Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Limited Access Death Master File Subscriber Certification Form, 64872-64873 [2019-25431]

Download as PDF 64872 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2019 / Notices not be completed by the time the IHA expires and a Renewal would allow for completion of the activities beyond that described in the Dates and Duration section of this notice, provided all of the following conditions are met: • A request for renewal is received no later than 60 days prior to expiration of the current IHA. • The request for renewal must include the following: (1) An explanation that the activities to be conducted under the requested Renewal are identical to the activities analyzed under the initial IHA, are a subset of the activities, or include changes so minor (e.g., reduction in pile size) that the changes do not affect the previous analyses, mitigation and monitoring requirements, or take estimates (with the exception of reducing the type or amount of take because only a subset of the initially analyzed activities remain to be completed under the Renewal). (2) A preliminary monitoring report showing the results of the required monitoring to date and an explanation showing that the monitoring results do not indicate impacts of a scale or nature not previously analyzed or authorized. • Upon review of the request for Renewal, the status of the affected species or stocks, and any other pertinent information, NMFS determines that there are no more than minor changes in the activities, the mitigation and monitoring measures will remain the same and appropriate, and the findings in the initial IHA remain valid. Dated: November 19, 2019. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–25471 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XV135] Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 67 Assessment Webinar I for Gulf of Mexico vermilion snapper. AGENCY: The SEDAR 67 stock assessment process for Gulf of Mexico SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Nov 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 vermilion snapper will consist of a series of data and assessment webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 67 Assessment Webinar I will be held December 17, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR Address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) a series of assessment webinars, and (3) A Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report that compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The assessment webinars produce a report that describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The product of the Review Workshop is an Assessment Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The items of discussion during the Assessment Webinar are as follows: 1. Using datasets and initial assessment analysis recommended from the data webinars, panelists will employ assessment models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 2. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 19, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–25427 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Technical Information Service Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Limited Access Death Master File Subscriber Certification Form National Technical Information Service, Department of 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2019 / Notices collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to John W. Hounsell, Program Manager, Office of Program Management, National Technical Information Service, Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312 (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 copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to John W. Hounsell, at email: jhounsell@ntis.gov or telephone: 703– 605–6184. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This notice informs the public that the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is requesting the renewal of an information collection described in Section II for use in connection with the final rule entitled ‘‘Certification Program for Access to the Death Master File.’’ The final rule was published on June 1, 2016 and became effective on November 28, 2016. The information collection described in Section II, was approved and became effective on January 3, 2017. II. Method of Collection Title of Information Collection: ‘‘Limited Access Death Master File Certification Form’’ (Certification Form). Description of the need for the information and the proposed use: NTIS issued a final rule establishing a program through which persons may become eligible to obtain access to Death Master File (DMF) information about an individual within three years of that individual’s death (81 FR 34882, June 1, 2016). The final rule was promulgated under Section 203 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, Public Law 113–67 (Act). The Act prohibits the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) from disclosing DMF information during the three-year period following an individual’s death (Limited Access DMF), unless the person requesting the information has been certified to access the Limited Access DMF pursuant to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Nov 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 certain criteria in a program that the Secretary establishes. The Secretary delegated the authority to carry out Section 203 to the Director of NTIS. The final rule requires that a Person seeking access to the Limited Access Death Master File establish a legitimate fraud prevention interest or legitimate business purpose pursuant to a law, governmental rule, regulation, or fiduciary duty. The Certification Form collects information that NTIS will use to evaluate whether the respondent qualifies to receive the Limited Access Death Master File under the rule. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0692–0013. Form Number(s): NTIS FM161. Type of Review: Regular submission. Renewal of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Members of the public seeking certification or renewal of certification for access to the Limited Access Death Master File under the final rule for the ‘‘Certification Program for Access to the Death Master File.’’ Estimated Number of Respondents: NTIS expects to receive approximately 250 applications and renewals for certification every year. Estimated Time per Response: 2.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 625 (250 × 2.5 hour = 625 hours). Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: NTIS expects to receive approximately 250 applications annually at a fee of $2,930 per application, for a total cost to the public of $732,500. In addition, NTIS expects that preparation of the application will require a senior administrative staff person 2.5 hours at a rate of $100/hour, for a total cost to the public of $62,500 (625 total burden hours × $100/hour = $62,500). NTIS estimates the total annual cost to the public to be $795,000 ($732,500 in fees + $62,500 in staff time = $795,000). The total annual cost reflects the cost to the Federal Government, which consists of the expenses associated with NTIS personnel reviewing and processing the Certification Application Forms. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64873 collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the potential 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. 2019–25431 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–04–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Secrecy and License to Export Notice of renewal of information collection; request for comment. ACTION: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension of an existing information collection: 0651–0034 (Secrecy and License to Export). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0034 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance Branch, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–145. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Raul Tamayo, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272–7728; or by email to Raul.Tamayo@uspto.gov with ‘‘Paperwork’’ in the subject line. Additional information about this collection is also available at http:// www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Technical Information Service


