Video Products

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: To ensure consideration, written or on-line comments must be 
submitted on or before January 21, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, 
NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or via 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 or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Christopher ``J'' Dunn, LTJG/NOAA. NOAA Office of Ocean 
Exploration and Research, 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882; 
401-874-6478; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a revision of an existing information 
collection.
    NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) is the only 
federal organization dedicated to ocean exploration. By using unique 
capabilities in terms of personnel, technology, infrastructure, and 
exploration missions, OER is reducing unknowns in deep-ocean areas and 
providing high-value environmental intelligence needed by NOAA and the 
nation to address both current and emerging science and management 
needs. Our expertise, work products, and services generally fall into 
the areas of expedition planning and operations; marine archaeology; 
coastal and ocean mapping; science; technology; data management; and 
education.
    Since the inception of NOAA's exploration program in 2001, OER data 
management has been guided by the 2000 President's Panel Report 
recommendations which prioritized rapid and unrestricted data sharing 
as one of five critical exploration program components. More recently, 
Public law 111-11 [Section XII Ocean Exploration] reinforced and 
expanded OER data management objectives, continuing to stress the 
importance of sharing unique exploration data and information to 
improve public understanding of the oceans, and for research and 
management purposes.
    Telepresence satellite communication from the ship to shore brings 
the unknown ocean to the screens of both scientists and the general 
public in their homes, schools or offices in near real time. With 
technology constantly evolving it is important to address the needs of 
the shore-based scientists and public to maintain a high level of 
participation. We use voluntary surveys to identify the needs of users 
of data and best approaches to leverage expertise of shore-based 
participants for meaningful public engagement focused on ocean 
exploration.
    This information collection consists of four forms. (1) Sailing 
Contact Information (new). This form is sent to the few scientists that 
directly sail on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. The ship's operational 
officer needs certain information such as: If a sailing individual has 
securely submitted their proper medical documents to NOAA's Office of 
Marine and Aviation Operations, if the person is up to date with 
required security documents such as a passport, if the ship is 
traveling to a foreign port, or any dietary restrictions so that the 
person will be served food that is safe. (2) Okeanos Explorer 
Participation Assessment. This voluntary form is sent to the scientists 
that sailed on any Okeanos Explorer cruise funded by NOAA's Office of 
Ocean Exploration and Research to record any feedback they wish to 
provide to the office about their experience. The office uses their 
feedback in assessments for improving the utility and experience of 
these scientific guests sailing on the Okeanos Explorer. (3) EX 
Collaboration Tools Feedback (new). This voluntary form is sent to 
members of the marine scientific community at the beginning of a fiscal 
year to ask if members would like to participate in any of the upcoming 
cruises and to what degree, such as simply asking to be included in 
emailed updates or if they want to be on a direct line to the ship for 
remotely operated vehicle dive operations. (4) Citizen Scientist. This 
voluntary form is available to general members of the public and is 
used for members to improve the annotation efforts when watching short 
video clips of 30 seconds to 5 minutes.

II. Method of Collection

    Information is only collected via online form.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0748.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; Federal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 166 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 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

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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. 2019-25271 Filed 11-21-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-KD-P