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Limited Access 
Death Master File Subscriber Certification Form

AGENCY: National Technical Information Service, Department of 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

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collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 24, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to John W. Hounsell, Program 
Manager, Office of Program Management, National Technical Information 
Service, Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 
22312 (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 John W. Hounsell, at email: [email protected] or 
telephone: 703-605-6184.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This notice informs the public that the National Technical 
Information Service (NTIS) is requesting the renewal of an information 
collection described in Section II for use in connection with the final 
rule entitled ``Certification Program for Access to the Death Master 
File.'' The final rule was published on June 1, 2016 and became 
effective on November 28, 2016. The information collection described in 
Section II, was approved and became effective on January 3, 2017.

II. Method of Collection

    Title of Information Collection: ``Limited Access Death Master File 
Certification Form'' (Certification Form).
    Description of the need for the information and the proposed use: 
NTIS issued a final rule establishing a program through which persons 
may become eligible to obtain access to Death Master File (DMF) 
information about an individual within three years of that individual's 
death (81 FR 34882, June 1, 2016). The final rule was promulgated under 
Section 203 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, Public Law 113-67 
(Act). The Act prohibits the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) from 
disclosing DMF information during the three-year period following an 
individual's death (Limited Access DMF), unless the person requesting 
the information has been certified to access the Limited Access DMF 
pursuant to certain criteria in a program that the Secretary 
establishes. The Secretary delegated the authority to carry out Section 
203 to the Director of NTIS.
    The final rule requires that a Person seeking access to the Limited 
Access Death Master File establish a legitimate fraud prevention 
interest or legitimate business purpose pursuant to a law, governmental 
rule, regulation, or fiduciary duty. The Certification Form collects 
information that NTIS will use to evaluate whether the respondent 
qualifies to receive the Limited Access Death Master File under the 
rule.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0692-0013.
    Form Number(s): NTIS FM161.
    Type of Review: Regular submission. Renewal of currently approved 
collection.
    Affected Public: Members of the public seeking certification or 
renewal of certification for access to the Limited Access Death Master 
File under the final rule for the ``Certification Program for Access to 
the Death Master File.''
    Estimated Number of Respondents: NTIS expects to receive 
approximately 250 applications and renewals for certification every 
year.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 625 (250 x 2.5 hour = 625 
hours).
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: NTIS expects to receive 
approximately 250 applications annually at a fee of $2,930 per 
application, for a total cost to the public of $732,500. In addition, 
NTIS expects that preparation of the application will require a senior 
administrative staff person 2.5 hours at a rate of $100/hour, for a 
total cost to the public of $62,500 (625 total burden hours x $100/hour 
= $62,500). NTIS estimates the total annual cost to the public to be 
$795,000 ($732,500 in fees + $62,500 in staff time = $795,000). The 
total annual cost reflects the cost to the Federal Government, which 
consists of the expenses associated with NTIS personnel reviewing and 
processing the Certification Application Forms.

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 the potential 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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